Pass the Mic is a female led music event that will launch Festival of Audacity on Thurs 27th Sept to celebrate 100 years since women in the UK were granted the right to vote. Pass the Mic is an event which is being run in support of BBC Music Day 2018. It will form part of their celebration of women in music and is linked to activity in communities across the UK. Pass the Mic will take place on a West Midland Metro tram with a different female artist or musician between every stop.
• You need to be aged 18-30, female, or non-binary musician, vocal artist, rap artist or spoken word poet• You must have simplistic tech requirements, this is imperative as performance will be on a tram (only a mic with PA provided and option of backing track if needed)• Must be available for a briefing on the 11th September, 5-7pm in Digbeth• Must be free all day on the 27th of September and available up to 2 hours before your allocated slot
• There will be a fee of £150 (gross) for all confirmed artists • Artists must be contactable either by phone or email• We have 15 2-minute slots, 7 3-minute slots and 3 4-minute slots so we cannot guarantee how long artists slots will be until we have selected all artists• You may be featured as part of BBC Music Day 2018 Radio / TV / Online coverage.• There will be photography and filming taking place, your application will mean you consent to being filmed, recorded and photographed.
Deadline: August 20th, 1pm
If you are interested in being involved in Pass the Mic but performing isn’t your thing, you can apply to help run the event here.
Generously supported by Arts Council England