In 2018 /2019, we’re working with Spitalfields Music to support three artists to execute their project idea, working towards a public work-in-progress showing in June 2019.

Open Call aims to grow reflective, critically thinking artists who create work that push boundaries and create new ways to engage with audiences. We are looking for music creators who believe the arts should examine big ideas and want to create new music that is relevant and integral to people’s lives or challenge perceptions of how music can be created, performed and experienced.

This year we are asking people to respond to the following statement: Culture for a Changing City

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Fri 7 Dec 2018.

Join us for an Introductory Workshop at 7pm Wed 14 Nov 2018 here at Rich Mix. Attendance at this event is not essential but we strongly encourage you to attend as it will support you to develop your ideas for Open Call.  If you would like to book to attend the workshop, or if you have any questions about Open Call or the application process, please contact Tracy Virr on

For more information about last years’ Open Call, click here.

Open Call is part of Spitalfields Music’s Artist Development strand supported by Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme and PRS Foundation’s Open Fund. Open Call is a direct response to their commitment to broaden and diversify the artists they work with, offering opportunities to as wide a range of artists as possible, specifically BAME, female and disabled artists. Based in Tower Hamlets, the aim is to reflect the local community, support the most exciting musicians from all backgrounds, and provide role models for the communities and young people we work with.