Introducing Manchester Amplified

To celebrate our 10th year, we’ve launched Manchester Amplified, a new scheme created to amplify the talent and creativity of arts and culture in Greater Manchester.

Recognising that the arts and culture industry has been particularly impacted during the COVID pandemic, the scheme aims to support individual artists and arts organisations by reaching new audiences via podcasting.

Applicants may be looking to tell creative stories, undertake an exploration of existing work, promote or amplify a project, or maybe improve audio accessibility to the arts in the form of a podcast.

We will support projects through access to studio recording, production and editing support, remote recording kit hire, mentoring and training from radio producers or audio technicians, and creative project development.

Successful projects will be selected by a panel of experts from across arts and media. They include Director of Music at MIF, Jane Beese; BBC Radio 3 presenter and Chineke! Orchestra bassoonist, Linton Stephens; theatre-maker, writer and actor, Nathaniel J Hall; and the new Artistic Director and CEO of Contact, Keisha Thompson.

Stuart Morgan is our Managing Director, “We’re so proud to be based in Greater Manchester, and as we celebrate our 10th anniversary we’re delighted to be able to support the artists and organisations that make the region so special. We’ve seen podcast listenership grow as more people stayed at home over the last two years and hope Manchester Amplified will bring new audiences to some of the incredible work being forged by our creative communities.”

Siân Roberts, Development Producer for arts and culture comments, “We’re really looking forward to uncovering some of the exciting and inspiring work that is taking place across the ten boroughs. We want Manchester Amplified to truly represent the diverse breadth of talent and ideas that we know is out there.”

To submit a proposal for Manchester Amplified just click here and complete the short application form, including a written or audio pitch.

Applications close on Wednesday 1 June.