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Oram Awards opens nominations to the public for the first time

By | Published on Wednesday 24 June 2020

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This year’s Oram Awards for innovation in sound, music and related technologies are set to take place in November, it has been announced. And this year, for the event’s fourth edition, organisers are opening up the nominations process to the public, in order to cast a wider net to find women, girls and gender minorities experimenting in electronic music.

“Our ambition was always to find people outside of the usual channels”, says Matthew Herbert, Director of The New Radiophonic Workshop, which presents the awards alongside the PRS Foundation. “I’m excited that we can hopefully help find and support musicians and artists outside of the more conventional structures”.

Becci Scotcher, Senior Grants & Programmes Manager of PRS Foundation, adds: “We’re incredibly excited to be announcing the fourth year of the Oram Awards and, for the very first time, encouraging eligible music creators to apply directly for consideration. We’re looking forward to seeing who will apply over the coming weeks and hearing the work of exceptional and innovative music creators pushing the boundaries of music and sound in the UK right now”.

The awards are open to women, girls and gender minorities of all ages from eleven upwards in the UK, who are – as noted – innovating in sound, music and associated technologies. Applications are open until 31 Jul and the winners will be announced on 1 Nov.

Two winners will receive bursaries of £1500, while four more will receive £500. Find out more here.