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TIDES: Digital Music Festival, December 2021: Calling Musicians, Young Technicians & Videographers

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Open Call

Deadline Date


What is TIDES, December 2021?
TIDES is an ambitious digital music festival partnership between Live Argyll and CHARTS, funded by Creative Scotland. Managed by producer, Iain Maclean of Myplayer Media, the idea behind TIDES is to meet some of the challenges musicians living in Argyll and Bute face as a result of the pandemic. During lockdown, in March 2021, we worked with Dunoon Burgh Hall to showcase Argyll’s musicians, including with awards, as a response to a phase when live performances just weren’t possible. As a result, some performers were offered work for when lockdown lifted, and we helped build new audiences - 9,000 views were recorded on Myplayer within 48hrs. It can still be enjoyed at myplayer.uk/tides 

To end this year, December’s more seasonal online music festival will once again be designed to involve as many musicians as possible and we would especially welcome young musicians to take part. Due to feedback earlier in the year, from both participants and audience, we will also include a range of genre. Performers from all ages and stages of their careers are welcome to apply to take part.

This time we are also offering training opportunities to young technicians and videographers to help record and promote selected performances , to be staged at the Corran Halls in Oban.

The project once again aims to highlight a vibrant and wide range of music, including  music emerging over recent months to premier online and reach national and international audiences. Awards are also available for aspects of this project.

There are four ways to take part:

  • Send your music for the online showcase (supply your own material for new marketing)
  • Be filmed and recorded for the online showcase from the Coran Halls in Oban (awards are available - show us your work and be ready to be available in Oban on 8th or 9th  December)
  • Be a project technician (work and learn with the Myplayer Media team for a few days during December)
  • Be a project videographer ( learn and be supported by Myplayer Media team for a few days, including in Oban on 8th and 9th December).

How to apply
For more details and how to apply please see the documents below. For more project information contact producer, Iain Maclean, at iain@quartz-group.com

Tides Guidelines
Showcase Application Form
Videographer Application Form
Technician Application Form

The deadline for applications is November 24th at 12pm, 2021 (deadline extended). Applications will not be accepted past this deadline.
Please forward your application to info@chartsargyllandisles.org