Offering opportunities for all kinds of upcoming musicians from South West London to take part in events, CirKT is a new live music project running at a number of new and existing venues in the area, from August to November this year. A welcome project, it offers a dedication to new musicians and a genuine passion for live music.
The loss of venue spaces is one of the biggest problems facing London’s live music sector and CirKT has developed an ecosystem style approach to respond to this. Kingston Council was awarded The Mayor of London’s Cultural Impact Award, and CirKT has now launched its four month music programme with its final New Talent Call Out, seeking some of London’s most promising new artists. An eclectic mix of artists have already been chosen, but there are still more places available to receive a once in a lifetime professional development, networking support and performance opportunities. Up to three acts will have the opportunity of securing a bursary of £500.
Successful applicants will have the chance for their music to be heard by a stellar panel of music industry giants including: Novelist (grime artist), Dave Maclean (Django Django), Chantelle Fiddy (music journalist/event promoter) and Tom Baker (Founder of Eat Your Own Ears and Field Day festival). Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar, says of the project:
“I am delighted to see such an inspiring line up of live music as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture programme. Kingston’s project will support up-and-coming musicians as well as some of the capital’s much-loved live music venues. This is what London Borough of Culture is all about – putting creativity on every doorstep and supporting the city’s creative talent to flourish.”
CirKt have now launched a second music talent call out. The deadline for applications is midnight on 18th August. More information about how to apply and a full listings of upcoming events here.