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I'm a Volunteer

Want to volunteer for CirKT?

You can gain entrance to CirKT by volunteering with us! We are looking for a great team of volunteers, across all age groups from 18 upwards. Volunteers will play a big part in creating the amazing atmosphere at CirKT.

When volunteering, you’ll get entry to events, make new friends whilst volunteering, gain experience, contacts, and a reference for your CV and most importantly have an amazing time you’ll never forget!

Our volunteers can get involved with many different areas, including:

  • Providing information including directions, facilities, and performances, to ensure the event goers have the best time possible
  • Helping in the main office in the run up to the live events, helping with creating documents, our day to day administration and in helping to promote events through supporting the creation of marketing materials;
  • Helping distribute promotional printed materials in Kingston;
  • Helping find out and research what the public and audience like and would like to improve about events;

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at CirKT please complete our volunteer application form here:

For any questions or to find out more please email: volunteer@cirkt.com

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I'm a Venue

CirKT is seeking to partner with a wide range of venues and community spaces across the borough to showcase a dynamic, cross-genre mix of new talent and established acts.

This opportunity is open to a wide range of spaces – including but not limited to pubs, community spaces/halls, churches, clubs, local businesses.

To be a part of CirKT you do not need to need to be an existing music venue, nor already be presenting live music or have a license to present live music. We want to help join up all kinds of local community spaces, businesses and venues, with music talent and promoters.

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I'm an Artist

CirKT is proud to launch a new Talent Development Programme for new ideas and new music. Are you a musician or a music act/group? CirKT is searching for dynamic, new music talent to perform as a part of CirKT. 

Through a selection process, acts will have access to performance platforms across a wide range of venues and spaces across the borough in 2019. 

In addition, all applicants will have the opportunity to be considered for the CirKT Spotlight Award.

Offer & Benefits

Through being part of CirKT you will:

  • Be part of a high profile music programme, supported by the Mayor of London.
  • Receive press and marketing support to publicise your event and music.
  • Have new performance platforms to present your music to new audiences.
  • Receive a package of support and access to industry advice and training.
  • Have the opportunity to reach new live and digital audiences.
  • Gain access to a network of CirKT creative peers who will be going through the CirKT programme at the same time as you, in addition to local venues, to share learning and develop creative and promotional opportunities.
  • Work with professional stage managers, sound technicians and event managers to deliver your performance.
  • Access to industry workshops & events.

CirKT Spotlight Award

  • In addition to the benefits as outlined above, CirKT is proud to announce that all participants will be eligible to be considered for a CirKT ‘Spotlight Award’.
  • Five musicians/acts will receive a package of support providing professional training, guidance and mentoring with selected acts receiving:
  • A bursary up to £500 to support future development, plus benefit from in kind production support.
  • Bespoke, external, expert coaching and mentoring, which can include:
  • Artist development,  PR & Marketing, touring information and advice, network building, technical support and training.

Selection

An independent panel of experienced and expert industry selectors will listen to applicants’ work and review applications.

All successful applicants will be notified by September 15 2019.

Panellists include: Novelist, Dave Maclean (Django Django), Chantelle Fiddy (music journalist and creative) and Tom Baker (Founder of Eat Your Own Ears and Field Day festival). 

Criteria 

  • CirKT is seeking musicians working within contemporary music genres including but not limited to rock, pop, R&B, grime, hip-hop, folk, electronic, garage, dance, world music, soul, jazz.
  • CirKT is not seeking submissions from classical musicians for this programme.
  • CirKT is seeking independent music creators who through work, residence or study, have a connection to Kingston or its neighbouring boroughs of Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton or Surrey. Priority is to be given to applicants with a connection to Kingston, through work, residence or study
  • Confirm your commitment to develop your practice.
  • Have some experience of recording and/or performing work.
  • To be seeking performance opportunities & committed to developing the quality of your music output.
  • Able to provide links to your work via online platforms.
  • A commitment to quality and a desire to develop musically.
  • Can commit to be available across project dates as specified.
  • All applicants to be aged over 18 and eligible to work in the UK.

How to apply:

Please complete a short online application form by clicking here, or the button below, by Midnight Sunday 18 August 2019, confirming:

  • Your contact details, including all names, addresses and postcodes of all musicians within your act.
  • Contact telephone and email for one lead applicant.
  • In no more than 250 words tell us about your act, including you performance history.
  • Links to 2 – 4 examples of your work that can include public performances,

and/ or original compositions/ tracks.

  • In no more than 400 words tell us why you want to be a part of CirKT.
  • In no more than 400 words tell us how you will benefit from being a part of CirKT.
  • Confirm your availability to perform between 1 October and 17 November 2019.
  • Confirm a long-term commitment to developing your music practice.

If you have any questions about this programme please do get in touch: info@cirkt.com

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