call for hcmf// shorts 2014

Perform at the UK's leading festival of new music

hcmf// shorts is a series of short informal performances which this year will take place all day on Monday 24 November 2014 in various venues across Huddersfield. hcmf// shorts provides emerging artists with a valuable platform to perform for members of the public, media and key music industry representatives within a programme of events also featuring established artists.

hcmf// is currently developing the scheme to extend our offer to shorts performers by providing mentoring and further support.
Proposals are welcomed from all types of performers, and works can be especially composed or existing pieces. There are no age limits. Proposed programmes should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration.

hcmf// will provide:
• Music stands, chairs and microphones (on request)
• Piano (cannot be prepared)
• PA: 16 channel desk, 4 speakers, CD play back

How to apply:

To apply for hcmf// shorts please download the application form from below or request one from the hcmf// office by calling +44 (0) 1484 471116 or e-mailing

Post your completed application form along with a separate proposal (which should be no longer than one side of A4) and supporting audio material to: Sarah McWatt, hcmf// shorts, Room TC/09, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK.

Please only submit one proposal per ensemble / performer and ensure that any audio material is directly relevant to your proposal.

Deadline for proposals: 10am, Monday 9 June 2014

After you've submitted your proposal, hcmf//'s Artistic Director, Graham McKenzie, will select a number of performers/ensembles to take part in hcmf// shorts 2014. You will be notified by Friday 11 July if your proposal has been chosen to feature in hcmf// shorts.
‘Thanks for this great opportunity, and for giving our careers a giant push forward!'

‘It was a fantastic experience to be involved in the shorts programme. The whole day was very exciting and it was a huge privilege to be involved in the Festival.'

‘Thank you for such a gratifying experience that has triggered many ideas for new projects in the future.'

Past performers at hcmf// shorts
Related attachments:

Application Form hcmf// shorts 2014