Due to COVID-19 developments, all ideas sessions will happen over the phone and all group and 1:1 sessions (including sharing sessions, welcome session, and meetings) will be held on Zoom for the foreseeable future! For help signing in to Zoom, contact jasmine@sound-connections.org.uk. Stay safe and keep creating!

Generate 2020

Applications are now closed

Calling all Musicians, Artists, Creatives, Curators, Wired4Music members!

We’re commissioning new projects! 

With our new and updated Generate 2020 programme, this is a chance to flaunt your creative skills and work in partnership with Wired4Music.


There are two ways you can apply to the new Generate programme:

Research and Development / Developing your craft 

[Read the Guidelines Here]

Apply for up to £350 for a personal project to enhance your development, artistry, skills or professionalism in music. This could look like:

o Taking on a Residency

o Testing out a new project idea; especially if it gets you working in a new way i.e. experimenting with other genres, techniques or skills  

o Create a new piece of scratch work (i.e. not in finished form) that allows you to meet new collaborators and try out new skills and ideas

Research and Development projects are a way for you to experiment, research and plan, to work towards developing yourself as an artist or creative. 

For further information or to apply please contact jasmine@sound-connections.org.uk.



[Read the Guidelines Here]

Thinking about doing a bigger music project that involves and benefits other 16-25’s? Why not apply for a brand new Wired4Music Generate Commission? 

We can pay project costs of up to £1,750 and you will work in partnership with Wired4Music to deliver a medium/large scale project. These projects will be named under the commision title of  ‘Wired4Music Generate Presents…..your project title’

These projects could look like:

o Music workshops

o Live music event

o Installation / exhibition

o Collaborative project

o Mentoring programmes

During our ideas sessions you can speak to staff who can advise you on your project idea and if it is suitable. These sessions will begin on 17 March. It’d be a great idea to start thinking about your budget and project management ahead of your ideas session.

For further information or to apply please contact jasmine@sound-connections.org.uk.



17 March – 26 March
Ideas Sessions:
This is a chance to talk to the Wired4Music Team about your idea and get feedback. This can be by telephone, email or in person. Please get in contact if there’s another way you’d like to do your ideas session.

26 March
Deadline for applications

9 April
Sharing session:
We will invite you to Wired4Music HQ along with other shortlisted participants to talk through your ideas and meet other creatives

Tuesday 21 April
Welcome Afternoon:
Successful 2020 Generators meet, share projects, learn about the next steps, and hear from last year’s Generators for some top tips.

Second Tuesday of every month, beginning with May 12, 4pm-6pm
Monthly meetings and mentoring sessions:
During your project we will stay in contact to work in collaboration on your project. [May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, Sept 8,]

Oct 13
End of Project:
Final Meet at Wired4Music HQ, to complete the project we will collect all the reports and data from your project and pay the final amount.

You must be available for all dates and confirm this when you make your application. 

For further information or to apply please contact jasmine@sound-connections.org.uk.



Wired4Music seeks to make all of its opportunities as open and accessible as possible.

If there is anything you need or anything we can do in order for you to access the Generate application process, we will do our best to accommodate you!

We are also very open to hearing from organisations who are working with 18-25s who may have additional needs and require extra support from your organisation to complete the Generate application and make their project happen. 

Please contact our Programme Manager Jess Loveless if you’d like to have a chat about access, or if you think we could be doing more jessica@sound-connections.org.uk

Psst! Got a bit of an idea but not quite ready to apply? Wired4Music Generate will be open for a second round of applications in September 2020. In the meantime, why not head to a Wired4Music drop-in and talk about your ideas with a member of the team? More info here 

Please note: If you’ve previously taken part in the Generate programme, you won’t be eligible for this round.

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