Open Call for Sound & Radio Works

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Radiophrenia – announce an open call for sound and transmission artworks for their upcoming broadcasts in August and September 2016. Radiophrenia is an artist run FM radio station broadcasting in Glasgow and online.

We are seeking soundscapes, spoken word pieces, radio experiments, found sound, innovative approaches to drama and documentary, and radical and challenging new programme ideas. The station will be housed in Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts with a broadcast schedule including live shows, pre-recorded features and a series of live-to-air performances. Radiophrenia aims to promote the medium of radio as an art form and encourage experimental approaches to making radio that are not catered for by mainstream stations. We want to hear from radio makers who are seeking a platform for their work to reach new audiences. The call is open to artists, musicians and producers at any career stage. It is intended primarily for existing works. Local artists may also propose live shows or performances that will take place in the studio. Please note that there are no fees available for selected works. Examples of the range of work selected from last year’s open call can be heard here:

There are four categories for submissions

  • Pre-recorded radio programmes
    including documentaries, radio plays, soundscapes and crafted features of 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 minutes duration.
  • Shorter radio or sound works
    that will be compiled into longer shows.
  • Experimental, long-form radio piece
    of over 2 hours duration.
  • Live presented shows or studio performances
    of 30 / 60 / 90 /120 minutes duration.

Please note that this project is intended to feature material and approaches that are not already catered for by mainstream programming. We are therefore unlikely to consider DJ mixes, music shows or other conventional genres unless there is a clear and distinctive conceptual basis that differentiates them from broadcasting available elsewhere.

How to submit

All radio works and programme ideas should be submitted either as completed pieces (for existing works) or as a detailed written proposal (for live shows). Not all submissions or proposed works will be accepted. Priority will be given to works that are created especially for the medium of radio and that respond to radio’s unique attributes as a means of disseminating ideas.

Audio submissions should either be uploaded to Dropbox (accounts are free) or via a free online file sending service such as Wetransfer. Downloadable links to Soundcloud files are also acceptable. Please do not send audio files as email attachments. The preferred audio format for submissions is high quality MP3’s (256kbps or higher). Please send links to

Please include with each submission; the title and a short synopsis of the work (100 words max), a brief biography (100 words max) web links and your name and contact details.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 25th July, 2016

Broadcasts will take place from 29th August – 11th September, 2016

Supported by Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding with additional support from CCA Glasgow.