WeAreEquals Academy is back!
Open call for emerging producers
#WeAreEquals Music Academy, the British Council platform for gender equality and diversity in the music industry celebrates its fifth edition on 3 and 4 February, with the support MUTEK ES, SAE SPAIN, and in collaboration with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom.
The #WeAreEquals - Music Academy is a training programme for rising talents and future leaders of the electronic music sector, aimed at providing them with tools to help them develop and expand their careers. They receive exclusive training from prestigious British professionals and mentors by Brighter Sound.
The academy will open its doors to offer 41 emerging sound producers from Spain and Europe (specifically from Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Poland) advanced training, which will combine on-site training (at the SAE BARCELONA) and online training (for creators based in other countries or who cannot travel to the city).
The best candidates will be offered the opportunity to perform live during the 13th edition of our MUTEK Barcelona.
They are particularly interested in identifying artists, producers and professionals who are already influential ambassadors in the music sector and are therefore able to push the agenda on gender equality and social diversity.
Those interested in participating in this call can send their application between 13 and 27 January. For more information and the rules and regulations for participation, click here.
In previous editions, the "Equalers" received precious insights from outstanding artists such as Afrodeutsche, Carly Wilford, Jamz Supernova, Jay Stynes (former Gorillaz' agent and coordinator of the Music Management Forum UK), LNA and many more with the support of professionals from the industry (Live Nation, Apple Music, Warner Music, La Noche en Vivo, MIM, shesaid.so...).
The British Council's work in the Arts focuses on changing perceptions and encouraging greater equality, diversity and inclusion across the arts and society, and through the #WeAreEquals – Music Academy we bring these strands together. The programme also makes the most of our partnership with festivals, tour managers, record labels and artists in order to actively promote the role of women and underrepresented groups in the music industry towards professionals and audiences.
You can find out about some of them in this vídeo.
SAE was founded in 1976 and has since grown to become the largest creative media educational institution with more than 50 campuses on five continents. SAE's curriculum has been carefully crafted with the advice of leading educational partners and top industry professionals to prepare students for the needs of the global creative industry. SAE offers a complete range of courses in creative media (audio, film, animation, video games and music industry), with an important tradition in practice-based training and great recognition by companies in the sector. More info at sae.edu