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ddr. x Fringe: Open Call

09 April 2018

ddr. x Fringe: Open Call

This September, ddr. will become a virtual venue for Dublin Fringe Festival. Dublin Digital Radio is a unique space, where Ireland’s left-of-centre talent finds a home for music, discussion, experimentation and radical ideas. Dublin Fringe Festival a curated, multi-disciplinary festival and year-round organisation focusing on fresh and innovative approaches to the arts from Irish and international makers. 

ddr. and Fringe want to hear from artists across all media who have an idea they want to communicate via radio. Three brand new 60-minute radio projects will premiere on ddr. during Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, with repeat broadcasts taking place 8 – 23 September 2018. ddr. have the equipment and know-how to help you make finished pieces of unique, high quality radio. Their team can advise and support with everything from sound design, composing and producing to editing, mixing and mastering.

ddr. and Fringe have been thinking about the digital and the physical:
- What does it mean to create work that lives only online, that is non-downloadable?
- What does it mean to make work that comes from diverse spaces and voices?
- What can we communicate across the airwaves that we cannot express in person?

We are looking for artistic responses to these questions through documentary, experimental music, theatre etc. We want work that engages politically, socially and with a view to expanding the types of voices that are heard on the radio. This is not your national broadcaster - and it shouldn’t sound like it.

How to get involved:
Complete this short expression of interest by 24 April 2018 (view form here).

What you need:
1. A clear proposal in any art form for one hour of radio content.
2. Some experience creating film / artworks / journalism or writing / performative works.
3. Commitment to deliver one hour of audio content by September 2018 – if selected, you will be the lead artist on the project. This means generating creative content, collaborating with ddr. and working to an agreed delivery schedule.
4. Technical audio experience not required. ddr. will collaborate with three selected participants to translate their ideas to radio.

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