Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is looking for a Sound Artist to work with our Heritage team

29 Jun 2022

Closing date Monday 11 July, 5pm 

Fee £4500

Suggested start date late July (with start-up meeting Monday 18 afternoon or Tuesday 19 July). Duration of project late July–end September 2022 (main making period between 18 July–end August).

Earlier this year Strike a Light Arts & Heritage worked with our Oral History volunteers to interview 18 people around their memories of Brighton Dome and our other venues. These interviews are an important part of our growing Heritage collection. We are seeking an imaginative sound artist to give these stories a new creative life alongside some creative activities.

1) 5 x Oral History bitesize pieces.

We would like you to take source material from the interviews to make 5 short (no more than 3 minutes each) compositions to be shared online, through pop-up displays or played aloud in our buildings.

Our Heritage team will signpost you to areas of our Collection and online content that might support your work, assisted by our volunteers who are familiar with the interviews and have already thematically analysed content. This may help you to identify a selection of appropriate phrases within the interviews to use in the sound pieces.

2) 1 x Your Own Creative Response to our building

We would like you to create 1 (no more than 5 minutes) creative response sound piece that responds to the Brighton Dome Concert Hall and surrounding areas (corridors, etc.) that evokes some of the themes reflected in our collection stories. This piece will be shared as part of our displays during a week of Heritage Open Days 9–18 September 2022 and additionally available for online purposes and for future displays on devices for school children or at community events.

3) Skill sharing.

We would like you to lead a 1-day creative sound workshop with the volunteers you work with (date to be agreed). The workshop will demonstrate how you have gone about developing your creative response – this should be a playful experience to enable them to get a sense of how you have explored your artistic approach, with some easy hands-on activities for them to try out.

4) Taking part in a panel talk/Q&A during Heritage Open Days (September)

We would like you to take part in a panel discussion that will happen during our Heritage Open Days programme (likely Sunday 11 September, to be confirmed). You will be a part of a panel talking about different processes to responding creatively to building and heritage.


We have a fee of £4500 for this work.

You must be self-employed, have your own equipment to deliver this brief, with relevant insurance, and be responsible for your own tax and with permission to work in the UK.

Please send Expressions of Interest via email to:, along with a link to 3 past sound projects that you are most proud of (we are particularly interested to know of any heritage-related projects). Please include your CV and explain why this project would be of interest to you in no more than 200 words.

Deadline: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 5pm 

Selection process: w/c 11 Jul.

Ideally starting 18 or 19 July with a start-up meeting, where you will meet the Heritage team to learn more about the project and agree the route forwards, including days/times when you can access our building (mainly July, due to maintenance work taking place in August).

Sound work to be completed by Friday 1 September 2022

Workshop for Volunteers (Sep, date to be agreed)

Panel talk/Q&A during Heritage Open Days between 9 – 18 Sept (likely Sunday 11 Sept)

For an informal chat please contact Liz Porter, Community Engagement Manager: M: 07824 344828

More about Heritage Centre Stage

You will have access to our Oral History Interviews and associated information on taking up the role.