Open call

Holding Space by Anna Bunting-Branch - Open Call for a Sound Artist/Musician

As part of her Cli­mate Action Com­mis­sion for GHT, Anna Bunting-Branch is seek­ing a sound artist/​musician to cre­ate the score for a new animation.

09:00 12/02/24
Contact Name
Mia Delve
About the project:
‘Holding Space’ explores the role of reproductive refusal in climate activism; considering how environmental factors are shaping decisions about bringing children into the world. This animation is part of a wider practice that makes space for fertile counter-narratives which re-envision childlessness, and considers how the future might be conceived differently in the face of climate emergency.

The animation will premier as part of an exhibition at GHT in July 2024, and hopefully will be shown at other galleries and festivals in the future.

Find out more about Anna’s work here:

About the opportunity:
- Create an original score for Holding Space, approximately 10 minutes long.
- You will respond to an animation draft, script and images shared by Anna at an initial project meeting. The work will develop in dialogue with Anna, but you will have creative freedom over the score.
- You will record the final score to a digital audio file, which Anna will then edit into the animation. (For an example of Anna’s previous collaborations with musicians in a similar format, see The Linguists (2017), scored by Alec Kronacker:

Who can apply?
- Sound artist/musician – individual or group.
- Anyone with an interest in storytelling through sound and image. We are especially keen to hear from applicants with an investment in the key ideas explored in Holding Space: climate action, queer/feminist practice, speculative fiction, alternative communities/family structures, childlessness and reproductive refusal.
- All genres welcome. Keywords that describe the feeling of Holding Space include ambience, resonance, spiral, spectral, otherworldly, DIY.
- We welcome applicants based in Southampton and the surrounding areas.
- No prior experience necessary.

How to apply
To apply for this opportunity, or if you have any questions, please email Mia Delve at by Monday 12th February at 9am.

Applications must include:
- A short expression of interest (no more than 200 written words or 1.5 minutes recorded) telling us why you would like to be part of this collaboration.
- Some examples of your work via website or link to digital files.
- Details of any access requirements or barriers to participating (i.e., travel or care costs)