Sonica Glasgow 2022: Open call for musicians aged 18 – 25

09 November 2021


Deadline: 2 December 2021 at 17:00

Sonica Glasgow, the award winning 10-day biennial festival, is looking for visual live music performances or sonic installations by up to 5 Scottish based early career artists aged 18-25.

Their work will be presented alongside exceptional international artists and UK talent at Sonica from 10–20 March 2022. Launched at Tramway in 2012, Sonica has presented more than 980 events in venues around the city, reaching over 180,000 people.

Cryptic are looking for existing sound installations and live music performances with visuals which require no further development, though the successful artist will receive creative mentoring and support from the Cryptic team.

The Call Out is not open to undergraduate students, students in full time education, or those living outside Scotland.

Live performances will be programmed for 1 performance during the festival dates. Installations will be shown for the full festival. Your application will be assessed on the application criteria and guidelines (which can be found on our website), the quality of work and their suitability for the Sonica Glasgow 2022 programme.

To apply, please complete the application form via the website:

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Fiona Haggerty ), or visit


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