STEMS II - Live performance opportunity!

Published on 23/01/2024


Are you part of a band or are you an artist that wants to develop their performance skills and develop their media presence?

In essense, do you want to get more gigs? We are here to help!

Sheffield Music Hub and The Sheffield College are collaborating on a project to offer an exciting opportunity for young musicians!

All acts are welcome - groups, solo artists, singer songwriters, etc of any genre- rock, pop, jazz, folk, alt, hip-hop. We are aiming to celebrate the diversity of the young musicians in our city and make sure all children in Sheffield see themselves reflected in the performers regardless of race, gender, where they live, their levels of musical talent, parental income, whether they have special educational needs or disabilities or whether they are looked-after children.

Successful applicants will be invited to perform one 15 minute set and their performances will be professionally captured with high quality audio, video and photos. Following the event, acts will receive all the audio, video and photos captured at their performance for use in developing their own electronic press kit (EPK). This media is the core of an artist’s EPK and could potentially cost hundreds, if not thousands of pounds if they were to arrange this themselves. All they need to do is arrive, soundcheck and perform and we’ll take care of the rest! 

We are also pleased to announce that this year, performers will also receive a session following the event to support them in developing their EPK, including information on audio/video editing and developing their online presence as artists from industry professionals.

Information for performers:

What: Acts are invited to submit video auditions to be considered for a 15 minute set at The Sheffield College’s fully-equipped theatre. This space features a professional setup of a fully fitted lighting rig and sound desk for high-quality filming, photos, and sound reinforcement. Acts will receive a 45 minute slot for a sound check prior to the concert to get to know the space and be confidently prepared for their performances. Performances will kick off at 19:30 in the Sheffield College’s 200-person capacity theatre.

When: Friday the 22nd of March 2024. Soundcheck slots from 10:00, doors at 19:00, concert at 19:30

Who: Musicians from age 14-19 from any background, performing any genre

How: Please submit a video recording of a performance that you feel best represents you as an artist. We’re not looking for ultra-high quality production on these, we’re more interested in the musical content and who you are as an artist. You can send the file directly, use a link to cloud-based storage (iCloud, Dropbox, etc.) or a WeTransfer link. Please submit your recordings no later than Friday the 23rd of February to: