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Project name: The Rime

Fee: £400 inclusive fee.

Application deadline: Tuesday 1st June 2021 – 22:00hrs.

Chosen artist commissioned by: Tuesday 29th June 2021.

Deadline for delivery of finished piece: Wednesday 14th July 2021.


Sound Artist, Matthew Tuckey is seeking a visual artist to create a graphic score* for a collaborative R&D project. The project is inspired by Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The aim of the project is to create a new sound installation later in 2022.


The person chosen could either be a well-established artist, looking to diversify their practice, or a new and emerging artist at the early stages of their career. The budget allows for 2 days at £200 and no previous experience of creating a graphic score is required.


I am open to any visual medium that can be presented digitally (as a jpeg or similar file format), including but not limited to: ink, paint, charcoal, clay, sculptor, collage, graphic design.


About The Rime


Sound Artist, Matthew Tuckey has been awarded an Arts Council England project grant to work with a small creative team to develop a new sound installation, The Rime, in response to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. As part of this R&D a Digital Scrapbook of community contributions and early artistic ideas will be created in order to offer audiences an insight to the development process.


Application Process


To apply, please provide:

  • Max. 250 words about yourself and your practice. I would like to know what excites you about working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary creative team, and why the concept of a graphic score is exciting for you.

  • Maximum three images of previous work.


Applicants will be shortlisted by a panel of three from the creative team of The Rime.


Please submit your application to: with the subject line ‘The Rime Micro-Commission 2021’.

*What is a Graphic Score?

A Graphic Score is, in its simplest form, a visual representation of sound.


Graphic Scores can blend conventional notation, symbolism and scientific graphs with the unconventional and abstract.


They are works of art in their own right as well as visual interpretative guides to sound artists and musicians.




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Crumb – Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac for Amplified Piano











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