Research & Development Consultant/ Programme Leader

We are looking for creative consultants/ thought leaders to be part of our team.  We want you to bring new perspectives, fresh thinking and diverse networks to our organisation and our work.

You may be an individual, duo or collective. We particularly welcome proposals from Disabled practitioners, or groups which include Disabled members.

You will be interested in investigating how we can maximise the impact of our R&D programme. You will engage with creatives and practitioners locally, nationally and internationally. You will ensure that our work remains at the cutting edge of accessible music-making and instrument design. Alongside this, you will curate and oversee the delivery of several R&D activities.

You will be a strategic thinker and innovator. You will have a deep knowledge of music, technology and art. Being passionate about the creative possibilities and solutions technology has to offer in removing disabling barriers is a must.

This is a freelance opportunity until the end of December 2019 initially. We are, however, fully committed to ongoing delivery of, and investment in, this programme area, subject to funding.

Expressions of Interest

Interested in taking on this strategic and curatorial assignment? We’d love to hear what you would bring to Drake Music and our R&D programme to make it flourish and develop.

We are interested in your approach to ensuring that our work remains relevant, innovative, experimental and Disabled artist-led. Your proposal needs to clearly address this. Please also outline how you would connect R&D to our participatory, training and artistic programmes to ensure cohesion and make accessible instruments & technologies more widely available.

How to Apply

Please send a CV and a proposal to This can be text OR we welcome alternative media formats (e.g. video/audio/graphical), if that works better for you. Please ensure they are no longer than 10 minutes.

The deadline is midnight, Sunday 9th December 2018. Meetings to explore and discuss your proposal and ideas will be held at our office in Shoreditch on Monday 17th December.

If you would like an informal conversation with Carien Meijer, our CEO, please call the office on 020 7739 5444 to arrange a time/date or email

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