Opportunity for early career musicians – Emergent Commissions 2020/21 with Saffron

Call out for artists!

We are excited to open applications for the 2020/21 round of Emergent Commissions, in partnership with Saffron.


Four women of colour stand together in front of live music posters. They are dressed in colour, pattern and black and are smiling and joking.
Image: Tom Ham, courtesy of Saffron


Are you an early-career Disabled musician looking for an opportunity to develop your practice and career?

Well look no further, this is for you.

We invite Deaf, Disabled and/or Neurodivergent musicians of all ages and genres to apply for one of 3 Emergent Commissions for 2020/21. We would love to hear from groups traditionally under-represented in the music sector including womxn and Black, Asian and ethnically diverse artists.

Deadline for applications is Midnight, 15th November 2020.

Full info and how to apply

The info is provided in different formats. If none of these are accessible to you please contact us to request a suitable format.

5 musicians, different ages races and genders. One plays trumpet, one an iPadLogos: Drake Music, Saffron, PRS and Help Musicians UK



The Emergent Commission programme is supported by Help Musicians UK and PRS Foundation.

Emergent Commissions (2019/20)

Watch and listen to last year’s Emergent commissions for some techno, folk and film-score treats:

Remi Fox-Novak – Laissez Faire

Robbie Ashworth – Wings to Freedom (Hope)

The Dyr Sister – The Rainbow Song

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