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Oram Awards to return for second year

By | Published on Wednesday 20 June 2018

Oram Awards

The Oram Awards, recognising female musical innovators, will return for a second year next month. The inaugural event having taken place at Margate’s Turner Contemporary Gallery last year, this year it will be staged at the Jodrell Bank telescope as part of the Bluedot Festival. Two main winners will receive development bursaries of £1500 each, while a further four will receive £500 each.

Matthew Herbert, Director of the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop, which presents the award with the PRS Foundation, says: “As expected, we were THRILLED last year with the inaugural awards. It introduced us to a wide variety of brilliant work from women around the country [which] many of us hadn’t been [previously] exposed to. One of last year’s winners had the opportunity to contribute to work I did on the ‘Doctor Who’ global animated ident. Our challenge now is to help support the wider community of women in this field throughout the rest of the year and not just at awards time”.

PRS Foundation boss Vanessa Reed adds: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the second Oram Awards at Bluedot Festival this year with Matthew Herbert and the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop. There are many talented and exciting female music and sound innovators in the UK and the Oram Awards is a brilliant way of recognising and supporting their work and promoting role models for the next generation. I’m looking forward to seeing who will be shortlisted and the impact our talent development bursaries will have on their next steps”.

Find out more at www.oramawards.com



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