You Are So Sound! is a five month one-to-one mentorship program for emerging or experienced authors and audio artists of any age.
Do you have an idea for an audio piece or a work-in-progress you need support for? We are looking for you! If you are willing to learn and share your creative process with an experienced mentor, you are in the right place!
Three audio makers will be selected to work with the YASS! 2021 mentors Katharina Smets, Rikke Houd, Alessandra Eramo and Tempo Reale, between February and June 2021, in order to complete their audio piece before the summer.
Each mentee will be paired with one mentor whom we think will enhance their work. Our aim is to create a space for mutual creative exchange that supports the individual process of the author.
Mentors will respect who you are and what you do but they will also positively challenge you to go beyond your production comfort zone and this means to be fully aware of what the audio materials allow you to do and to which extent you can push their boundaries. That’s also why Tempo Reale will mentor you all, through sound composition and audio design.
It’s a big step into the unknown to be open to such a professional and personal exchange but try to imagine the rich and surprising dialogue you might be engaged in!
What do the mentees get from YASS!?
• 40 hours of the mentorship program
to be scheduled according to the needs of both mentees and mentors
• Co-production grant: €1.200/each
• Four digital masterclasses with international audio makers
The masterclasses will be organized in collaboration with Oorzaken Festival and Atelier de création sonore et radiophonique
• Support to the international circulation of the final productions
• Presentation of the productions at LUCIA Festival 2021
The Authors will keep the rights to their works, but will grant Radio Papesse and LUCIA Festival the permission/right to make them accessible online - on radiopapesse.org and luciafestival.org - in the frame of related events (such as educational programs, listening sessions…) and to use them for non-commercial uses in general.
In order to participate, you are required to fill in the participation form and to include in it the address of a shared folder (Dropbox, GDrive, One Drive...) with:
• your portfolio
Put all the info into a document (in English), you may include links for us to listen to
• an audio self portrait (max 2 minutes)
How would you describe yourself in sound?
• projcet synopsis
What is your project about? What is it that you'd like to work on during the Mentorship Program?
• if you're already in the middle of your production, please include an excerpt of your draft audio (max 5 minutes)
• 15 € entry fee payment receipt [if you're a student, you don't have to pay it]
[via Paypal or wire transfer to
Agenzia: Firenze Nazario Sauro
IBAN: IT 06 J 02008 02836 000401118520
BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1F13]
All these infos will help us not only to select the mentees but also to pair you with the mentors. The more we know about you, the better to foresee significant collaborations and enriching turning points in your productions.
DEADLINE: January 17th 2021 @ 11PM (CET)
**We are all from diverse latitudes and we welcome every language, but we do ask you to keep our communication in English.
Disclaimer: review of applicants will begin in mid-January, and all applicants will be notified by early February regarding the selection.