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Submissions Open for Bread & Roses Songwriting and Spoken Word Award 2021

The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) and Culture Matters are pleased to announce the fourth edition of their successful Bread & Roses Song writing and Spoken Word Award.

Published: 11 February 2021 | 12:15 PM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
Photograph of various pieces of singer-songwriter equipment laid out, including microphone, keyboard, percussive egg and amp lead.
This year’s Award will focus on the broad theme of the global coronavirus pandemic and the enormous impact it has had on so many lives. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The MU is supporting and sponsoring the Bread & Roses Award, which is now open for submissions.

The new Award is a practical example of cultural democracy, with the aim of encouraging musicians and performers to write material meaningful to working-class people and communities, and to encourage those communities to develop and practice their creativity.

This year’s Award will focus on the broad theme of the global coronavirus pandemic and the enormous impact it has had on so many lives, particularly the arts and culture community.

Entry is free and there is a £100 cash prize for each of the top five entries. The judges will be drawn from practising performers, the CWU, the MU, and members of Culture Matters.

The deadline for entries is midnight on 31 March, and submissions should be sent to entriesculturematters@gmail.com

For more information including submission rules, guidelines and more information on how to enter, visit the Culture Matters website.

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