Daphne Oram

Applications are now open for the sixth annual Oram Awards

In partnership with The Radiophonic Institute and PRS Foundation, the awards recognise innovation in sound, music, and related technologies by of women, trans and non-binary music creators.

Liam Konemann
  • By Liam Konemann
  • 20 Jul 2022
  • min read

The Oram Awards has opened applications for its 2022 edition. Now in its sixth year, the Oram Awards recognise women, trans and non-binary creators for their innovation in sound, music, and related technologies. Any individual creator who meets the criteria can apply to the award’s only category, for which six winners will be selected.

Named after Daphne Oram, one of the founding members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the awards aim to build on her legacy. Along with other women of the workshop, Daphne played a vital role in establishing women at the forefront of innovation in newly-emerging audio technologies, both in the UK and around the world.

This year’s ceremony will take place in November at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), where two winners will receive special commendations and development bursaries of £1,500. The four other winners will receive development bursaries of £500 from PRS Foundation, while all six winners will have access to The Oram Awards Mentoring Program. The 2021 winners were Magz Hall, Vivienne Griffin, Lia Mice, Lou Barnell, Maria Sappho and Venus Ex Machina.

Entries close 15 August. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and based in the United Kingdom, and partners will prioritise those who are not yet established names, as well as those not being supported by flagship talent development programmes. More information is available here