Playing the Diaspora: Call for Musicians - Nia Centre for the Arts
Artistic & Professional Development

Playing the Diaspora: Call for Musicians

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Despite the sense of isolation that the pandemic created, Black musicians have kept us going throughout the pandemic. This summer, we are creating opportunities for people to celebrate the music that has held us up. In collaboration with Small World Music, Playing the Diaspora is a showcase to uplift local musicians. We are looking for artists who can represent the cultural and sonic diversity of the Afro-diaspora. All genre’s are welcome.

See details below.

Application Process


  • Black, young emerging, mid career or established artists
  • Available to perform in August 
  • Age: 18 +

In order to be considered for the showcase, potential artists must submit the following:

  • A minimum of 3 original songs from their catalog, from the following streaming platforms: Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, SoundCloud and Youtube.
  • Website and or Bandcamp
  • 2 Press photos (for promotional purposes) 
  • Social media platforms
  • Video links of previous performances (3 max)
  • Bio, and One Sheet or EPK
  • Tech rider 

All work must be submitted through our typeform link by June 6th, 2022 11:59 PM EST


We will review all submissions and contact the selected first round artists by: 

Auditions will be held for selected artists: June 13, 2022

We will announce the selected artists: June 17 2022

Performance Date: Aug 20, 2022 at 6:00pm EST

Selected artists will be required to arrive at 4:00pm EST

Artists Fees:

Each artist selected will be compensated a minimum of $500

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Program Coordinator: Sherisse-Jean Bailey 


Website:Nia Centre for the Arts

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