Proposals for Events
Share your programming ideas with us
We currently host around 60 - 70 events a year: concerts (with a focus, but not restricted to, classical, jazz and folk music); talks; exhibitions and installations. Do you have a strong event idea that you feel might work well at the Granary?
We are especially keen to find ways of engaging new audiences, both live and via streaming. We are interested in ideas that have the potential to link with other art forms and / or encourage conversation. We aim to exercise a judicious balance between innovation and accessibility in our programming, celebrating excellence in creativity as well as nurturing emerging talent. In order to create a diverse and multi-cultural programme, we especially welcome ideas from artists of colour and disabled artists. We would also strongly encourage musical programmes to show diverse representation, including works by female composers and composers of colour.
We advise you to look at our Concert Hall scale and size in the ‘Hire’ section of the website to check the feasibility of your idea. Our gallery spaces include the brick-walled East Wing public walkway and two large, flexible whitewall public rooms. All have good lighting (natural, spots and wallwashers). Sheltered outdoor space for larger-scale events in our large courtyard will be available from Summer 2021.
Questions & Answers
• Is there a deadline?
No - this in an ongoing programme of activity. Please contact us at any time you like.
• Are there any restrictions on the type of event I propose?
We suggest you look at the spaces we have to check that your idea is feasible for the Granary. For example, our concert hall is suitable for solos, duos etc and small-scale chamber works.
• How do I apply?
• When will I hear back from you?
Please do allow us time to review all ideas, which we will do every 3 months. There is a high demand to perform at the Granary and we need to ensure that we provide a balanced programme each season. We keep all applications on file and may well return to them at a future date.