What’s happening with the fellowship right now?
We are actively working on Multitrack 2020. We’re currently recruiting host companies that can offer an internship of one month (or more!), and we hope to work with companies across the UK.
To stay up to date on news from Multitrack, including information about the 2020 fellowship, we recommend keeping an eye on this website and signing up to our mailing list, here.
Who is this fellowship for?
The Multitrack fellowship is aimed at people who belong to one or both of the following groups:
- People who identify as black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), or as a person of colour
- People from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds
Read our definitions for these terms here.
Multitrack also welcomes applications from LGBT people and people with disabilities from within the target groups.
What does the fellowship entail?
This is an audio producer fellowship. That means it’s aimed at people who want to do work like:
- Coming up with ideas for podcasts and radio programmes
- Doing research to inform content and identify contributors
- Interviewing people
- Recording audio in studios or on location
- Using editing software to edit podcasts and radio programmes together
- Doing sound design
A producer’s role can include all or some of these things. While some producers also host or present programmes, this fellowship is aimed at the production side of podcast and radio making.
The fellowship consists of several elements:
Each fellow spends a minimum of two months on the scheme, with each month spent at a different production company. Although fellows work at separate production companies, they come together regularly as a group for training and networking.
Training and networking
Once a week, there is a training session which all fellows attend together. This training is provided by the production companies who are hosting fellows, as well as special guests, such as independent producers and people from other production companies. These training sessions provide a chance to learn new skills, spend time with the other fellows, and network with a wide range of people from across the audio industry.
Commissioned work – TBC
It is our ambition that at the end of the fellowship, each fellow gets the opportunity to produce a piece of professional audio work; for a real commission with a broadcaster or publisher.
For any commissions which are secured, fellows are supported and mentored through the process. They are paid for this work and get a producer credit.
What are the key dates you need to know?
Key for 2020 are TBC and coming soon!
Is this a London-based scheme?
It has always been our ambition for this fellowship to be national. However, our ability to offer places outside of London depends on production companies in other regions being able to offer placements. In the pilot year (2019), we were only able to secure host companies in London. We know that may have limited who was able to apply, and we are sorry that the fellowship has been limited in this way.
We are working on broadening Multitrack beyond London in 2020. If you own or work for an audio production company that might be able to offer a placement outside of London, please do contact us. We’d love to be in touch about plans for this year’s fellowship and beyond.
Do you need to be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this fellowship?
Yes – you do need to be eligible to work here in order to apply.
How many fellowship places are being offered?
This is TBC for 2020 – we’ll update this page as soon as numbers are confirmed.
Is this a full-time or part-time fellowship?
Fellows have the choice to either be full or part-time. We will flex the structure of the scheme to accommodate the needs of the fellows who are chosen.
How much are fellows paid?
Fellows are paid at the Living Wage or London Living Wage (depending on location) for the full length of their internship (pro rated across a longer period for any fellows who choose to do the fellowship part time).
What are some examples of the type of experience fellows might have?
As we’ve said, this is an entry level scheme, aimed at people who are not currently earning a substantial proportion of their income from working in audio. However, we are looking for people who can demonstrate their passion for audio, through things they have made or worked on.
Here are a few examples of the types of thing you might have done, which would make you a great fit for this fellowship:
- Produced a podcast of your own
- Helped someone else produce a podcast
- Worked on an oral history project
- Volunteered at a radio station
- Hosted your own show
- Recorded interviews with friends or family
- Made experimental soundscapes just for fun
- Started your own YouTube channel
- Made your own videos / vlogs