Emerging 2024

Small Pond Emerging will be running again this year. We are looking for artists aged 16-25 to feature on Emerging Volume IV. 

What Is Small Pond Emerging?

Our aim with Emerging is to offer you the chance to expand your reach, learn new skills and be part of a music community. 


Last year we featured 16 bands from Brighton and the surrounding areas on a vinyl and online release. This year we will be doing exactly the same. We want to showcase young musicians and artists aged 16-25 from Brighton and beyond and support you to be the best artist you can be.


Apply below for the chance to be part of Small Pond Emerging.

Who Can Apply?

Bands and artists aged 16-25 in Brighton & Hove, Crawley, Portsmouth, and the surrounding areas can apply now.


Just fill in our short application form below.

Here is what some of our past project participants have said about our work.

"I had a really good time, it helped my confidence in writing and I definitely got some great tips that will let inspiration flow from new places." - A solo performer from the Diversify Learn Create project


"It has been a great opportunity for us to connect with the local music scene. The whole team at Small Pond are really helpful, and the opportunities provided are second to none." DLC project participant


"Having access to Small Pond for the emerging project has been one of the best experiences we have had as a band. Having access to space for free has taken the financial pressure off of us and allowed us creative freedom. The support we had to develop our track has really influenced our songwriting and we have learnt skills that we will continue to use for the rest of our time in music" Project Participant from Emerging


"It has given me a tremendous amount of confidence and encouraged me to pursue sound engineering full time. The 1-1 mentoring sessions were also invaluable in getting different views, and also career guidance."- Incubator Project Participant


9 hours of hours of FREE rehearsal time in our amazing rehearsal rooms to develop your material.


Access to our team of mentors to support you to break down the barriers halting your progress.


4 free Workshops to get you in the room with industry pros and build your network.


Preproduction sessions  to support you through the songwriting process ready for your day in the studio.


2 days of recording in a professional studio with one of our in house engineers on hand to help you get the most of your recording.

Why should you apply to emerging

You'll get access to a network of musicians and creatives in Brighton and the surrounding area. We are very lucky that we have such an inclusive and fun music environment and we aim to help you to be a part of that.


We want to support your music making and help you be the be best artist you can be. We have experienced people on hand to break down the challenges and barriers that you are facing with your music.


As well as having time where you can access support you will also have time to work on your music. We will always have someone on hand to support but if you need time to get stuck into your music independently then you will have rehearsal time for this.


We want you to be free to experiment, challenge the norm and try new things. We aim to provide a space where you are free to take risks and learn from them.

Small Pond Emerging 2024

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