Sonic Trail Open Call

Our Sonic Trail is a real highlight of each year’s festival. Taking audiences on a sonic tour of our wonderful town, we’re always proud to present a stellar lineup of installations and artists.


The theme for 2024  is ‘Synchronicity’ inspired by its Greek meaning, ‘Together in Time’. The winning submissions for the Sonic Trail will be displayed at suitable locations throughout Ramsgate between 22nd-25th August, 12pm – 5pm daily.

This opportunity is open to all artists at any level of their career, and a commission of ​£600 ​will be granted to each of the four artists selected by our panel to create a new and original work for the festival.

We’re really excited to welcome artists and visitors alike to another hugely enjoyable and progressive festival.

Things to Think About…

  1. What is the scale of your project?
  2. Location; how will you make the most of Ramsgate’s unique

landscapes and locations? Please state if you have a location/space

in mind for your work.

  1. The festival team will work with each artist to secure the most

appropriate space to display your work. NB we cannot guarantee.

that permissions will be given to use requested spaces.

  1. Each artist will be required to provide and be responsible for all

necessary equipment e.g laptops,speakers, leads etc. and must have appropriate artist insurance ( )

  1. Accessibility; are there any limitations to accessing your work?
  2. Audience; who is your work for? – how does your work involve

others, how will people engage?

7. The festival will provide evaluation forms

How to Apply

Send us an email marked “Open Call 2024” to [email protected]

with ALL of the following information (ideally in a single document file – please make sure all documents and sound files have your name and project title on them).

Closing date 5pm May 8th . Applicants will be notified by May 27th.



  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email


  • Artist/Organisation Name
  • Biography (max. 150 words about the artist)
  • Examples of previous works (please provide links or images)
  • Title of work
  • Proposal (max. 200 words about what you will do)
  • Technical requirements (max. 150 words) & type of space required.


NB – Artists must be available to supervise their work between 12pm and 5pm each day. The festival will provide volunteer support.


Important Information:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a discussion about the Sonic Trail and to meet the team during the week commencing June 10th


For any further enquiries please email [email protected]

For further information on this year’s festival visit