What is YASS!
You Are So Sound! is a mentorship program that aims to the exchange and growth audio artists, radio producers and audio storytellers. It is a five month distance training for emerging and experienced producers of any age.
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With the exception of rare cases, the erosion of public investment in authorial radio production leads to a low disposition for experimentation and a significant reduction in new commissions. In Italy, this goes hand in hand with a fragile network of independent producers: our profession is regrettably characterised by discontinuity of employment, uncertain contracts in an economical system often based on reputation rather than retribution). On a wider European ground this means few educational programs and an increasing homogenization of formats and aesthetics.
Listening is democratic, it is a political exercise of imagination and that’s why we think it is important to foster creative authorship, to promote new voices and productions subverting the mass media narratives, going beyond genres and geographical borders.
Radio Papesse presents YASS! a 5-month distance one to one mentorship program for emerging or experienced authors and audio artists of any age. YASS! provides European and Mediterranean audio producers and podcasters with competences and resources to advance in their projects and careers.
How does it work?
Next December 13th, during the LUCIA Festival we will open a call to select three candidates to be paired with three mentors whose work we highly love. We can’t wait to tell you who they are! We will keep you posted!
During LUCIA 2020, it will also take off the Digital Masterclasses Program, which will continue throughout 2021.
December 10th and 11th, our first guest speakers are Ann Heppermann and Las Raras (Catalina May and Martín Cruz). Find out more about their classes and how to book your seat!!
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THE OPEN CALL WILL BE LAUNCHED DURING LUCIA 2020...STAY TUNED!
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