The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) and Culture Matters are pleased to announce the third edition of their successful Bread & Roses Songwriting and Spoken Word Award. The Musicians’ Union is also supporting and sponsoring this award.
The Award is now open for submissions. It is a practical example of cultural democracy, with the aim of encouraging musicians and performers to write material meaningful to working-class people and communities, and to encourage those communities to practice their creativity and take control of cultural production. This year’s Award will focus on five themes: Climate Emergency, Our Culture, More Than Profit, Workers’ Lives and Global Solidarity.
Entry is free and there is a £100 cash prize for each of the top five entries. For the full set of rules and guidelines on submission, see the article in the Music section.
Mollie Brown is an activist, student and mother, and an Associate Editor of Culture Matters.