Audio Always launches free Manchester Amplified scheme

Production company Audio Always is offering free podcast production and mentoring support to arts organisations across Greater Manchester.

To celebrate its 10th year, the MediaCity based service run by Stuart Morgan has launched ‘Manchester Amplified’ to support individual artists and arts organisations by reaching new audiences via podcasting.

Applicants may be looking to tell their creative stories, undertake an exploration of existing work, promote or amplify a project, or maybe improve audio accessibility to the arts in the form of a podcast.

The scheme is open to arts organisation in all forms, from theatre groups and music performers to the visual artists and writers.

Audio Always will support projects through access to studio recording, production and editing support, remote recording kit hire, mentoring and training from radio producers or audio technicians, and creative project development.

Successful projects will be selected by a panel of experts from across arts and media. They include Director of Music at MIF, Jane Beese; BBC Radio 3 presenter and Chineke! Orchestra bassoonist, Linton Stephens; theatre-maker, writer and actor, Nathaniel J Hall; and the new Artistic Director and CEO of Contact, Keisha Thompson.

Stuart Morgan: ‘We’re so proud to be based in Greater Manchester, and as we celebrate our 10th anniversary we’re delighted to be able to support the artists and organisations that make the region so special.

“We’ve seen podcast listenership grow as more people stayed at home over the last two years and hope Manchester Amplified will bring new audiences to some of the incredible work being forged by our creative communities.”

Siân Roberts, Development Producer for arts and culture at Audio Always adds: “We’re really looking forward to uncovering some of the exciting and inspiring work that is taking place across the ten boroughs. We want Manchester Amplified to truly represent the diverse breadth of talent and ideas that we know is out there.”

To submit a proposal for Manchester Amplified visit and complete the short application form, including a written or audio pitch. Applications close on Wednesday 25 May.