Boom is OCM's annual professional development scheme for music / sound practitioners and producers.

BOOM offers support for practitioners and producers who are interested in creating and presenting inspiring contemporary music or sound based work outside of the concert hall and gallery (i.e. in unconventional spaces and outdoors), in order to reach large and diverse audiences. This includes performance, digital practice and installation work.

Our current BOOM residencies started on 1st April 2016 and we have been supporting the following artists/producers:

Breathing Space

Iain Chambers 

Sarah Nicolls

Tim Hill


The 2015 BOOM artists/producers were:

Errollyn Wallen

Kate Romano

Mike Blow

Kate Halsall


Applications for BOOM 2017 have just closed and we are excited to be selecting our Boom artists for 2017 who will soon be announced!

BOOM Application Pack