The Sound Bank is currently closed for submissions.

“…sound has an elastic, limitless quality here, swirling round fascinating ideas.” Elizabeth Mahoney, The Guardian

The Sound Bank is a new initiative from In The Dark, dedicated to commissioning and investing in the best new crafted documentary features from around the world.

From first-time features to uncompleted passion projects, wild experiments to those great pitches that didn’t quite fit the brief, the Sound Bank is here to help you realise your ideas and explore the world of story telling in sound.

How does it work?

The Sound Bank scheme is offering funding of between £500 and £1500 towards the production of new audio pieces of 3 to 15 minutes duration each. Recipients of the scheme will also be allocated a ‘mentor’ to help with the artistic, editorial and practical realisation of their idea. The finished works will feature at In The Dark events, online and will be made available for international broadcast.

We will award up to three grants. The scheme is open to all – first-time producers and students, migrants from other arts and media as well as experienced radio professionals seeking the opportunity to attempt something bold and adventurous.



All proposals and showreels need to be submitted by TBC
Results will be published on this site on TBC

Pieces will need to be completed by TBC