Call for Proposals

20th annual EDITION

Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival (MFP&T)

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Do you make music with found objects? Do you build or modify your own instruments? Do you play in unusual or historical tunings? 

Here's your chance to enter the 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival, which will include the final shows of Harrison 100/Thingamajigs 20. Your proposal, if selected, will be included in our grant applications and will create opportunities for other funds too.

You will need the following information to complete the form:

  • Bio of the artist/performer/composer(s)

  • Specific description of the work or performance proposed

  • Documentation of the submitted or a related work (link to a website or audio)

  • Proposed budget for works involving large groups and/or travel expenses

Electronic submissions are preferred. Alternatively, you can send hard copies and fixed media documentation to:
PMB 9826 5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613


JUNE 10, 2017


The performances and the works presented in the festival are aligned with the following organizational goals:

  • Promote the creation of genre-crossing works which incorporate made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems

  • Offer a platform for artists in the aforesaid medium, to showcase their work

  • Expose the general public, and especially children, to experience sound in new ways

Thank you for your interest in the festival. We are now past the submission deadline. The submitted proposals are being reviewed and related announcements will be made shortly.

Reach out to us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you in the celebrations in October. Meanwhile you can visit our website or Facebook page for updates on selected performances and other news.