Score Relief 2022

by The Cue Tube in Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom

We did it
On 26th February 2022 we successfully raised £5,580 with 246 supporters in 56 days

We're offering a great, free contest and asking you to support our charity to re-build cultural activity in regions of war.

by The Cue Tube in Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom

1641741688_1608056677_scorerelieffinal450inverted.pngBringing the creative community together to make a difference!

We are so proud to be able to present Score Relief 2022, the second global film scoring competition and fundraiser organised by The Cue Tube alongside Northern Film Orchestra and Metapop.  


Last year, Score Relief raised more than $15,000 for entertainment industry workers that were affected by the pandemic, thanks to you!  Score Relief 2022 takes our mission global, in partnership with In Place Of War - leveraging culture to create change where it's needed most.  



THE HEART. Score Relief is an appeal by The Cue Tube (a free-to-use platform for film composers, set up during the Covid-19 pandemic), to raise funds in support of In Place of War, a global charity supporting grassroots music and arts projects in regions affected by war and conflict. The organisation enables grassroots change-makers in music, theatre and across the arts to transform a culture of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom. The changemaker network is made up of over 100 change-makers from 26 countries across Africa, South America, The Middle East and Europe. These change-makers are artists, activists, community leaders and cultural leaders, all working to create change lasting in their local communities through art and culture.


1641741477_frame.jpgComposers of all levels and styles are invited to create a score for a special edit of Sprite Fright - a delightful animation from Blender Foundation.  There is no entry fee.  An amazing array of prizes from our generous supporters include having your score performed by Northern Film Orchestra and judges include Oscar winning composer Mychael Danna.  One of our amazing prizes is a one-to-one score review session with Carlos Rafael Rivera.

We also have a second category of contest for composers for whom the orchestra performance isn't relevant or who prefer a different type of clip.

Prize donations to a value exceeding $35,000 have been generously made by companies including Orchestral Tools, Native Instruments, ThinkSpace Education, Spitfire Audio and many more.  The free contest runs alongside our charity fundraiser to which all are invited to contribute, however small or large your capacity to do so!  Thank you for your support.

ENTERING AND DONATING.  The contest is free for anyone to enter.  And anyone is free to donate to our fundraising appeal!  We're particularly encouraging donations from participants in the contest.  Our suggested optional minimum donation for taking part is $10/£10/€10 per entry.  Please remember that most competitions with such great prizes cost much more to enter.  If you can't donate, you can still take part, but please share our appeal as much as you can - this will help us a lot.  If you can donate - thank you so much!  Please give as generously as you can for this much-needed cause.  Even $1 will help us get closer to our goal!

Can't decide how much to donate?'s a suggestion.  If you're working, think about how much you're paid for an hour, or a day, and think about donating an hour's worth, or a day's worth, of salary to this great cause.  Easy, huh? :)

The Cue Tube, Northern Film Orchestra and In Place of War THANK YOU for your support!



Huge thanks for their generous support to:

Northern Film Orchestra; Metapop, Native Instruments; Orchestral Tools, Spitfire Audio; ThinkSpace Education; Mike Ladouceur's Film Music Academy; Carlos Rafael Rivera; Heavyocity; Project Sam; Fingerprint Audio Productions; Sontronics; Luftrum; Cinesamples; Arturia; e-instruments; Output; UJAM; Westwood Instruments, SE Electronics, Bunker Samples, KeepForest and many others who have contributed to making this campaign happen.

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