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26 August 2016

New 'Prelude' network of composer residencies - applications are now open

Gallop House, Perth Image: Gallop House, Perth  

Applications are now open for the new 'Prelude' network of composer residencies, housed in Australian historical buildings. Beginning with two houses in two states in 2017 - the well-known Peggy Glanville-Hicks composer house in Paddington, Sydney and the new Gallop House residency in Perth - the new program aims to grow to four residencies in 2018, and more beyond that. The year-long residencies are open to composers of any genre, of any age (from 18 years) and any career stage.

Prelude is a national network of residencies providing Australian composers with time and space to create new work - one of the biggest opportunities for Australian composers in recent history. It is a collaboration between the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust, the National Trust of Western Australia, National Trust of Australia, APRA AMCOS and Bundanon Trust. Prelude is assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts' Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund, and through the Australia Council for the Arts.

Applications for the 2017 Gallop House residency in Perth close on 23 September 2016. This residency comes with a stipend of $15,000 (for twelve months, to be scaled proportionally for shorter residencies).

Applications for the Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency close on 26 September 2016. The successful recipient will also receive up to $20,000 to cover living costs, on-costs, travel and administration for the period of their residency.

> For more information about the Prelude program and how to apply, please see the Prelude website.


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