27 September 2017
Classical:NEXT Fellowships - call for EOIs
The Australian Music Centre and APRA AMCOS are pleased to open a call for expressions of interest in being part of the 2018 Classical:NEXT Fellowship Program.
EOIs are being sought from emerging professionals and experienced, senior students in the fields of composition, music performance and music presenting to participate in this program.
The program will see TWO successful Australian applicants (1 composer and 1 other) attending 2018 Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam in May, assigned to an experienced Classical:NEXT veteran as a mentor, and being brought into contact with over 1,000 professionals from the sector attending the event. Workshops on networking and researching networking targets are a part of the program, along with a special fellows get-together event held during Classical:NEXT.
This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and networking opportunities offered by Classical:NEXT. The program is facilitated by Classical:NEXT, Codarts University of the Arts (NL), and a number of international partners.
Successful applicants will be provided with a stipend contributing to travel costs to Rotterdam, accommodation costs, Classical:NEXT registration costs, and per diem expenses. It is expected that the Australian Fellowship Program participants will also fully engage with the Australian delegation to Classical:NEXT, under the banner of the Sounds Australia stand.
Classical:NEXT is a global gathering for art music with 1,200 professionals from 45 countries. All branches of the classical music tree can be found, including orchestras, opera and music theatre, chamber music, publishers, arts presenters from concert venues and festivals, music export offices, labels, distributors, journalists, artist managers, musicians and many more. In addition to networking, Classical:NEXT's extensive conference programme offers an overview as well as deep insights into key themes, current trends and future visions relevant to all sectors in the industry. Project pitches and live showcases complete the package with insights into artistic creations from around the world.
To lodge an EOI, you must:
- Be a member of APRA, and a financial member of the AMC.
- Fill in and submit the online form.
In addition to the information requested in the online form, you must also
- 2 written references attesting to the program requirements, and supporting your candidature.
- Your contact details, mailing address, web page URL, and links to your works/activities online, content that best represents you.
In relation to personal attributes, we are seeking candidates who possess not only strong artistic skills, but who also are self-starters, good communicators and networkers. We seek candidates who are informed beyond their own practice, and who are able to speak to the wider Australian context. If you have the capacity to offer some reciprocal opportunities for other Fellows, or other Classical:NEXT delegates, this may work to your advantage.
Submit your additional information via email to - deadline is 3 November 2017. Successful candidates will be informed around 1 February 2018.
This opportunity is supported by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre. See also: 2017 Classical:NEXT fellowship announcement (Resonate 24 January 2017)
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