20 April 2020
Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions 2020
Australian Music Centre is commissioning 10 presentations in 2020 under the banner of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address.
We are committed to telling Australian stories to ensure that the diverse practices of Australian music are locally and globally visible and economically viable. The current precarious state of our community strengthens our determination to ensure that Australian music, and the diverse people and communities who create it, are valued and visible. We are focused on presenting the ever-evolving variety of Australian music to the world, and supporting a sustainable environment for our nation's musicians.
10 x $1000 bursaries will be available to the Australian music community to create online works that are realised in 2020. Distribution will be in partnership with the ABC and Monash University, in order that your work reaches as broad an audience as possible, and further embeds Australian music in teaching and learning.
All content must be created from within a home or private studio, adhering to current social distancing measures, and be of a maximum 15 mins duration.
AMC embraces diverse music practices. We welcome submissions from First Nations practitioners, CALD practitioners, women, non-binary artists, musicians from diverse backgrounds, performers or composers from sound art, jazz, electronica, contemporary classical, improvisation, experimental music, everything in between, as well as producers, audio engineers, software programmers, writers and commentators.
We are open to your ideas! Suggestions might include:
• creative ways our community can engage with making or listening
to Australian music at the moment
• iintimate, heartfelt stories on Australian music
• new content for our ECHO online learning platform - e.g. a digital kit including a 2-page worksheet with teaching material including background information, a listening guide, up to four flexible and adabtable activities and links to relevant third-party media (Youtube, Soundcloud, articles and blog posts). Please see ECHO for examples of our existing resources.
• a live-streaming performance of your own or other Australian music
• a pre-recorded performance of Australian music (Youtube/Vimeo preferred)
• articles, commentary, creative responses to the rich AMC collection
• a series of videos on different aspects of your practice or area
The selection panel will be made-up of the AMC board members and staff, who cover a wide variety of expertise. The alignment of the material to the AMC's vision will be key in our decision making. This includes our focus on opportunities for Indigenous artists, gender equity, innovation and collaboration. For an overview of our vision, mission and goals, see this one-page summary of the AMC's Strategic Plan for 2021-24. For further information, please check our website.
Unsalaried people affected by COVID-19 cancellations will be given priority.
How to apply
Individuals, groups or ensembles will need to submit their name and a description of their proposition. All work must be carried out in accordance with current social distancing policies.
You will be asked to nominate a deadline for your project (between May and August).
Deadline for EOIs is at 5pm AEST on Friday 8 May 2020. Decisions will be released on Monday 20 May 2020.
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