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2021 Art Music Fund

Composition Opportunity

2021 Art Music Fund

  • Deadline date: 16 Feb 2021 [Delivery Deadline]
  • Date held: From May 2021
  • Location: Australia
  • Total prizes: AUD 50,000


Further Details

In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund. A total pool of A$50,000 is on offer to provide funding for ten composers to create commissioned work that is complemented by an exploitation program.

The Art Music Fund exists to commission new work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field. These works must have committed partners to ensure the work is presented multiple times with the intention to create a long artistic life for the work and by extension, its composer.

The Art Music Fund is assessed by an external panel of musicians. With an aim to represent a complete view of the industry, we are particularly aware of ensuring the panel of experts includes diverse voices across culture, gender, geography, generation, and genre.

This fund supports a wide range of music styles including: notated composition; electroacoustic music; improvised music (including innovative, original jazz); sound art; installation soundmultimedia, web and film sound and music; and theatrical, operatic and choreographed music.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Innovation (How the work develops the applicant’s practice);
  • Excellence & Compositional Craft (The quality of the work);
  • Viability (The viability of the proposed project);
  • Reach & Impact (The quality of the presentation and exposure plan).

It is expected that composers will collaborate with ensembles, orchestras, producers, recording companies, broadcasters, festivals and other parties to propose the writing of a work that will be guaranteed multiple exposures by way of performances, recordings, broadcasts or digital dissemination.

Website: https://apraamcos.com.au/about-us/supporting-the-music-industry/art-music-fund/


Contact: Cameron Lam, APRA AMCOS Art Music Specialist, APRA | AMCOS

Mailing Address: 16 Mountain Street, ULTIMO NSW 2007 Australia

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