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Performer Opportunity

Goodmesh Competition: Arts Unite - Art Unites

  • Deadline date: 1 Oct 2020 [Delivery Deadline] — Visit our current Opportunities for upcoming competitions, workshops and more.
  • Date held: October 15, 2020 - Decmber 31, 2020
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Total prizes: Over EUR 20,000
  • Entry fee: EUR 75
  • Entry restriction: Open to musicians, conservatory or music academy students or alumni (up to 7 years) of musical institutions


Further Details

The New International Music Competition fostering creativity and collaboration between different Art Forms.

VIDEO SELECTION (no travel required to apply).

The purpose of the Competition is to encourage musical collaboration between artists and different art forms, fostering special connections artists share with one another — to create something beautiful and worthwhile.
We are on the search of selecting high-quality musicians making meaningful collaborations, stories, and concepts that promote the joy of uniting different art forms as well as society in general.

The theme and keyword of the 2020 edition is BODY RESPECT.

The programming and conceptualizing of the submitted material should in one way or another encompass this keyword.



Musicians, conservatory or music academy students or alumni up to 7 years of musical institutions, collaborating with artist(s) of a non-musical category. Collaboration with a non-music artform is obligatory.  The jury will look for the most inspiring ways on how the music is enhanced by another art form, where the musicians are the ones being evaluated.

This competition is an opportunity for all music categories, soloists or chamber musicians up to 6 members, to show their creativity through combining another artform of their choice (visual, movement, literature…).

Our goal is to maximize the potential of creativity through musical expression and to celebrate the collaboration of artists in different fields.

VIDEO SELECTION: our jury will select the finalists and winners through the material submitted online, so travel is not required.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1st, first online video selection.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although collaborating with non-musical art forms, this Competition remains a music competition and the other art forms serve as an enhancement of the music performed and not a separate category that is to be judged in a technical sense.


  • Fully submitted online application form.
  • CV with a photo.
  • Diploma or certificate of enrollment in a musical institution in a PDF format.
  • Application fee of EUR 75 per application. You will receive an invoice after you submit Online Application.
  • 2-4 min video presentation of yourself and a concept proposal sent in youtube or Vimeo link.*​​

Details: Who are you, what is your art, what is your concept behind this year’s theme “body respect”? What drives you to make art? Explain how you’d realize the final performance and what other art forms you would like to include in your project and why.

* The video submitted should only contain the presentation of yourself as an artist and the concept proposal and NOT the final project. However, the concept in your presentation video is final, meaning no changes can be made after submitting the first application. If admitted in the final round, these concepts must be realized as described, otherwise, the Concours committee reserves the right to disqualify the contestant.

If you have questions regarding your application or you are looking for additional information, you can contact us by e-mail: concours@goodmesh.nl .


Awards: over EUR 20,000.

The recording company TRPTK is our Main Partner and First Prize Grantor.

TRPTK’s goal is to create super-immersive listening experiences, by recording the greatest artists in the highest sound quality possible, in stereo as well as immersive surround.

1st prize:

  • EUR 2,000.
  • TRPTK album recording (worldwide digital distribution to all the major platforms), award value: EUR 10,000.
  • Nationwide publication.
  • Live concert in the Royal Theatre in The Hague.
  • Professional video recordings and photos.
  • "Goodmesh artist in residence" management.

2nd prize:

  • EUR 1,000.
  • Live concert in the Royal Theatre in The Hague.
  • Nationwide publication.
  • Professional video recordings and photos.
  • “Goodmesh artist in residence” management.

3rd prize:

  • EUR 700.
  • Nationwide publication.
  • Professional video recording and photos.
  • Live performance opportunities.
  • "Goodmesh artist in residence" management.

For all non-musicians, in addition to the prizes above:

A year-long endorsement and artist promotion. Depending on the art form: gallery exhibitions, organizing events that showcase your art.


October 1st, First round application deadline.

October 15th, finalists announcement.

  • The jury will select 10 finalists that will have until December 1st to work on realizing the proposed concept and performance.
  • The contestants that were not selected to participate in the final round, have the right to ask for the feedback of the esteemed jury and will all receive a participation certificate.

December 1st, Final round.

Materials to be submitted:

  • Up to 10min video presentation of your final production, sent in YouTube or Vimeo link.

Details: A performance, clearly demonstrating your concept proposal from the 1st round of the competition.

  • Portfolio:

Details: 2-5 pages should be submitted in a PDF format and demonstrate your philosophy, process and impression of the submitted work. The portfolio should include photos and “behind the scenes” insights as well as text about the artistic approach and process, your inspirations and observations you came across while working on the project, regarding the "body respect" theme.

December 31st, Winner announcement.

  • The jury will select 3 winning concepts and artists as well as provide all finalists with insightful feedback and Diplomas.

If you have questions regarding your application or you are looking for additional information, you can contact us by e-mail: concours@goodmesh.nl .

Website: https://www.goodmesh.nl/


Contact: Goodmesh

Mailing Address: Javastraat 80d, 2585AS Den Haag, The Netherlands

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