2021 Art Music Fund
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$100,000 per annum is on offer to provide funding for Australian and New Zealand 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.
This fund supports a wide range of music styles including: notated composition; electroacoustic music; improvised music (including innovative, original jazz); sound art; installation sound; multimedia, web and film sound and music; and theatrical, operatic and choreographed music.
All applicants will be asked to explain how their arts practice aligns with the qualities identified in the Art Music Fund (innovation, compositional craft, and excellence), regardless of style.
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.
Full details are available at apraamcos.com.au/artmusicfund
Please note: The Art Music Fund is not intended to support popular and rock music, especially of commercial importance, nor folk and traditional music.
Applications are due at the close of 5:00PM 16 February 2021 (AEDT)
Successful applicants notified: End of April 2021