Applications for APRA AMCOS’ 2020 Art Music Fund are now open. Australian and New Zealand art music composers are encouraged to apply for a share in this round’s A$100,000 of funding to create new commissioned work.
Applications close 24 February 2020 at 5:00pm AEDT.
The funding pool of A$100,000 is available for the creation of commissioned work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field. The intention is to support composers to create works with a long artistic life.
The fund has supported innovative works by composers from a range of genres, from music for contemporary dance to multi-media sound art, and from children’s opera to major orchestral works. In the past year, funded works with world premieres include Matthias Schack-Arnott’s Everywhen at Melbourne International Arts Festival; Connor D’Netto’s String Quartet No. 3 at the 2019 Australian Festival of Chamber Music, where he was Composer-in-Residence; and Fiona Hill’s powerful Imago at Melbourne’s Tilde~ New Music Festival.
“The Art Music Fund gives the creator the means, the impetus and encouragement to complete a significant work,” said New Zealand composer and 2019 AMF recipient Eve de Castro-Robinson, who will premiere her funded work Clarion in March at the Auckland Arts Festival.
For application guidelines and details: apraamcos.com.au/artmusicfund
ART MUSIC FUND KEY DATES
Applications close: 24 February 2020, 5pm AEDT
Successful applicants notified: End of April
Acquittal: Grants must be acquitted within five years