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 Washington Award
Summary:$10,000 arts award
Deadline: 03 August 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has recognized talented visual artists, dancers, and musicians (including composers), especially those who contribute to international cultural collaboration.

This year we are excited to announce the amount of the Washington Award will be increased to a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who will receive an additional $5,000. Award winners are honored annually in the spring at the Washington Awards Ceremony.

2019 applications are now open through August 3, 2018.

Please thoroughly read the Eligibility Requirements, Terms & Conditions, and FAQ page before beginning the application process.

The 2018 winners included Grand Prize-winning choreographer Gabrielle Lamb and Washington Award winners Sara Daneshpour (Piano), Alicia Eggert (Interdisciplinary Artist), Paul Wiancko (Composer) and Yoshie Ueno (Flutist). Each of these forward-thinking artists is pushing the boundaries of their artistic and performance practices.

For more information:
Web Site:sandrfoundation.org/programs/w...

 International Hanns Eisler Scholarship, Leipzig
Summary:Scholarship with Residency
Deadline: 06 July 2018
Date Posted: 24 May 2018
Details: Deadline: Friday 6 July 2018

Details: In the year of the 120th birthday of composer Hanns Eisler, born in Leipzig, the City of Leipzig announces the first International Hanns Eisler Scholarship. The scholarship focuses on a Composer in Residence Programme, which provides a compositional and study stay in Leipzig. The aim of the programme is to create a platform dedicated to the further development and promotion of contemporary music. The programme is conceived and organised by Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V. in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig. The scholarship holder is given the opportunity to live for five months in Hanns Eisler's home at Hofmeisterstraße 14 in Leipzig and to work on a previously conceived project. The resulting composition will be premiered at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. The aim is for the scholarship holder to be on site mainly in Leipzig during the five months of the scholarship.

Fee: €1,000 per month

Contact: Eislerhaus_Leipzig@gmx.de. To apply, please send a covering letter, CV, passport copy, three scores with audio if applicable, and a description of the project. For further details, see the website: www.eisler-haus-leipzig.de
Web Site:www.eisler-haus-leipzig.de
Email:Eislerhaus_Leipzig@gmx.de

 International Hanns Eisler Scholarship of the City of Leipzig 2019
Summary:Scholarship, residency and final performance
Deadline: 06 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: In the year of the 120th birthday of composer Hanns Eisler, born in Leipzig, the City of Leipzig announces the first International Hanns Eisler Scholarship of the City of Leipzig. Eisler, a student of Arnold Schönberg, was born in Leipzig on July 6, 1898 in today's Hofmeisterstraße 14. Leipzig, the city of music, is thus setting an important example in the vivid remembrance of Hanns Eisler as one of the most important composers of contemporary music of the 20th century.

The international scholarship is aimed at composers with the appropriate qualifications, e.g. a university degree or a subject-related course of study. The scholarship focuses on a Composer in Residence Programme, which basically provides a compositional and study stay in Leipzig. The aim of the programme is to create a platform dedicated to the further development and promotion of contemporary music. The programme is conceived and organised by Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V. in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig.

The scholarship holder is given the opportunity to live for five months in Hanns Eisler's home at Hofmeisterstraße 14 in Leipzig and to work on a previously conceived project. The resulting composition will be premiered at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. The aim is for the scholarship holder to be on site mainly in Leipzig during the five months of the scholarship.

In addition, the scholarship holder receives financial support of €1,000 per month over a period of five months.

There is no age limit.
Applicants please send their submissions in German or English to:

Eisler-Haus Leipzig e.V. c/o Martin Echterhoff Rosenmüllerstraße 15 04179 Leipzig GERMANY


or by e-mail to:
Eislerhaus_Leipzig@gmx.de
The call for tenders begins on May 1, 2018, the application deadline is July 6,

2018 (date application of the postmark).
documents

an informal application letter
a curriculum vitae
a copy of your identy card or passport
three different scores, if possible, with sound examples a description of the project

The jury will meet at the beginning of September 2018 and the results will be communicated to the selected scholarship holder by telephone or e- mail immediately after the jury meeting. Applicants not selected for a scholarship cannot be notified separately.

From 11 October 2018, the name of the scholarship holder will be published on the association's website and announced to the media. The jury's decision is not justified. The scholarship holder undertakes to take out all necessary insurance for the stay in Germany immediately after notification and to provide proof of this in a timely manner.

Please understand that the documents sent in cannot be returned. We look forward to receiving your application.

Further information is available at www.eisler-haus-leipzig.de
Web Site:eisler-haus-leipzig.de

 Giga-Hertz Award
Summary:Funding Opportunity (see Special Prize)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 22 March 2018
Details: Since 2007 the Giga-Hertz Award for electronic music has been jointly awarded by the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics and the Freiburg EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO of the SWR.

Giga-Hertz Award 2018
This year, the Giga-Hertz Award is endowed with a total of 20,000 €. This year, the Giga-Hertz Award will be presented for the eleventh time. The Giga-Hertz First Prize for Lifetime Achievement is determined through recommendations from members of the jury. As well as the €10,000 prize money which comes with the Giga-Hertz First Prize, there are also two €5000 internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Production Prizes for initiating and promoting new projects and are directed at artists and composers of electronic or electro-acoustic music as well as mixed music.

The award-giving ceremony takes place on Saturday, November 24, 2018.
The Giga-Hertz Award is dedicated to world-famous physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894) who discovered electromagnetic waves at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where he taught at the end of the nineteenth century. The award was arranged as an initiative of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media.

Giga-Hertz Grand Prize for Lifetime Achievement
The Giga-Hertz Grand Award of 10,000 € distinguishes renowned composers for their lifetime achievement. The prize is based on jury recommendations rather than an open call.

Giga-Hertz Special Prizes
The two internationally oriented Giga-Hertz Special Prizes are each endowed with 5,000 €. They serve to initiate and promote of new projects and are directed at composers of electronic and acousmatic music.
The application for special prizes takes place in two stages:
1. With the submission of a reference work no more than five years old and no longer than twenty minutes. This work forms the basis for the jury’s evaluation, and should clearly use electronic-technical means. Furthermore, in the case of selection by the jury, the work in question should be presentable with minimum technical effort.

2. A project exposé of a new, projected work should also be submitted. The prizewinners' newly created works will premier as part of the Giga-Hertz Award ceremony in the following year. The realization of these works takes place by the jury's decision whether at the EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO of the SWR or at the ZKM | IMA. (The project proposal can be modified to match the production resources available at the respective studios.)
Information about the Giga-Hertz Award winners of the past years as well as video recordings of the past Giga-Hertz Award festivals can be found at http://zkm.de/en/project/giga-hertz-award.

Web Site:zkm.de/en/about-us/awards/giga...

 Graeme Miles Bursary
Summary:Bursary Opportunity-short deadline!
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 October 2017
Details: The Graeme Miles Bursary is open to artists or groups based in the North East of England. The aim is to fund an important development opportunity, project or programme of activity that will have a lasting impact on their career. The £1,200 award is made annually to celebrate the life of Middlesbrough’s Graeme Miles who died in 2013.

A contemporary of Ewan MacColl, Miles wrote his first song, Sea Coal about Hartlepool, at the age of 14, and after hearing the traditional songs of Tyneside, set himself a 20-year task to create a collection for his adopted native Teesside.

The memorial bursary, which is funded and administered by The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and funded by The Unthanks through fundraising concerts, is now in its 3rd year running and will continue to organise events to fund future awards.

The Graeme Miles Bursary scheme is open to any folk artists or groups, aged 18 to 25, in the North East of England, which includes Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and the Tees Valley. The bursary is to fund a significant development opportunity, project or programme of activity that could have a lasting impact on their career.

The inaugural winner was Joe Hammill from Thornaby on Tees. The singer songwriter, who fronts the band Cattle & Cane, invested the award in home studio equipment to record his own music. The 2016 recipient was the Rachel Hamer Band, a Newcastle folk band with strong links to Teesside.

The selection panel includes Adrian McNally and Rachel Unthank from The Unthanks.

Application Criteria

1. Artist(s) must be based or have strong links to the North East of England.
2. Individual musicians (including composers) and duos/trios/bands in the early stages of their career and/or final stages of advanced musical training.
3. Artists must have a genuine desire and commitment to building a professional career in folk music.
4. Artists should be able to demonstrate the talent, potential and enthusiasm to make folk music your profession.
5. The funded activity needs to be completed by 30 November 2018.

Timing and deadlines
Closing date for applications Midnight on Sunday 29 October 2017
Bursary Announcement December 2017
Web Site:www.efdss.org/efdss-artists-de...

 Scottish Awards for New Music 2018
Summary:Composer Awards Nominations Open
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: Following on from the inaugural event in 2017, New Music Scotland are pleased to launch the second annual Scottish Awards for New Music. Created by New Music Scotland with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, Help Musicians UK, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Holiday Inn Glasgow Theatreland, Steinberg, and EVM Marketing, the awards will celebrate and champion the highest standards and achievements of Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists, programmers, producers and ensembles. They will highlight and showcase the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland, as well as the depth and breadth of the country’s contemporary music scene.

The Scottish Awards for New Music are welcoming nominations for music being made by Scottish and Scottish-based creators and facilitators of new music. The eleven categories, including three new ones for 2018, are listed below. Partnerships with Hands Up for Trad and Jazz from Scotland have enabled the creation of new categories which focus on experimental and ground breaking traditional and jazz music. Nominations are open from Saturday 7 October 2017 until Monday 11 December 2017 and can be made by both members of the public and industry professionals. Nominations can be made via the website where details of eligibility and submission criteria can be found: www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018.

An international panel of composers, performers, programmers and music industry experts will meet in January to discuss the nominations, following which a shortlist will be announced. Profiles of the shortlisted entries will be available on New Music Scotland’s website in the weeks leading up to the awards evening on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

New Music Scotland Chair, composer Oliver Searle said, “The Awards offer a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of new music in Scotland and further afield, spreading news of the innovative new music scene to potential audiences around the globe. Rarely do you manage to gather so many of the key figures and institutions of new music making in Scotland together in one room. Coupled with the high profile supporters and partnerships involved in making this event a reality, the Scottish Awards for New Music 2018 promises to be an exciting event for Scotland’s new music sector.”

Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland, said, “Music is an art form that never sits still – it is always pushing back barriers and reshaping the cultural landscape. The Scottish Awards for New Music celebrate such experimentation and throw a spotlight on our most talented composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles. Scotland is one of the most vibrant and collaborative countries in the world for new music, and these awards raise the profile of this exciting sector both nationally and internationally.”

COMPOSER ELIGIBILITY

Composers must have been born in Scotland, or have been ordinarily resident in Scotland for at least two years prior to 1st July 2017. Non Scottish or Scottish based composers can have works nominated as part of the Award for Creative Programming.
Composers may be any age.
Composers do not have to be members of New Music Scotland.
Students are eligible

WORK ELIGIBILITY

To qualify, new works must have received their première in a public performance, either live or broadcast/online, between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017
The community/education project category: For Projects that may be nominated, they can have started prior to, but must have been concluded between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017.
Recorded works must have been publicly released on any format between 15 December 2016 and 15 December 2017
Works do not have to have been published.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including from the composer, performer, audience or organisation. If self nominating, you must also nominate 2 other works (in any category) that are not by yourself.

AWARD CATEGORIES

The nominator should choose the category which most closely fits the work. NMS reserves the right to move the work to a different category if appropriate.
NMS reserves the right to add, remove or redefine categories if necessary.

Electroacoustic/sound art work
For a new work or installation written and/or performed during 2017 that can be described as either electroacoustic or sound art (or both!)

Dorico Award for Small/Medium Scale Work sponsored by Steinberg (1-10 performers)
A piece of new music, of any style or instrumentation, written and/or performed in 2017 by 10 performers or fewer.

Large Scale New Work
A piece of new music, of any style or instrumentation, written and/or performed in 2017 by 11 performers or more.

Recorded New Work
A recording of new music for commercial release in 2017 for CD/LP, TV, film, digital/online platforms, or other audio-visual medium. This may include the recording of an existing work released within the calendar year.

The ISM Award for Collaboration
Celebrating collaborative new music in 2017, including projects that are cross-genre, cross-art form, multi-disciplinary, or those that bring together unique combinations of partners. Collaboration should have taken place between two or more active parties to the extent of which the work would not exist without the partnership.

Community/Education project
Music-making, listening, appreciation, participation projects taking new music as their medium, and widening access to those in Scottish communities and/or education settings. This may take the form of a one-off event, or an ongoing project with or without specific outcome over the calendar year of 2017.

Contribution to new music in Scotland
Marking the contribution made by an individual or organisation that has contributed significantly to the new music sector in Scotland during 2017.

Help Musicians UK Award for New Music Performer(s) of the Year
An award to celebrate musicians who perform new music at the highest standard. This could be the best one off performance or a number of performances that adds to a portfolio of work over 2017.

Award for Creative Programming
An award to celebrate Creative Programming. This could be a one off production/commission, a festival programme, a programme series, or an audience development initiative that has been of an exceptional standard and demonstrates genuine imagination in its execution.

Award for Innovation in New Folk Music in association with Hands Up for Trad
Traditional Music plays an important role in Scotland’s musical scene. This award, in partnership with Hands Up for Trad, celebrates the musicians who use elements of both traditional and new music (as defined at the start) in an original and experimental way.

Award for Innovation in New Jazz Music in association with Jazz from Scotland
Scotland’s vibrant jazz sector regularly sees experimentation and creative projects come to fruition . This award, in partnership with Jazz from Scotland, celebrates the musicians who use elements of both jazz and new music (as defined at the start) in an original and experimental way.

SUBMITTING AN ENTRY
All nominations are to be submitted online via the New Music Scotland website newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018
There is no limit to the number of works which may be submitted.
Self-nomination is allowed but must be balanced by the submission of two other nominations (i.e. not self-nominations) in any categories.

Nominators will be asked to provide:
Creator name, work title, performers, when & where heard, reason for nomination (depending on category max 200 words), links to supporting reviews, recordings, articles, online information, nominator name and contact details, demographic information of nominator

JUDGING
Judging will be made by a specially appointed panel, the members of which will be chosen by NMS.
In each category there will be a final shortlist, announced in advance of the award ceremony.
NMS reserves the right not to make an award in any category.
The final decision regarding all aspects of the Scottish Awards for New Music, including the interpretation of these rules, resides with the Board of NMS.

AWARD CEREMONY

The presentation of the awards will take place at a reception on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at the Drygate in Glasgow
In each category the winning individual/organisation will be presented with a Scottish Award for New Music
Web Site:www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/sco...

 Andrew S. Way Music Foundation
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: The Andrew S. Way Music Foundation is committed to the composition, education, and performance of new music. The process by which this is achieved has two major components: first the grant selects composers to write new music (for a school or organization), then music educators apply for the opportunity to perform the music with their ensembles in live concert. When the two are matched, the foundation will also help facilitate and encourage communication between the composer, the educator, and the ensemble. Currently accepting all applicants from the Bay Area.

The Andrew S. Way Foundation welcomes composer and school/organization applicants from all walks of life and musical paths, and is dedicated to supporting all types of music.
Web Site:aswaymusicfoundation.org/appli...