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 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived. Since then we have continuously been cultivating this program to encourage individual and collaborative creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. The program has brought together artists from a wide range of disciplines, to ask and engage their questions, create and share their work. When people are free to act, interact with and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.

Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose, a place to create new linkages, new thought processes, new path- ways of understanding that embody our best hopes and aspirations. It is a place where many elements come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination; it is a place to explore the nuanced fragilities in our shared stories.

We are situated within an enthusiastic and supportive community that is highly active in the short term programming of Arts Letters & Numbers, including Events, Courses, and Workshops that run in parallel to and interweave with the Residency Program. To further expand the conversation and space of Arts Letters & Numbers – both within the Residency Program and the broader community – as an Artist in Residence you will be encouraged to participate in and host some of these features, as well as proposing your own events to foster and enrich this dialogue, i.e. lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.

Arts Letters & Numbers is constructed by us: not just those who are directly involved in its day to day operation, not just the fellows, participants, visiting artists and local community members, it has and continues to be built by everyone who sets foot in this remarkable place. It is being constructed by and between us. This aspect of Arts Letters & Numbers is foundational.


Residency History
Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived.

Duration of Residency
We are now accepting applications for 2018/2019. Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Due to our annual Summer Workshop, we do not accept any Residencies between July 1st and August 15th.

Residency Fee and Accommodation
Following fees are for 2018/2019:
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week
Private accommodation $275/week
Couple accommodation $375/week

You will be hosted in the House on the Hill, in one of our nine bedrooms; these vary in size and, we offer both private and shared arrangements. (Although all three of our bathrooms are shared). We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.

One of our traditions has been the sharing of ideas over a great meal, and this has become a vital part of Arts Letters & Numbers. We will all share one kitchen and though you are individually responsible for your food, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.

Day Residency
Day Residency, no accommodation included $95/week (2018/2019)

The Day Residency is for commuting Residents only. The artists will, just like any other artist in the program, have access to all working facilities.

Studio / Workspace
Because each artist's studio needs and space differs, we work with each artist to find the best possible working situation for their time. Currently, the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. In addition to the Mill we also have our Barn, located next to the house. This flexible indoor - outdoor space serves as our main studio space, with additional more private spaces to be found in the House as well as space for our 9' grand Baldwin piano.

Expectations Towards the Artist
Artists are expected to pursue their individual creative endeavor and many times this calls for leading a workshop, giving a lecture, sharing a film, partake in critique, exhibiting/performing work etc. These are optional but has proven to be an integral tool for artists to find inspiration and to allow others to experience the works in progress or previous works. The artist will be encouraged to propose any form of sharing suitable for their work.

Available Weekly Happenings
Monday Evening: T-time; serious casual discussion, linkage making, mounting of enquiries for critical reception and processing with other minds, development of discourse, emergent language to signify thoughts and works and ways of thinking through work, relating experience to abstraction and larger contexts.

Tuesday Evening: Table Tennis gathering; potluck dinner and ping pong at various houses in the local community

Friday Morning: Liver and Onions; very casual conversations with the local community over potluck breakfast

Other available happenings: Open Mic (opportunity of sharing in progress or completed works, as well as sharing of influences and references.) Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Construction, Dinners and Excursions to Museums etc. (Organized and hosted by Fellows and Resident Artists)

Disciplines Support and Technical Information
The basis for Arts Letters and Numbers Residency Program is to encourage cross-disciplinary linkages. Work samples are required for evaluating applications. The application form asks for a website but if you do not maintain one as the site for samples of your work, please send samples, writing or images directly to info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed within 14 - 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your application do not hesitate to ask at info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Scholarships
There are a limited number of Residency Work Scholarships available. Scholarships are only for residencies 8 weeks or longer. Please enquire if you are interested in work exchange discount.

Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/...

 Ricordi Lab
Summary:Three-year collaboration opportunity
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: Ricordi Berlin is looking for young composers

After the great success of the first edition, Ricordi Berlin decided to continue its program to collaborate with young composers. Ricordilab will provide the opportunity for emerging composers to participate in a three-year collaboration with our publishing house from 2019 to 2022. Ricordi Berlin will publish selected works and provide international promotion for the successful applicants and will also support the laureates with expertise in the music business. We are looking for composers from various musical backgrounds with promising and unique compositional voices to enrich Ricordi Berlin’s roster. Works for stage are highly welcome.

Terms and Conditions
• Applicants must be born after August 31st, 1979
• Applicants must submit 3 works (if applying with stage works: 4 works)
• Each work has been performed or commissioned by at least one professional ensemble/orchestra
• The work is not published yet
• A recording (not necessarily commercial) of each work is required
• Scores and parts need to be engraved with Finale or Sibelius
• If applying with stage works, at least one of the works must be written for voice(s) with ensemble/orchestra
• The works must be for the following instrumentation:
• One work for ensemble (6-12 musicians)
• One work for large ensemble (12 – 18 musicians)
• One symphonic work (more than 18 musicians)
• One work for stage (ad libitum)

Online application
Applicants should submit the following mandatory materials:
• Completed online form
• Complete list of works (with details of year, title, subtitle, duration, instrumentation, date/place and ensemble of the world premiere, program note, publisher if relevant)
• Scores (pdf):
• One work for ensemble (6-12 musicians)
• One work for large ensemble (12-18 musicians)
• One symphonic work (more than 18 musicians)
• If applying with stage works (ad libitum):
• In addition to the scores mentioned above: One work for stage
• One of the other submitted works must be written for voice(s) with ensemble/orchestra
• Recordings of the submitted works (mp3)
• CV (in English, maximum 3,500 characters including spaces)
• List of upcoming performances and commissions
• Press quotes (in English, extracts preferred)

Benefits provided to successful applicants
• Publication of selected works
• Legal handling (collecting societies, royalties, licensing, accounting)
• Production and distribution of published works
• International promotion (personal meetings with our clients, print publication, press activities, website, newsletter, social media)
• Team members of Ricordi Berlin will actively consult the laureates regarding the development of their careers

Web Site:www.ricordi.com/ricordilab/?fb...

 Choreographers and Composers Lab, Phoenix Dance Theatre
Summary:Dance collaboration opportunity
Deadline: 11 January 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: • Closes: 11th January 2019
• Location: Yorkshire
• Type: Part time
• Salary: Paid (£15k-20k pro rata)
• Artform: combined arts, dance, music
• Contact: Sharon Watson platform@phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk

Description
Phoenix Dance Theatre is hosting its second Choreographers and Composers Lab between Tuesday 2 July – Saturday 13 July 2019 at its studios in Leeds, thanks to funding from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Leeds Dance Partnership. The two-week intensive led by choreographer and Artistic Director Sharon Watson – provides the opportunity for the next generation of artists to work collaboratively, innovate, and develop new ways of working in music and dance.

The Choreographers and Composers Lab will bring together four choreographers and four composers at a pivotal point in their careers, to participate in an immersive two-week programme. The participating artists will work with 12 professional dancers and four musicians, who will bring their artistic explorations to life, as well as have guest lectures and workshops with industry professionals while being mentored by Watson and a Musical Director that is yet to be announced. The first CC Lab Musical Director was internationally recognised composer, Kenneth Hesketh.

Participants will receive a bursary for their time on the two-week intensive.

To find more information and to apply:
Web Site:www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/p...

 Foreign Premiere Project
Summary:Opportunity for Belgium-based composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: British Composer based in Leuven, Belgium seeks other composers and performers for composition exchange project.

Who am I?

A British composer currently seeking to make links and contacts here in Belgium, especially in the Leuven/Brussels area. You can learn more about me here.

What am I proposing?

The idea is to find a way to get pieces by emerging Belgian composers performed in the UK and, conversely, to get compositions performed by British composers performed here in Belgium.

Essentially I can put in place a group of musicians to perform works in the UK, giving you that important ‘foreign performance’ to add to your CV.

But in return I need your local knowledge to help me and some of my British friends get their music performed here in Belgium.

In essence, everyone can be a winner if we help each other out….

I am interested in hearing from composers, composer/performers and performers.

If you are interested, just drop me an email with a line or two about yourself and how you would be able to contribute. A link to a website or soundcloud would also be helpful.

We plan this to be an expanding project, incorporating other countries soon. So this is a great opportunity for those who get involved at an early stage.

There is no age restriction on those wishing to apply.

Contact: Christian Morris
Email address to contact: jubal2@christianmorris.net
Email:jubal2@christianmorris.net

 Ivan Juritz Prize
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 29 March 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: We are delighted to announce that the 2019 prize is now open. The prize has expanded so now there will be a winner for each category: text, image, sound. The three winners will each receive £1000 and a residency at Cove Park.

This year’s deadline is 29 March 2019 and the prize is judged by Rachel Cusk, Jeremy Harding, Gillian Wearing and Ryan Wigglesworth.

Entrants must be postgraduate students currently enrolled on a course or programme of study in a European country.

Entries must be accompanied by a statement (up to 150 words).

The prize is intended for artists who have yet to establish themselves, but work that has already been published or performed can be submitted.

Entrants are welcome to submit their work to multiple categories. If you chose to do this, please give the titles of all submissions clearly in your statements.

The winners will be both of their time and aware of debts to the past. Pound, calling on the modern artist to ‘make it new’, was, after all, creatively translating the ancient Chinese King Cheng Tang. In the accompanying 150 word statement you should analyse the role of experiment in your work and, if appropriate, relate your work, whether sympathetically or antagonistically, to the creative experimentation of the modernist era.

How to enter
Entries should be received by March 29 2019 and sent to modern@kcl.ac.uk or by post to Dr Lara Feigel, Director of the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture, English Department, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE

Eligible entries

Texts
Up to 2000 words; if entering in a language other than English, please include a translation.

Images
Up to 8.

Films or excerpts of moving image work
Up to 15 minutes; if in a language other than English, please include subtitles. Films should be submitted as MP4 files or as a link to an online recording.

Sound recordings
Up to 15 minutes. Sound recordings should be sent in MP3 format or as a link to an online recording.

Proposals or documentation of installation and performance
Can include text (up to 2000 words), images (up to 8), sound recordings (up to 15 minutes) and film (up to 15 minutes). All of these can be submitted together.

Musical compositions
Up to 15 minutes for any number of instruments or for electronics; please submit a score and a recording, which can be an electronic recording and should be sent in MP3 format or as a link to an online recording.
Web Site:www.ivanjuritzprize.co.uk

 2019 Barlow Prize
Summary:$12,000 Commission
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Barlow Prize 2019

$12,000 Commission
New Work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics

The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission for a major new work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics. The work will be performed by a consortium of choirs (TBD) in 2021.

The work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium. Half of the commission fee will be paid when the contract for the commission is signed, and the other half will be paid when the finished score is submitted to the Endowment.

Eligibility

There are no restrictions or preferences with regard to musical style, nationality, age, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion. The only limitations are:

1) Composers who have won the Barlow Prize in the previous five years will not be considered in the Prize competition. FAQS

2) The Barlow Endowment is only able to grant commissions to composers who are not included among the premiering performers, conductors, directors, or agents of the commissioned work.

3) Members of the Barlow Boards are not eligible. FAQS

Application

New procedures for applying: Start the application process for the Barlow Prize by clicking on the application link found below. Upon completion, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant with further instructions and with the application PDF attached.

• Please note that all submissions are final. After submitting the application, applicants may not change or add anything to their submission.
• Your application is saved automatically. If you close the application before submitting, you must re-open the application link from the same device on which you began your application. Note: sound files are not saved or uploaded until the application is submitted.
• Anonymous submission is not necessary. FAQS
• Supporting materials should be sent by regular or express mail (not email) and must include a background sketch/ brief bio (one page), résumé of compositional activity, and exactly two (2) submitted hard-copy scores total. (REMINDER: submit EXACTLY two physical scores. No electronic scores will be accepted.) FAQS
-Of the two works you submit, one should be your best work (regardless of instrumentation).
-The other should be your best work that is closest to the consortium/performer requirement for which you are applying. It need not be exact, but can feature the category in another context. The judges will be interested in seeing how you handle the instrument(s) in as close a context as you can show.
-Additionally, one of these two chosen compositions (not an arrangement or recasting of an earlier work) must be no more than five (5) years old.
-The Endowment does not provide advice to applicants regarding which piece of music best represents them and their abilities.
• Recordings should be uploaded as part of the application form and should be uploaded in .aac or .mp3 formats only. Scores with recordings are considered extremely helpful in the judging process. Live recordings are strongly encouraged; MIDI realizations are discouraged. Judges will not review DVDs or CDs. FAQS
• The Endowment will not contact applicants if their uploaded .mp3 recordings do not work.

Deadlines

Applications and all materials must be RECEIVED before close of business on June 1st of each calendar year. This deadline is absolute—the Endowment is not obligated to respond to composer requests for any exception, and will not consider applications or materials received after that date. We encourage contestants from outside the United States to mail their materials early to avoid problems caused by postal delays. Note: the university does not receive mail on Saturday, Sunday, or US national holidays. FAQS
Web Site:barlow.byu.edu/prize-applicati...

 NextNotes High School Composition Awards
Summary:Programme for young composers
Deadline: 07 January 2019
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: NextNotes High School Composition Awards is a national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition – in any genre! Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply with a single composition in any genre or style. Applications are submitted electronically through an on-line process. *NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON*

Each year, six NextNotes Composers receive: mentorship from professional composers and musicians over a two-day workshop, flights to/from the workshop, room/board during the workshop, a public concert of the winning works, a scholarship of $1,000 to be used for formal composition studies, a recording of the culminating concert and also be eligible to receive up to $500 in “bring it home” funds to share their accomplishment with their hometown. Thanks to a partnership with MakeMusic Inc., the six NextNotes winners will also receive free Finale software and be eligible to nominate one teacher to receive the NextNotes Music Teacher Award. Recipients of the NextNotes Music Teacher Award will each receive a free one-year subscription to SmartMusic.

Up to thirty applicants will be chosen as an Honorable Mention and will receive written feedback on their composition from the panel of judges.

All entrants who submit all required materials and are deemed eligible applicants will receive a free one-year American Composers Forum student membership and a free one-year subscription to Noteflight Premium.
Web Site:composersforum.org/education/n...

 The Space City New Music Festival
Summary:New Music Festival Composing and Networking Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Space City New Music Festival (SCNMF) is a one-of-a-kind summer festival in Texas housed in the heart of downtown Houston near the Theater District at the new arts facility: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston.

SCNMF is a week-long summer festival that brings composers, performers, conductors, and teachers together to collaborate on newly composed works, study contemporary music, build lifelong relationships, and present 3 to 4 concerts for the community of Houston.

The 2018 Space City New Music Festival will be working and collaborating with:

- Guest Composer: Marcus K. Maroney
- Guest Artist: Crystal Chu (solo percussion)
- Guest Chamber Ensemble: 3G Percussion

Festival participants will have the opportunities to:
- Collaborate, promote, and perform newly composed works with guest artists
- Attend masterclasses and full-length concerts showcasing our guest composer, artist, and chamber ensemble
- Take composition lessons with guest composer, Marcus K. Maroney
- Perform for the community of Houston
- Each piece is guaranteed at least one performance by one of our guest artists.

Categories & required materials
I. Composer
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 representative scores for any combination of instruments with a LIVE Recording/MIDI (preferably scored from 1-6 performers)
- A list of works
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

II. Performers
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 recordings (audio and/or video) of you performing in contrasting styles
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

III. Conductors
- Completed 2018 Application
- Up to 2 videos (around 15 minutes total) of you conducting chamber and/or large ensembles (preferably contemporary music)
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

IV. Auditors
- Completed 2018 Application
- A brief resumé

Web Site:www.spacecityperformingarts.or...

 New Music Message Board
Summary:Opportunity to connect with performers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 August 2016
Details: This is a new group dedicated to connecting composers of new works with performers of new music. Composers can post whatever they feel comfortable. Performers can search for the desired instrumentation with the search tool, and hopefully curate some performances. Please don't hesitate to post as many works as you would like.

The group is in the formative stages, and will hopefully grow from a Facebook group to a professional website and online community. So, please share the group with anyone who may be interested from anywhere in the world!!
Aaron
Web Site:www.facebook.com/groups/939142...

 BBC Introducing
Summary:Showcase Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 12 April 2016
Details: Whether you’re a performer or composer writing music under any classical style BBC Introducing is a fantastic platform to get involved with. Introducing has been supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar since 2007, giving new UK artists a chance to get their music out to new fans. To date the Uploader has had from over 150,000 artists and have seen many of them go on to achieve fantastic milestones in their career from recording a session at Maida Vale to headlining Glastonbury!With BBC Introducing the process is simple; you go to www.bbc.co.uk/introducing and share your music via the BBC Introducing Uploader. A team of presenters and producers here at Radio 3 will then listen to your music and choose a selection of the best compositions and performances to play on the station.From performing at a BBC showcase to being approached by other composers and writers, there are lots of opportunities that could you could send your music to us via the BBC Uploader and, in some cases, be played on the radio just hours later. If you’re an emerging musician and looking for new opportunities then head over to the bbc.co.uk/introducing for opportunities on Radio 3 and beyond.
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010j...

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.
Web Site:www.c4ensemble.org