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 Francis Chagrin Award
Summary:Funding Opportunity
Deadline: 22 November 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: Want that helping hand in creating your new work?

The Francis Chagrin Award is for composers looking for that quick top-up to get them to the next step in creating a new work. An easy application process could lead to getting awarded on average £100 for costs associated with composing.

Find out more about previous recipients of the Francis Chagrin Awards here.

You may apply for the award at any time of year, completing a simple application form. There are three dates where applications are assessed across the financial year (April - March) in May, November and February.

Deadline:

Friday 22nd November 2019

Francis Chagrin was the founder of the Society for the Promotion of New Music (SPNM).

During his career he composed symphonies, songs, chamber music, and over 200 film scores. His music is collected in Sound and Music's British Music Collection.
Web Site:www.soundandmusic.org/projects...

 NEXT DEADLINE FOR STEVE REID INNOVATION AWARD ANNOUNCED
Summary:Grant and career development opportunity
Deadline: 08 August 2019
Date Posted: 19 June 2019
Details: PRS Foundation and the Steve Reid Foundation today announce that the next deadline for the STEVE REID INNOVATION AWARD is Thursday 8th August 2019.

The initiative provides an opportunity for emerging artists that make outstanding music to receive support in the form of:

· a grant of up to £1,500 to assist with creative goals and career development
· mentoring from an experienced, successful working artist (i.e. a trustee or friend of the Steve Reid Foundation)

It is open to anyone based in the UK who writes and performs their own music and is currently unsigned and unmanaged.

Applicants must simply submit links to their music as well as a three-minute video which explains their career to date, and how funding and mentoring would help with their creative development. Artists can apply from today via: http://bit.ly/SRIAapply
with the final deadline for submissions of Thursday 8th August 2019 (6pm).

The announcement follows hugely successful alumni from years one and two: Lady Vendredi, Moses Boyd, Hector Plimmer, Sarathy Korwar, Nubya Garcia, Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective), Ola Szmidt, The Little Unsaid and Wu-Lu.

The Steve Reid Foundation was set up by Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Records and a collective of Trustees who worked closely with and were inspired by legendary jazz drummer, Steve Reid. Steve’s musical career was marked by innovation, experimentation and breaking frontiers and he is well known for his work with Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sun Ra and Kieran Hebden (Four Tet).

PRS Foundation is an obvious partner for the Steve Reid Foundation because of its long-standing commitment to supporting new music and artist development across all genres.

Gilles Peterson, DJ and founder of Steve Reid Foundation said,
“I am proud to see such talented young musicians coming through and to be able to support them and contribute in some way to their development.”

Joe Frankland, Senior Grants and Programmes Manager, PRS Foundation said,

“Offering grant support and extra mentoring opportunities alongside Steve Reid Foundation has enabled us to unearth some of the finest new talent in the UK. Many have built longer-term relationships with PRS Foundation and our partners and all have achieved industry recognition and credible acclaim. We’re looking for the next generation of exciting talent and can’t wait to hear what’s out there.”


Supported music creator Femi Koleoso said,
“The Steve Reid Innovation Award is amazing. Winning it changed my career. Not just because of the amazing opportunity to press vinyl and the financial benefits, but because most importantly it provided a network of people that gave me a helping hand whenever I needed advice in my career - a network of people still helping me in my career today.”


To find out more about STEVE REID INNOVATION AWARD visit PRS Foundation’s website: www.prsfoundation.com and for updates follow: www.twitter.com/prsfoundation / www.facebook.com/PRSforMusicFoundation
Web Site:www.prsfoundation.com

 Women in Music Composition and Technology (3 available)
Summary:£5,000 Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: 04 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has announced a Women in Music scholarship aimed at reducing the industry’s gender gap by supporting women at the start of their careers.

The initiative will award £5,000 scholarships and industry mentoring to three women enrolling on the BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology in 2019, with a single prize-winner also receiving equipment from music technology specialists Audient UK.

Dr Harry Whalley, Course Leader of the BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology (https://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-music-composition-technology/) said: “As well as offering financial support, the initiative will encompass talks, workshops and mentoring that not only celebrates innovators but also seeks to inspire a new generation.

“We embrace the true plurality of music in terms of the tools, styles and people involved in the invention of new music. We want students to follow their individual passions while also learning the skills required to become creative practitioners today. We are committed to positive change in music education and the music industry, and are excited to be forging new links which will further support women in music.”

The organisation Women in Music estimates that the gender divide in music across all regions is split at 70/30, with a Canadian study citing that women represent as little as six percent of recognised producers in the US and Canada. Of the 600 most popular songs from 2012 to 2017, only 12 percent were written by women, according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology (https://www.uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-music-composition-technology/) is based at UCA Farnham and offers students the chance to be taught by leading technologists, session musicians, composers, sound designers and industry experts, and opens up pathways to a number of roles, such as film composer, music supervisor, music producer or sound designer. UCA is also set to open a new multimillion pound film and media centre, housing the technology and specialist equipment needed to prepare today’s creative students for industry, this year.

Applicants to the scheme will be asked to submit a portfolio of work and will be assessed on their creativity, originality, technical skill, contextualisation and potential for development, alongside their academic record.

Web Site:www.uca.ac.uk/news/women-in-mu...

 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...