Applications for the 2020 Art Music Fund are now open, and Australian and New Zealand art music composers are encouraged to apply for a share in this round's $100,000 worth of funding to create new commissioned work. When the grants are awarded in 2020, the initiative's all-time funding of new works will surpass the $500,000 mark.
The Art Music Fund 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 previous 39 recipients have come from a range of art music backgrounds, from improvisational jazz to sound art to children's opera. The works have been performed and reached audiences in Australia, New Zealand and all around the world.
Previous New Zealand recipients include Dr Eve de Castro Robinson, Dylan Lardelli, and Samuel Holloway.
Applications are due at the close of 5:00PM 24 February 2020 (AEDT)
Successful applicants notified: End of April
Acquittal: Grants must be acquitted within five years
December 2, 2019 12:00PM
February 24, 2020 5:00PM