Call for Composer-Curator

January 9, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers, funding by mwhiteside

Composer-Curator is Sound and Music’s national new music touring programme.

It supports entrepreneurial artists from a range of disciplines looking to create their own opportunities by curating their own events – tours, festivals and concert series.

We are looking for ambitious UK-based composers to curate and produce a performance series, festival or tour of new music including, but not limited to, work by British composers.

Find out more here

Deadline: Noon Tuesday 28th February

Introduction to Funding for Creatives (Glasgow)

January 7, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers, cpd, funding, Opportunity, Other Opportunity, Performers by mwhiteside

Wednesday 15th February 2017
10am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 4pm
6.30pm – 9pm

Glow Arts, Unit 8,
Barras Art & Design
54 Calton Entry
Glasgow G40 2SB.

Come along to our ‘Introduction to Funding’ workshop on the 15th February 2017 to find out more about where to find support, know if the fund is right for you, decoding the jargon and how to communicate your project idea to funders clearly

The workshop will cover the following areas:
Introduction to sources of support for creative projects.
How to know which fund is right for you?
Decoding the jargon.
How to communicate your idea clearly.
What’s in a budget?
Where to get help going forward.

The workshop will be delivered by Jennifer McGlone, who has been working in the creative sector for over 15 years as a Musician, Development Officer, Consultant, Fundraiser and Project Manager. She spent seven years working as a Development Officer for Scottish Arts Council/ Creative Scotland working on the Youth Music Initiative, CashBack for Creativity, Traditional Arts programmes and has assessed hundreds – maybe into the thousands of applications in this time. Since leaving she has been invited back on several occasions as an external assessor/ advisor to the organisations and has been working with individuals and organisations to support their fundraising bids.

Any questions get just email us at jennifer@glow-arts.co.uk

Tickets £30 – Limited to 10 spaces per workshop.

Book before 13th January 2017 for £10 discount – (15Feb17£10 – Code at Checkout).

Book before 20th January 2017 for £5 discount. (15feb17£5 – Code at Checkout).

Location: Glasgow City

For further information, please contact jennifer@glow-arts.co.uk (Jennifer McGlone), or visit http://glow-arts.co.uk/events/

The deadline is Wednesday 15 February 2017 at 18:00.

International Showcase Fund – PRSF/Creative Scotland

November 19, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, funding, Performers by mwhiteside

Creative Scotland and PRS Foundation join forces to increase international showcase opportunities for Scottish artists

 

The International Showcase Fund offers vital support for artists and bands based in England and Scotland who have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference.

The PRS Foundation grant up to £5,000 as a contribution to;

  • Travel
  • Visas
  • Accommodation
  • Per diems (daily expenses)

We grant up to 75% of your trips budget. The remaining 25% should be covered by the artist, label, manager, publisher, etc.

We fund artists and bands to perform at industry facing showcase festivals such as;

  • SXSW
  • CMJ
  • A3C
  • Womex
  • Reeperbahn
  • Folk Alliance International
  • MIDEM
  • Canadian Music Week
  • …..and more

We recommend artists apply as soon as they have received an official invite from the festival. CLICK HERE to read our guidance to see you could be eligible to apply for our International Showcase Fund.

DEADLINES: Our deadlines are rolling for the International Showcase Fund – you should consider applying once you have received an official invitation to perform at the chosen showcasing festival.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

The Francis Chagrin Award is open for applications

November 8, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, funding by mwhiteside

The Francis Chagrin Award is now open for applications from composers looking for quick funding to take their work to the next level.

According to the award organisers, the ‘easy application process could lead to getting awarded on average £100 for costs associated with composing’.

Richard Whitelaw, Sound and Music’s head of programmes, said: ‘Sound and Music is committed to supporting the extraordinary range of practices that make up new music in the UK, and this new award aims to provide regular support towards the costs associated with the making of work.

‘Whatever style you are working in, whatever background you are from, if you are struggling with the costs of composing a new work, I would urge you to consider an application.’

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

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

Apply now before the next deadline at noon on 28 November 2016 for costs from 1 April – 31 March 2017.

Francis Chagrin Awards

August 8, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, funding by mwhiteside

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 new work. An easy application process could lead to getting awarded on average £100 for costs associated with composing. Apply now before the next deadline at Noon on Monday 15th August.

“Sound and Music is committed to supporting the extraordinary range of practices that make up new music in the UK, and this new award aims to provide regular support towards the costs associated with the making of work. Whatever style you are working in, whatever background you are from, if you are struggling with the costs of composing a new work, I would urge you to consider an application.” Richard Whitelaw, Sound and Music’s Head of Programmes

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

How to apply

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 August, November and February.

Deadline

Noon 15th August 2016 for costs between 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017.

  1. READ APPLICATION GUIDELINES  – contains more information about what you can (and can’t!) apply for and eligibility criteria
  2. APPLY HERE – fill in a simple online form

Applications not received by noon on next deadline will be considered in the next round, if eligble.



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