GRIT Collaborative Call for Scores – Water: Our World

June 26, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

RIT Collaborative is an interdisciplinary arts nonprofit that connects artists, from different disciplines, with each other and their communities. Through collaborative, interdisciplinary performances, installations, educational initiatives, public engagement, and festivals, GRIT Collaborative encourages dialogue and new perspectives.

GRIT Collaborative is based in Wilmington, North Carolina and Iowa City, Iowa.

For further information, contact:
Joshua Marquez, Artistic Director
Dana O’Malley, Executive Director

We are pleased to announce an open call for scores and visual art to be performed/exhibitied at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in collaboration with the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Okoboji, IA in the Fall of 2016. Each score/visual work will be paired with another work (i.e. a score will be paired with a work of visual art and vice versa). The visual art exhibition will be up from October 9th through October 15th, culminating in a performance of music and visual art on October 13th at the Pearson Lakes Art Center at 7pm.

Below, are examples of our collaborative projects:

…not without breaking it… – sound/visual art installation

Grit – dance/music/visual art collaboration

The theme of the concert/exhibition will be “Water: Our World”. Pieces must be centered around the theme of water (i.e. water as a resource, water as a destructive force, water as sonic inspiration, etc…).

Each composer may submit multiple works to one or both categories:

A) Chamber Ensemble
Works for 1-3 players (flute, violin, violoncello)

B) Electroacoustic
Works for stereo, fixed media
There is no time limit on submissions, however, works under 10 minutes are preferable.
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Entry Fee: none

Submission Guidelines:
1)Please submit PDF scores to with the subject: “lastname_firstname_callforscores_category(A or B)”
2)Each submission must include:
– .pdf score
– bio (up to 250 words) within the body of the e-mail
– program notes relating to the topic “Water: Our World” (up to 250 words) within the body of the e-mail
– completed submission form available here:

3)Each submission may include (optional):
– .jpg or .png headshot for promotional materials (recommended)
– .mp3 of recording (live recordings, highly recommended; MIDI recordings, accepted)

If accepted, each composer will sign a digital contract which entails the use of the materials for the performance/installation, the use of images/recordings for promotional materials, and venue-specific requests regarding the presentation of any provocative work. A link will be provided, via e-mail, if selected.

Composers will be notified of the results by September 1, 2016. Score/parts (.pdf) are due, via e-mail, by September 15, 2016.

Composers may submit multiple works, per category. Previously performed or recorded works are eligible.

Composers whose works are selected for this festival are encouraged to attend, but not required. Regrettably, GRIT Collaborative is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums for composers to attend the event, at this time. Lodging at a discounted rate, may be available, upon request

Deadline: 15 August 2016
Entry fee: none
Web site:
Submission form: