Entries Open For 2020 APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund

2019 Art Music Fund recipient Monica Lim

Applications for APRA AMCOS’ 2020 Art Music Fund are now open. Australian and New Zealand art music composers are encouraged to apply for a share in this round’s A$100,000 of funding to create new commissioned work.

Applications close 24 February 2020 at 5:00pm AEDT.

The funding pool of A$100,000 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 fund has supported innovative works by composers from a range of genres, from music for contemporary dance to multi-media sound art, and from children’s opera to major orchestral works. In the past year, funded works with world premieres include Matthias Schack-Arnott’s Everywhen at Melbourne International Arts Festival; Connor D’Netto’s String Quartet No. 3 at the 2019 Australian Festival of Chamber Music, where he was Composer-in-Residence; and Fiona Hill’s powerful Imago at Melbourne’s Tilde~ New Music Festival.

“The Art Music Fund gives the creator the means, the impetus and encouragement to complete a significant work,” said New Zealand composer and 2019 AMF recipient Eve de Castro-Robinson, who will premiere her funded work Clarion in March at the Auckland Arts Festival.

For application guidelines and details: apraamcos.com.au/artmusicfund

Applications close: 24 February 2020, 5pm AEDT
Successful applicants notified: End of April
Acquittal: Grants must be acquitted within five years

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