Archive for April, 2008

The Choral Society of the Australian National University (SCUNA) has launched the Choral Composition Competition, which invites any keen musician to compose an original short piece for choir and orchestra of up to four minutes in length, using at least one of the works by Professor William C Clarke as the basis.
Four finalists will be able to work with the choir, orchestra and several key music staff from the ANU School of Music in a weekend workshop designed to enhance their compositional skills. One finalist may then be commissioned to compose a 20 minute piece for choir and orchestra to be performed in 2009. Open to all ages.
The workshop will take place from 26 - 28 September 2008.

Guidelines and entry forms online.
Contact Jesse Kennedy, SCUNA President Email [email protected]


This three-month residency at the Australia Council’s studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris provides a professional music artist or artsworker the chance to undertake a period of professional development. The residency must occur in the period 19 January to 20 April 2009. Applicants will be given early advice regarding the funding outcome (August).

Amount $10,000. This amount may be used for costs associated with airfares, living expenses and sundries. This category is open to individuals.

Applications will be selected that best demonstrate: the calibre of the people involved; the quality of the skills development opportunity; the relevance of the opportunity to the individual’s professional development; good planning and effective use of resources.

Full details online. Website www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants
Closing 15 May

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, USA

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Elsewhere, an arts production site and experimental museum in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking artists, writers, and cultural producers for residencies during its Spring, Summer, and Fall 2008 seasons.

Set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques, Elsewhere invites experimental creators to utilize the immense collection of objects to pursue site-specific material, conceptual, and/or technologically-based projects.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Website: http://www.elsewhereelsewhere.org/residencies.html