5. How long does the application take?
Applications close on 13 February, so time is of the essence! Lining up letters of support for the project’s partners can take some time, so plan accordingly. It’s a great idea to get started ASAP to give yourself the best chance of success.
"Often less is more - be succinct, clear about what your objectives, output and outcomes are, and put your best foot forward." - Connor D'Netto, 2023 Art Music Fund recipient.
"I put a lot of thought into [the application]; I did extensive historical research, I planned a possible structure and developed some initial ideas, contacted several performers to discuss possibilities for them to perform and record this work, and spent many hours editing the application." - Brooke Green, 2023 Art Music Fund recipient.
6. What is the money intended for?
These grants are intended as a contribution towards the commissioned fee of the proposed work, with the plan for multiple performances with presentation partners. The money funds your composing time.
"There are also very few grants that support artists in making new work. Often the grants are focused on the expenses associated with delivering a product like hiring a film crew, or recording costs. There a very few ways for musicians to have income for the time they invest in creating." - Nadia Freeman, 2023 Art Music Fund recipient
7. Who are the judges?
The Art Music Fund is assessed by an external panel of musicians. With an aim to represent a complete view of the industry, we are particularly aware of ensuring the panel of experts includes diverse voices across culture, gender, geography, generation, and genre.
8. Who are the previous winners?
You'll find a full list of previous Art Music Fund winners HERE.