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OPPORTUNITY: PRSF New Music Biennial 2019 call for proposals now open


PRSF’s New Music Biennial programme is accepting applications until 5 April 2018.  The programme has been supported by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, the Richard Thomas Foundation and NMC Recordings.


  • The programme will showcase up to 20 pieces of new music of no longer than 15 minutes’ duration.
  • Music could be brand new commissions (grants up to £20,000), or pre-existing, recently-written works by living UK-based composers (grants up to £10,000).
  • New music across all genres can be presented.
  • Projects should contain distinctive and exceptional music and fit with the programme’s vision to celebrate the breadth and talent of those making new music in the UK, reaching audiences through imaginative programming.
  • Applications should come from organisations, but composers can team up with organisations to work on commissioning or re-presentation projects.
  • New works can be performed in a range of settings.
  • Projects should aim to reach new audiences for contemporary music.
  • The New Music Biennial supports and provides a platform for talented organisations and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK.
  • The 20 works will receive public performances at two festival weekends: London’s Southbank Centre (5-7 July 2019) and Hull (12-14 July 2019).  Applicants are encouraged to plan performances in other parts of the UK where possible.  The New Music Biennial will also be broadcast across BBC Radio 3.

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