Patchtax is pleased to announce a call for submissions for their 2017-18 concert season. We are offering two composers a $1000 commissioning prize and $500 travel stipend for completed works, which will be premiered in December 2017 and recorded live. Patchtax will be available during the composition process for collaboration, feedback, and workshopping. Patchtax will be in residence in the beginning of September 2017 to workshop the new compositions, and composers are invited to join us if they can.
The vast majority of music programmed on contemporary music concerts and recognized by institutional awards is written by cisgender white men, outside of targeted events and popular music concerts. This imbalance in classical music culture is the result of a long history that has disenfranchised and limited opportunities for many artists. Patchtax recognizes the crucial need to support and represent music written by a wide-range of composers. Our mission to stimulate broader participation from those marginalized in the field is not just a matter of social ethics; proactive inclusion of diverse identities, thoughts, aesthetics and musical activities is vital to the dynamism, relevance and long-term health of the field of contemporary music.
Eligibility: This call is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. This call is specifically for people with marginalized identities. We welcome applicants who identify as female, women, trans, gender non-conforming, people of color, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applicants whose identity lies at an intersection of the aforementioned identities.
Deadline: April 20th, 2017
Apply Now: https://patchtax.com/call-for-submissions/