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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Music in New Places - deadline 1 June 2009

Call for Proposals

New Music in New Places Project 2009-2010 (Sixth Round)

The British Columbia Regional Office of the Canadian Music Centre has received a grant from The SOCAN Foundation to present Canadian music in alternate spaces, and invites proposals for professional performances by eligible parties.

An Associate Composer or Associate Composers of the Canadian Music Centre must be the focus of the event - for a complete list, see the "Find a Composer" section of the CMC website. (

The objective of the project is to attract new audiences to contemporary Canadian music through imaginative and innovative presentations in non-traditional settings, including but not limited to galleries, museums, public spaces, and other suitable locations where new music is not normally heard.

Successful candidates will be expected to present a FREE, public event

focusing on an Associate Composer or Associate Composers of the CMC

featuring a programme of music by contemporary Canadian composers

in an alternate non-traditional venue imaginatively using the space

with a recommended duration of 90 minutes or less

taking place before March 13, 2010

It must be an event that would not have otherwise taken place.

Presenters will be required to submit a report ("Impact Report") to CMC-BC by March 20, 2010, detailing the outcome.

Other fund-raising is not required but if other funds are needed they must be confirmed.

Grants of up to $1,000 to individuals and up to $2,500 for ensembles and presenters will be allocated by the jury. In total, $6,000 will be spent on selected projects (33 projects were funded in the previous five rounds). Available funds for this round are $12,000 less than last year. Limited supplemental travel funds are available.

The CMC-BC publicist will promote and publicize events.


Professional performers, ensembles, concert presenters and CMC Associate Composers based in British Columbia with a demonstrated commitment to the performance of contemporary Canadian music are encouraged to apply; all concert-music genres (choir, electroacoustics, ensemble, orchestra, solo, and so on) are welcome.

Events cannot be funded retroactively.

Grants may not be used for commissioning of new works.

A jury of non-participating musicians will select the successful candidates from the pool of submissions; results will be announced June 5, 2009.

How to Apply

Application forms are available through the CMC-BC Region and will be available for downloaded from the CMC-British Columbia homepage:

Deadline: Complete applications must be received (not postmarked) on or before June 1, 2009

Please include a letter of permission from the participating venue.

to: Canadian Music Centre-BC Region

New Music in New Places Application

837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7

Applications may be mailed or delivered in person ONLY.

Please direct any questions to Colin Miles at: ph: 604-734-4622

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