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10 June 2009

Opportunities & reminders: Potter, Lowin, ISCM, Soundtravellers

Opportunities & reminders: Potter, Lowin, ISCM, Soundtravellers

ISCM call for works

Updated call for works for ISCM World Music Days 2010 is now available on the AMC website, with detailed instructions about submitting to the national section (by 30 June) and individual submissions (by 31 July). The 10-day event will take place in Sydney from 30 April to 9 May 2010, presented in cooperation between the Aurora Festival and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Submissions will be played by Australia's top performers. More details.

Ian Potter Commissions

Only a couple of days left to submit an expression of interest for the final year of The Ian Potter Music Commissions - the closing date is Monday 15 June, 2009 at 5pm. For more information, see this Resonate news item and the Music Commissions website. There are two fellowships being offered: $20,000 for an emerging composer and $80,000 for an established composer, to compose portfolios of work(s) over a period of two years. The successful Fellows will be announced on Thursday 1st October.

Lowin Prizes

Deadline for the 2009 Paul Lowin Prizes is also getting near - entries close 30 June. Held only once every two to three years, these prizes are among Australia's richest for music composition. Two prizes are awarded: the Orchestral Prize ($25,000) and the Song Cycle Prize ($15,000). More details and guidelines.


Applications are now open for a new round of Soundtravellers grants. Soundtravellers grants aim to develop viable touring opportunities for musicians and sound artists performing sound art, electronica, new jazz, improvisation and contemporary classical music. Soundtravellers funding covers travel costs and assistance in marketing and publicity.

The deadline for the current round of applications is 21 September 2009. For full details, application forms, guidelines and more information about the grant recipients of the previous rounds of funding, please visit the Soundtravellers website. This initiative is currently only funded until 2010.





The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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