October 16, 2023

Writing the Future: An open call for music creators

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The fifth series of Writing the Future, with support from Jerwood Arts, is open for applications.

The London Sinfonietta is seeking four music creators to join the next round of Writing the Future, an opportunity to create a new work for an ensemble of up to six London Sinfonietta musicians and build creative working relationships with the ensemble, culminating in a performance of each of their new works as part of their main season.

The call is open to all music creators from all cultural and musical backgrounds who are passionate about their art form and would like the opportunity to apply that experience to writing for a contemporary music ensemble. They are particularly seeking relationships with artists from a non-classical background such as sound artists and improvising musicians, as well as music creators from historically under-represented groups or communities such as Global Majority artists, LGBTQ+ and those with a disability. As part of the scheme, they will support each music creator with a bursary, relevant artistic mentoring and a research and development budget.

Applications are now open. If you’re not yet sure whether this scheme is right for you or would like to discuss ideas before applying, you can meet them beforehand. For meeting dates/locations, the full scheme description and application submissions, please click this link.

The application deadline is Monday 22 January 2024, late applications will not be accepted. Please aim to submit your application as far in advance of the deadline as possible to facilitate the processing of applications.

Monika S. Jakubowska