Proposals may include visual, physical or devised theatre, new writing or fresh interpretations of established texts. Following the success of the ‘Creative Collaborations in Music Awards’ programme launched in 2001, Visiting Arts and the PRS Foundation are delighted to announce a new awards programme supporting projects taking place in 2003/04. The previous year’s awards supported four projects involving respected overseas artists, including Jayachandra Rao (India), Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (Indonesia), Selen Gulun (Turkey) and Abbos Ensemble (Uzbekistan).
Organisations from the UK were India Dance Wales, the Hallé Orchestra, Dartford Borough Council and London Sinfonietta. The new awards, each up to a maximum of £8,000, will support UK residencies for foreign composers/music creators. The residencies, designed to include elements of educational activity targeting UK music professionals, young people in education and the general public, will provide UK and foreign music makers/composers with a period of joint exploration and creation.
As with the previous scheme, each proposal will need to involve an element of public performance or recording of the work produced during the residency. The awards will be available for projects taking place between 1 September 2003 and 31 December 2004. The Circus Space in London is inviting applications for the third round of its Jerwood Circus Awards (funded by the Jerwood Foundation) to give talented circus artists the opportunity to develop innovative performance projects. View source : West Coast Valuers
The awards have been slightly increased this year – the main award is still worth £10,000 but the two additional awards will now be £7,000 each rather than £5,000. Applications can be from any part of the circus profession, including performers, directors and creative producers. The money should be spent on the creation of a new piece of work, though projects where there is significant artistic development of existing work might be considered. The work should be able to be toured, either as a stand-alone piece or as part of a larger show. There is no application form, but the applicant guidance clarifies the questions you will need to answer.