Call for Applications – Residencies for New Music Composition Québec - Dresden (Hellerau) Exchange

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Call for Applications – Residencies for New Music Composition

Québec - Dresden (Hellerau) Exchange


The Goethe-Institut Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Le Vivier - Carrefour des musiques nouvelles are pleased to offer two new music composition residencies in Montréal to composers living and working in Germany. These residencies will provide composers with important experiences in their professional development. A new environment and the opportunity to meet other local artists will create conditions for creativity, the development of their artistic practice and an international career. 

The residencies in Montreal aim to provide opportunities for networking and long-term exchange between Quebec and German composers, as well as to contribute to the development of their artistic practices. The residencies also aim to contribute to the dissemination of the selected composers' works in Quebec and Germany.
As part of this exchange, a Quebec composer will spend two months in residence at HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden.

Profile of the candidate
These international residencies are intended for composers with at least two years of artistic practice and who have had at least one work publicly performed or broadcast in places or contexts recognized by their peers.

Residencies and Grants
The duration of each residency is two months:
1st residency: between mid-September and the end of November 2023
2nd residency: March and April 2024, with the possibility of performing as part of the Le Vivier season.
The grant includes for each residency: transportation and accommodation costs. Selected artists will also receive $3,000 (CAD) to cover living expenses.
Application deadline
To apply for these residencies, please send your application (in English) before May 15, 2023 to caroline [dot] gagnon [at] goethe [dot] de

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