2012 McKnight Visiting Composer Program

The American Composers Forum announced the 2012 McKnight Visiting Composers Program. This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation. The McKnight Foundation also funds artist fellowship programs in ceramic arts, choreography, dance, literature, music performance, photography, playwriting and theater arts, screenwriting and filmmaking, and visual arts, administered respectively by the Northern Clay Center, Northrop Auditorium, The Loft, MacPhail Center for Music, mnartists.org, Playwrights’ Center, Independent Feature Project/North, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Funded by the McKnight Foundation, up to two fellowships will be awarded to composers who live outside of Minnesota to design and produce their own residencies in Minnesota. The composers should expect to spend approximately 60 days in Minnesota, working with a Minnesota community--or communities--of their choosing.

This is not a commissioning program, although new work may be part of the residency. In keeping with ACF's commitment to promoting awareness and understanding of living composers, this program encourages interaction with a variety of communities where new music is rarely heard, such as rural areas, schools, community centers, and with participants who may not have worked with a composer before.

Up to two fellowships of $14,000 will be awarded.

Application deadline: Friday, March 16, 2012 (postmark).

For complete guidelines and application materials, click here.

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