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Montréal: Residency for New Music

Anna Korsun - Residency for New Music Photo (detail): Anna Korsun © Konrad Fersterer

Who: Composers who have at least two years of artistic practice and who have had at least one work broadcasted or interpreted publicly in places or contexts recognized by their peers. 

Section: Music 

Duration: 2 months – 1. September bis 31. Oktober 2020

Closing date for applications: September 30, 2019 

Residency

The Goethe-Institut Montreal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Le Vivier – Carrefour des musiques nouvelles are pleased to offer a two month residency in composition in new music to a composer living and working in Germany. This residency will offer the composer important experiences in his/her professional development. A new environment and the chance to meet other local artists will create favourable conditions for creativity, the development of his/her artistic practice and for an international career.

The residency in Montreal aims to offer networking opportunities and long-term exchange between Québécois and German composers, as well as contributing to the development of their artistic practices. The residency also aims to contribute to the dissemination of the selected composers’ works in Québec and Germany.

Within the framework of this exchange, a Québécois composer will reside two months at HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden.

Targeted Candidates 

This international residency is designed for composers who have at least two years of artistic practice and who have had at least one work broadcasted or interpreted publicly in places or contexts recognized by their peers.

The Location

Le Vivier – Comprising 50 music ensembles and organisations, Le Vivier is a community initiative. Its mission is to facilitate the development of new music, and offering through presentation of quality works, an open door to culture.  

Duration of Residency

The length of stay is two months, from September 1 – October 31, 2020 (non-negotiable dates). 

Benefits of the Residency 

  • The grant includes the following: transport costs and lodging. 
  • The selected artists will also receive $ 3,000 to cover living costs. 

 

The residency is made possible through:  
  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec 
  • HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden 
  • Goethe-Institut Montreal 
  • Le Vivier – Carrefour des musiques nouvelles 
  • Antenne du Québec à Berlin 
  • Head Office of the Goethe-Institut, Music Department  

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