Classical:NEXT Fellowship Programme for Composers 2019

Call for ECSA members

Classical:NEXT Fellowship Programme for Composers 2019
14-19 May 2019, Classical:NEXT Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
In collaboration with ECSA, Dutch Composers Association Nieuw Geneco will host the new Classical NEXT Fellowship Programme for Composers. The Programme gives composers a chance to take part in the international platform for exchange, debate & collaboration Classical:NEXT provides.

Each composer is paired with a Classical:NEXT-insider, who will introduce the composers to the community (and vice versa), bringing them into personal contact with relevant individuals and organizations as well as exchanging knowledge. A team of music professionals (publishers, programmers of venues, festivals) will do the matchmaking.

The CNEXT Composers Programme offers:
-Registration for Classical:NEXT, including all events, trade fair, conferences, showcases and incl. coffee/tea and lunch
-Composers Meeting at CNEXT
-Connection to music professional and CNEXT insiders
-Matchmaking and speed date sessions
-Friday Network reception at Codarts Music University (next door)
-Composers Pool for Conferences; we will send the bio’s to relevant conference makers. From this versatile pool of composers present, the chairs of the various conferences can pick relevant panellists.

-registration for Classical:NEXT, we can offer you the network rate of 260 EUR excl, VAT. Untill March 1st.
-travel expenses
-stay in the Netherlands*
* We will send out a call to our composers living in Amsterdam/Rotterdam, who can offer a place to stay.

We ask participating Composers Organisations to take care of their own funding. Check your Collecting Society, Music Info Center or Export Office.
As a host, Nieuw Geneco and Buma/Stemra are taking care of the local hosting costs, Composers’meetings and network events, as well as the Friday Network Reception.

How to apply?
-January 20, send names + mail + shortbio of the intended participants to Nieuw Geneco
-March 1st : send your final participants to Nieuw Geneco
-March 1st, Nieuw Geneco / Classical NEXT will make the final registration of the group. Classical NEXT will send you the invoice for direct payment.

“Thanks to new connections I made at CN2018 my opera will be performed in Hong Kong 2019! If you, like me, wind up with at least one valuable contact, it is totally worth it.”
Monique Krüs, composer

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