Music for Performance Description

The Foundation will consider proposals from artists working in any genre, style, and media that can be classified as Music for Performance. 

The fellowship is open to generative artists who conceive and create new original work in their early mid-careers in creating work, generally in their 5th–15th year of professional generative artistic practice. 

All forms of composition and creation of new music are welcome. The Fellowship does not support the work of musicians that have solely performed, developed, or produced the work of others who are not also generative artists. It supports new work, created and developed by the artist from concept to completion: work that is not a remount, a revival, or an interpretation of previously existing material.

Ensembles/Bands are not eligible. You must apply as a solo artist.

An accompanist, musical arranger, lyricist (or song-writer or librettist who writes the words but not the music), editor, sound or recording engineer, producer, agent, singer (of non-original work), etc., who is not also a composer or sound artist, is not eligible.

Work samples must have been produced or presented, published, exhibited or screened by an independent organization or producer (not a self-presented work).

Musicians with substantial recognition and lengthy careers will be considered ineligible.

Age and formal training in a degree program are not factors in determining eligibility.

Applications must be submitted by the artist themselves.