This summer one San Francisco Bay Area composer will be selected to receive $10,000 for the design, coordination, and production of a residency project that begins after September 1, 2019 and ends by March 1, 2021. Learn more at an upcoming info session, so that you’ll be ready to apply before the June 3 deadline.

ACF staff want you to feel confident that you’ve put together your strongest application for our programs. Online info sessions give you the opportunity to plan ahead, ask questions, and get application advice. Each will be an hour-long session to walk through the program description, guidelines, and online application process. You can ask individual questions during the session or contact staff separately with your individual questions. The same material will be covered at each of these upcoming sessions:

  • Friday, 4/26 @ 10:00am Pacific Time REGISTER
  • Just added: Wednesday, 5/1 @ 6:30pm Pacific Time REGISTER
  • Just added: Sunday, 5/5 @ 6:30pm Pacific Time REGISTER
  • Or click here to schedule an individual 30-minute virtual meeting to talk about your application (available until May 30th)

In keeping with our mission to nurture the creative spirit of composers and communities, ACF is offering a new opportunity for the Bay Area, with promotional help from the Center for New Music in San Francisco.

Guidelines & Application

This is an opportunity for you to design and lead a local, collaborative project, in which you are the composer-in-residence. The length of your project should be about 40 days, which can be distributed over the project period however you choose. A commission can be part of your project, but one is not required. For this program ACF does not limit what community means, apart from the geographic boundary of the 11-County Bay Area: your collaborators can be any group of people, including (but not limited to) musicians and other arts groups, schools, neighborhoods or towns, human services and healthcare organizations, and cultural, social, and faith groups. If you create original music/sonic material and have a project idea, we encourage you to apply! Entries must be submitted by noon on June 3, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their status in late July, and the selected composer will be announced in early August 2019.

Deadline: 12:00 pm Pacific on Monday, June 3, 2019