Competition for Classical Soloists / Chamber Ensembles and Collaborators

OVERVIEW

The IMPACT PERFORMANCE prize goes to the most compelling interdisciplinary and/or multimedia performance designed to generate productive conversation and offer positive means of action addressing a social justice issue, particularly one related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) prioritized to be achieved by 2030.

Applying artists should also propose one or more new works (of at least 10 minutes total) which will be commissioned for the performance itself and integral to its implementation.

PRIZE

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

  • $20,000 Touring Fund
  • $10,000 Development/Commissioning Fund
  • Two-Week Incubation Residency for Beta-Testing at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • 5 Performances for Renowned Concert Series (Presenting Partners listed here)
  • Paired Engagement Events in Presenter Communities

SECOND PRIZE WINNER

  • $3,000 honorarium

THIRD PRIZE WINNER

  • $2,000 honorarium

HEART (HONORABLE MENTION)

TIMELINE – APPLICATION NOW OPEN

Application due:  June 1, 2020 by 11:59pm PT.  Submit via the application portal linked below.
Winner announced:  September 2020
Approximate touring period for Grand Prize Winner:  September through December 2021

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Artists may submit multiple performance proposals, but each proposal must have its own separate application.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  No exceptions.
  • Submission fees of $50 are non-refundable under all circumstances.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be classical soloists or chamber ensembles.
  • The total number of touring artists/collaborators (including accompanying technicians, if applicable) must range from 3-6 people.
  • Soloists must have an active performance history of at least two years.
  • Chamber ensembles must have an established membership with an active performance history of at least two years.
  • All ages welcome.
  • All members of the winning ensemble (including collaborators or other touring personnel) must be able to tour in the United States during the Grand Prize touring period of September through December 2021.
  • Any international applicants must be able to tour in the U.S., securing their own work visas and CWAs.
  • Commissioned works must be completed and delivered to artists/collaborators well in advance of the Grand Prize touring period

VENUE CONSTRAINTS

  • The proposed performance should be as “tour friendly” as possible, without sacrificing the quality of the performance.

COMPETITION STRUCTURE

  • The entire submission and judging process is remote.
  • There will be three judging stages – preliminary, semi-finals, and finals.
  • In an effort to mitigate implicit bias, the judging panels will be made up of varying ratios of concert presenters, industry thought leaders, and Ariel roster artists, all from diverse backgrounds.