Peter Sculthorpe Music Fellowship – Emerging Composer

Professor Anne Boyd AM, Peggy Polias, Professor Anna Reid, Dean and Principal (Dean) – Photo, Prudence Upton

The Peter Sculthorpe Music Fellowship is offered by the State Government in partnership with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney and representatives of the Peter Sculthorpe Trust.

The Fellowship will support an exceptional emerging composer who is dedicated to the propagation of Australian music. Priority will be given to a composer with an interest in Australian Aboriginal music as well as that of the Asia Pacific region.

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program Guidelines (ACDP) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.

Applications open: 12 June 2017
Applications close: 21 August 2017 (Midnight, AEST – Sydney time)

Who can apply?

  • To be eligible to apply, you must identify as an emerging composer;
  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident; and
  • a NSW resident.

Funding range:

This Fellowship is valued at $30,000 and includes an additional opportunity, whereby the recipient will be hosted by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with the opportunity to collaborate with its musicians, as well as Sydney and regional ensembles and artists.

Public presentation

The Fellowship will have a public presentation outcome in the form of a concert or other format, featuring a new work presented by the recipient as well as an existing work by Peter Sculthorpe which may be facilitated by the Conservatorium.

Applicants are required to read the Arts and Cultural Development Program Guidelines before applying.

To apply for funding through this Fellowship program you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form on the Create NSW online application system available from 12 June.

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