APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2017-18 EtM CON EDISON COMPOSER RESIDENCIES. THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY MAY 1, 2017.
EtM is committed to resolving the workspace needs of the performing arts community in New York City. The EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies program was created to provide free, long-term studio space to composers who are in need of a dedicated workspace outside of their home.
Since 2009, EtM has administered the EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies, a program which grew out of our 2008 study, “Where Can We Work?” (PDF).
The EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies has supported more than 60 composers, providing them with more than $500,000 worth of no-cost rehearsal space and cash support. In addition, EtM has provided more than $70,000 worth of support to NYC’s nonprofit cultural and community centers to maximize their space usage, and supported more than 50 free public programs for New York City audiences.
Previous EtM Composers-in-Residence have gone on to win awards, recognition and commissions from the Pulitzers, the Jerome Foundation, the Kleban Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Kronos Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, New Music USA, ASCAP Plus, the Prototype Festival and American Lyric Theater.
This annual residency is open to New York City composers. Five composers, chosen by a panel of music professionals, receive a stipend and six months of free suitable workspace in a cultural or community facility. Each composer must present or conduct a public program in cooperation with the host facility.
For 2017-18, five NYC-based composers will take residence in these five host facilities:
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn
Bloomingdale School of Music, Manhattan
Turtle Bay Music School, Manhattan
Flushing Town Hall, Queens
Queens Museum, Queens
The EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies program is funded by Consolidated Edison, the George L. Shields Foundation, AOH Foundation, DJ McManus Foundation, The Reed Foundation and individuals. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.