EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency


The deadline has now passed for the EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency.  We have announced this year’s Composer-in-Residence.

Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) is sponsoring the second round of the EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency.

EtM is committed to resolving the workspace needs of the performing arts community in New York City. This pilot program, the second implementation of our Queens Workspace Initiative, will provide free, long-term studio space to composers who are in need of a dedicated workspace outside of their home.

This residency will provide one composer with use of consistent, suitable rehearsal space over a six-month period starting in January 2018 to develop and create new work at the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. The composer will receive a stipend of $2,500.

There is no requirement to complete a piece of work during the residency. The composer is required to perform one free public program in coordination with the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. In addition, the composer agrees to host an introductory Meet and Greet with residents of RBSCC: Plaza de Los Ancianos.

Composers and composer/performers working in any genre, including but not limited to: classical, jazz, blues, rock, Latin, hip-hop, opera, musical theater/Broadway, experimental/new music/electronic, world music, sacred, and works across genres. Previous EtM Composers-in-Residence (from either the Con Edison Composer Residency or the Choreographer + Composer Residency) are eligible to apply for this new program.


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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.