Aldeburgh Music and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation are offering a unique opportunity for composers and their collaborators, to receive tailor-made support for writing a new opera.
Five Fellowships will be awarded, with applications welcome from anyone with little or no experience of opera, including graduates of the recent Jerwood Opera Writing Foundation. We also welcome applications from opera producers.
After an initial selection period stage, five projects will be selected for Fellowships beginning in Summer 2008 and lasting between 18 and 24 months. The Fellowships will offer support to composers and their collaborators (writers, directors, designers) during the creation of a new work, providing advice, practical help (e.g. access to musicians) and a bursary of up to a maximum of £15,000 for each project. At the end of the Fellowship participants will expect to have either a complete work or a well-developed opera project with an advanced text and a substantial amount of music. The Fellowships do not support the first performance, though Aldeburgh Music and other opera producers will be involved throughout.
The deadline for applications is 21 April 2008. For further information please contact Chelsea Lawrence, Opera Administrator,
on 01728 687100, email