An Opportunity for Latin American, Caribbean
and African Composers
Luis Hilario Arévalo, 2010 UNESCO recipient
VCCA in partnership with the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme offers a fully supported residency for a young composer from Latin America, the Caribbean or Africa. The bursaries are co-financed by UNESCO-Aschberg and VCCA. Please visit the UNESCO-Aschberg website for more details about the program.
Discipline: Music composition
Origin of candidates: Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa
Age: 25 to 35 years
Deadline for application: October 31, 2014
The laureate will be provided with a private studio with a piano, a private bedroom and shared bath, and three prepared meals each day in this community of 25 professional composers, artists and writers. There is internet access.
Nature of Bursary
Roundtrip airfare is provided at the lowest price available for dates corresponding to the residency, along with board and lodging for the length of the residency. The residency offers the laureate an opportunity to pursue his or her own creative work without distraction in a pastoral residential setting. The laureate must provide his or her own health insurance and provide to VCCA a copy of the insurance contract.
Dates of Residency
September 1 - October 19, 2015
Composers of demonstrated ability and commitment, between the ages of 25 and 35, currently living in Latin America, the Caribbean or Africa. Working knowledge of English is required.
Please note that artists who have participated in this program in the past are not eligible. The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists fellowship is granted only once to an artist.