Jazz South Commissions are about innovation, ambition and artistic aspiration and aim to celebrate and support jazz and improvisation in the South

Two open schemes will support 14 composers who are based in the Jazz South region to create new work.

Online applications are open – deadline 5pm Friday 31 July 2020

Decide on which scheme is best for you by reading the guidelines and FAQs


Jazz South Radar Commissions

10 awards of up to £1,250 will be offered to composers at all career stages to create new pieces of original music for up to three performers. These will be digitally broadcast in late 2020, generating inspiration and new material for live performances and touring in the future.  Applications invited exclusively from composers.

Read the full guidelines and complete the short online application form




Jazz South Breakthrough Commissions

4 awards of up to £3,000 will be offered to early career composers.  Supported by a package of mentoring, each selected composer will create a new piece for digital broadcast from a venue in the Jazz South region in early 2021. Applications invited from composers, organisations or individuals (including promoters, clubs, festivals, venues, curators, and producers).

Read the full guidelines and complete the online application form 





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