Toronto Creative Music Lab Call for Applications

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1 February 2018

The Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML) 2018 is an 8-day artistic and professional development workshop for self-identified early-career musicians and composers. The workshop runs from June 9-16.TCML is a peer-mentored workshop. 40 participants will be selected from a pool of applicants and placed into working groups of 1 composer and 3-6 performers—10 composers and 30 performers in total. Working groups will participate in TCML facilitated discussions prior to the workshop that will inform a new 6 minute piece developed by the composer.

TCML 2018 Professional Development sessions will be a series of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and activities that bring together artists from across disciplines to explore accessibility, inclusiveness, anti-oppression, career development, and community building in contemporary chamber music.

// Application information //

Ensembles // Performers who apply as part of an ensemble will be required to play in two working groups—one will be the ensemble with which they applied and the other will be a working group with other TCML participants. An individual representative for an ensemble should apply on behalf of the group. This person will be responsible for communications between TCML organizers and ensemble members. If selected, each ensemble member will complete individual registration, and pay the $160 fee.

Individual performers and composers // If you are interested in participating in TCML as both a composer and as a performer, you are permitted to submit two separate applications—one in each category—and both will be considered. However, you can only be accepted in one category.

// TCML 2018 Experience //

  • 13 hours group rehearsal time
  • housing for artists who visit from outside of Toronto*
  • breakfast and lunch for each day of the workshop
  • transit in Toronto (tokens and a one-week metropass for the transit system)
  • 4 professional development activities
  • 2 performances of TCML works
  • 2 high quality audio recordings of TCML works
  • 1 high quality video recording of final performance
  • final concert livestreamed by the Canadian Music Centre
  • 1 showcase opportunity for TCML participants

*TCML organizers cannot guarantee housing for a partner or guest of a participant, unless that person is providing specific support for the involvement of the participant.

 If accepted, participants can anticipate

  • a $160 registration fee
  • providing their own transportation to and from Toronto
  • 2 volunteer hours—assisting in the preparation of TCML communal meals
  • providing their own dinners
  • paying for extra-curricular activities outside of the workshop

Financial Support // Participants selected for TCML 2018 can identify particular accessibility needs with organizers during registration, such as child care expenses, that TCML will endeavour to support.Venues // TCML 2018 will be held between three main venues: 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and EducationCanadian Music Centre; and Array Space.

Language // TCML 2018 is delivered in English. Certain TCML organizers can communicate and correspond in French.

Accessibility // information on language, venues, and finances is available through the accessibility page on our site.

General // You can contact info.tcmlab@gmail.com at any point regarding accessibility measures that can support your involvement in the workshop.

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