Open Call for Participatory Creative Music Projects

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work is excit­ed to call for Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Projects to be host­ed on the online Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be pro­vid­ed fund­ing for doc­u­men­ta­tion of an exist­ing project.

Amount of grant: $800.00

Appli­ca­tion dead­line: Feb­ru­ary 20, 2022

Dead­line for sub­mis­sion of doc­u­men­ta­tion via online upload form for select­ed projects: April 23, 2022

What is Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music? 

At CNMN, Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music is a mul­ti­tude of approach­es to cre­at­ing music in which every­one involved, regard­less of their pri­or expe­ri­ence in mak­ing music, has active input in the cre­ative process. Author­ship and deci­sion-mak­ing is shared to greater or less­er degrees, depend­ing on context.

For more infor­ma­tion and clar­i­fi­ca­tion, see Key­word Def­i­n­i­tions.

What is the Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Cre­ative Music Hub?

The Hub show­cas­es peo­ple from all walks of life cre­at­ing music togeth­er. What­ev­er you call it – par­tic­i­pa­to­ry cre­ative music, com­mu­ni­ty music, jam­ming, co-com­po­si­tion, impro­vi­sa­tion, music explo­ration, lis­ten­ing games or hav­ing fun with sound – The Hub cel­e­brates music cre­ativ­i­ty for everyone. 

The main cri­te­ria for projects is that all par­tic­i­pants have active input in the cre­ative process, whether they are 4, 40 or 94 years of age, an expe­ri­enced musi­cian or mak­ing music for the first time. Projects must take COVID-19 mea­sures into account. Projects in remote and iso­lat­ed areas are very encouraged.

What is an eli­gi­ble project?

An eli­gi­ble project is a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry cre­ative music activ­i­ty already occur­ring in the com­mu­ni­ty, whether on-going or com­plet­ed. Projects may take place in the fields of health care, edu­ca­tion, social ser­vices, pris­ons and more. 

This year’s call will pri­or­i­tize projects relat­ed to health.

See the Project page for exam­ples of Hub projects. 

See Key­word Def­i­n­i­tions for terminology.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion

The pur­pose of this grant is to sup­port doc­u­men­ta­tion of an exist­ing PCM project to pro­vide inspi­ra­tion and tools for user groups of the Hub to make their own music. It is cru­cial that doc­u­men­ta­tion is instruc­tion­al in nature, rather than pro­mo­tion­al. Links to bio­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion via a CNMN mem­ber page and exter­nal links are pos­si­ble on the project webpage.

Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry music takes place in all kinds of set­tings with all kinds of peo­ple. Doc­u­men­ta­tion can reflect this, and doesn’t have to be of stu­dio-qual­i­ty audio or video where that is not pos­si­ble or appro­pri­ate. Some­times a video cap­ture from your cell phone or screen cap­ture from zoom speaks vol­umes. Doc­u­men­ta­tion should best reflect the nature of the project, com­mu­ni­cate well on an on-line plat­form and assume vary­ing lev­els of music training. 

Pos­si­ble for­mats include: 

  • Text: max 500 words. Excep­tions made when use of par­tic­i­pant images are an issue
  • Scores and rep­re­sen­ta­tions of all kinds are wel­come and encour­aged (text, graph­ic, video, west­ern nota­tion etc.)
  • Images of process (JPG,PNG or GIF. Ide­al size: 1280 pix­els wide)
  • Audio: links to Sound­Cloud are prefer­able. If this is not pos­si­ble, the max­i­mum size for upload­ing audio files is 10MB, or rough­ly 5–10 min­utes of audio. For longer clips, please upload an excerpt.
  • Video: YouTube or Vimeo link 
    • Option­al: sub­mis­sion of video for upload to the CNMN YouTube channel
    • Max 3 min­utes in length. If more time is need­ed, we rec­om­mend mak­ing mul­ti­ple short­er videos rather than one long one

Per­mis­sions

Depend­ing on the nature of the project, par­tic­i­pants may be fea­tured in image, audio and video files. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants are respon­si­ble for procur­ing, respect­ing and doc­u­ment­ing per­mis­sions from par­tic­i­pants for reg­u­lar and dig­i­tal usages of doc­u­men­ta­tion relat­ed to the pilot project. Media release forms to this end will be pro­vid­ed by the CNMN, and are con­sid­ered part of the deliverables.

Appli­ca­tion Form

Please fill in this form to apply!

Write us at assistant.cnmn@gmail.com with any questions.