Exploring the Metropolis, an organization that helps performing artists get workspace, administers a 3-month musicians’ residency for composers based in NYC. Composers who are selected receive three months of free workspace at a cultural or community facility and a $1,000 stipend. This year, the organization is expanding the program to 8 NYC-based composers and four facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Heading into its third year, the Con Edison Musicians’ Residency: Composition Program serves three constituencies: composers, who get consistent, long-term, private creative space; host cultural facilities, who fill underused space and also present the composer in a public program; and, the community, which is invited to at least one free program – a master class, an opera-in-progress, etc. All composers must complete one public program in cooperation with the host facility
If you’re a composer and this sounds like something you’d like to do, you’re invited to apply. The guidelines and online application are here.