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.

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