New Music Edmonton: New Music for No Normal

Call For Proposals

New Music Edmonton is pleased to announce a new call for proposals. We are seeking seven musical creatives from Edmonton interested in creating a short new work as part of a larger project. The artists we commission will be compensated at levels commensurate with the schedule of fees set by The Canadian League of Composers and the works will be disseminated digitally in the 2020-21 season by New Music Edmonton in accordance with agreements made between NME and the artists.

Proposals will be considered for:

  • Scored works for solo instruments
  • Audio works
  • Audio-visual works

New Music Edmonton will arrange for the scored works to be recorded by a professional musician.

This project is made possible by the generous assistance of The Edmonton Arts Council?s Connections and Exchanges Initiative program.

Our application must be done via the Submittables link below and requires contact information, a biography and/ or c.v., a short description of the work you would like to create (i.e. NOT a completed new work), and two samples of previous creations.

Informal inquiries may be sent to <>.

Submit proposals by July 25, 2020.

All applicants will be notified of results no later than August 10, 2020.

New Music Edmonton Equity Statement:

In calling for and reviewing proposals, New Music Edmonton strives for equity and actively seeks out both demographic and stylistic diversity. We recognize that treating all people equally does not guarantee fairness, but can, instead, reinforce extant biases. As such, in contributing to a reliably equitable environment in our own presentations, the arts generally, and society as a whole, we endorse and have adopted policies whose outcomes promote fair distribution of opportunities.

We especially welcome proposals reflecting our equity goals and strongly encourage proposals from all underrepresented demographics. The resultant expansion of perspectives and experiences is necessary in creating a vibrant and representative arts community, which benefits us all.

New Music Edmonton is Edmonton?s premier presenter of experimental, cutting edge music, with a focus on electronic music, free improvisation, avant-classical and multidisciplinary work. Our 35-year history has included hundreds of shows featuring challenging and innovative new creations by local, national and international composers and performers. The mandate of New Music Edmonton includes a commitment to creating a diverse and safe milieu for artists and audiences alike.