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Voices of Hope Prison Music Initiative

Voices of Hope Future Self Commissioning Project (RFP)

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Commissions / Proposals
Category: Music performance and direction
Deadline: August 15, 2021

City: Minneapolis, MN
Stipend: $1,000 per composition will be awarded to each of 8 composers selected from the proposals received.
Website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18vb-CA4svID6-_W8QaGEgpOb5VtE-a1E/view?usp=sharing
Is this a remote / work from home position?: Yes, this is a permanently remote / work from home position

Job description

Voices of Hope Prison Music Initiative seeks proposals for the “FUTURE SELF Songwriting Project.” The project will commission 8 songs to be written for and performed by the Voices of Hope prison choirs at the Minnesota Correctional Facilities in Shakopee and Stillwater. Composers and songwriters who are justice-involved (i.e., currently incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, or closely connected to the carceral system) are strongly encouraged to apply.

This project aims to inspire songs of varying styles and genres. Applicants do not have to have written or published music previously or have any formal musical training. If an applicant is selected for the project, final compositions may be submitted as notated sheet music or audio/video recordings.

Qualifications or requirements

Please see our call for proposals document for a full description of qualifications and requirements.

The call is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18vb-CA4svID6-_W8QaGEgpOb5VtE-a1E/view?usp=sharing

How to apply

● Applicants are invited to submit a proposal outlining an idea for a song or choral work they
would like to create, using the attached proposal form.
● Proposals are due by 11:59pm CST on August 15, 2021.
● Proposals will be reviewed by a panel that includes formerly incarcerated singers,
songwriters/composers, choral music professionals, and Voices of Hope staff.
● Applicants will be notified in early September, 2021, if they have been selected for the
project. If selected, the submission deadline for compositions is December 1, 2021.

More details about the application process are available in our call for proposals, here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18vb-CA4svID6-_W8QaGEgpOb5VtE-a1E/view?usp=sharing