Arnold Schönberg Composition Scholarships 2023

Entry deadline: 15 April 2023

On the occasion of Arnold Schönberg’s 150th birthday in 2024, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport accepts applications for a total of three anniversary scholarships for music composition for the year 2023.

Part of the scholarship includes the composition of a work for string quartet with a duration of approximately 12 minutes.

The three scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury to individuals who have completed a degree in music or have been working continuously as full-time musicians for many years. The jury will base the evaluation on the following criteria: compositional ability, stylistic originality, the potential for innovation, outstanding quality of previous artistic achievements, and the performability and reception value of the work. Natural persons who are Austrian citizens or have a residence in Austria are eligible to participate. Each scholarship consists of EUR 1,500.00 per month for a total of three months.

The funded compositions should be made available to the Arnold Schönberg Center by December 2023 at the latest, as they are scheduled to be premiered during the anniversary events in 2024. The selected scholarship recipients agree to make available for a one-time performance their work for the string quartet with a duration of approx. 12 minutes, created within the framework of the scholarship, without receiving additional payment.

For more informations & application details, please click here.