New Music MN

Opportunities for commissions, contests, grants, etc. To submit an item for listing, please email, including deadline, full details, pertinent links, and contact info.


MN Composers New Works Competition – Adult Composer Division

Deadline: 09.01.18

MN Sinfonia is pleased to announce a call for new and unpublished (chamber) orchestral scores by Minnesota composers. Five new works will premiere during the 2018-19 season with winning composers to receive compensation ranging between $500 and $6,000.

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Hinge Arts Residency

Deadline 09.01.18

Apply now for residencies taking place between January and June 2019. Artists of all disciplines and career levels are welcome to apply. There are three residency tracks: Career Development, for artists who want to work on their own self-driven projects during their time in Fergus Falls; Homecoming, for artists who spent all or a portion of their youth in the 9-county region of West Central Minnesota but now live elsewhere, who want to engage and collaborate with their home community; and Alumni, for artists who have previously participated in Hinge Arts that would like to build on connections or ideas from a previous residency.


ACF Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA)

Deadline: 09.16.18

Do you know a MN artist who is creating amazing original jazz, electronic, improvised, fusion, world, or experimental music? All of this is composition, and we want to recognize these people! Nominate them for MECA 2018 today! Use the online application form to point to work samples and background info on the emerging artist along with your endorsement. Three emerging artists will be selected to each receive $3000 in project funding.

Nomination form

Rimon Project Support Grants

Deadline: 09.28.18

Grants of up to $3000 are available for for arts-related projects that meet Rimon’s mission and its goals. Rimon seeks to promote and enhance Jewish identity through arts and culture, support arts and artists who broadly explore Jewish themes and to assist the greater Jewish community in developing a collaborative involvement with the arts.


MRAC Community Arts Grant

Deadline: 10.08.18

The Community Arts program provides grants of up to $5,000 in project support for groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline to communities within the seven-county metropolitan area of Minnesota. Grant requests may include costs for artists and other personnel, facility and/or equipment rental, postage, supplies, printing and other expenses necessary to carry out the project.


Interested in composer opportunities beyond Minnesota? Consider membership in ACF, which gives you access to an extensive, curated list of national & international opportunities.