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Implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance, the programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Composing commissions is the first project in Poland which systemically supports latest musical production. The programme annually endorses approximately one hundred new pieces by Polish and foreign composers, enabling a wide audience to access valuable contemporary music compositions.

 

The programme was launched in 2012 as an initiative of Polish musical milieu. The annual competition attracts applications form musical organizations willing to commission a work from a (Polish or foreign) composer or group of artists. The subsidy includes co-financing the work along with its world premiere and recording which is later rendered available online, free of charge, as part of the National Audiovisual Institute collection (Ninateka.pl).

The Zamowieniakompozytorskie.pl website contains a Commissions bookmark, which includes composers’ profiles, descriptions of compositions and freely downloadable scores. Each composition may be located using the Search function and applying one or more filters. A given piece may be tracked by its title, composer’s surname, musical genre, and world premiere venue. Detailed information on the upcoming world premieres are posted in the Calendar bookmark. Practical information for those willing to participate in the Programme is available in the eCommissions section.

 

The programme implements projects representing a wide array of genres, from the so-called contemporary classical music and music theatre performances through pieces combining different musical genres (e.g. popular and traditional music) and interdisciplinary projects verging on music, performing and visual arts. The music created thanks to Composing commissions is intended to resound not only in major concert halls, where it will add to the latest chapter of artistic music, but also in minor centres and among non-specialist audiences, acting as an important vessel of artistic education.

 

Each year, the programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Composing commissions subsidizes the creation of approximately 100 pieces. The first three editions of the programme attracted almost 200 composers.

 

The making of Zamowieniakompozytorskie.pl has been financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

  • Total number of commissions: 424
  • Total number of composers: 257
  • Total number of beneficiaries: 128
  • Entities by task type:
    • 292 chamber works
    • 145 vocal / vocal and instrumental works
    • 144 symphonic works
    • 56 other works in which sound is the main composition element
    • 50 multimedia works in which sound is the main composition element
    • 48 electroacoustic works
    • 41 full-length and chamber stage works
    • 32 solo works
    • 18 works using improvisation
    • 4 dzieła multimedialne
    • 4 w których dźwięk jest nadrzędnym elementem kompozycji
    • 2 inne dzieła
    • 2 w przypadku których dźwięk jest nadrzędnym elementem kompozycji
    • 1 vocal / vocal and instrumental works
  • Entities by category:
    • 64 (other entities)
    • 62 state cultural institutions
    • 6 art colleges
    • 424 non-governmental organizations
    • 38 business entities
    • 216 cultural institutions run by local governments
    • 2 private schools of arts
    • 10 state schools of arts
  • Map of world premieres by city:
    • Warszawa
    • Katowice
    • Wrocław
    • Kraków
    • Gdańsk
    • Poznań
    • Kielce
    • Łódź
    • Szczecin
    • Olsztyn
    • Bydgoszcz
    • Lublin
    • Zakopane
    • Radom
    • Lwów
    • Toruń
    • Lusławice
    • Bielsko-Biała
    • Nieborów
    • Kalisz
    • Elbląg
    • Białystok
    • Iwano-Frankowsk
    • Kijów
    • Łomża
    • Rumia
    • Gorzów Wielkopolski
    • Berlin
    • Opole
    • Słupsk
    • Częstochowa
    • Bytom
    • Drezno
    • Eindhoven
    • Dobczyce
    • Lidzbark Warmiński
    • Sopot
    • Wejherowo
    • Płock
    • Krosno
    • Wilno
    • Gdańsk-Oliwa
    • Jastrzębia Góra
    • Sucha Beskidzka
    • Radziejowice
    • Suwałki
    • Przemyśl
    • Nowy Sącz
    • Legionowo
    • Heringsdorf
    • Rzym
    • Tartu
    • Piaseczno
    • Gdynia
    • Wiślica
    • Trąbki Wielkie
    • Czechowice-Dziedzice
    • Głogów
    • Moskwa
    • Frankfurt nad Menem
    • Tarnowskie Góry
    • Garwolin
    • Cieszyn
    • Radomsko
    • Wągrowiec
    • Chorzów
    • Górki Wielkie
    • Wałbrzych
    • Puławy
    • Mińsk Mazowiecki
    • Bratysława
    • Leszno
    • Wygiełzów
    • Oświęcim
    • Amsterdam
    • Antwerpia
    • Dębno
    • Janowiec
    • Mons
    • Myślenice
    • Skawina
    • Sosnowiec
  • Total funding: 9 641 425 zł

*statistical data related to the current resources

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