1. Can more than one Applicant submit applications for the commission of new works by the same composer?
Yes. The number of applications for the commission of new works by a given composer is unlimited.
2. Can the world premiere of a commissioned work take place abroad?
Yes. World premieres of works commissioned as part of the “Composing Commissions” programme can take place abroad.
3. Is it possible to apply for subsidies for the rental of scores for 1-2 repeat performances of a commissioned work when choosing Variant A?
No. Those who choose Variant A cannot apply for subsidies for the rental of scores for 1-2 repeat performances of a commissioned work.
4. How many applications can be submitted by each Applicant?
The Regulations do not set a limit on the number of applications submitted by each Applicant, which means that each “Composing Commissions” Applicant may submit as many applications as they wish.
5. How can I submit an event and send materials for review?
6. Can the Institute of Music and Dance act as an ordering party with regard to the compositions?
No, the Institute acts as the institution in charge of the priority on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and cannot assume a dual role. Still, we will be happy to provide you with extensive information and advice, including contemporary composers and performers.
7. Is it possible to change the title of the piece once the contract is signed?
Yes, provided that such an amendment is proposed by the composer and helps specify the title of the piece (e.g. Concert for 2 flutes = Double concerto, etc.); altering the concept or performing cast of the piece is not allowed, unless the title was not included in the name of the task as stated in the contract. We suggest that, instead of proper titles, submitted pieces be annotated as new compositions, unless the composer has already decided as to the particular wording of the title.
8. Is it possible to alter the performing cast of the piece?
No, except for minor changes which do not significantly impact the number of layers (e.g. expansion of a group of homogenous instruments within a large performing apparatus).
9. Is it possible to change the variant of the publication?
The variant of the publication must remain as stated in the application submitted for review in response to the call for compositions.
10. Is it possible to alter the duration of the piece?
Yes, provided that such a change stems from the final effect of the composer’s work rather than from altering the concept of the piece. Alterations within the range of 20% of the duration of the piece are admissible.
11. Is it possible to change the composer or co-author of the piece?
No, since it would result in a different piece than the one originally submitted for review by the steering committee. Such a change would require that the application be re-submitted in the subsequent edition of the program.
12. Is it possible to change the performers of the world premiere / repeat performances of the piece?
With regard to key performers (e.g. conductor, soloist, member of a chamber ensemble) – no. Naturally, minor changes in major performing apparatuses (e.g. orchestra, choir) are admissible.
13. Is it possible to set admission fees for the public attending the world premiere / repeat performance of the piece?
Yes, provided that the revenue will be used to cover the costs of implementation of the project, and accounted for in the project budget.
14. What category are small ensemble stage works classified as?
They are classified as category “F”.