The list of upheld appeals against the results of the open call for the Composing Commissions Priority within the Collections Programme was published on 13 April 2016 by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The project is implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance (IMiT).
The list of projects is available on the Ministry website under the tab “Programy Ministra 2016 – Kolekcje – Zamówienia kompozytorskie” and here.
A total of 284 applications were submitted for the programme. They were evaluated by the Steering Committee appointed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prof. Piotr Gliński. The committee included Małgorzata Małaszko, Daniel Cichy, Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, Eugeniusz Knapik and Marian Borkowski. The minister decided to uphold 17 of the 122 appeals filed.
The Composing Commissions Priority 2016-2017 will involve realisation of 76 projects worth a total of PLN 2.3 million.
The Composing Commissions priority was launched by the Ministry on 8 October 2015. It aims to support the creation and first performances of new works of music, to promote and make them available to the public, and to use them as a cultural and artistic education tool. So far, the programme’s four editions have resulted in the commissioning of 372 new pieces of music from 209 Polish or foreign composers.
Detailed information on the programme, a database of works created and profiles of authors can be found on the website www.composingcommissions.pl.