Victorian musicians and bands can now register their interest in the Melbourne Prize For Music 2019.
Run by Melbourne Prize Trust, the Melbourne Prize For Music in 2019 is open to all genres of music and offers a prize pool of over $100,000.
The Melbourne Prize For Music is for Victorian residents only, with individual musicians and groups encouraged to apply. Entries can also be made by nomination. In 2019, there is also an exciting change to one of the award categories.
The Melbourne Prize series operates on a three-year cycle of which the music prize is the final stage. Next year the cycle commences again with the Melbourne Prize For Urban Sculpture, followed by the Melbourne Prize For Literature in 2021, and on it goes.
The Melbourne Prize For Music was last awarded in 2016 to Kutcha Edwards, an Indigenous singer-songwriter and member of The Black Arm Band. Prior to that, classical composer and conductor Brett Dean received the prize in 2013. Other winners include drummer and percussionist David Jones (2010) and renowned pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky.
The Melbourne Prize Trust Trust has three objectives, which are met by
running the annual Melbourne Prize: to recognise and reward excellence and talent; to inspire creative development; and to enrich public life. The competition is run in the first half of the year and the finalist exhibition is run in November at Federation Square.
To register, please click here and you will receive the 2019 Entry Guidelines when they become available.