WHAT IS LAUNCHPAD?
Through the remarkable support of Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, we are proud to announce a new opportunity for emerging composers and songwriters in Queensland and Northern Territory.
Launchpad is a composer scholarship program which mentors emerging composers who are within the first five years of their professional careers. The scholarship offers one-on-one mentoring and professional development delivered by Topology’s artists and company staff with the goal of nurturing creative potential and serving as a springboard from which mentorees can launch their careers as musicians, composers or songwriters. Launchpad welcomes all worthy participants with no barrier of age, genre or style. Four candidates per year will be selected and mentored by Topology. The resulting works composed by mentorees will be premiered in a performance with Topology in Brisbane.
WHAT’S IN THE PROGRAM?
Mentorees will work closely with Topology through initial brainstorms, creative development and rehearsal over a 12-month period. Each mentoree will be assigned to one of Topology’s composers who will work with them one-on-one to hone their compositions. Mentorees from outside of Brisbane will be provided travel and accommodation for 2 intensive creative development sessions in Brisbane. Further mentorship will be conducted via Skype and email.
The program will culminate in an intensive production week in Brisbane where participants’ compositions will be “launched” in a public performance with Topology. Participants will also gain valuable experience on and off stage as they become integral team members in mounting and promoting the performance.
APPLICATIONS CAN BE MADE AT ANYTIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. APPLY HERE.