Call for Commissions: composers & writers

Ambleskramble Productions presents Remembered / Imagined

The deadline for this Call has now passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Commission fee: £1,000 per artist
10-15 minute piece (2 new works will be commissioned)
Deadline: 30 June 2013

Mr McFall's Chamber in collaboration with Hands Up For Trad’s Distil are delighted to announce an exciting new commissioning project for emerging composers and writers (prose, poetry and lyrics), produced by Ambleskramble and supported by Creative Scotland. Established artists are also encouraged to apply, showing how this opportunity would have a benefit to their career/professional development.

We are looking for works that will present a contemporary response to Scotland’s rich traditional linguistic and musical heritage, drawing inspiration from the amazing archive at The School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh. We welcome applications from artists of all genres. Artists should be Scottish/Scottish-based and able to travel to Edinburgh throughout the project.

Remembered / Imagined is an Ambleskramble Production, a collaborative opportunity for two pairs of composers and writers to work together to create a new work for public touring in Spring 2014 by Mr McFall's Chamber (string quintet), singer Maeve Mackinnon, actor/writer Angus Peter Campbell and optional electronics. The artists will be supported throughout the creative process by a team of mentors and workshopping opportunities.

Writers and composers may apply as pairs or as individuals. Two new works will be commissioned. The decision will be announced in early August 2013 and the writing phase will take place between Aug-Dec 2013, rehearsals/workshopping Jan-Feb 2014 and touring in Mar-Apr 2014.

For full information, guidelines, eligibility and details on how to apply please email

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