15.03.2015

Neu bei den Ferienkursen: Staubach Fellowships

Für die nächsten Darmstädter Ferienkurse (30. Juli bis 14. August 2016) wird die Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation drei Staubach Fellowships vergeben.
Das Programm der Staubach Fellowships richtet sich an Komponist*innen oder Performer*innen, die bereits an den Ferienkursen (oder ähnlichen Projekten) teilgenommen haben, aber noch dabei sind, sich als Künstler*innen zu etablieren. Die Eiler Fondation übernimmt für die Staubach Fellows die Hotelunterkunft, Halbpension, Reisekosten und den Teilnahmebeitrag für die Ferienkurse. Die Fellows bekommen so die Gelegenheit, in Darmstadt je nach ihren Interessen unterschiedlichste Aktivitäten zu entfalten.

Für die Staubach Fellowships kann man sich nicht bewerben. Eine Jury (Rebecca Saunders, Martin Iddon und Thomas Schäfer) wird für 2016 potentielle Kandidat*innen nominieren und kontaktieren. Das Staubach Fellowship-Programm ersetzt die bisher vergebenen Staubach Honoraria.


The Staubach Fellowships 2016

 

The Staubach Fellowships are administered by the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), Germany, and are awarded for its Summer Course in even-numbered years. The grants are funded by The Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation, Inc. (USA) to honor Harry Eiler’s maternal grandfather, Gotthard Josef Staubach, who was born and grew up in the village of Herbstein, Hesse, north of Darmstadt and are offered interchangeably and intermittently with the Staubach Honoraria at the discretion of IMD.


The Staubach Fellowship programme is designed to provide an opportunity for composers and performers who have already spent time as participants at the Darmstadt Summer Course (or similar equivalent experiences elsewhere in Europe or further afield), but who are still in the process of establishing themselves as artists. As such, those who are appointed as Staubach Fellows will typically have completed a terminal degree programme in their field and will, under most circumstances, be less than 40 years old. There is no restriction in terms of gender, race, nationality, aesthetic position, or any other consideration, beyond the broad purpose to assist composers and performers in bridging the gaps between ‘emerging’ and ‘established’. As such, the Staubach Fellowship programme is interested from the outset in a diversity of approaches, at the highest levels of artistic endeavour, with the greatest promise of future success.


Appointment as a Staubach Fellow will provide the Fellow with coverage of half-board hotel accommodation during the Darmstadt Summer Course 2016, travel to and from Darmstadt, and free admission to all events at the Course, and will provide the Fellow with the opportunity to develop a range of activities. These include, but are not limited to: teaching group or individual lessons, the development of Open Space projects, the delivery of a lecture on their artistic practice or broader themes. Fellows are also, no less importantly, expected to use the period of the Course to take advantage of networking opportunities with composers and performers of interest to them.

 

Appointment as a Staubach Fellow does not guarantee that the individual will feature as performer or composer during the official programme of performances during the Summer Course, but it does not prohibit this either. Decisions regarding programming at Darmstadt are wholly independent of the process for the appointment of Staubach Fellows. (Nevertheless, selection as a Staubach Fellow prohibits consideration for the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis.)


Staubach Fellows are selected, rather than by application as a part of a competition, by a panel made up of a representative of the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), a representative of the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation, and an independent panel member. The Staubach Fellowship jury for 2016 will consist of Rebecca Saunders, Martin Iddon and Thomas Schäfer. Nominations will be sought from expert members of the wider new music community, worldwide, such that the selection panel will be assessing ca. 10 potential candidates. No application materials will be sought, but those under consideration will be asked to submit a brief single-page description of what they would project the benefits of their attendance would be in order to help inform the panel’s discussion. No ‘outcomes’ as such are expected, but Fellows will be expected to provide a brief report within two months of the close of the Summer Course during the year of selection. 


No more than three Staubach Fellows will be appointed for any particular year of the Courses. The panel may select fewer Staubach Fellows at its discretion. All Staubach Fellows must commit to be in residence at Darmstadt for the complete duration of the Course.

The 48th International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt will take place from 30 July to 14 August 2016.

15.03.2015

Neu: Staubach Fellowships

Für die nächsten Darmstädter Ferienkurse (30. Juli bis 14. August 2016) wird die Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation drei Staubach Fellowships vergeben.
Das Programm der Staubach Fellowships richtet sich an Komponist*innen oder Performer*innen, die bereits an den Ferienkursen (oder ähnlichen Projekten) teilgenommen haben, aber noch dabei sind, sich als Künstler*innen zu etablieren. Die Eiler Fondation übernimmt für die Staubach Fellows die Hotelunterkunft, Halbpension, Reisekosten und den Teilnahmebeitrag für die Ferienkurse. Die Fellows bekommen so die Gelegenheit, in Darmstadt je nach ihren Interessen unterschiedlichste Aktivitäten zu entfalten.

Für die Staubach Fellowships kann man sich nicht bewerben. Eine Jury (Rebecca Saunders, Martin Iddon und Thomas Schäfer) wird für 2016 potentielle Kandidat*innen nominieren und kontaktieren. Das Staubach Fellowship-Programm ersetzt die bisher vergebenen Staubach Honoraria.