Our Fall Festival Call for Scores is now closed!  GRIT Collaborative will be presenting a multi-concert interdisciplinary arts festival, in partnership with Oh My Ears!, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and Church of the Beatitudes in Phoenix, AZ from November 16-17, 2018!  The two concerts, “Are You Alarmed?” and “Get Woke!” will pair music, selected from our Call for Scores, and visual art (see below for participating artists) for a unique, interdisciplinary experience.  Together, we will open a dialogue about social justice with the Phoenix community.  Additionally, we will be holding artist panels at local institutions (TBA) to open up the conversation about diversity in the arts and how creative artists may address social justice issues through their work.  During the festival, we will also be partnering with local coffee roasters to provide some beverages to help us “get woke”.

GRIT Collaborative is pleased to announce our Call for Scores open to any/all composers whose work fits the relationship to the theme (more detailed information below).  We strive to program composers and artists from underrepresented communities (women, people of color, LGBTQIA+), so our mission is to amplify these voices and provide agency for their work to be experienced.  For this call, we kindly ask that you provide us with some information regarding how your work correlates to this mission.  We are looking to program marginalized composers and artists who face systematic discrimination in order to help address these issues.  The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018.  Composers will be notified of the results by September 7, 2018.

Scores will be selected by a panel made up of the GRIT Collaborative Board of Directors, Oh My Ears! Directors and Musicians, and the Participating Visual Artists (see below).  This group of creative artists and arts administrators will adjudicate based on quality of work and adherence to the Theme.

The following materials are required to be considered for this Call for Scores:

-Scores are required for acoustic works, recordings are optional (but highly encouraged)

-Recordings are required for electroacoustic works (stereo playback), no score or written component is required

-Headshot is required for promotional materials

-All materials must be submitted via Dropbox (or other file sharing services) and MUST BE AVAILABLE THROUGH November 18, 2018.

Available Instrumentation (+ any subsets):

2 flutes/piccolos

3 clarinets

2 bass clarinets

2 alto saxophones

1 tenor saxophone

2 violins

1 viola

1 cello

1 bass (or 1 electric bass)

Participating Visual Artists:

Laura Buchan

Cleopatra Bertelsen

Alma Leiva

Amanda Lechner

Emanuella Israel

Matt Manalo

Dana O'Malley

Composers are welcome to attend the festival, but attendance is not required.  No travel or stipend may be provided for composers wishing to attend, but host housing is available at no cost!

Please address any questions to Dr. Joshua Marquez at:  gritcollaborative@gmail.com

Deadline:  August 15, 2018

Notification:  September 7, 2018

Name *
All files must be available through November 18, 2018. Any files that are not accessible through November 18, 2018 will not be considered. If selected, you will be contacted to send individual parts.
How do you, as an artist, and/or your piece relate to the theme of this collaboration? The theme for this event centers around the representation of marginalized groups (i.e. artists/composers who are women, people of color, LGBTQIA+) in the United States. How do you fit into this dialogue? We are seeking artists who represent such marginalized groups in order to further the discussion regarding representation and discrimination within the arts, and the larger world. As this event also involves an (optional) artist talk(s) at local venues, we hope to give a platform to a group of artists/composers that have the most to say about such issues.
Is there anything we need to consider? Do you have a special request regarding the presentation of your work?
Terms of Agreement *
By checking "I Accept", you agree that, if selected, your work will be presented, collaboratively, with a work outside of your field (i.e. your work will be paired with another work(s) from the following: dance, music, or visual art). GRIT Collaborative values the artistic integrity of the artist and will honor their requests to the best of our abilities. We will add you to our mailing list so you may receive our monthly updates regarding open calls, announcements, and news. As GRIT Collaborative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and does not charge admission (in addition to the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of these projects) these performances are not eligible for royalties from ASCAP, BMI, SEASAC, or any other performing rights organization. We will not distribute your work, without your permission. Any documentation (photos/videos) taken at the event(s) will be available on the website only with the artists' consent.