Milton Keynes Council Music Faculty seeking lyricist/poet (£1,200 commission)

Milton Keynes Council Music Faculty is looking for an urban lyricist to work with local composer
Sarah Watts to create words to go alongside a musical created for performance by young people of Milton Keynes based on Milton Keynes’ 50th Birthday.

The Music Faculty works with around 2000 young people offering professional music tuition through formal lessons, group work and school projects. They would like to commission a piece of music which the young people can perform both locally and nationally.

Commission Aim & Objectives:  Aim: To work with composer Sarah Watts to add lyrics which are modern/contemporary for
young people

a) To deliver one performance at the 2017 Schools’ Music Festival with a band of live
musicians (possibly students and adults)
b) To attend one rehearsal to test the work, working with MKMF staff to ensure the work is
appropriately performed
c) To deliver a finished piece in collaboration with Sarah Watts (composer)

Budget:  The Commission has a budget of £1,200 fully inclusive of artist fees

Selection Process:  The commissioning panel will select their preferred artist from the following criteria:
a) Your experience of working on similar projects
b) Your style of work
c) Deliverability within the timescale

Timescales:  This work must commence May 2016 and will run for 3-months. All work and evaluation must be completed by July 2016 or within a timescale agreed by Composer, Lyricist and Music Faculty

Submission of Proposal:  The following documents must be provided by the closing date:
a) 2 examples of previous projects with basic information about each project (date, client, budget, materials, scale etc – as appropriate)
b) Proposal/methodology on what you intend to do
c) Your proposed timescale
d) Contact details (email and telephone) for 2 referees, stating what relationship exists between the artist and the referee

How to apply:  Send your application to

Deadline:  30 April 2016 at 5pm

Source:  Arts Jobs

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