The Cedar Cultural Center, a nonprofit performing arts organization and all-ages music venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is looking for the next round of artists to take part in the 2022-23 Cedar Commissions!
What do Cedar Commissions Artists do?
Cedar Commissions artists must create 30+ minutes of new music for The Cedar’s stage between August 2022 when recipients are announced and February 2023. We define new music as music that has not been previously written, composed, recorded, or performed. Artists debut their new work at a live public concert at The Cedar in February 2023. Artists are required to attend six cohort meetings, held roughly each month at The Cedar from September to January. Finally, artists must attend a wrap-up meeting in March 2023 and complete an evaluation.
In the event that social gathering restrictions are in place due to COVID-19 during the grant period, we will work with artists to make adaptations to the meeting formats, collaboration methods, and performance platform as needed (in 2020, we recorded artists’ pieces at The Cedar and premiered them online).
What do Cedar Commissions Artists receive?
Cedar Commissions artists are each paid $5,000 in September 2022. They also have access to an additional $500 production stipend to be used for additional tech and performance expenses. Whatever remains of the $500 stipend is paid out to artists after their final performance in February. Additionally, artists receive artistic mentorship, administrative and marketing support from Cedar staff, a full tech rehearsal, high-quality professional photos, an unmixed multitrack recording, and video documentation of their final performances.
How can I get support on my Cedar Commissions Application?
Thursday, June 23rd from 6PM to 7:30PM CDT | In person at The Cedar and over Zoom
This hybrid session will walk you through the Cedar Commissions application, and give you an opportunity to ask questions about the application process. Webinar will be available both in person and via Zoom and archived online at thecedar.org/cedar-commissions (As a note: participants will be recorded).
Free – Sign up here by June 22nd