Ends on January 6, 2019



NOTIFICATION—early March, 2019

We look forward to having an opportunity to become acquainted with your work. There is no fee to apply to Art Omi: Music, and no fee to attend (however, not that we do not provide travel to and from Art Omi: Music). Because of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to offer feedback on your application. Note that many Music fellows have applied multiple times before being offered a residency.

Using this online application, you will be asked to upload an mp3 audio work sample of no longer than 4 minutes total. Your work sample may include up to three excerpts. It should contain work created in the last five years. It is recommended that you provide three excerpts if possible (you will be asked to indicate the year created and your role in each work—whether you are composer, performer, or both—what instruments/performers are featured, and whether the work is improvised, composed, a combination, or digitally produced). Do not indicate cue points on longer excerpts. Prepare a single work sample of no more than 4 minutes in length. If you supply a longer work sample, or include a work sample containing more than three excerpts, your application will not be considered.

You will also be asked to provide a very brief bio (100 words or fewer) and a short narrative explaining why you would like to attend Music Omi at this point in your career. 

Additional fields will allow you to provide information about country of origin (and country where you live if different), plus any instruments you might play while in residence and your primary role as a music-maker. 

A Note to Musicians with Disabilities

A fellowship is available for a disabled musician. Musicians with disabilities may apply for the Art Unlimited Fellowship, which provides a $500 stipend. Eligible candidates must have a permanent disability as described in the ADA website (www.ada.gov). Musicians with disabilities from all countries are encouraged to apply. You have a disability if you have at least one of the following:

  • a physical or mental impairment that "substantially limits" one or more "major life activities";
  •  a record of such an impairment; or
  • you are regarded as having such an impairment.

Apply by submitting to this website and also email the Music Omi Director at musicians@artomi.org so that your application can be considered for this fellowship opportunity.

A Note to Ensembles: 

The Art Omi: Music program will only consider applications from individual applicants. Joint applications will not be considered. Individuals members of performing ensembles may apply simultaneously, but will be evaluated as individual musicians. It is highly unlikely that members of ensembles will be invited to attend during the same residency. A goal of the Art Omi: Music  program is to encourage and foster participation in new collaborative environments—ongoing collaborators are discouraged from applying for the same residency.

NB: To prepare your work sample, you may wish to use the free Audacity sound editing software: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/