Jazz South Commissions

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31 July 2020


Jazz South has launched Jazz South Commissions, a new programme offering over £30,000 towards commission projects for artists working in jazz and improvisation in the Jazz South Region outside of London.

Two open call initiatives are part of the programme - Jazz South Radar Commissions and Jazz South Breakthrough Commissions - which will support 14 jazz composers at different career stages to create, record and broadcast new work.

1. Jazz South Radar Commissions 

Support for 10 jazz composers at all career stages with awards of up to £1,250 to create new pieces of original music for up to three performers. These will be digitally broadcast in late 2020, generating inspiration and new material for live performances and touring in the future.  The scheme invites applications directly from composers.

2. Jazz South Breakthrough Commission

 A creative development opportunity for early career composers. Four awards of up to £3,000 will be made to realise original, creative ideas.  Supported by a package of mentoring, each selected composer will create a new piece for digital broadcast from a venue in the Jazz South region in early 2021. Applications are invited from composers, organisations, or individuals (including promoters, clubs, festivals, venues, curators, and producers).


Jazz South Radar Commissions and Jazz South Breakthrough Commissions are now open for online applications with a deadline for submissions of Friday 31 July 2020 at 5pm.

For details and how to apply see:




We welcome direct enquiries and also have an online drop-in session here on Wednesday 22 July



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