Artology, along with our partners are extending opportunities in 2021 for young people to get creative and develop in their field of interest. With a new year brings hope and opportunities, and to get you inspired over the Christmas break start preparing your ideas now! What will give your fanfare that attention grabbing edge? Tell us about your interests in theatre sound design and creating a soundscape for gamers. And if you’re into film we have a brand new opportunity to create a very short film.

Fanfares to replace the cue bells! 8 young composers will be selected to participate in workshops and attend a live recording session with the Australian Youth Orchestra at Trackdown Studios. The fanfares are broadcast at venues across Australia including City Recital Hall (NSW), Adelaide Festival Centre (SA), Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Qld), Ian Potter Centre, Southbank (Vic) and Theatre North at The Princess (Tas). Entries open February 2021.

Open Fanfare! 16 young composers will be selected to have their composition performed in concert with the Sydney Youth Orchestra and the Queensland Youth Chamber Orchestra. They attend workshop sessions with our mentors, an orchestral rehearsal and the concert event at either the Queensland Performing Arts Centre or the Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music! Watch the 2020 concert stream.

Music and Gaming Mentorship! Create a soundscape for the tabletop gaming app Syrinscape. The selected participant will work with program creator Benjamin Loomes to develop a soundscape (both music and sound effects) which will be available as official content for gamers all around the world within the Syrinscape app! Check out Syrinscape website.

Australian Theatre for Young People Sound Design Mentorship! Create the sound design with mentor Steve Francis and the ATYP team for the production of Shack – Antarctica, a blizzard – eight school kids are stranded in a shack, on the bottom of the world, with a sinister force circling outside. The production runs at the Stables Theatre, Sydney, Oct-Nov 2021.

Very Short Film Festival! If you’re a budding filmmaker and love connecting people through your storytelling enter the Very Short Film Festival. Send us a 2-5 minute film to win from a range of cash prizes and opportunities. Prizes are offered in two categories – 21 years and under and over 21 years. If your film is selected you will attend a premiere event at Spring Bay Mill in Tasmania and the short-listed films will be broadcast on Guardian Australia. Our esteemed judges are Marta Dusseldorp, Rocco Fazzari, Leta Keens and Leah Purcell. Deadline is 23 April 2021 and to enter

Australian Youth Orchestra conducted by Matthew Coorey are recording the eight winning Fanfare participants at Trackdown Studio this Saturday 21 November. As part of the creative process and adapting to 2020 our young composers have worked brilliantly to create their fanfares. Can’t wait to hear their pieces! Hear the composers talk about their piece, listen online.

[Video: Francesca Brzoskowski [Age 19, Qld], Fanfare of the elder one]

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