Play for UNGA
Do you or your group have a music program for young audiences? Would you like to tour with UNGA Musik i Syd in the Skåne and Kronoberg regions? This year we invited all freelance musicians to fill out a web form instead of emailing any particular or all of our producers. The aim was to make our process of selecting productions and musicians more transparent, available and open to all. The deadline was 15 September. We received over a hundred applications from Sweden and Denmark. They will all be taken into account in the following selection process.
Thank you all for your contributions! Our producers will only contact the musicians who take part of productions they are interested in. If you have received a confirmation email but not heard from us after week 45 (6–10 November) this means that your production was not selected this time. We hope to hear from you again next year.
HOW IT WORKS 2017–2018:
31 May – 15 September: “Apply now” – link to our web form is distributed through our newsletter and social media channels.
We need to know you exist
Freelance musicians across the country are invited to fill out the form. There we ask for information about the production and links to content that our producers need in order to make an initial assessment.
Due to our geographical location, musicians based in the Øresund region have a higher chance of being selected. This, however, does not exclude productions from other regions or countries. Factors such as relevance, content, quality and our annual funding are taken into consideration.
- You are an experienced singer or instrumentalist
- You are genuinely interested in playing for young audiences
- Your production – its statement, form and content – should be relevant for a young audience
- Focus should be on the music; at least 60 per cent of the performance should include musical elements
- You need to be available by phone / email during the selection and catalogue process and be able to perform on our Showcase Days: 23-24 January for school productions, 6-7 March for preschool productions
How to maximize your chances:
- The production is well thought out
- It has artistic and innovative qualities
- Aspects like diversity, gender equality and accessibility are taken into account
- The production has been shown to young audiences
Overview and selection
Throughout the year our producers are looking at more or less finished productions that may be interesting for us to present to young audiences. They also regularly check the incoming web forms to overview and analyse the field.
In November, all our producers meet to discuss productions at hand and make their selection. The final selection is made in relation to the whole. Our producers only contact the musicians who are part of the productions that they are interested in.
If you have received a confirmation of your application and still haven’t heard from us after week 45 (6-10 November), it means that your production did not get selected this time. We hope, however, that you will try again or why not apply for our course at the Malmö Academy of Music “Musik i framtidens förskola”?
For those who got selected
November-January: catalogue production, contact and information exchange between musicians, producers and communicators
January 23: Preparations and sound check before Showcase Day for schools at Palladium Malmö
January 24: Showcase Day for schools and Creative School, Palladium Malmö
March 6: Preparations and sound check before Showcase Day for preschools and younger children at Palladium Malmö
March 7: Showcase Day for preschools and younger children, Palladium Malmö
Autumn 2018 and / or spring 2019: one or more tour weeks in the Skåne and / or Kronoberg region.