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Jan 1

The Francis Chagrin Award for composers

January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Francis Chagrin Award

About the Award

Want that helping hand in creating your new work?

The Francis Chagrin Award is for composers looking for that quick top-up to get them to the next stage in creating a new work. Our support includes, but is not limited to, copying or costs of preparing scores, new kit or studio time (that is integral to the creation of new work). A simple application process could lead to getting awarded on average £100 for costs associated with composing.



  • You may apply for the award at any time of year, with applications assessed in February, May and November
  • Next deadline: 17:00, Friday 21 February 2020


Who can apply?

Composers and artists are eligible to apply who:

  • are based in the UK or a British Citizen
  • are not studying full time
  • have not received the Francis Chagrin Award in the year previous to their application (based on our financial year, which runs April-March)


What can the Award be used for?

Examples of costs for which the Award may be used include:

  • Materials for score-based work (including, but not limited to, copying and preparing of parts, binding, and postage costs)
  • Studio time integral to the creation of a specified new work.
  • Purchase of materials integral to the creation of a specified new work
  • Technical equipment integral to the creation of a specified new work
  • Fees of those involved in the creative process (excluding composers)


About Francis Chagrin

Francis Chagrin was the founder of the Society for the Promotion of New Music (SPNM). During his career he composed symphonies, songs, chamber music, and over 200 film scores. His music is collected in Sound and Music’s British Music Collection.