Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Meet The Composer's Metlife Creative Connections Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

Meet The Composer's Metlife Creative Connections program provides support for American composers to participate in public activities related to specific performances of their original music. By supporting the composer's interaction with audiences, performers, arts organizations, and local communities, Metlife Creative Connections aims to increase public awareness and enhance the creative artist's role in society. There are no limits or restrictions on the style or genre of music performed or presented.

The program provides support for composer outreach activities including, but not limited to open workshops or lectures (including workshops/lectures in local schools/universities); community outreach events; pre- and post-performance discussions (in more traditional concert venues); interaction with the audience during and after the performance (in less traditional concert venues); open rehearsals; utilization of new media technologies for composer engagement such as websites, blogs, online videos, podcasts, etc.; and traditional media activity such as radio, television, or print interviews.

Because MU is limited to six applications per round for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a brief overview of the proposed outreach activities, 2) the artistic merit of the composer, and 3) the deadline appropriate for the planned events (see below).


$250 to $3,500. Most awards are in the range of $250-$500 per composer.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

January 7, 2011 for events between April and June, 2011
April 1, 2011 for events between July and August, 2011
June 1, 2011 for events between September and December, 2011
October 1, 2011 for events between January and March, 2012

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