The Peggy Glanville-Hicks Trust has opened applications for the 2022 Prelude composer residencies. 

The Prelude program offers composers long-term residencies in one of three heritage-listed homes, as well as a stipend to assist with living expenses, so that they can focus on their craft and compositions. The program is open to composers of any genre at any stage of their career.

Gallop House in Dalkeith, Perth

Gallop House, Dalkeith, Perth. Source National Trust.

The three residencies are offered at Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney, the Gallop House in Dalkeith, Perth (owned by the National Trust of WA) and 146 Tynte St, North Adelaide (owned by the National Trust of SA).

Announcing the call for applications, Mary Jo Capps, Chair of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Trust, which administers the program, said, “Prelude residencies offer artists time, space and financial support to securely pursue their work. This opportunity wouldn’t be possible without the incredible foresight of Peggy Glanville-Hicks, the partnerships with the National Trusts in SA and WA, and the critical financial support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW and APRA AMCOS.”

Aviva Endean, the 2021 Prelude resident at Peggy Glanville Hicks House in Sydney, wrote in Limelight that “there is something inherently optimistic about the idea of a year-long residency. It feels like an invitation to recreate yourself in the way you would like to imagine your life as an artist could be. It’s a chance to make sense of your work in a new setting, to form new constellations of people and places, to make up new rituals and daily culture-making that become part of your story of that place.”

Composer and performer William Barton, who was the 2020 resident at Peggy Glanville-Hicks House, wrote, “We consider this time as a foundational year. Being here at the Aunty Peggy Glanville-Hicks residence has allowed us to continue our journeys of music making and so much more.”

Applications for Prelude composer residencies in 2022 are now open and will close on 15 August 2021.

For more information visit Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers’ House.