Harry Partch „Delusion of the Fury“. Produktion Ensemble musikFabrik (2013)

Kunststiftung NRW’s funding for music covers almost the entire spectrum of professional musical practice. It includes period performance, current trends in composed and improvised music as well as sonic art projects. In the anniversary year 2014 funding was extended to the new area of so-called “global music”, acknowledging musical practice within the diverse communities of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Alongside these areas, Kunststiftung NRW’s music funding also focuses on increasing the national and international reach of selected productions as well as innovations in experimental music theatre.

Promoting young artists is of particular significance: a programme of grants takes young musicians from North Rhine-Westphalia to the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA, Frankfurt), the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Stockhausen Courses in Kürten and to the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen with two awards for “experimental music” and “composition”.