The New Quorum

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Musicians and composers working in all genres are invited to apply. Applicants may be between professional engagements, recent graduates of post-secondary education, on leave/sabbatical from a professional career, or preparing for concerts, gigs, and recordings. The New Quorum’s residency program provides sound artists at all stages of their careers with the opportunity to create work in a new context and to meet and interact with New Orleans’ artistic community and the city’s devoted audiences. The program is uniquely focused on initiating and promoting a dialogue between sound artists and the public and in generating a better-informed and recurring cultural audience in New Orleans. Contrary to traditional artist residencies — which typically offer a “tranquil” environment in which to create — The New Quorum’s Artist Residency Program thrives on interaction among residents, collaboration between residents and local musicians, and communication with the New Orleans community at large to inspire the development of new work.

Residencies can vary in length between two and four weeks at a time. While self-directed in nature, artists can expect to be a part of a diverse New Orleans artistic community.

INSTRUCTIONS (please read carefully)

ELIGIBILITY: Open to musicians and composers from any country. Recipients must be at least 21 years of age and not currently enrolled in an academic program at the time of their residency

APPLICATION MATERIALS: (Incomplete applications will not be considered. For extenuating circumstances or any issues or questions, please email us with details.)

    •    One-page, Project description, explaining what the artist wants to realize during the residency.
    •    One page, Bio/Resume/Professional Summary, this should include educational background, teaching, publications, concerts, exhibitions, awards, honors, and other pertinent experience.
    •    $45 submission fee 
    •    Artist Statement (max 1000 characters- app. 400 words - SEE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED BELOW)
    •    Work samples as specified below

ARTIST STATEMENT: Please include answers to the following questions:
    ⁃    How do you share your discipline with/in community?
    ⁃    How do you define success as a musician?
    ⁃    What are your expectations of yourself as a musician?
    ⁃    What are your expectations (if any) of The New Quorum Artist Residency?

WORK EXAMPLES: should be recent and representative of the kind of sounds being explored according to the applicant’s instrument and discipline. Your work samples are by far the most important part of your application.
Submit 3-5 tracks only (a maximum of 15 minutes total) of your highest quality recordings, in the following formats: Audio format: mp3. Video format: mp4, WAV or MOV (mp3 is not the highest quality!) Links to websites, YouTube/Vimeo, Bandcamp, etc. are not supported. All documents must be uploaded.

Music - three to five tracks (a maximum of 15 minutes total). Audio format: mp3. Video format: mp4, WAV or MOV.

RETURN OF MATERIAL: We do not return material. Please make sure to send us only copies, not original works.

VISA: If the artist is international, he/she will have to go through the process of obtaining a Visa valid throughout the time of residence. We offer our collaboration by writing a letter of admission.