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Call for Programme Proposals, Classical:NEXT 2018

24 August 2017

The search for the “NEXT” artists, projects, future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats from all corners of the classical music world whether that be early or contemporary, traditional or experimental has begun.

To offer an exceptional programme, Classical:NEXT assembles a handpicked selection of artists, speakers and projects each year. So therefore, the "Call for Proposals" phase just opened and runs until the 29 September 2017. All movers, shakers and everyday innovators from all sectors of the scene are invited to submit their proposals for the Showcases, Club Showcases, Conference and Project Pitches to be held at Classical:NEXT 2018 in De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

On top of it, Classical:NEXT is as well collecting ideas for the Orchestral Innovation Project as part of the programme for 2018. In conjunction with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, orchestral performing artists active in symphony orchestras are invited to submit a 30 minute project, for performance at De Doelen by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

The proposals can be made online easily and for free. All proposals will be considered by an independent jury of international experts – guaranteeing a neutral and balanced selection of only the best showcases and most pressing conference topics for Classical:NEXT 2018. The jury will look at your proposal regardless of whether you have attended Classical:NEXT before or not.

Classical:NEXT is the leading international meeting for the renewal of classical music: 1,200 professionals from 45 countries attended the sixth edition last May. Curated 'by the community for the community'.

Save the date! The submission deadline for Classical:NEXT 2018 is Friday, 29 September 2017.