Nominations open for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2020

New Music Scotland have announced that the nominations are now open for the fourth annual Scottish Awards for New Music.

The awards celebrate Scotland’s contemporary music scene and showcase some of the most innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland.

This year’s winners included Helen Grime, Red Note Ensemble and Garth Knox.

There are 11 categories and 2020 see the introduction of the Environmental Sustainability award, which recognises a project or policy that puts climate action at the forefront.

Nominations are open now until Friday 10 January 2020 and can be submitted here.

The awards event will take place at V&A Dundee on Tuesday 14 April and are created by New Music Scotland with support from the National Lottery via Creative Scotland with sponsorship provided by PRS for Music and Dorico Steinberg.

The 2020 categories are:
Electroacoustic/Sound Artwork
Small / Medium Scale New (1-10 performers)
Large Scale New Work (11+ performers)
Recorded New Word
Collaboration in New Music
Contribution to New Music in Scotland
New Music Performer(s) of the Year
Creative Programming
Making it Happen
Innovation in New Folk Music
Environmental Sustainability

Oliver Searle, co-chair, New Music Scotland, says: ‘We are pleased to be running these Awards again for the fourth year in a row, which are fast becoming an established part of the new-music calendar in Scotland, raising the profile of new work from our performers, promoters and creators around the world. We are particularly excited to be able to host the awards in one of Scotland’s newest, most high-profile venues, V&A Dundee, which to us perfectly complements the level of innovation and creativity alive in new music in Scotland today.’

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