Give more children access to the performing arts.

Performance dates & times

1 April - 14 April 2019
Final compositions (successful applicants)
Monday 20 May
5x5x5: Inside Out
June 2019

Price range


Arts Centre Melbourne is now accepting applications from Victorian-based composers under the age of 30 to participate in 5x5x5: Inside Out.

5x5x5 = 5 composers, 5 messages, 5 minutes

Successful applicants will be supplied with poetry and prose, newly commissioned from emerging artists, that answers this question:

“If you could say something to 90,000 Melburnians – what would you say?”

Participants will then compose a written score of contemporary classical music for vocalist and a small ensemble of 4 instrumentalists. Artistic Mentor Dr Calvin Bowman will meet with composers and offer advice and feedback as you progress.

Works will be professionally recorded, and played back via 24 speakers mounted in the covered walkway between the Arts Centre Melbourne Theatre’s Building and Hamer Hall four times daily during June and July 2019, as well as online.

The five selected composers will be paid $1,000 each.

Apply here!

Applications close 11:59pm Thursday 2 May 2019.

Final compositions from successful applicants must be received by 9am Monday 3 June 2019.

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