International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM): Programming Awards
Call for Submissions
2020 IAWM Programming Awards
The International Alliance for Women in Music is establishing a new annual award and recognition program to honor and endorse those performers who have made deliberate, conscious efforts to achieve greater gender equity in their programming by including women composers and/or performers. Soloists, chamber ensembles, and arts organizations may apply for these awards.
There will be (1) $300 award for either a soloist, chamber, or large ensemble. There will also be a runner up for (1) $100 award for either a soloist, chamber, or large ensemble.
The IAWM may choose to designate certain performers as honorees (with no financial award).
Applicants must submit their materials to IAWM Programming Award in New Music Engine by December 15, 2020.
2020 IAWM Programming Awards Criteria and Process
Eligibility: Who may apply?
Any solo performers, performance groups, or arts organizations that are members of IAWM. Applicants who are not current members may join at iawm.org as individual, joint, or institutional members.
Applicants may not be a member of the IAWM Board or a family member of anyone on the board of the IAWM.
Applicants give consent for their application content, name, photo, and organizational information to be published in communications by IAWM.
Review: Applications will be reviewed by members of the Board of IAWM and evaluated on a 20-point scale using the following criteria:
NOTE: simply enter any duration and instrumentation on the New Music Engine submission form`
Applicant submits 2-4 years of program information, including copies of programs and/or links to YouTube performances or streaming performances. (5 points)
Applicant submits a summary of program content. This should include a percentage of works composed by women, or conducted by women, and or performed by women each season, with the duration of rehearsal/length of performance devoted to those works, as well as the frequency with which those programs occur in each season. (5 points)
Applicant gives a 200-400 summary statement about their commitment to equity in programming, what methods or goals they use to achieve greater equity in programming, and what current and future goals they have set for their organization. (10 points)
In writing the application, it may be helpful to think about the following questions:
1. How many years have I programmed works written by women?
2. What is the percentage of time that I actually devote to women composers in my programs?
3. Do I seek out a diverse pool of women of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds practicing in different fields, genres, and subgenres?
4. When I program women, do I ensure that they are getting adequate and equitable media coverage in our printed and online materials and in press releases?
Award: Awards and honorees will be announced in March 2021, and awards will be given at the 2021 Annual Concert in April 2021. Awards and honorees will be featured on the IAWM website, the IAWM Journal, and IAWM networks.