Open Call: 2023 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Music
New York, NY 10021
The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant musicians who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in music. Applications are open from now through June 10, 2022 at 5 pm ET.
The 2023 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Music:
- Recognize and celebrate young foreign-born musicians
- Highlight the many ways that immigrants’ contributions enrich our culture and society
- Provide valuable support to musicians at a pivotal point in their career
- Composers/Songwriters, Conductors, DJs, Instrumentalists, Producers, Singers/Vocalists are eligible to apply
- Genres for consideration include Alternative, Classical/New Music, Country, Electronic, Global, Hip Hop/Rap, Jazz, Opera, Pop, R&B, Roots/Americana, Rock/Metal
Full information and the online application is available at: vilcek.co/musicobcpp2023
- Have been born outside the United States of America to non-American parents.
- Not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2022 (born on or after January 1, 1984).
- Have lived in the United States for at least four years (or immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2018).
- Be one of the following: a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident of the United States; a H-1B or O-1 visa holder with a valid visa stamp; a H-4 visa holder with a valid EAD card; a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief; an asylee or an asylum seeker who has applied for asylum and has a valid EAD card.
- Have at least five years of professional experience in music.
- Not be enrolled as a student (full-time or part-time).
- have released at least 3 singles or albums on major or independent labels.
- Intend to pursue a career in the United States.
- Not be a past recipient of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in any category.