CANZ needs your help to raise $33,000!
In August 2022, the Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) hosted the ISCM World New Music Days and the Asian Composers League double-festival. The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is a 100-year old network spanning 60 organisations across over 50 countries. The Asian Composers League represents the music of 15 countries from across the Asia-Pacific. Between the two festivals, 139 diverse works were presented, bringing Aotearoa’s performers and composers to the world stage.
These huge festivals are the Olympics of New Music and a hugely ambitious undertaking for our volunteer organisation. The festivals were originally planned for 2020, with all funding secured. However, COVID-19 forced postponement to 2022, resulting in losses of several deposits, and funding sources that could not be carried forward. We have until November 30th 2022 to raise our shortfall of $33,000 to continue supporting composers, sound artists, improvisers, and new music in New Zealand.
To find out more about the festival, please click here.
We are urgently looking for sponsors who can help us reach this goal and continue operating as the largest support and advocacy organisation for composers in Aotearoa.
Donations can be made by direct credit to account
As a token of our immense gratitude, we would like to offer you a special feature on the CANZ website and Canzonetta publications, or work with you to find ways we can express our thanks.
You can donate online at Paypal. CANZ is a registered charity. (Our charity registration number is: CC22802)
Please enjoy recorded livestreams of the festival at our youtube channel.
For more information about our cause and what CANZ does, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your donation will help keep CANZ operating and have a huge impact on New Music in Aotearoa. We represent and provide professional support to composers, sound artists, and improvisers from across the creative spectrum in Aotearoa and work with arts institutions to support their interests. One of our most visible activities is the annual Nelson Composers Workshop, where 30 emerging or student composers have their pieces professionally rehearsed, performed, recorded, and critiqued by their peers.