Creative Scotland Adopt a Composer pairing

To apply to take part in the Adopt a Composer project, complete and submit the online form below. If you would prefer to complete the application form as a Word doc, or if you have any further questions, please contact Sally Palmer at

The deadline for group applications is 5pm, Monday 1 July 2019. Following this, we will contact shortlisted applicants to arrange a 10 minute phone call with us as part of the selection process. 

To be considered for the Creative Scotland Adopt a Composer pairing, your group will need to satisfy the following criteria.

  • The group must be based 30 miles or more outside Edinburgh or Glasgow; or 5 miles or more outside another Scottish city.
  • The music director and group members must be enthusiastic and able to commit to get involved in the composition process over the whole course of the year-long project. 
  • You must be able to arrange time in your schedule to develop, rehearse and perform a new piece in the 2019/20 season (please see above).
  • You must be a member of Making Music. (If you are not currently a member, please contact the Making Music office to find out about joining).
  • Please note: you will need to include a short supporting statement from your musical director/conductor in the form below.

The closing date for this application is 5pm, Monday 1 July.

Adopt a Music Creator application form

Which pathway are you applying for?

Please note: Each pathway has a different application form, so please select your pathway first before you start filling in the form.

Your details
Group information

What is your expected performing membership during the 2020/2021 season?

E.g. choirs should state 'SATB' or 'SSAATTBB' etc. and the size of each section; or orchestras should state '2222: 2431: strs and perc' etc.

Which group are you applying to work with?
Member demographics

Please indicate roughly the percentage of your membership falling into the following age ranges:

<18 yrs*18 - 35 yrs*36 - 50 yrs*50+ yrs*
Rehearsals and performances

Please outline in no more than 200 words your ideas for holding this Adopt a Music Creator competition

Supporting statement from Conductor/Music Director

In a maximum of 250 words please outline why you (the Conductor/Music Director) wish to take part in this project, and what you are hoping to get out of it for your group:

Supporting statement from other group member

In a maximum of 250 words please outline how the project would be beneficial to your group:

Joint statement
In a maximum of 250 words, please tell us why your two groups want to work together, and what can be gained by doing it in collaboration? Please make sure that at least one of the two groups applying has filled in this field otherwise we may not be able to consider your application.
Privacy statement

We will use the information you provide in this form to assess your application and communicate with you about your application. This will include passing the information to the Adopt a Composer mentors and our partner organisations; Sound and Music and the PRS Foundation. The information will not be used for any other purpose. 

This application is submitted on behalf of the Committee of the music group. Please tick the box below to confirm that the committee/chair of the group is in support of this application and that the supporting statements above are from the named contacts.