Welcome to The Christopher Dedrick Award for Live Musicians in Media Soundtracks application!
Application form at bottom of page
What is the award application and selection process?
You are requested to submit an application which consists of:
- A short statement of why you should be chosen
- How live music will enhance your project, and
- A biography/ music demo, and/or your web site address which contains bio and music
- Submit your online application with contact information by Wednesday, April 18th 2018
- The Selection Committee will select a maximum of 10 applicants for review.
- The 10 applications selected will have their names chosen for a draw
- The draw from the short list of 10 applicants will be recorded live (if possible) and posted on the Screen Composers Guild website, and the draw will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018.
- The successful recipient of the award from the draw will be announced immediately at the time of the draw.
- Applicants will have one full year following the award announcement to utilize the funds, and provide either (1) copy of a contract, (2) letter of agreement or (3) an acceptable form of assurance for the project for which the award amount will be utilized. If for reasons beyond the composer’s control, the recording date is delayed (eg – weather for shooting or technical problems with editing etc), the composer may apply to the Foundation for an extension of time for the recording.
- The project can be a standalone drama/documentary (film, television, internet) series, or video game.
- Live musicians must be contracted through the AF of M (Screen Composers Guild to be provided with the contract for payment) or the SCGC and Foundation will be provided proof of payment for musicians outside of the AF of M.
- The award recipient must send the Screen Composers Guild Canada a copy of the tracks and/or an Audio-visual with music recorded for the project. This is to support efforts to further promote the Christopher Dedrick Award for Live Musicians in Media Soundtracks.
- The Screen Composers Guild will also present the Christopher Dedrick Award for Live Musicians in Media Soundtracks at a public awards event and announce the award recipient in their regular, ongoing communications programs.
CDMF recipient to request the production company to include one of the following three options in either a) credits, or b) thank you roll
- 1) “Live Musicians possible with the assistance of the Chris Dedrick Music Fund, The Ontario Arts Foundation, and the Screen Composers Guild of Canada”
- 2) “Live musicians possible with the assistance of the Chris Dedrick Music Fund, and The Ontario Arts Foundation”
- 3) “Live musicians possible with the assistance of the Chris Dedrick Music Fund
- Recipients are required to acknowledge the Christopher Dedrick Award for Live Musicians in Media Soundtracks in his/her resume/biography.
- The Ontario Arts Foundation will be provided with:
- A draft announcement communication
- A digital photo image of the recipient
- If appropriate, an audio link to post on the OAF website
- The Ontario Arts Foundation will publish a notification of the award recipient on the OAF website and related social media
Whom do I contact if I have questions?
For any questions contact Tonya Dedrick at email@example.com
About Christopher Dedrick
Christopher Dedrick, the Guild’s Past President, started his career as a trumpet player and although he evolved into a superb electronic composer, he always felt that the presence of live musicians in a score was a major enhancement. This Fund was established in his memory by his wife Moira Dedrick, and its objective is to encourage and support the hiring and use of live musicians, and, by this to show their aesthetic value in media scores not only to composers, but also to producers. Hopefully, both composers and producers will become excited, involved, and perceptive about what live musicians can add to their projects, and find ways to include them in their productions. Click here to visit website to read more about Chris Dedrick.
About the Ontario Arts Foundation
Established in 1991, the Ontario Arts Foundation (OAF) is passionately committed to building long-term support for the arts in Ontario. In 2013-14, the OAF paid out over $2.7 million in endowment income and $200,000 in awards and scholarships. The Ontario Arts Foundation manages the Christopher Dedrick Music Fund.
APPLICATION NOTE: Use the TAB key to navigate through each field to bottom of form and SUBMIT to complete process.