What projects are eligible ?

Diaphonique can support many types of classical contemporary music projects implying a franco-british collaboration, including also an irish component from 2023. Read our criteria to see if your project is eligible. On 14th of March, join a Q&A session organised by Culture Ireland before the call for projects’ closure on 15 May (announcement and registration via our newsletter).

What type of project ?

Diaphonique can support: commissions, residencies (composers or musicians), concerts, tours, educational projects (master classes, scholarships…)

Diaphonique does not support: core costs and CD recordings
NB : The project must take place after the committee meeting. Diaphonique cannot support on-going projects.

What do we call contemporary music ?

Music composed within the last 30 years or in the process of being composed

Repertoire matching one of the following categories:

  • instrumental, vocal, mixed or electro-acoustic contemporary classical music
  • new forms of improvised and electronic music
  • computer-assisted composition and research with multi-media tools.

See all the composers and works played in the framework of Diaphonique funded projects

What kind of collaborations does Diaphonique support ?

Diaphonique aims to foster cultural exchanges between France, the UK and also Ireland in the field of classical contemporary music. Your project must show strong partnerships and create links between the three countries by:

  • Encouraging an artistic collaboration between artists and/or composers across the two sides of the Channel.
  • Involving new or existing works composed by British, French or Irish composers. Music programmes including a commission to a French composer, a commission to a British composer and a commission to an Irish composer are particularly welcome.
  • Performing the project in France, in the UK or in Ireland. Projects taking place in all countries are encouraged.

Click here for examples of projects supported by Diaphonique

Who can apply

Diaphonique does not fund individual projects. Artists and composers cannot apply directly. French-based, UK-based or Ireland-based legal organisations with a charity number can submit a project, such as:

  • Ensembles, companies or collectives
  • Venues or festivals
  • Educational bodies
  • Research studios and centres

Priority will be given to not for profit organisations.