The New Maker Ensemble is producing “System – 2 Stages”, a new project which will take place on July 2018 in Funchal, Madeira Island. The project is divided in two parts, one of which includes the preparation of a contemporary music programme based on the theme “system”. We will performed it in 3 concerts between the 12th and the 15th of July 2018 in major theatres in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal. For this occasion, we are looking for 2 to 3 strong performers to incorporate our group, which will be of 6 in total.

We encourage you to visit the project’s main page at and read about the project and the theme before you apply. You should also explore our previous projects so to be sure we are the kind of group you would like to work with, both for this occasion and potentially in the future.


1) engagement fees: €615 (9 rehearsals, 3 performances + post-concert Q&As)
2) travel support up to €150 each way (so, €300 in total)
3) paid accommodation, food and local transports for concert dates (12-15th July 2018)
4) Professional audiovisual documentation, whose products you will be free to use as you wish.


23rd February – application deadline
24th-27th February – evaluation period
28th February – results

April – individual study

7th may – Group Rehearsal 1
14th may – Group Rehearsal 1
21st may – Group Rehearsal 3
28th may – Group Rehearsal 4
4th june – Group Rehearsal 5
11th june – Group Rehearsal 6
18th june – Group Rehearsal 7
25th june – Group Rehearsal 8
2nd july – Group Rehearsal 9

12th july – Concert 1
13th july – Concert 2
15th july – Concert 3

*Keep in mind that rehearsal dates are provisory and meant as a guideline only, so they can be changed later on.*

Applicants’ success will depend on the instrumentation requirements resulting from the call for scores and the call for commission proposals running in parallel to this. Nevertheless, we are interested in developing future projects with performers we appreciate.