Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMawards) promote and honour creativity and innovation in the field of music for young audiences.
The 11th edition of the YAMawards is now open and officially accepting applications!
Participation is open to all music-based live productions for audiences up to 18 years of age. Whether soloist, group, ensemble or orchestra, the main criteria are: quality of music, quality of performance, relevance/necessity of the program, audience communication and international touring potential. YAMawards will be open to 4 distinct categories, each with their own winner:
Previous winners include Gabor Vosteen (Hungary), Bach in the Street (Sweden), Cie Balle Rouge (France), Glyndeborne (UK) Rikskonsertene/Kulturtanken (Norway), Oorkaan (The Netherlands), Smalands Musik&Teater (Sweden), Body Rhythm Factory (Denmark), Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium), Umculo (South Africa) and Muziektheater Transparant (Belgium).
*The YAM Best Opera for Young Audiences Award is powered by RESEO, The European Network for Opera and Dance Education.
** The Best Participation project with Young Audiences is a new awards created to celebrate projects with a predominately social/educational focus, productions that are a participatory process, working with young audiences either as an engaged audiences or as co-creators in the production itself.
Applications close on the 4th of May, 2020.
The YAMawards are governed by international juries composed of young audiences professionals from JM International (JMI) and RESEO (the European Network for Opera & Dance Education). The 2020 YAMawards nominees will be announced on the 1st of September 2020, when they will be placed online and open to public voting.
The 2020 YAMawards nominees will be announced on the 1st of September, 2020, when they will be placed online (on the YAMawards website) and open to public voting. Voting will take place during the month of September and October, ending on the 20th of October at 19:00 CET.
To vote, users must create a profile on the YAMawards and each user will receive one possible vote per production.
YAMawards winners will receive cash prizes in the following categories:
Best Small Ensemble for Young Audiences : €1000
Best Large Ensemble for Young Audiences : €1000
Best Opera for Young Audiences : €1000 (Powered by RESEO)
Public Choice Award : €1000
A representative from each nominee will be invited to the YAMawards Ceremony in Larvik, Norway.
The winners are to be announced at the YAMawards ceremony that will take place in on the 20th of October 2020 during JMI’s YAMsession event. This international music conference will be held in Larvik (Norway) from the 20th to the 22nd of October, includes international showcases from seven countries, a producers’ forum and a host of provocative talks, encounters and debates between creative professionals working in the field of young audiences music development.
The YAMawards are governed by international juries composed of young audiences professionals from JM International (JMI) and RESEO (the European Network for Opera & Dance Education).
You can download the YAMawards 2020 Terms and Conditions here
You can download the Nomination Agreement here
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