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  • Session Titles DAY 1 Professional Development & Artist Mentorship – Building a Future of Performance Global Music Education League Opening of Annual Meeting & Keynote Speeches Experience sharing of the Global Music Education League joint training practice DAY 2 International Music Competitions – Artist Discovery & Growth Development and innovation…

    GFPA November 13, 2020
  • “We are inviting composers young and established to apply to Wigmore Hall for a lockdown commission. We will select 12 composers, who, following the application process, will each be awarded a paid commission by Wigmore Hall to write a new work which reflects their lockdown experience. If you have not…

    GFPA October 7, 2020
  • Advice for emerging artists – PREPARE and SUBMIT your applications for international competitions! It is vital to stay up to date with opportunities to establish your performing career. International competitions can provide an excellent platform to share your artistic sensibility with a wide audience. The Global Foundation for the Performing…

    GFPA September 30, 2020
  • Upcoming Application Deadlines for major international competitions falling in September and October 2020 are listed below: 25 September 2020 – Das Lied International Song Competition – Lied 30 September 2020 – Prix de Lausanne 2021 – Ballet 15 October 2020 – Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition – String Quartet 19 October 2020 – Hastings International…

    GFPA September 9, 2020
  • It’s essential to stay up-to-date with entry details for the world’s major international competitions. Prepare your applications now, follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter! Upcoming Application Deadlines for major international competitions through to September 2020 are listed below: 31 July 2020 – Basel Composition Competition –…

    GFPA July 23, 2020
  • COVID-19 has greatly impacted the classical music sector.  Artists, conservatoires, concert venues and festivals have altered their operations and schedules significantly.  However, this time of re-assessment has inspired new ways of keeping our artform alive.  Opportunities for greater international connection and resource sharing are expanding and alternative futures are being…

    GFPA June 19, 2020
  • Educating and inspiring the next generation of ballet dancers continues in the face of the current COVID-19 crisis.  Ballet educators are finding new ways to transfer their knowledge to young dancers using technology and safe practice measures.  Opportunities for greater international connection and resource sharing are expanding and ballet teachers…

    GFPA June 13, 2020
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The mission of the Global Foundation for the Performing Arts is to provide valuable artistic, education and professional support in service of those in the performing arts, while fostering a global community and enabling cross-cultural exchange.

The Global Foundation for the Performing Arts is dedicated to supporting the performing arts particularly in the realms of classical music and ballet through education, mentorship, collaboration and constructive competition.

Performing artists, whether new or well-established, need support and encouragement to enjoy fulfilling careers. We believe mentorship, concert engagements, artistic guidance and international competitions are vital for self-discovery and cultural exchange.

Young artists deserve professional guidance from mature musicians in order to remain true to their artistic practice. The Foundation provides such advice to artists, competitions and institutions dedicated to rewarding the world’s future performers.

Current programs under our supervision include the China International Music Competition, the Global Music Education League, the inaugural Summer Palace Festival, and the Alliance International for Ballet Education, based at the Beijing Dance Academy.

Benjamin Woodroffe, President

The Global Foundation for the Performing Arts provides an accurate reference source of international competitions, festivals, academies and online activities taking place in the fields of classical music and ballet.