The Karl Sczuka Prize

The Karl Sczuka Prize is being awarded for the 63rd time.
Award ceremony as part of the Donaueschinger Music Days.

Download Karl Sczuka Prize Submission Form – Download Karl Sczuka Prize Application Form

It has been awarded at the Donaueschinger Musiktage since 1972 and has since become the most important international award for advanced works of radio art: the Karl Sczuka Prize, founded in 1955 by the former Südwestfunk and initially awarded every two years for radio play music.

According to the statutes, the award has been given since 1972 to the “best production of an audio work that uses musical materials and structures in acoustic forms”.

The Karl Sczuka Prize has since become the most important international award for advanced works of radio art. In 1955 it was donated by the former Südwestfunk and initially awarded for radio play music every two years. According to the statutes, the award has been given since 1972 to the “best production of an audio work that uses musical materials and structures in acoustic forms”. John Cage, Oswald Egger, Luc Ferrari, Heiner Goebbels, Mauricio Kagel, Alison Knowles, Friederike Mayröcker and Gerhard Rühm were among the prize winners who came to Donaueschingen.

The independent jury consisting of Olaf Nicolai (chair), Inke Arns, Julia Cloot, Michael Grote and Thomas Meinecke will decide who will receive the 63rd prize, which will be awarded this year, at their meeting in June. It is open to the public and consists of a main prize of 12,500 euros and a sponsorship prize of 2,500 euros. The funding award includes the possibility of a two-week production in a Südwestrundfunk radio play studio.

Authors, composers, directors or realization teams can apply. They must submit their productions in the form of broadcast-ready audio files with the necessary documents to Südwestrundfunk by May 23, 2024 . The producer can also submit on behalf of the authors. If the first broadcast or publication on sound recordings or online has already taken place, its date must not be before June 1, 2023. Unsubmitted works are also welcome.

Karl Sczuka research scholarship in collaboration with the Goethe Institute

In conjunction with the awarding of the Karl Sczuka Prize, the “Karl Sczuka Research Scholarship in Collaboration with the Goethe Institute” is jointly awarded by SWR and the Goethe Institute as an additional prize. The aim of the research grant, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, is to support the research phase for international radio art projects, which is often only possible under rudimentary conditions. It offers the opportunity to do research in non-German-speaking countries. The annual research grant is aimed at artists who work in the field of acoustic and time-based art (audio, performance and sound artists), who deal with the narrative, technical and artistic possibilities of the medium of radio and who are active in Germany .

The award ceremony for the Karl Sczuka Prize and the “Karl Sczuka Research Scholarship in Collaboration with the Goethe Institute” will take place as part of the Donaueschinger Musiktage.

The statutes , which specify all submission conditions, are available in German and English.

Please send the registration form by email to sczuka-entry@swr.de .
You will then receive an email confirming a network folder to which you must upload the required documents (audio file, manuscript, biography, catalog raisonné, photo) by May 23rd .

Secretariat of the Karl Sczuka Prize

Street: Südwestrundfunk Location:76522 Baden-Baden

Telephone 49-(0)7221-929 24333

E-mail:sczuka@swr.de

Website link: https://www.swr.de/swrkultur/hoerspiel/karl-sczuka-preis/ausschreibung-104.html

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 20, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    May 23, 2024 12:00 am
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    Expired
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 20, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    May 23, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location