Just got this blurb on another classical music site. Thought the announced opportunity might interest some here.

"Minnesota Public Radio wants you to come up with a better way to play classical music on the radio. MPR, with a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, has launched its Classical Music Initiative. Its purpose is "to make a substantial investment in new program strategies, new ways to listen and new talent for classical music production," according to a news release.

MPR invites interested parties music and radio professionals and the general public to submit project ideas. MPR will select a limited number for development, provide financial assistance, mentoring and production help. The resulting programs will be broadcast on MPR and offered to public radio stations nationwide.

Proposals should consist of one to three pages outlining: (1) the concept; (2) the experience and talent the creator of the proposal will bring to the project; (3) how the project will address the guidelines; (4) why the idea is too good to pass up; and (5) contact information for the proposal creator.

Proposals can be mailed to: Mary Lee, director, Classical Music Initiative, Minnesota Public Radio; 45 E. Seventh St.; St. Paul, MN 55101. Proposals also can be e-mailed to mlee@mpr.org. " Source Link

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