Stephen Oliver Award FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Stephen Oliver Award

Who can apply for the Stephen Oliver Award?

The Stephen Oliver Award is made biennially: the Award is given to an emerging composer who has written a work for music theatre to assist with the cost of bringing that work to performance. The Award for 2023 was for up to £5,000. The next Award will be in 1st January 2025.  Applications can be made via email to hannah@munstertrust.org.uk and the closing date for applications is 30th April 2025. More information about the Award is available here.



Can I apply online for the Stephen Oliver Award?

There is no set application form for the Stephen Oliver Award.  The applicant should submit by email to hannah@munstertrust.org.uk a copy of the score and libretto to which the application relates (and links to recordings if available) together with other examples of the applicant’s work.

In addition, the applicant should provide, also by email, detailed estimates of costings for bringing the work to production, together with an account of progress made in accessing other sources of funding and possible realisation dates.

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When is the applications deadline for the Stephen Oliver Award?

Applications for the next Stephen Oliver Award will be accepted from 1st January 2025 and the closing date for applications is 30th April 2025.

If, in the meantime, you would like further information about the Award, please contact the Operations Assistant on hannah@munstertrust.org.uk.