Best Of 2021

Best musical stimulus package: Palladium Creative Class stipend

Palladium Creative Class stipend

As CL’s Eric Snider put it, 2020-21 has “been a year in which musicians have endured unimaginable stress, strife, statis, frustration and financial woe,” but some venues and arts institutions went above and beyond to get musicians work. Palladium Theater gave nine locals a $2,500 stipend each to develop or refine a project to be performed at the venue—and paid the artists their requisite performance fee. So the Creative Class money is earmarked for what it should be: creation—of a new work, of advancing existing works, implementation of new media, and other purposes.

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