Call for proposals from professional artists, arts collectives, and arts companies based in the North East and working in any genre to support the presentation of new work at the Drogheda Arts Festival in May 2018. The Drogheda Arts Festival: Set against the backdrop of the Boyne Valley’s cultural capital, the Drogheda Arts Festival takes place each year during the May bank holiday weekend. The first festival of the summer swings into action with an eclectic mix of theatre, music, traditional arts, literature and spoken word, visual art, family and outdoor activities for all ages. The festival is supported by the Arts Council and Louth County Council, and is programmed and delivered by a voluntary committee. For more on the festival, and to see our 2017 programme, see www.droghedaartsfestival.ie.
Commission Award: This commission is open to professional artists at any stage in their career looking to present new work in a festival setting. The aim of the commission is to assist artists living in the North East region to present new work and develop their professional practice. This new work can take any form – including visual arts interventions (please note both Highlanes Gallery and Droichead Arts Centre are already programmed, so all visual arts proposals should be outside of these two spaces), performance of new music compositions, scripted theatre, off-site dance, and everything in between – we are not prescriptive about in the manner in which you work, only that the work is new, ambitious, and professional. The successful artist or arts collective will be selected by a shortlisting and interview process, based on artist(s) CV, proposal, budget, previous work, and references.
HOW TO APPLY: Please email Elaine Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org with one pdf document including the following details: ?Artist(s) CV (max three pages) ? Proposal to include: Artist Statement: 250 words Overview of Proposal: 250 words Detailed Proposal: 500-1000 words. As well as information about the work and any associated outreach, workshops and/or talks, reference should be made to the audience you would like to reach, where you envisage the work being presented, and how this commission will support your professional practice. ? Detailed budget ? Samples of current and previous work (max three pages). This can include photos, excerpts from scripts, drawings of work in development, writing samples, and/or links to audio or video/dropbox files, and your website. ? Phone and email contact information for two arts professional references.
Application deadline: Saturday 11th November 2017 at 4pm. Late applications will be deemed ineligible. Please send your application in the requested pdf format. No hard copy applications will be accepted. The Drogheda Arts Festival is kindly supported by the Arts Council and Louth County Council
Music Generation, on behalf of the Statutory Agencies listed below, recently advertised for the post of Music Generation Development Officer in each of 5 new areas in Ireland.
The advertisement and further application information are outlined below, and may also be viewed on our website at:
We would be very grateful if you would consider circulating the advertisement through your channels and networks.
Aoife Lucey, Communications & Marketing Manager (Music Generation)
MUSIC GENERATION DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (5 POSTS) –
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; Galway County; Leitrim; Waterford; Wexford
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Galway & Roscommon ETB, Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB and Waterford & Wexford ETB each invite applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer
· 007448 (Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown)
· MGDO-Galway County 17-1 (Galway County)
· MG2017 (Leitrim)
· WTMG01 (Waterford)
· WXMG01 (Wexford)
A Music Generation Development Officer will be appointed by each Statutory Agency and will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of the Music Education Partnership in each county.
All five counties have recently been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
Three-year, fixed-term contract.
Application form, job description and person specification available online at the links below –
· Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/
· Galway County (http://galwayroscommon.etb.
· Leitrim (http://mayosligoleitrim.etb.
· Waterford (http://waterfordwexford.etb.
· Wexford (http://waterfordwexford.etb.
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: 12 noon, Friday 3 November 2017
Late applications will not be accepted.
Based on the volume of applications received short-listing may apply. Short-listing will take place on the basis of the information provided in the application form. Depending on the qualifications and experience of applicants, short-listing thresholds may be significantly higher than the minimum standards set out.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; Galway & Roscommon ETB; Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB; and Waterford & Wexford ETB are equal opportunities employers.
Lots of jobs have been added in the last week. Here’s a summary of the live jobs and opportunities on Creative Careers:
Gate Theatre, under the exciting new directorship of Selina Cartmell, has two new vacancies – Wardrobe Manager and Theatre Administrator.
Irish Writers Centre, Ireland’s national literature resource and support organisation for writers, is looking for a Development Officer to work three days per week.
Business to Arts is seeking an Arts Programme Manager to guide and support the many types of arts organisations and creatives that are affiliated to Business to Arts and that use its crowdfunding website fundit.ie.
National Opera Ireland – a major new Arts Council funded initiative for opera in Ireland – is seeking applications for the key position of Executive Director.
Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Officer to work at their office in Cork City. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to the development of youth orchestras and youth music throughout Ireland.
Fishpond – a casting network for actors and performers in Ireland – is seeking a Marketing and Growth person to develop and deliver a marketing strategy across all media platforms as well as working on client development and liaison.
Outhouse – a community and resource centre owned by and operating on behalf of the LGBT community – is hiring a Venue Development and Marketing Officer.
King’s Theatre Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s oldest and most popular theatres. It’s recruiting for two separate Senior Development Executive positions, one for Grants and one for Major Gifts.
The Origin Gallery of Fine Art on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2 seeks bright, confident arts graduates or emerging artists for its three month Autumn / Winter 2017 Internship programme.
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CONNECTING CREATIVE MINDS TO CREATIVE JOBS
Applications are invited for the following positions that may become available in the next academic year 2017/18:
Music Generation Louth seeks musicians with specialism in the following areas:
Popular Music (1 Full Time)
String Orchestra (1 Part Time -13 ½ hrs pwk Sat & evenings)
Positions are management roles assisting the Co-ordinator with administrative and teaching duties. A high degree of motivation, flexibility and commitment to providing high quality, innovative music teaching practice essential.
Ideal candidates will hold appropriate third level qualifications in music and/or music teaching and demonstrate a high degree of relevant skills and experience in administration, musical performance and teaching.
For further details and to apply: http://www.vecjobs.ie/index.cfm/section/job_one/vacancy_key/3941
MUSIC GENERATION LOUTH TUTORS
with specialism in the following areas:
Upper Strings (violin/viola)
Lower Strings (cello/double bass)
Further details available http://www.vecjobs.ie/index.cfm/section/job_one/vacancy_key/3942
Deadline for receipt of applications 4pm, 4 August 2017.