This year’s Music Capital Scheme was launched last week; details are on the Music Network site here. The Scheme supports the purchase of musical instruments by non-professional performing groups (Award 1) and individual professional performing musicians (Award 2).
Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that provides a range of opportunities for older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, civic engagement and personal development.
Our aim is to inspire people aged 50+ to live a dynamic life where they are more active, more visible, more creative and more connected.
Artist in Residence in a Care Setting is an Age & Opportunity initiative.
Closing date for receipt of tender: Friday 21st August 2020
Creative Spark is delighted to offer visual artists a residency programme for 2021. Creative Spark is a not-for-profit company established to promote creative and cultural industries, including new and emerging businesses and freelance practitioners, in County Louth, Ireland. Creative Spark provides a dedicated creative training and workspace facility. The Creative Spark Residency Programme will provide opportunities for visual artists and art professionals to research and develop their practices. It will support both emerging and established visual artists working in any medium, but will give preference to those artists developing a body of work in a printmaking discipline. Application is by open call and is open to Local , Irish and international applicants. Each residency will be supported by provision of studio space in Creative Spark, along with access to all the facilities and basic technical support.
Duration – 2-3 Months per residency
The recipient artist will be required to give demonstrations and provide talks on their practice during their residency and donate one piece to Creative Spark archives. The residency should include a community participation element and may conclude with an exhibition of the recipients work locally.
Private rental – no accommodation provided. Where possible they advise artists about possible options locally.
Fully fitted studio space with water supply.
Fully equipped printmaking studio-Creative Spark print studio.
DEADLINE for receipt of completed applications 14th September 2020
To apply please visit the following link for more details. creativespark.ie/residencies.html
This programme has been generously supported by Create Louth (Arts Service of Louth County Council)
Entries are now invited for the Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize. Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. Poems submitted must be on the theme of ‘Expectations’ and should not exceed 40 lines. There is no limit to entries per person.
It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology Magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.
The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology Magazine.
The winner will also receive a one year subscription to Anthology Magazine
Submission Deadline & Entry Fees:
Early Bird: 30 September 2020 – €10 per poem
Deadline: 30 November 2020 – €15 per poem
Terms and Conditions
To enter, submit an original, unpublished poem, written in English on the topic of ‘Expectations’ with a maximum of 40 lines.
Entry fee: €10 per poem if you enter by midnight on 30 September 2020, or €15 per poem if you enter by midnight on 30 November 2020.
There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
There is no age limit.
The closing date for receipt of entries is 30 November 2020 at midnight.
Once selected, the winner will be contacted by email or telephone.
Copyright remains with the author but Anthology Magazine reserves the right to be the first to publish or arrange a broadcast of selected works. The right to use the poems to further publicise this award is also retained.
Submission of a written piece implies the author’s acceptance of the terms and conditions.
Anthology Magazine reserves the right to change the prizes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
The NI Music Prize has announced that it is now seeking submissions of albums and singles for the 2020 awards. The specifics of the award ceremony, which is usually held in Belfast in November, are yet to be announced.
Musicians from, or based in, Northern Ireland, who have released an album or single between 15 July 2019 and 14 July 2020 are invited to submit their music. Once the full list of music submissions has been received, a panel of music industry professionals will choose a longlist. The longlist will be published for public vote and the twelve albums and twelve singles with the most votes will be considered for the overall award in each category. All winners will be announced on the evening of the ceremony in November.
All genres of music are eligible for the NI Music prize, though albums and singles must consist of new music released during the qualifying time frame. A maximum of two single submissions per artist is allowed.
Winners of awards in previous years include Elma Orkestra and Ryan Vail for the album Borders (2019), pop group Junk Drawer for their single ‘Year of the Sofa’ (2019), and The Wood Burning Savages for their album Stability (2018).
For further details on how to apply, visit: https://nimusicprize.com/
Culture Night Dublin is inviting proposals from professional artists, born in or currently living in County Dublin, for ‘Dublin: The Liminal Space’. Three artist commissions, to the value of €2,000 each, are being supported by Dublin City Council.
A new initiative for Culture Night 2020, this project invites professional artists operating in any discipline to propose an activity that responds to the urban geography of Dublin City, to be presented as part of Culture Night 2020 on Friday 18th of September.
The word “liminal” comes from the Latin root, limen, which means “threshold.” The liminal space is the “crossing over” space – a space where you have left something behind, yet you are not yet fully in something else.
How to Apply:
Culture Night Dublin invites professional artists to submit applications for consideration for this commission. Applicants must have been born or currently live in County Dublin.
We are inviting artists to submit a document, labeled with the name of the artist or artist team and must include:
• A one page project proposal outlining the artist statement, ideas and concepts for the project, budget and timeline. A visual representation may also be included as a separate page.
• A current one-page CV that includes examples of previous work.
Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal that fulfils the following criteria:
• Responds in some way to the urban geography of Dublin City
• Can be accessed safely by socially distanced and/or online audiences
• Visually / audibly / sensorially impactful
• Carries a message or conveys a clear narrative
Successful applicants will be expected to deliver the activity as part of Dublin’s Culture Night programme on Friday 18th of September 2020.
Work intended for online platforms should be pre-recorded and submitted to the Dublin Culture Night team by Friday 11th of September 2020.
The total inclusive budget of €2,000 should include: artist’s fees, any other professional service fees, materials and fabrication, insurance, transportation, travel, accommodation.
See link below for further details.
The Arts Council’s Music, Opera, and Traditional Arts Bursary Awards are now open for applications. The awards are aimed at individual professional artists who wish to develop their practice and engage with new ideas.
The maximum funding available is €15k, a €5k increase on last year. The deadline for applying is 30 July.
Music Bursary Award
The purpose of the Music Bursary Award is to support a professional musician or composer, in any genre, by enabling them to spend time focused on their practice, developing new ideas, working with a mentor or collaborator, developing their technical skills, or undertaking professional training opportunities.
The Arts Council will prioritise applications focusing on new Irish music or important historic Irish music, developing specialist period-performance practice as instrumentalists or conductors, and the development of emerging Irish composers and conductors of proven potential.
Opera Bursary Award
The Opera Bursary Award aims to support artists in the field of opera, by providing time and resources to spend time focused on their practice, up-skilling within a particular area, purchasing equipment, or training with a mentor, among other activities. The Arts Council will prioritise applications that focus on the creation or performance of new Irish opera, the development of specialist skills for conductors, instrumentalists or singers, and the professional development of emerging Irish composers, librettists, conductors and opera directors.
Potential proposals could include allowing an opera composer, librettist conductor or performer time for the development of their artistic practice, facilitate the development of new work, or provide time to focus on the advanced study of a particular repertoire or area of professional development.
Traditional Arts Bursary Award
The purpose of the Traditional Arts Bursary Award is to support the professional development of artists within the field of traditional arts, allowing them to spend time honing their ideas, skills and training. Proposals for the traditional arts award could include artists composing a new piece of work within the tradition or in collaboration with musicians in other genres; the choreography of a new dance; the exploration of traditional style and repertoire in music, song, dance and storytelling; or the development of a body of work from within the tradition.
Other awards that are now also open for application include the Festivals Investment Scheme, and bursary awards in the fields of arts participation, architecture, dance, film, literature, circus, theatre, and more.
For further information on how to apply, visit www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding/
Visiting Music Teacher – Piano
Wellington College is seeking to engage an experienced and dynamic piano teacher to teach a wide range of students and to encourage and nurture a love of piano playing that will be life-long. There is at least one day a week of lessons with the possibility of more teaching as the year progresses.
• Teaching individual piano lessons to all year groups (ages 13-18)
• Prepare pupils for examinations and performance if necessary
• Monitor and give feedback on progress to the parents, through reporting (twice a year) and paperwork
• Stretch students with imaginative and varied repertoire suitable to the student (including popular styles)
See link below for further details.