We’re delighted to be inviting applications for the Certificate in Youth Arts 2017/16, an initiative of Maynooth University and the National Youth Council of Ireland Arts Programme to provide professional development for youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners working in non formal settings.
The Certificate in Youth Arts is a part time programme of study in Irish Youth Arts Practice, which takes place over 100 contact hours over six 2-3 day blocks with six modules covered over 12 contact days between October and June .
The programme leads to an award of the National University of Ireland, placed at Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework. It aims to introduce those working in the non-formal education sector to the concepts, principles and practice of youth arts using a context and practice approach.
Further information, application forms and a course prospectus can be downloaded from youtharts.ie/cert
Further questions can be directed to Anne O’Gorman, Senior Project Officer, Youth Arts NYCI on 01 4255932 or email@example.com
The Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol has teamed up with Music Generation Louth in the development of an exciting new venture for young musicians in the Louth and surrounding areas in the formation of the regions first Youth Folk Orchestra- Nós Nua.
“Nós Nua wishes to engage with competent young musicians (12-18yrs) who will work alongside qualified music teachers who come from both traditional and classical backgrounds. It is a tremendously exciting initiative being led by two organisations (Comhaltas & Music Generation) with a track record in practical music education, and offers a new path (nós nua) in bringing young musicians together to learn about and perform local and regional traditional music.” stated Comhaltas Regional Manager and project director Kay Webster.
Participation in Nós Nua is not confined exclusively to young traditional musicians, but is open to all young people from varying musical backgrounds interested in exploring the contemporary and traditional repertoire of local Irish music and song.
Project director and Music Generation Louth Coordinator Gemma Murry stated that “Nós Nua will serve as a unifying centre of excellence for young traditional players, and support the infrastructure of traditional musical learning, both regionally and nationally. The project is quite unique in that it particularly welcomes instrumentalists of all kinds to apply, not just those playing instruments most associated with traditional music”.
Music Generation Louth and the Oriel Centre have met with huge support on this initiative and will be preparing for the inaugural performance of Nós Nua to coincide with Comhaltas’ most important calendar event in 2018 – Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which will be held this year in Drogheda.
To have an opportunity to take part in Nós Nua – the Louth Youth Folk Orchestra please register your interest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
‘An Introductory Course to Music in Healthcare Settings’
This is a 4 day introductory workshop for musicians interested in exploring the idea of bringing music into healthcare and community spaces with a focus on Geriatric Settings. It includes practical placements in local settings.
Kids Classics CLG is a non-profit organisation that designs, manages and delivers professional music projects and programmes in healthcare, educational and community settings around Ireland. Kids’ Classics expanded its programmes in 2013 to include ‘Training Notes’, a programme that offers training and mentoring to musicians and healthcare professionals.
Create Louth, the Arts Service of Louth County Council, and Music Generation, in partnership with Kids’ Classics, is delivering a ‘Training Notes’ programme for musicians in County Louth interested in exploring the idea of bringing Music into healthcare settings. The training will be delivered by European qualified trainers with National and International experience, Gráinne Hope and Liam Merriman, both of whom undertook extensive training with Musique et Santé as part of a pioneering European ‘Train the Trainers’ programme led by Musique et Santé (France) in association with Music Network (Ireland), Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and the Royal Northern College of Music (UK).
Both Music-in-Healthcare trainers have delivered music in many settings including Paediatric ICU, Neo-natal Special Care, Oncology, Renal Dialysis, Acquired Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s and Dementia as well as Acute and Chronic Psychiatry.
The Objectives of the ‘Training Notes’ Introductory Programme:
- Understanding the role of a healthcare musician and the appropriate placement of music in sensitive settings.
- Exploring the skill set and best practice methods necessary to deliver quality interactions in Hospitals and Nursing Homes.
The programme Content will include:
- The approach and methods required for successful musical interactions in hospital and care home environments
- Vocal and instrumental repertoire and improvisation
- Challenges of working in a team within a clinical space
- Ethics and confidentiality
- Practical music placements in local healthcare settings
Criteria for selection
Instrumental ability (accompanying, instrumental lead);
suitable, portable instrument for a healthcare environment and vocal ability (knowledge and usage of suitable repertoire)
Creative ability (improvisation, listening & creative response to groups/individuals)
Suitable communication skills
Suitable interpersonal skills
A desire to learn
Closing Date: October 6th
Training Venues: Creative Spark & Local Healthcare Settings
We are able to offer the 4 day course including musical visits to local health settings for €75, this fee is heavily subsidised by Create Louth, the arts service of Louth County Council.
As places are limited, musicians should apply in writing with:
A completed Application Form
For an application form please contact GMurray@lmetb.ie
Or download one HERE
All Application materials should be returned to: GMurray@lmetb.ie
Places will be offered at the discretion of Create Louth, Music Generation Louth and Kids’ Classics CLG
CALL FOR ENTRIES lRELAND’S YOUNG FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018.
Find the application form HERE
The Bullock Lane Studio Opportunity supports artists to work intensively and in quiet spaces at Townhall, Cavan for 12 weeks.
Artists are encouraged to engage with another art professional: curator, writer, mentor to assist them to develop critical writing for their practice.
The artist is encouraged to host an event or share their work with either their artist peers or interested members of the public to discuss themes explored in their studio time.
Artists are now invited to apply for this opportunity to work at Bullock Lane Residency at Townhall, Cavan. Artists will receive financial support of €125 per week and the studio facility. Additional support will be available to work with another art professional: curator, writer or mentor, for example.
About the studio space: The studio space is currently on the second floor of a listed building without wheelchair access. Cavan County Council reserves the right to change the venue and amend the time at their discretion.
There is no formal application form. Please use the following headings when making your application in writing to us:
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Artists must include an up to date CV, up to 10 images of current work, and a short paragraph describing their work.
ABOUT THE WORK: Artists apply in writing with an overview of the work that they intend to undertake while at the studio. Artists are requested to nominate another professional who they wish to work with during the course of their studio opportunity at Bullock Lane.
Time: Artists can apply for a period of 12 weeks. The studio will be available from October 2017 through to March 2018.
Engagement: Artists are encouraged to outline any engagement element that they wish to offer while on the studio opportunity, this might include participating in a peer to peer conversation with other artists, or a presentation to students or the public on work and ideas.
Apply in email or hard copy to:
Cavan County Council Arts Office
Co Cavan firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 28 September 2017