Calling all musicians!!!
You can now apply to play on our 2018 line-up. As always, our mission is to promote original Irish music and we are happy to hear from anyone creating new music in Ireland today. All you have to do is fill in the online form here and include a link where we can listen to a minimum of three original tracks. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15th December.
We do not accept applications from DJs or covers bands.
Good luck – we’re looking forward to hearing some great new music!
Commission Brief – Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) 2018 County Louth
The latest search to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) is currently underway. The initiative is co-ordinated by all 31 Local Enterprise Offices involves a nationwide competition across three categories at county level: Best Idea, Best Start-Up Business and Best Established Business.
With a €2million investment fund available, including a €50,000 investment fund for County Louth winners, the enterprise initiative from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland hopes to assist young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial assistance. Further details can be found on www.ibye.ie.
Local Enterprise Office Louth will run a County Competition with an awards ceremony on Thursday, December 14th in Castlebellingham, where the following awards will be presented:
- Best Idea Winner and runner up (2)
- Start-up Winner and runner up (2)
- Established Winner and runner up (2)
D Overall County Young Entrepreneur (1)
Local Enterprise Office Louth wishes to commission an artist or designer-maker to create 7 awards /trophies (6 sectoral awards plus one overall winner) to be given to the winners at a ceremony on December 14th 2017.
Materials to be considered will be ceramic, metal, wood, glass, stone, paper and/or textile, and the final works will need to be of a permanent nature (textiles will be expected to be durable for 5 years). The work should be designed with minimal ongoing maintenance requirements and should be domestic in scale.
The work or works should reflect the nature of the awards in celebrating young entrepreneurship in Co. Louth. Work should be imaginative, lively and have excellent production values.
The Artist (s) or Designer-Maker (s)
We are looking for experienced artists or crafts makers with experience of working to an appropriate scale and profile, and able to keep within schedules and budgets.
Commissioned artists/makers will also need to be able to source and budget accurately for fabrication, packaging and delivery costs.
|Closing date for proposals:||4pm Friday November 10th 2017|
|Selection of artist/maker & design:||November 14th 2017|
|Fabrication period:||November 15th- December 11th 2017|
|Delivery Date:||Tuesday December 12th 2017|
Please provide a budget breakdown for completion of this commission, to include all artist time, expenses, design, fabrication and delivery costs. Approx. budget available is €1500-€1800 exclusive of VAT
This project will be managed by Sarah Mallon and Local Enterprise Office Louth representatives.
If you would like to be considered for this commission, please send us:
- your CV
- 2 – 5 images of previous relevant commissions
- design proposals for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Awards (not more than 2 A3 pages)
- a detailed budget outlining all costs
- a covering letter stating why you would like to work with us on this project
Closing date for proposals is Friday November 10th at 4pm
Please post completed proposals to the address below or email to email@example.com. Please note due to Council email restrictions we will not be able to receive emails larger than 3mb so you may need to submit your proposal in several emails which should be clearly numbered.
Local Enterprise Office Louth
For more information telephone Sarah Mallon on 042 9324148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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