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Awards and Other Opportunities

Arts Council Awards
  • Arts Council Opera Production Award
    Deadline: 20 February 2014
    The award is intended to support the making and presentation of opera productions during 2015, in line with the Arts Councils published policy (DOC, 0.10 MB) for opera.
  • Arts Council Music Commissions Award
    Deadline: 20 February 2014
    The Music commissions award supports fees paid to artists for commissions in the field of music. The primary purpose of this award is to facilitate creative partnerships between a range of commissioners and artists.
  • Arts Council Music Project Award
    Deadline: 20 March 2014
    The music project award supports specific projects in the field of music commencing in 2014.
  • Travel and Training Awards
    Deadline: Ongoing, see web site for specifics.
    Open to artists and people working professionally in the arts 'to support training and other professional development opportunities through international travel' as well as 'individuals/organisations who want to bring in specialists from abroad to deliver high-level training or mentoring directed at the professional development of artists'. Awards max. €12,000.
Full details and application forms for all Arts Council awards may be viewed or downloaded as PDF files from its web site or obtained in hard copy by contacting the Council's offices, Callsave 1850-392 492 or +353-(0)1-618 0200.
Posted: 27 January 2014

The Galway Music Residency Apprentice Ensemble 2014
Deadline: 11 April, 2014
The Galway Music Residency is calling musicians interested in becoming its Apprentice Ensemble 2014 to submit applications for the new season! Now in its 8th year, the apprentice ensemble programme offers a group of musicians dedicated tuition time with the world renowned Galway Ensemble in Residence: ConTempo Quartet.
Closing date for the Apprentice Ensemble Scheme is 11th April 2014 with auditions happening in Galway the following week. The Application form is available on the website at or by email. For further information call + 353 91 586706 or send an email to
or view: press release for applicants [pdf]
Posted: 8 April 2014

Visual Art Commission for Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Closing Date: Stage 1 Friday, April 25th 2014
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí invites artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, dance artists, drama practitioners, etc to be selected for a panel for possible commission for an artwork to be associated with Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí new school building at Seskin, Bantry, Co. Cork.
Details:áiste-Pobail-Bheanntra%C3%AD.pdf [pdf]
Posted: 8 April 2014

The 2014 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Deadline for online submission: 15 April 2014
Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.
Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 15, 2014 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).
For more information and to submit scores go to:
Posted: 14 January 2014

SPARK, Artist in residence programme, Leitrim
Closing Date for expression of interest: 5pm, Friday 11th April.
Site Visit: 11am, Thursday 17th April from The Dock, Carrick on Shannon.
Closing Date for receipt of proposals: 5pm, Friday 16th May
Leitrim County Council Arts Office seeks interest from artists who wish to participate in SPARK, an artists' residency programme aimed at artists who are interested in working in new environments and companies who are interested in collaborating with artists and promoting creativity within their organisations.
The two companies selected to participate in the 2014 Spark programme are The Hive, and Leitrim Observer, both in Carrick on Shannon.
Artists wishing to apply should contact Christine at Leitrim County Council Arts Office at to declare their interest in the programme, and whether you will attend the SPARK site visit.
Posted: 8 April 2014

Nordic Music Days registration open
No Deadline
Are you interested in the current movements in the Nordic contemporary music scene? Do you want to meet and greet representatives of the Nordic contemporary music scene, and hear new works by up-and-coming Nordic composers?
We welcome composers, artistic directors, musicians, journalists, managers and all other interested parties to register as delegates and join us in Oslo. As a registered Nordic Music Days delegate, you will get access to all NMD concerts, showcases and networking events.
Posted: 8 April 2014

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