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Awards and Other Opportunities

Arts Council Awards
  • Arts Council: Music Project Award
    Open for submissions: 29th July 2014
    Deadline: 28th August 2014
    www.artscouncil.ie/Funds/Music-project-award/
  • Arts Council: Opera Project Award
    Open for submissions: 29th July 2014
    Deadline: 28th August 2014
    www.artscouncil.ie/Funds/Opera-project-award/
  • 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: 4 July 2014

Beyond Borders
Deadline: 6pm Thursday 10th July 2014
Beyond Borders is a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects that include new commissions, recordings and repeat performances of music written in the past five years.
This opportunity stimulates collaboration between organisations and bands/ensembles in England, Northern lreland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It enables music creators to produce exceptional new material to be performed in at least three of these countries.
We are delighted that Arts Council of Ireland will be joining us as a partner in 2014-2015, bringing dual benefits of increased investment and increased touring opportunities for performers and music creators.
Decisions will be communicated in mid-August 2014. Activity must take place from September 2014 onwards.
Details:
For further information: www.grantrequest.com/SID_1001/Default.asp?CT=CT&SA=SNA&FID=35081&SESID=59611&RL=
Posted: 9 May 2014

SEE THE SOUND SoundTrack_Cologne
Deadline: 15 August 2014
SoundTrack_Cologne invites all filmmakers, producers and distributors to submit a biopics about musicians or bands, sophisticated concert documentaries or band portraits, music documentaries, artistic music, music videos and short films with musical focus for the film series SEE THE SOUND under SoundTrack_Cologne.

The film program SEE THE SOUND devotes itself specifically the connection between music and the moving image and shows the best of the areas of artistic music film, music documentary, music video and short film with musical emphasis.

For the second time this year awarded in the context of SEE THE SOUND award for Best Music Documentary. The prize is worth 2,500 Euros.

Films can be submitted, which were produced in 2013 or 2014 or were first presented after January 1, 2013 at a festival. Be taken into account in any industry standard format films, music videos as Quicktime.mov 720 x 576 PAL. There are no restrictions based on the country of production.

Rules and entry form are now available on the homepage of SoundTrack_Cologne for download: www.soundtrackcologne.de
Posted: 12 June 2014

Opificio Musicale - International Composition Master Class with Italian Composer Andrea Portera
Deadline: August the 15th 2014
The Masterclass is aimed at young composers willing to improve their abilities with an intensive study of modern composition techniques and analysis of the more representative works of modern music, as well as with the creation of new works that will be performed during the masterclass by Ascanio Quartet (www.quartettoascanio.com). The students will also have the opportunity to write a small work for orchestra (43 elements) the best of which will be played in the final concert of 2014 Florence Conducting Masterclass by Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, September the 6th 2014.
Details:
For further information: www.artesitalia.it/masterclass/201409opificio/opificio2014.htm#en
Posted: 9 May 2014

Call for participation in composition masterclass with Peter Ablinger
18 September 2014, 2-5pm, Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin
Deadline: 3rd September
Austrian composer Peter Ablinger will attend the Contemporary Music Centre for a masterclass with six composers/sound artists on Thursday 18 September. Since the early 1980s, Peter Ablinger has explored new aesthetic and technical fields in his works, examining listeners' perceptions of sound, noise, timbre, performance context, and non-narrative forms through site-specific performances, installations, text-based works, instrumental and electronic collaborations (including his famous 'speaking piano' pieces), and music without sound.

Peter Ablinger will be visiting Dublin to oversee a Dublin Sound Lab performance of his site-specific work 'Places' (17 September 2014), specially rewritten for three Dublin spaces. This concert will be answered by a second programme, 'Responses' (18 September 2014), in which four Irish composers-Piaras Hoban, Gráinne Mulvey, Fergal Dowling and Rob Canning-respond to Ablinger's work. Both concerts are hosted in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival and begin at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios at 8pm.

Dublin Sound Lab and the Contemporary Music Centre invite Irish composers, sound artists and others to apply for participation in this masterclass by sending an expression of interest and work samples-scores, texts, recordings, graphic documentation, or other suitable materials-to info@dublinsoundlab.ie by 3 September. (For large files, please use Dropbox, WeTransfer, or other file sharing facility.) The masterclass is free to attend but is restricted to a maximum of six participants. The Contemporary Music Centre will cover travel expenses within Ireland within reason. Selected participants will be notified by 10 September and must be available to attend both concerts in Dublin, 17 and 18 September.
Details:
ablinger.mur.at
www.dublinsoundlab.ie
www.fringefest.com
Posted: 3 July 2014

Tour Takemitsu Composition Award
Deadline: 30 September 2014
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall: Takemitsu Memorial aims to stimulate creative activities in the field of music, following the principles of "Prayer, Hope and Peace" that the late artistic director, Toru Takemitsu originally set out. The orchestral composition competition will take place in 2015. Young composers from all over the world are urged to submit their newly created works.
Details:
www.operacity.jp/en/concert/award/
Posted: 3 July 2014

ACNI Travel Awards
Currently open for submissions
Deadline for Application: Ongoing programme
Awards to enable individual artists and arts administrators from Northern Ireland to develop their skills and widen their expertise. Size of award is dependent on destination. Full details in Guidance Notes.
Details:
www.artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/travel-awards
Posted: 3 July 2014

ACNI Young Musician's Platform
Currently open for submissions
Deadline for Application: Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 4pm
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, in collaboration with BBC Northern Ireland, offers awards for young, exceptionally talented solo musicians/singers in Classical, Jazz and Traditional Music who are ready to enter the professional world as artists.
Details:
www.artscouncil-ni.org/funding/funding-for-individuals
Posted: 3 July 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.
Details:
Web: ultima.no/nordicmusicdays/
Posted: 8 April 2014

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