Awards and Other Opportunities
Arts Council Awards
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.
- 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.
COMPOSIT Composition with Live Electronics, Italy
Deadline: 10 February 2014
The Composition with Live Electronics program is aimed at refining and enhancing the use of new technologies in composition. Each selected student will have the opportunity to compose a short piece (5 minute maximum) for solo instrument (Violin/Viola d'amore; Accordion; Classical/Electric Guitar) and live electronics. Each piece will be featured on the Composit New Music Festival Concert Series.
For further details: composit.org/about/live-electronics-workshop/
PIPEWORKS WORKSHOPS: COMPOSING FOR ORGAN
Deadline: 26 February 2014
Pipeworks is a biennial international organ and choral festival based in Ireland. In 2014 one of the festival's main strands is music of our time, and will include three workshops exploring in depth new Irish writing for organ. The idea is to encourage composers to write for the organ, by allowing an experimental space for composers to explore writing for the instrument, and to be a catalyst for the creation of a tranche of innovative new Irish organ repertoire.
Each of the workshops will be based around a different theme. The themes and dates (provisional) are as follows:
Expressions of interest should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before February 26th. If possible, please indicate which workshop you'd like to be involved in.
- June 21st, St Bartholomew's Church, Dublin: Mechanical action/historical tunings
- June 25th, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dundalk: Space and resonance; the romantic organ; organ+electronics
- June 26th, St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast
3rd Annual Charlotte New Music Festival & Composers Workshop
Deadline: 3 March 2014, 5pm
Dates: June 16-29, 2014, Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte New Music Festival is an intense 2-week workshop for composers, filled with private lessons, panel discussions, composition masterclasses, presentations, rehearsals, and public concerts.
More info & to apply online: www.charlottenewmusic.org
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: