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Awards and Other Opportunities

Arts Council Awards
  • 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

Crash Ensemble Free State #9 Call for Scores
Deadline: 3 December 2014
Crash Ensemble's Free State #9 event featuring music from up-and-coming Irish composers will take place in Dublin in April 2015. Works will be chosen by Crash Ensemble and Garrett Sholdice (Composer). You must:
  • Be resident in Ireland (Rep. and NI) or have been born here.
  • Write for instruments within the ensemble (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass/Electric Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Flute/Piccolo, Trombone). Any grouping of, or solo pieces for these instruments are fine. We'd really like some brand spanking new works for the full ensemble (all 10 instruments) if at all possible.
  • Make sure your piece is under 20 mins long (shorter is better) so we can fit as many as possible into the programme.
  • The piece can include electronics (these can be live electronics if you like - we'd love to have you on stage with us).
  • One piece per composer.
We will be selecting works 'blind' so don't put your name on the score or mp3 (give personal details in your email only).
Entry: Send your score as a PDF, with a MP3/electronic mock up and include your name and contact details on aseparate page/cover email.
By Email: (please title 'Free State 9')
Posted: 13 October 2014

The Arts Council - Touring and Dissemination of work scheme
Thursday, 4 December is the deadline for applications to the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme for tours beginning in the period July to December 2015. The Advance Planning strand for this scheme has the same deadline for tours from January to December 2016.
Posted: 13 November 2014

St Patrick's College/Fidelio Trio Call for Scores
Deadline: 8 December 2014
The Music Department at St Patrick's College Drumcondra is seeking submissions from composers for scores written for piano trio (violin, cello, piano) with or without an electronic component. Selected works will be given workshop readings by The Fidelio Trio at the Composition Forum taking place at the College on Sunday 22 February 2015.
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Posted: 13 October 2014

The Arts Council Bursary Awards
The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist's development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice.
Next closing date - 5:30 pm Thursday, 22 Jan 2015
The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 16 December 2014.
Posted: 13 November 2014

9th Bucharest International JAZZ Competition and Festival 2015
Deadline: 10 February 2015
Bucharest International Jazz Competition is ranked among the first 3 jazz competitions in Europe. It is addressed to bands and vocalists aged up to 35 years, and its mission is to contribute to the acknowledgement of the international jazz values.
9th Bucharest International JAZZ Competition and Festival 2015 for instrumentalists and vocalists. This is open to bands and vocalists of all nationalities. Applicants must be born after 1st of May 1980.
Posted: 13 November 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.
Posted: 3 July 2014

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