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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

The Arts Council's Programme as part of Ireland 2016
Deadline: Various
Ireland is on the eve of a great anniversary; the centenary of the proclamation of the republic. In response the Arts Council is planning a national programme, an open call to artists and arts organisations, to surprise and renew the state. Through support from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the programme will take place throughout 2016. It is a platform to the public and the state, and a unique opportunity for artists to invigorate the Irish imagination.
The Arts Council's programme, which forms part of the Government's Ireland 2016 Programme, will include an Open Call for National Projects, 16x16 Artists' Bursaries, a special 2016 strand of touring as well as a large scale national event to be announced later.
Posted: 26 March 2015

International Competition of Organ Improvisation
Deadline: Closing date - 10th of June 2015
The International Competition of Organ Improvisation is the only permanent running competition for this discipline in Germany. Since 1989 it is held as a biennal competition during the Festival European Sacred Music Schwaebisch Gmuend. Starting in the year 2013 the festival distributes the first prize as "Hubert-Beck-prize" in memoriam KMD Hubert Beck (1935 - 2011), initiator and long-standing mentor of the competition.
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Posted: 13 January 2015

Conservatory Events Manager (Specified Purpose, Part-time 0.6 FTE)
Deadline: 22nd of May, 2015
Conservatory of Music & Drama, Dublin Institute of Technology
Role Overview
The Conservatory of Music and Drama is looking to hire a Conservatory Events Manager to cover a staff member's leave of absence. This specified purpose contract will end when this purpose ends. The Conservatory of Music and Drama presents an exciting range of public performances each year. Reporting to the Head of the Conservatory of Music and Drama, the Conservatory Events Manager will be responsible for the overall management and administration of Conservatory events.
Posted: 14 May 2015

Job Opportunity: West Cork Music - Programme Coordinator
Deadline: 22nd of June 2015
The main role of the Programme Coordinator will be to work with the CEO in the programming and organisation of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, including the extensive reporting and application requirements of multiple funding bodies. A further responsibility will be to manage the West Cork Music web-site and to continue to develop the West Cork Music archive. Applicants for this post must have their own transport and be prepared to be based in West Cork. Apart from the CEO there are 3 full-time staff with responsibility for finance, box office and marketing.
The West Cork Chamber Music Festival consists of nearly 70 events over nine days including 38 concerts featuring major international artists, masterclasses, an exhibition by instrument makers, interviews and talks.
Initially the contract will be for 18 months starting in August with a three-month probationary period. Remuneration will be according to qualifications for a full-time post.
Closing date for applications will be Monday 22nd June. Short-listed applicants will be informed by 10 July with interviews following within a week.
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Posted: 13 May 2015

Trinity College - Creative Funding awards
Deadline: 12th of July 2015
Trinity College Challenge are funding awards designed to support works of original creation and foster the development of interdisciplinary projects involving a collaboration with Trinity College Dublin. The award is open to projects and ideas with a focus on interdisciplinary creative arts practices across a wide range of forms including performance, visual art, music, film, design, new media, animation, gaming and creative technologies. Up to four awards of up to €10,000 will be granted to support the development of projects which will then be presented within an exhibition or performance context in Trinity in 2016.
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Posted: 25 May 2015

Seeking voices for the Irish Youth Training Choir
No deadline
The Irish Youth Training Choir, seeks singers to apply countrywide, aged between 14 and 17 for Irish Youth Training Choir 2015. Applicants must be available from Thursday 25th June to Sunday 28th June inclusive.
Web: or call 061 234823.
Posted: 10 February 2015

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