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Awards and Other Opportunities

Arts Council Awards - 2016 Travel and Training Award Opens in November
The window for 2016 Travel and Training Award applications will open on 20 November 2015.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. However, applicants seeking support for all eligible opportunities must submit their application at least six weeks before their proposed date of travel. Applications in breach of the proposed timeline cannot be assessed by the Arts Council.
Funding will be available in the following artforms/arts practice areas: Architecture, Arts Participation, Circus, Dance, Literature, Music, Opera, Street Arts and Spectacle, Theatre, Traditional Arts, Venues, Visual Arts, and Young People, Children and Education.
Posted: 16 November 2015

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

Arts Council Bursary Award
Deadline: 21st of January 2016
The objective of the Music Bursary Award is to support individual professional artists in the field of music in the development of their artistic practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist's development that is derived from an extended process of engagement with their practice. The award therefore provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their artistic practice.
Posted: 19 January 2016

NCEM Young Composers Award 2016
Deadline: 19th of February 2016
The National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 are delighted to announce the 2016 NCEM Young Composers Award in partnership with Theatre of the Ayre, directed by one Europe's leading lutenists Elizabeth Kenny, with mezzo soprano Clare Wilkinson and Nicholas Mulroy, tenor.
This major national award is open to young composers resident in the UKup to the age of 25, divided into two age categories: 18 years and under; and 19 to 25 years. Composers are invited to create a contemporary response to one of the most intimate musical forms of the Renaissance, the lute song. They must create a new piece for lute and either a male (tenor) or female (mezzo-soprano) singer. The music must set one of four poems chosen by the Award judges.
Posted: 22 December 2015

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