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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

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

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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