CMC Artist Representation
Wed 14 Mar 2018
Following a strategic review in 2016/17, CMC has updated its policy and application process for artist representation by CMC. This new application process was implemented from 1st November 2017, and reflects the CMC’s continuing aim be a resourceful, relevant and recognisable force in the documentation, development and promotion of contemporary music from the island of Ireland.
CMC continues to represent composers/music makers working in the field of contemporary art music in a professional capacity, who were born, or are permanently domiciled, on the island of Ireland. Commencing in 2018, there are now two categories of representation for applicants: Associate Representation and Full Representation, complemented by a new support programme for emerging composers. Composers and creative music makers who wish to be represented by the Contemporary Music Centre follow the procedure for making an application for Associate Representation.
Associate Representation is suitable for composers and sound artists who have produced at least four works that have achieved a specific level of recognition for artistic merit. Full Representation is suitable for composers and sound artists whose collective body of work has been identified as representing a significant artistic contribution within their specific field and community of practice.
A full scheme of benefits for both Associate Representation and Full Representation are detailed on CMC’s Representation Policy.
Emerging Composers are appointed for a fixed period of time at the discretion of the independent selection panel from applications for Associate Representation. These emerging composers will receive mentoring and professional development opportunities through a support programme created by Contemporary Music Centre
All applications are reviewed by an independent selection panel. CMC is an equal opportunities organisation, and successful composers are appointed irrespective of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the traveller community.
Applications can be made to CMC at any stage during the year and full details are outlined here.
Applications are reviewed on a bi-annual basis, and the next review will be conducted in early June 2018. All applications submitted before Friday 18th May 2018 will be included in this review session.