Opportunities

Centre Culturel Irlandais’ artist residency bursary

2018-2019 Centre Culturel Irlandais artist residency bursary deadline - Wednesday 10th January 2018

The Centre Culturel Irlandais’ Artist Residency in partnership with Music Network was established to enable residencies for Irish musicians at the centre in Paris to further their performance careers, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

The one-month residency offers great opportunities to tap into the resources of the CCI and Paris, as a gateway to European touring networks.

Former recipients of the music residency in association with Music Network are:

  • 2017-18: Sam Comerford
  • 2016-17: Barry Donoghue
  • 2015-16: Rhob Cunningham​

Details on how to apply and full terms and conditions at: http://www.centreculturelirlandais.com/en/residencies/how-to-apply/

The Piano Scheme 2017

Closing Date: Applications will be received on a rolling basis with the results being communicated each following month. 

The Piano Scheme 2017 supported by Jeffers Pianos, in association with Galway Jazz Festival and Music Network aims to provide access to concert standard pianos for professional musicians resident in Ireland and working in jazz/improvised music, for public performances throughout the country.

Initiated by Galway Jazz Festival, in partnership with Music Network and supported by Jeffers Pianos, its objectives are to:

  • Facilitate increased employment opportunities, and promote fair remuneration, for Ireland-resident musicians
  • Increase regional access to live jazz/improvised music performance for audiences
  • Develop the range of promoters programming jazz/improvised music throughout Ireland.

Application procedure and guidelines here.

The Piano Scheme Application Form
The Piano Scheme Written Agreement

For further information on The Piano Scheme, please contact Andreas Ziemons, Operations Administrator, Tel: +353 1 4750224 Email: operations@musicnetwork.ie.

Music Network: Taking charge of your performance career

Music Network’s self-management, funding and self-promotion training sessions are for Irish and Ireland-based professional performing musicians working in all musical genres that offer support by providing access to relevant and up-to-date expertise, resources and professional supports. The training sessions focus on non-artistic elements of a successful music performance career: self-management, funding and self-promotion.

In 2017, Music Network will be offering the following three sessions:

  1. Wednesday 1st November (11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Self-Management: Fundamentals of Self-Management for Musicians with Frances Mitchell
  2. Wednesday 15th November (11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Funding:  How to make successful funding applications with Fergus Sheil
  3. Wednesday 29th November (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Self-Promotion: Getting Started & Online Self-Promotion with Darragh Doyle & Dorcas Réamonn

The training sessions are free and will take place at Music Network’s offices in the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.  Space is limited to 10 places per session and are allocated on a first come first served basis. For more information and to book contact Andreas Ziemons operations@musicnetwork.ie Tel 01 475 0224.

Music Network Artist Residency

CLOSED: 2017 Expressions of Interest deadline - Friday 16th December 2016, 12pm

The Music Network Artist Residency Programme aims to provide a musician with funding in order to plan and deliver a programme of concerts, with integrated audience development components, in partnership with a promoter and a local authority, and in dialogue with Music Network. 

The Music Network Artist Residency Programme 2017 has been developed to provide the selected musician with access to resources to curate a 6-date concert series to take place within a 3– 12 month timeframe, in collaboration with Music Network, Wexford County Council Arts Office and The National Opera House. It is intended that this programme will positively intersect with local authority and participating venues’arts development plans and, potentially, the work of a range of community music groups, making high quality live music available and accessible to people throughout Ireland, while supporting the career development of musicians.

Initiated by Music Network in 2015, and developed in partnership with Triskel Christchurch and supported by Cork City Council, the Music Network Artist Residency pilot involved a concert programme with Irish and international musicians of renown curated by pianist Phil Ware, as well as a series of outreach initiatives and musician mentorships involving a selected group of students from CIT Cork School of Music and tutors from Music Generation Cork City.  

Download the Guidelines document here.

For further information contact operations@musicnetwork.ie.

Music Capital Scheme Information Clinics

The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional musicians. Deadline for applications is 12pm, Thursday 26th January 2017. For more information, guidelines, and online application forms, please see here

Music Capital Scheme Information Clinics will be held in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick & Sligo during the week of 9th January 2017, details here

Read the FAQs from the 2015 Music Capital Scheme Advice Clinics here

If you have a query about the Music Capital Scheme that is not addressed in the FAQs, please contact Music Network’s Programmes Administrator Sarah Cunningham at 01 475 0224 or programmesadmin@musicnetwork.ie.