OPEN CALL: MUSIC NETWORK ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2017

24 November 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday 24th November 2016

OPEN CALL: MUSIC NETWORK ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2017

Music Network is delighted to announce the Music Network Artist Residency Programme 2017, a new opportunity for professional performing musicians. The Programme aims to provide a musician with funding in order to plan and deliver a series of concerts, with integrated audience development components, in partnership with a  leading venue and a local authority, and in dialogue with Music Network. Full details on how to submit an Expression of Interest below.

We are inviting professional musicians, working primarily in classical, opera, jazz/improvised or traditional music who have a strong track record in music performance and a clear commitment to audience development to submit an Expression of Interest in the Programme.

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 Programme delivered a concert series featuring Irish and international musicians of renown curated by pianist Phil Ware, as well as outreach initiatives and musician mentorships involving a selected group of students from CIT Cork School of Music and tutors from Music Generation Cork City.  

Music Network is now calling for Expressions of Interest in the 2017 Programme. Download the Guidelines document from musicnetwork.ie/musicians/opportunities.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted by email (operations@musicnetwork.ie) to Music Network, no later than 12pm, Friday 16th December 2016. Please note late applications cannot be accepted.

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For further information please contact Louise Walsh, Communications Manager, Music Network: (01) 475 0224 or pr@musicnetwork.ie