The Piano Scheme 2018

Applications will be received on a rolling basis throughout 2018

The Piano Scheme 2018 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.

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/

Music Network Artist Residency

CLOSED: Guitarist Redmond O'Toole was selected for the Music Network Artist Residency 2017

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.