The Residency is open to musicians working in any genre seeking to further their performance career. The application deadline is Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 5pm. Full guidelines, terms and conditions of award are available at: www.centreculturelirlandais.com.
The one-month Residency will take place at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris between August 2021 and June 2022. Applicants must be resident in the Republic of Ireland, and have a professional track record in music performance. Applicants must have a valid PPS number. The award includes travel from/to Ireland, accommodation and a stipend of €750.
Commenting on the opportunity, Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston said: “We are delighted to announce that the window for applications for the 2021–2022 Music Network/Centre Culturel Irlandais Music Performance Residency is now open. The opportunity was established to enable Irish musicians to further their performance careers during a month-long residency at the centre in Paris, and is an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary musical culture on an international stage. Previous recipients of the award have found the experience invaluable in developing their creative practice.”
Centre Culturel Irlandais is working with partner organisations to enable the centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer Irish artists under the 2021–2022 Residency Programme. Applying for one of the partner-funded residencies does not exclude applicants from being considered for a general residency in their chosen field.
Previous Music Network/Centre Culturel Irlandais Artists-in-Residence have included Macdara Yeates (2020-21), Mairéad Hickey (2019-20), Aisling Kenny (2018-19), Sam Comerford (2017-18), Barry Donoghue (2016-17) and Rhob Cunningham (2015-16).