The Residency is open to musicians working in any genre seeking to further their performance career. The application deadline is Thursday 12th January 2023. 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 September 2023 and August 2024. 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 monthly stipend.
Commenting on the news, Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston said: “We are delighted to announce the call out for applications for the 2023 – 2024 Music Network/Centre Culturel Irlandais Music Performance Residency. The Residency offers a wonderful opportunity for a musician to further their performance career at the centre in Paris, and is an important avenue for showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary musical culture on an international stage. Previous recipients of the award have found the experience invaluable in developing their artistic 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 2023-2024 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.
The previous beneficiaries of the Music Network/Centre Culturel Irlandais Artists-in-Residence are Sue Rynhart (2022-2023), Caitríona Frost (2021-22), 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).
Further details on applying can be found here.