Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2018

12 April 2018

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network is pleased to announce details of the 2018 Musicians-in-Residence Scheme. The scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council, and is managed by Music Network. Three residencies are offered in 2018: two for established musicians/groups and one for an emerging musician/group.

The aim of the Musicians-in-Residence Scheme is to provide opportunities to develop and showcase new work which may be compositional and/or performance focused, i.e. to create a new work/body of material and/or to develop a new artistic collaboration. Throughout each residency, the cultural environment of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown will be enriched through engagement by the musicians with a broad demographic via presentation of a series of performances in the dlr LexIcon Studio and Library. The wider community will have an opportunity to gain an intriguing insight into the creative process through a regular online video diary created by each musician – a series of recordings where they talk about their progress throughout the residencies.

Speaking about the scheme Kenneth Redmond, dlr Arts Officer and Sharon Rollston, Music Network CEO commented:

“We are delighted to be working together on the Musicians-in-Residence Scheme and look forward to supporting musicians’ career development, particularly through the mentorship provided. The scheme is a wonderful opportunity for musicians to create and showcase new work and brings more quality live music performances to audiences in the locality”.

Applicants must submit their application by email to operations@musicnetwork.ie. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Late applications will not be accepted. Closing date for applications: Tuesday 8th May at 2pm. Application details and guidelines are available here

dlr Arts Office is hosting an information session for interested applicants in the Studio, dlr LexIcon at 5.45pm on Weds 25th of April. To book a place please e-mail cbrown@dlrcoco.ie. More information on the Musicians-in-Residence Scheme http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/funding-opportunities/residencies/musicians-residence-2018.

For further information, please contact Andreas Ziemons, Operations Administrator, Tel: 01 4750224 Email: operations@musicnetwork.ie.