Connecting with key organisations within the music sector to form strategic alliances in the interests of audience development, and as appropriate to the needs of musicians

We are delighted to be working with the following partners on a number of exciting programmes and projects.

Music Network Artist Residency

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.

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Centre Culturel Irlandais

In 2014 Music Network established a new partnership with the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, to enable residencies for Irish musicians at the centre, as a gateway to European touring networks. The Centre Culturel Irlandais has announced the recipients of its 2015-16 programme of residencies.  This year sees CCI partnering three Irish arts organisations for the first time, including a music residency in association with Music Network.

The recipient of the music residency in association with Music Network is Rhob Cunningham, who will be supported for a one-month residency to further his performance career.

Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage. For details of other residency recipients, or for further information, please see

Contemporary Music Centre

Our partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre under its Composers Voice initiative brings contemporary Irish composers such as Ian Wilson, Marion Ingoldsby and Conor Lenihan to talk about their work at our concerts, enhancing the listening experience for audiences.

Moving on Music

Our long standing partnership with Moving On Music, one of the leading promoters of jazz, folk, roots, traditional, classical and “other” music in Northern Ireland, enables us to extend our tours while working strategically on programming.

Chamber Choir Ireland

Music Network and Chamber Choir Ireland presented a very special collaboration in October 2016 between Chamber Choir Ireland and Chatham Saxophone Quartet, in a programme of exquisite spiritual music featuring repertoire by Arvo Pärt, Gesualdo, Kantscheli, Bruckner and Britten, conducted by renowned British musicologist James Wood.

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The Ark

In 2011, Music Network and The Ark formed a strategic partnership to create dynamic and engaging music performances made specifically for children. Through developing an audience and demand for quality music created especially for young people, this  partnership also aims to strengthen the musical landscape in this area to create long term development that benefits children, musicians, venues, schools, teachers, parents and future generations. A national tour of A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing was the first production from the partnership and was a resounding success.

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Listen At

We are very pleased to be involved with 'Listen at ...', a monthly night of creative music and spoken word in Dublin.

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Dublin City Council

Along with our colleagues in Improvised Music Company, Contemporary Music Centre and First Music Contact, and supported by Dublin City Council, we programme the Wood Quay Summer Sessions.

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