Gigs & trips… Part deux!

So No. 2 – Opportunities!

Just so y’all know, I’m heading on a little spin across the world in January. I’m Melbourne bound for a whole sunny month and am looking for any hints on what,who,where,where, who (did I already say that?) I should be visiting. Answers on a postcard to PO Box 22222222222222, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

The Association of Irish Choirs is looking for a new General Manager. It’s a three-year, fixed term contract in what are very hedgy times for jobs in the arts, and as such is an amazing opportunity for the right person based in Limerick. The deadline is next Tuesday 01 December.

InRes is a new resource by Create, which contains detailed information on local, regional, national and international opportunities for collaborative artists. Most of the opportunities are visual arts based but there are a number of opportunities for musicians and sound artists. Check out November opportunities.

The focus of the Seoul International Music Competition is “promoting cultural exchanges among nations through music and supporting talented musicians from all over the world”. The 2010 competition is based on vocal competition and the application deadline is 15 January 2010 and all the information is contained on the competition site.

RTÉ Lyric fm have released information on (deep breath) Diffusion Prize 2010: International Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition – a competition focused on “promoting ‘up and coming’ composers regardless of age or nationality”. A prize of €3000 will be awarded to the winning entrant in the form of a commission to compose a stereo electroacoustic work between 8-10mins in length. The deadline for entry is 22 January 2010.

The Forum for Music in Ireland holds its next plenary session on Tuesday 08 December in IMRO’s lovely new premises on Pembroke Row. The plenary is titled Grasping the Nettle and will address such questions as “What are the issues of greatest concern to musicians in Ireland?”. If you come along you’ll be treated to a presentation by Mé Féin on the U2/Music Network Music Education Scheme. I’ll be joined by Gerard Flanagan of Kylemore College who participated in the first pilot programme for the scheme.

The Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen Foundation is taking applications for it’s 2010 residence stipends at the moment. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2010 and the residency is open to artists working with “experimental music/musical compositions”. I’d actually love to be a practicing artists so I could go on these amazing residencies! Bah!

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