Triskel Arts Centre and Music Network invite applications from professional musicians for the RESONATE artist residency programme which provides support for professional musicians with a strong track record in music performance to develop new work and/or collaborations.
The residency is one of six opportunities across the country as part of RESONATE 2023, Music Network’s artist residency programme in partnership with glór (Ennis), Ionad Cultúrtha (Baile Mhúirne), The National Opera House (Wexford), Triskel Arts Centre (Cork City), The Dock (Carrick-On-Shannon) and Regional Cultural Centre (Letterkenny).
Now in its 3rd year, the residency provides a grant of €6,000 to enable a musician/s to devote time to the creation of new work, in addition to a range of in-kind supports from both Music Network and Triskel along with opportunities for artists to showcase their work through live performance and digital updates
Audiences will also have an opportunity to engage with our resident musicians at a public performance in Triskel in late 2023.
The residency is open to musicians of professional performing standard working in any genre of music. Applicants must be resident in the Republic of Ireland and be aged 18 or over. Applicants may apply as solo artists, on behalf of an existing group or ensemble, or for a new collaboration.
Commenting on the announcement, Music Network’s CEO Sharon Rollston said: “We’re very pleased to be offering RESONATE together with our partners at Triskel Arts Centre for a third consecutive year. It’s the most extensive of our musician residency programmes and offers lots of scope for musicians to develop imaginative new work, including cross-artform ideas where music is central. Audiences will also have an opportunity to engage with the resident musicians when they perform live at Triskel later in the year. ‘’
Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director at Triskel, said: “RESONATE is a fantastic collaboration that celebrates live musical performance, offering time, space and resources to musicians to make something special for the stage. We’re thrilled to be part of a network that truly values and promotes live music.”
The 2022 RESONATE artists in residence at Triskel Arts Centre were classical violinist Patrick Rafter and artist and composer Sam Perkin who created Freedom In Performance. Motivated by a common desire to push the boundaries of performance practice and challenge what is widely considered to be the accepted concert format, they experimented with gesture and movement as central elements of their final performance at Triskel.
Anyone interested in making an application can register for an online information session at 11am on Monday 17 April. A recording of the session will be available on Music Network’s website and social media channels from Tuesday 18 April 2023.
This year’s residencies will run from July to October and the closing date for applications is 2pm on Thursday 11 May 2023. Applications are made online. The application form, more information about the residencies and guidelines for applicants are all available on Music Network’s website.
Music Network and Triskel Arts Centre are committed to equity and inclusion, and particularly welcomes applications from under-represented musicians, including but not limited to: musicians of colour, musicians with disabilities, Traveller musicians and LGBTQ+ musicians.
RESONATE is a Music Network artist residency programme in partnership with glór, Ionad Cultúrtha, The National Opera House, Triskel Arts Centre, The Dock and Regional Cultural Centre.