Artist in Residence

Updated: 25 days ago
Deadline: 03 Jun 2022

Maynooth University and Kildare County Council seek applications for a Music Residency.

Applications are invited by musician/s of established reputation for one position co-funded by Maynooth University, Kildare County Council Arts Service, Music Generation Kildare and Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath. The position is open but not limited to performers (as soloist or as an ensemble), composers (any medium), sound designers, music producers, music/stage directors, song writers, or combinations thereof. This is an innovative pilot project; we are very keen to hear how enthusiastic candidates, as the driving force behind it, will define and animate the role through their own project/s.

The residency runs from October 2022 – September 2023, with exact duties to be defined according to the project/s. The role is designed to provide students and the broader communities in Kildare, Offaly and Westmeath with the opportunity to engage with artist/s, as well as providing the artist/s with time to advance their current project(s).

Successful applicants are required to be on campus  approximately 1 and 1/2 days per week. For the University, Artist/s-in-Residence will be engaged in two workshops in the Winter Term and two in the Spring Term as part of the Music Curriculum in Maynooth. The nature of the additional community engagement programme in Kildare, Offaly and Westmeath should be included in the proposal/s. The artists will also be expected to assist in the publicity of  their events  through social media. Since this is a public facing residency, the artist/s must demonstrate willingness to be representatives of the University and to be part of the University community. Artists will be provided with space to work on their project on the campus of Maynooth University.

A contract-for-services fee of €22,000 inclusive of travel expenses is offered (with Maynooth University as the contracting agent) for the twelve-month period, with a third payable on commencement, a third payable half-way through, and a third payable on completion. If the applicant/s wishes to collaborate with additional artist/s at the workshops/community engagement events, there is a budget of €3,000 available. The collaboration should be set out in the application. The successful candidate/s will have to undertake Garda Clearance


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