The Arts Council is offering a Music Commissions Award in 2012, which supports fees
paid to artists for commissions in the field of music.
The primary purpose of this award is to facilitate creative partnerships between a range of commissioners and artists. The process must lead to some form of outcome or conclusion. This might be a public performance, a process of engagement with a community of place or interest or some other form of dissemination or presentation of the commissioned work in Ireland or abroad.
The award is open to individuals or organisations including artists, arts professionals, ensembles, local authorities and other agencies. Applications can only be made by the commissioner and not by the artist to be commissioned.
The award guidelines for the Music Commissions Award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website.
Applications for the Music Commissions Award must be made through the Arts Council's online services website.
Before you will be able to make an online application the commissioner and the artist/s to be commissioned will have to separately register with the online services site. It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as
early as possible.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5.30pm Thursday 15 March 2012.