Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann – Open Call: 20/20 Visionaries

Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann – Open Call: 20/20 Visionaries

Friday, 25 September 2020, 5.00pm

Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann – Open Call: 20/20 Visionaries

Irish traditional artists celebrate the work of visionary traditional artists at home and abroad who have inspired them.

20/20 Visionaries is a series of performance-based live-streamed video content for online platforms in which 20 traditional artists introduce audiences to a source of inspiration which has made an impact on them during their own musical journey. Sources of inspiration could include, for example, the following: a present or past traditional artist (musician, singer, dancer, storyteller), other musical figures such as composers/songwriters and collectors in the traditional arts idiom.

Twenty traditional artists pre-record a 20-minute video snapshot of their chosen visionary, explaining how they have been influenced by them. Incorporating historical context and artistic response, the work is anchored by performance elements which capture each artist as they acknowledge a source of inspiration. The video content will be self-recorded by each artist, at an indoor/outdoor location of their choosing in compliance with current COVID-19 guidelines. Video content will then be submitted digitally to Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann for streaming.

Fee of €1000 per successful applicant inclusive of all expenses accrued by artist. Trad Ireland will make payment by bank transfer on receipt of invoice and following drawdown of funding from Culture Ireland.

Achieving a broad representation in terms of traditional arts disciplines, geography, gender, age and career-stage will be a key consideration in the choosing of successful candidates by Trad Ireland / Trad Éireann.

20/20 Visionaries will be made available every Sunday from November 1 , with 5 episodes released for streaming on social media each week over 4 weeks. Episodes may be made available for further viewing on Trad Ireland and Culture Ireland’s online platforms.

Key Dates
Announcement: Monday September 14th 2020
Deadline for Applications: Friday September 25th 2020, 5pm
Announcement of 20 Successful Applicants: Friday October 2nd 2020
Deadline for Submission of Video Recordings: Friday October 23
rd 2020
Broadcast Dates: Sunday November 1
st and 3 consecutive Sundays after that

20/20 Visionaries is an initiative from Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann funded by Culture Ireland

Download the application form below or visit for further details.

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