Navigator Residencies Expressions of Interest
Improvised Music Company’s Navigator Music Residency programme is now accepting expressions of interest from artists for 2023.
The 10-day Navigator Jazz Residency programme has expanded its reach in 2023 to collaborate with 7 arts centres - original partners The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, An Grianán in Letterkenny, The Courthouse in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, and Ballina Arts Centre in Mayo, and new partners Riverbank Arts Centre in Kildare, The Crescent, Belfast and Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford.
The Navigator programme offers jazz and improvising musicians professionally remunerated time and space to develop and perform work with a deep sense of space, informed by community interaction. Artists may work in a period of 10 consecutive days or a number of shorter periods (where possible for the arts centre).
In 2023, four arts centres are accepting expressions of interest from artists across the improvised music world in Ireland, while three arts centres are working in collaboration with IMC’s 30/30 programme and its artists.
This year, two of the partner venues will be offering parent-friendly residencies - Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely, and An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny - offering supports for artists who need to manage their work as parents alongside their work as artists.
Through ongoing dialogue between IMC, the venues and the selected artists, a bespoke residency programme will be designed and delivered to assist in creating new work, new interactions, collaborations, while also deepening the artists sense of place and space.
Artists can express interest in the programme now through the link below.
Artists on the programme are selected by the arts centres in collaboration with IMC, based on the needs and context of the arts centre and their local community.
Artists may apply for more than one residency.
Deadline for applications is 31st March 2023.