Navigator Music Residency seeking expressions of interest

Improvised Music Co and An Grianán Navigator Jazz Residency presents Olesya Zvorodetska

Improvised Music Company’s Navigator Music Residency programme is now accepting expressions of interest from artists for 2023.

An Grianán is one of the IMC’s partner organisations for this residency programmes and so far we’ve hosted two wonderful artists starting with pianist Cormac McCarthy in 2021 and vocalist and composer Olesya Zdorovetska in 2022.

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.

NEW for 2023: PARENT FRIENDLY RESIDENCY

This year, we’ll be one of two venues with a parent friendly residency 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.

To find out more about this terrific scheme and to apply visit the IMC’s website here. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2023.

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