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Artist in Residence

Maynooth, Ireland
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

Department: Music
Vacancy ID: 028401
Closing Date: 03-Jun-2024

About the Call

Maynooth University, Kildare County Council Arts Service, Music Generation Kildare, Music Generation Offaly and Music Generation Westmeath (Funding Partners), with support from the Arts Council, invite applications for a Major Creative Project to be delivered over a 12-month period, coinciding with the 2024-25 academic year. The call is open to established musical artists, broadly defined, including but not limited to performers (as soloist or as an ensemble), composers (any medium), sound designers, music producers, music/stage directors, songwriters, or combinations thereof. This is an innovative endeavour; we are very keen to hear how enthusiastic project-leaders will implement and deliver their proposed creative plan.

The successful proposal should include activities addressed to the following groups, represented by the different Funding Partners:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate university students in performance, composition and/or music technology;
  • Children and young people aged 8-17;
  • Wider communities in County Kildare.

The successful proposal will foster collaborations with the Funding Partners through activities to be planned with each representative:

  • For Maynooth University: a minimum of three activities in the Winter Term, and four in the Spring Term as part of the Music Curriculum ad a public-facing event;
  • For Music Generation: a minimum of two workshops for Music Generation Kildare, and a minimum of two workshops across Music Generation Westmeath and Offaly; 
  • For Kildare County Council Arts Service: at least one community engagement project to take place in  County Kildare.  The Arts Service will be available to work with the musician(s) to identify a community of interest for this component.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Monday 03rd June 2024.

Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at the following link:

To make an application, project-leaders should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of application (no more than two pages), which should include:

  • A brief outline of the artist/s’ achievements to date;
  • An outline of the creative project and its outputs;
  • A summary of what the project would bring to the University and proposed ideas for engagement in the University and wider communities;
  • Teaching / facilitation experience;
  • Community engagement experience

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a portfolio of previous work, supporting documentation of no more than five pages (published or produced work; reviews), sound files/video and a one-page outline of workshop ideas/ approaches.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University


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