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Fun Size Jazz: Performance and development opportunity for musicians

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY : Fun Size Jazz!

Performance and development opportunity for jazz and improvising musicians and ensembles from IMC in partnership with The Ark

May 2018 & August 2018

Improvised Music Company in partnership with The Ark are looking for applications from professional artists and ensembles in jazz and improvised music for short ‘scratch’ performances aimed at young audiences. The chosen artists will have an opportunity to devise, create and deliver their short live performances for audiences of children at The Ark this summer 2018.

Background:

This new initiative, jointly presented by Improvised Music Company and The Ark, stems from an original production developed between 2014 & 2016, called Monster Music Improv, which toured across Ireland and the UK in 2016.

Monster Music Improv was a music improvisation and visual performance for children which focused on live improvisation around the theme of monsters, and featured vocalist Lauren Kinsella, guitarist Shane Latimer and illustrator Patrick Saunders.

It is our intention to use this open call for Fun Size Jazz as stepping stone towards identifying projects that could be developed further in 2019 in association with IMC and The Ark for potential future Irish or international touring.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for applications from professional artists and ensembles (maximum quartet) in jazz and/or improvised music to develop short ‘scratch’ performances aimed at young audiences.

Applications should present considered, innovative and engaging approaches to creating memorable and enjoyable performances of between 15-20 minutes duration designed to specifically appeal to young audiences aged between 4 and 12 years.

Fun Size Jazz will result in 2 performances taking place on the May and August Bank Holiday Mondays respectively (7th May & 6th August 2018). 

ARTIST INFO DAY: Tuesday 20th March 12pm & 4pm in The Ark, Dublin 2

Further Information on the GUIDELINES & Application form here

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