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Cooler Clinics May - Touring Focus

Each month, Improvised Music Company hosts a Cooler Clinic in our new rehearsal and development space for improvised music - The Cooler at The Complex.

Drop in to The Cooler any time in the morning or afternoon (or by appointment in the evening) to talk to the IMC team about anything that’s been concerning you in your career, one-to-one or in a small group, in short 20/30 minute slots.

Online and evening consultations are available but must be reserved in advance. Each Cooler Clinic is an opportunity to talk to other musicians or the IMC team about anything that's concerning you in your career - such as social media, funding applications, newsletter marketing, releasing music, domestic and international touring, or many other things that can be issues for a lot of musicians.

If you are interested in using The Cooler for rehearsal and development for appropriate work, you can have an in-person induction session, and learn about using the space.

In May, we'll have some presentations at 1pm and 6pm exploring approaches to touring, including:

  • Creating a buzz and a track record
  • Networking, staying in touch with programmers
  • Touring Riders
  • Lists of festivals and creating contact lists
  • Pitching to programmeers
    Funding incl. Culture Ireland and Arts Co. Festival Deadlines

However, one-to-one conversations can be on any topic that’s concerning you at the minute. Feel free to drop in with questions on funding applications, social media, PR strategies, releasing music, or any area that you think we might be able to help on.

The Cooler Clinic is also an open place to chat with fellow musicians in the genre over tea and coffee and share knowledge that might be helpful to everyone.

Finding Us

The Cooler is accessed from the Mary's Abbey entrance to The Complex - just off the LUAS tracks. Check the little blue door for our IMC doorbell and give it a ring to drop in and join us.

Please register in for online or in-person sessions at particular times below. If you'd like a specific time or only have a limited amount of time available, we'd recommend booking a time. You can change this with us later, but drop-ins during busy times might involve some waiting time.

Drop-in times are available in the morning and afternoon.

Online sessions and in-person sessions in the evening are by appointment only.


10am-1pm In-person one-to-one consultations By appointment (button above), or drop in
10am-1pm Online one-to-one consultations By appointment only (button above)
1:30pm-2pm PRESENTATION - Planning for touring
2pm-5:30pm In-person consultations By appointment (button above), or drop in
2pm-5:30pm Inductions to The Cooler Drop in
6pm PRESENTATION - Planning for touring
7pm-10pm Online one-to-one consultations - evening By appointment only (button above)

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