Moving on Music and Improvised Music Company have announced a 2020/2021 BAN BAM creative commissioning and career development opportunity to all Irish-born or resident female and gender-minority music-makers across the island of Ireland working in jazz and improvised music.
This follows IMC’s similar 2017/18 programme and MOM’s succession of emerging artist programmes, both of which have elevated many of our favourite Irish acts. Available across jazz and creative music, three composers will be selected, each receiving a €2500 commission fee to compose for duo, trio or quartet.
The composition period will be followed by 12 months of bespoke creative and career development support and consultation from both organisations, as well as selected industry professionals throughout 2021. The award includes guaranteed performances in Belfast and Dublin in 2021 – when Covid-19 restrictions allow.
Applicants will be assessed by carefully selected music industry professionals including composer/ broadcaster and former director Galway Jazz Festival Ellen Cranitch, music programmer and talent development manager with Serious UK Rob Farhat, musician, composer, producer and Chairperson of Jazz Promotion Network Kim Macari, saxophonist, composer and educator Trish Clowes, award-winning composer and conductor Brian Irvine, as well as Director of IMC Kenneth Killeen, and Moving on Music Creative Producer Paula McColl.