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. The successful artist will have the opportunity to work for 10 consecutive days (during the working week).
The Crescent and the Improvised Music Company are now acception expressions of interest from artists across the improvised music world in Ireland, to assist in creating new work, new interactions, and collaborations, while also deepening the artists sense of place and space.
Artists can express interest in the programme now through this link.
Artists on the programme are selected by the arts centres in collaboration with IMC, based on the needs and context of the arts centre and their local community.
Artists may apply for more than one residency. Click here for more information about all the partner venues that are participating in the Navigator programme.
Deadline for applications is 31st March 2023.
In Navigator’s inaugural year 2021, guitarist Hugh Buckley developed work at The Source Arts Centre, saxophonist Nick Roth engaged with local young musicians, visual artists and more in Ballina Arts Centre, Ríona Sally Hartman created new work for children and collaborated with artist Cressida Lynch, and pianist Cormac McCarthy created new music, performed in duo with Donegal-based saxophonist Micheal Murray, and worked with young musicians at An Grianán Donegal, amongst many other activities.
The programme continued in 2022, beginning with guitarist and electronic musician Aengus Hackett in residence at Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, working with local youth jazz bands and developing work based on sounds and poetry from Tinahely. Singer and activist Emilie Conway was in residence at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, working with local choirs and artists. Guitarist Chris Guilfoyle was in residence at Ballina Arts Centre, leading workshops with local schools and musicians and developing his music. Vocalist and composer Olesya Zdorovetska was in residence at An Grianán Theatre, Donegal, constructing work on the theme of ‘home’ through conversation with artists and people who have made Letterkenny their home.