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EMS TRAD ARTS SMALL FUND 2014/15 DEADLINE APPROACHING

In 2014/15 Enterprise Music Scotland have been given an allocation of £35,000 to distribute to small arts projects. There will only be one application deadline – Friday 10th October 2014 at 5pm.

Individuals/Organisations can apply for up to £3,000 for projects involving the following:
  • Scottish Traditional Dance
  • Scottish Traditional Music
  • Scottish Traditional Storytelling

You can find further information and an application form on our website: http://www.enterprisemusicscotland.com/discover/traditional-arts-fund/ 

All applicants should also fill in an Equalities Monitoring Form which can be downloaded from the website.

Examples of projects funded in the most recent round of awards (Summer 2014) is available on this blog: http://tmblr.co/ZSUENs1HnN07L
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MUSICIANS’ UNION AND MCPR/PRS FOR MUSIC 1-2-1 SESSIONS

MU Officer Caroline Sewell and Duncan McCrone from MCPS/PRS for Music will be visiting Dumfries and Stirling, and invite you along to book a 1-2-1 advice session.

You may have questions about your career and how best to move forward, or a legal query which you would like help with. It could be a project which you would like to get up and running but needs some initial advice.

Perhaps you are considering becoming a member of the Musicians’ Union, MCPS or PRS for Music and would like to discuss the matter further.

Whatever your question, we look forward to meeting you and helping you navigate the more complicated areas of the music industry.

Dumfries
When: Thursday 28 August, 12pm–4pm
Where: Oasis Centre, Newall Terrace, Dumfries

Stirling
When: Tuesday 30 September, 11am – 3pm
Where: The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling

To book a 30 minute appointment or for more information, please email Glasgow@theMU.org

1-2-1 advice sessions are available to all members of the Union, wherever they are. If you would like a face to face meeting but are unable to attend the above, or would like to see 1-2-1s in your area, please contact Glasgow@theMU.org.

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HORIZONS (SCOTLAND/ALBA) INFORMATION – AUGUST 2014

Are you going to WOMEX 2014 or thinking of going? (A Horizons artist from last year describes what it was like here.)

WOMEX 14: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, GALICIA, SPAIN 22-26 OCTOBER

In October 2014, WOMEX travels to Galicia and we’re here to help you make the most of the event.
www.womex.com

Creative Scotland is managing the Horizons (Scotland/Alba) programme at the Horizons stand. We are your point of contact if you are a Scottish based WOMEX delegate.
For more info visit: horizonsatwomex.com
DISCOUNT CODE & WOMEX GUIDE DEADLINE 29TH AUGUST
The Horizons partnership have a delegate discount rate of €205 available,which goes up to €275 after August 29th.
If you want to make sure your details are in the WOMEX guidebook you must complete your WOMEX registration by August 29th.
To register: horizonsatwomex.com


TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
Have you booked yours?
Fly it, train it, drive it: Visit
Hotel discount rates available here: Book It


HORIZONS STAND LOCATION
The Horizons stand at WOMEX 14 will be found on Level -1 of the trade fair. View the map here. The daytime venue is the the Cidade da Cultura centre, 15707 Santiago de Compostela.


WOMEX SHOWCASE FESTIVAL
WOMEX have announced 32 artists in their official showcase programme so far, including English act Spiro. More artists will be announced, as well as conferences and the DJ Summit lineup over the coming weeks.
The Scottish act Rura will be performing on the off-Womex Horizon stage.  They will have special guest Misha MacPherson also performing on the Horizon stage.

Horizons (Scotland/Alba) is part of the Horizons partnership with Ireland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Horizons (Scotland/Alba) is supported by Creative Scotland and British Council (Scotland).

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EMS BOARD OPPORTUNITY
EMS is looking for a Vice Chair to join the Board in November 2014. 
The Vice Chair will join the organisation at an exciting time in its continuing development, as we embrace innovative practice and develop new projects to complement our existing core activity. As part of the board you will be involved in governance matters and support the EMS staff team to continue to develop our work. The Vice Chair will be appointed with a view to becoming Chair after an agreed period of time.Enterprise Music Scotland (which administers the Trad Arts Small Grants Fund among other things) are looking for an individual who has board experience, strong strategic skills and who has worked within and/or has a keen interest in classical music and/or other arts forms.

The board meet 6 times per year. The meetings take place on a Friday in either Glasgow or Stirling.

This post is a voluntary position with no remuneration, however reasonable expenses will be covered.

EMS is a registered charity and is funded by Creative Scotland.

To apply please email a short CV or biography with a cover statement outlining your skills, expertise and why you would like to be a member of the Enterprise Music Scotland Board.

For further information, please contact paultraceyems@gmail.com or call 0141 221 1876, or visithttp://www.enterprisemusicscotland.com/

The deadline for applications is 31st August 2014 at 17:00, with interviews due to take place in Sep/Oct. The successful applicant will take up post in November 2014.

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MENTORING AND MENTORING CO-ORDINATOR TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

The Scottish Mentoring Network is delivering accredited training in Mentoring for arts organisations and artists working in learning settings.  This may be of interest to you or teaching musicians you work with as mentoring may be one of the ways in which non-formal organisations can better support the development and practice of their teaching staff. Jo Miller of Riverside Music in Stirling has just submitted her report on a pilot mentoring project she ran with the Scots Music Group on our behalf.  I’ve attached a copy below.
 
A limited number of places is being held for youth music organisations / providers, who can apply for funding from the YMI CPD fund. Deadline is October 3.  
 
See link below
  
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