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Artist Call Out

Fun Size Jazz - Call Out For Musicians

Improvised Music Company in partnership with The Ark and Sligo Jazz Project are seeking applications from professional artists in jazz and improvised music for short ‘scratch’ performances aimed at young audiences. For this edition, we are focusing on artists based in Sligo and its immediate surroundings. The chosen artists will have a unique opportunity to devise, develop and deliver short live performances for audiences of children at Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on 26th & 27th November, 2021. Fun-Size Jazz is an intensive learning and development model which equips artists to create engaging professional content for young audiences.

Fun Size Jazz - The Opportunity

We are looking for applications from professional artists in jazz and improvised music to develop short ‘scratch’ performances aimed at young audiences.

In addition to this learning, development and performance opportunity, we intend to use this open call for Fun-Size Jazz as a launching pad towards identifying projects that could be developed further in 2022 in association with IMC and The Ark for potential future Irish or international touring.

Applications should present considered, innovative and engaging approaches to creating memorable and enjoyable performances of between 10-15 minutes duration designed to specifically appeal to young audiences aged between 4 and 12 years.

Successful applicants will have opportunities to develop their scratch performances via an intensive workshop at the Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo on November 18th and then to present this work to audiences on 26th & 27th November 2021 at The Hawk’s Well Theatre.

Key Dates

Information Session for interested artists via Zoom: 2pm, Wednesday 20th of October
Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Monday 1st November 2021
Selected Artists informed: 5th November
Project discussion with selected artists via Zoom: convenient times in November
One-Day Preparation workshop with facilitators: Thursday, 18th November 2021 at Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo
Performance Dates: Friday 26th & Saturday 27th of November 2021 at Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

How to Apply

Interested artists can apply through the application form here. Please make sure you have read the guidelines before completing this application.

If you would like any further information about the project, you can email queries to

Note that you and your ensemble MUST be available on November 18th, 26th, and 27th (AM) to participate.

If you have any access needs we can assist you with in order to apply, please email or call  087 783 3391.

Applications must be received by 5 pm on Monday 1st November 2021.

The selection panel will include team members from Improvised Music Company, The Ark and Sligo Jazz Project.

If you have any questions in relation to the opportunity or the application process please contact

For more information, see here.