Consairtín 2023 – Student bursary in association with ITMA

Consairtín, the national concertina convention, invites research project proposals from registered third-level students (undergraduate or postgraduate) in any part of Ireland to engage with concertina-related material in the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

Consairtín 2023 Bursary Craft

The research output, in the form of a 45-minute presentation, will be delivered at Consairtín 2023, April 13–16, in Ennis, Co Clare.

The successful applicant/s will receive a grant of €1,500 to carry out the research and prepare the presentation. The presentation can take the form of an illustrated lecture or performance, or a combination of both, but must be based on the research carried out in ITMA. The directors of Consairtín and ITMA staff will be available to offer advice and some mentoring to the successful applicant.

As well as the bursary fee, the successful applicant/s will be invited to spend the weekend at the convention with accommodation and meal costs covered. They will have an opportunity to participate in workshops and other festival activities.

Interested students should submit a written proposal of no more than 300 words, identifying the material they wish to explore and outlining the format of the presentation.

Applications will be accepted from individuals or small groups (max of three) agus cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais i nGaeilge nó go dátheangach.

Applications, in the form of a Word document or PDF, should be submitted by Friday 18 November 2022 to [email protected] The result of this competitive process will be announced by the end of November.

Consairtín is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland through its Festival Investment Scheme.

For further information please contact Áine Hensey at 086-2612127; [email protected] or Tim Collins at 087-2605689; [email protected]

Images from the ITMA Collection.