21st November 2022

Funding & Development Opportunities For Theatre Artists

Like magpies, we’ve nabbed links and information from e-shots, tweets and mailouts about funding and creative opportunities for theatre artists. We’ve collated them here and will update opportunities as they come in. If you have a funding opportunity you’d like us to include, give us a shout at tomorrow@thisispopbaby.com.

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  • Dublin Fringe – Associate Artists

Dublin Fringe Festival is recruiting two brand new Associate Artist positions to join their team. The Associate Artists will provide expert consultancy to Dublin Fringe Festival staff and mentorship to the wider artistic community, contributing to selection panels for recruitment and various open call processes and sharing skills with a wide network of peers and colleagues via FRINGE LAB. The role will be a fixed term from January to December 2023, with a fee of €12,000 attached. Closing Date 21 November. Full details HERE.

  • European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists

A fund that offers emerging artists a platform to develop their career on an international level through festivals. This is an open call for festivals NOT individual artists. The deadline for applications is 21 November. Full details HERE.

  • Bealtaine Festival – Touring Award 2023

Bealtaine Festival from performing artists and producers for an award for work, which will tour, during May 2023, as part of the Bealtaine Festival. They are eager to receive applications for work that is radical, challenging, humorous or offbeat. We especially invite artists from marginalised or underrepresented communities to apply, and particularly invite applications for theatre or dance productions. Closing Date 21 November. Full details HERE.

  • FRINGE LAB Touring Workshop

FRINGE LAB is hosting an evening discussing touring with Producer Carla Rogers, artist Fionn Foley and actor & Artistic Director Aonghus Óg McAnally. It will take place on Tuesday 22nd November at 6pmin the FRINGE LAB studios. Full details HERE.

  • Cork City Council Arts Funding

Applications are now open for the 2023 Cork City Council Arts Funding. There are grants for both Community/Voluntary groups and Professional Arts Organisations. In addition to grants, the Arts in Context Award, Artist Bursary and Project Scheme applications are all open as well. Closing date 24 November. Full details click HERE.

  • Dublin Theatre Festival – Artist Desks

Dublin Theatre Festival is inviting expressions of interest from individuals or groups working in performing arts and related fields to avail of one or more desks in a shared office space in the city centre at a rate of €25 per desk per week, inclusive of utilities (heating, wifi, etc). The shared space, which has five desks in total, is on the first floor of Festival House at 12 Essex Street East in Temple Bar. Closing Date 25 November. Full details HERE.

  • Theatre Funding Information Clinic: The Arts Council

The Arts Council are hosting an in-person session for professional theatre artists interested in applying for Arts Council funding. It is at the Project Arts Centre on the 25th November at 11:30am. Full details click HERE.

  • X-Pollinator – CREATOR Application

CREATOR is a new residental talent development lab looking to address the lack of gender diversity in the Irish screen industry. They are looking for female identifying and non-binary directing talent. Applicants may be emerging, early or mid-career. Applications close 25 Friday at 6pm. Apply HERE.

  • Druid – FUEL Residency Programme

Applications are now open for FUEL, a nine-month artist residency programme run by Druid, based in The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway. The programme is open to theatre-makers based in the West of Ireland, with an original idea that is ready to be developed. Supports include: Workshops with theatre professionals; Development and rehearsal periods in The Mick Lally Theatre; Engagement with Druid’s artistic programme through attendance at rehearsals, meetings with Ensemble members and invitations to events; The opportunity to showcase work; Advice and support from Druid staff, and assistance with funding and festival applications; A fee for each contact-day of the programme which amounts to a total fee in the region of €2,000 per successful applicant. Closing Date 25 November. Full details HERE.

  • PanPan – 10th International Mentorship with Susanne Kennedy

Susanne Kennedy will work with five Ireland-based contemporary performing arts makers from January to June 2023. This is intended for artists looking to develop an early-stage idea for performance without the added pressures of production. Participants will received a bursary to support their mentorship. Closing Date 28 November. Full details HERE.

  • Dublin City Council’s Creative Hubs Programme

Dublin City Council is inviting proposals from experienced producing companies (organisations, venues or festivals) to produce and present new theatre or dance performance work for children in Dublin City’s Creative Hub Libraries during 2023. Closing Date 2 December. Full details HERE.