16th February 2024

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.

Love & Solidarity – the THISISPOPBABY team

  • ISPD – Explore Design Mentorship Programme

Explore Design is a mentorship programme connecting award-winning designers with seven emerging playwrights and theatre-makers, fostering design thinking and scenography skills in their practice, across ten weekly seminars. Participants will receive be supported with a €100 bursary per session.  Closing Date 26 February. Full details HERE.

  • Bram Stoker Festival – Open Call

The Bram Stoker Festival is holding an open call for ideas for events and activities which may be included in the Dublin City Council Bram Stoker Festival 2024 programme, 25-28 October 2024. These ideas must have a real connection to or be thematically linked to Bram Stoker; his works, his life, his philosophy, Victorian Dublin, all things Gothic, the supernatural or the mysterious. Maximum grant €15,000. Closing Date 26 February. Full details HERE.

  • Age & Opportunity Bursary Awards

Age & Opportunity’s Arts programme invites applications for three €1,000 awards intended to support the development of older artists in Ireland and to increase the knowledge around the arts and ageing in general: the Creative Ageing Writing Bursary, Professional Development Artist Award and Emerging Artist Award. Closing Date 22 March. Full details HERE.

  • Minding Creative Minds – Counselling Services

Minding Creative Minds has announced an enhancement of its service to include specialist trauma and abuse counselling care. This primary advancement in our service offering was announced in recent weeks in collaboration with Screen Ireland, The Arts Council and Irish Theatre Institute as part of the Safe to Create programme announcement initiative.

The Minding Creative Minds programme includes access to a number of additional services to help users overcome various practical issues they may face: Advice on practical, day-to-day issues that cause anxiety and stress; Legal Assistance; Financial Assistance & Consumer Assistance; Career Guidance & Life Coaching; Support for non-Irish nationals & their familie; Mediation Service.

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  • Report + Support now live

Report + Support, an anonymous reporting facility for those working in the arts and creative sectors, is now live on the Safe to Create website: https://reportandsupport.safetocreate.ie/report

Through Report + Support, you can voluntarily report incidents of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment experienced or witnessed in arts and creative workplaces.