17th January 2023

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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  • Performance Corporation – SPACE Programme 2023

Applications are now open for the 2023 SPACE programme residency, which will take place in the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, 24 Jume-3 July. The SPACE Programme is a professional development residency for artists and creative technologists with a focus on collaboration across form and medium. Applications welcome from artists from all disciplines, from theatre to visual art, from dance to design, but particularly artists in any practice who have some experience in working with immersive technology. Closing Date 22 January. Full details HERE.

  • Gap Exchange – Residency Opportunity

Gap Exchange is a pilot programme to bring six artists based in Ireland in contact with six international artists, two in Belgium, two in England and two in the Netherlands. Each artist will be paired with one other artist and visit them in their homeplace. They’ll also all meet collectively online. The focus is on theatre artists based, or with strong creative communities, outside of capital cities. Closing Date 23 January. Full details HERE.

  • Beyond the Pale Festival – Arts & Experience Open Call

If you have an idea that you’re itching to see come to life in a festival environment, Beyond the Pale would love to hear from you. Performance, workshop, installation, a whole area, something they haven’t thought of, something un-categorisable… all of interest! The festival will take place in Wicklow in June 2023. Closing Date 31 January. Full details HERE.

  • Papatango – New Writing Prize

The 2023 Papatango New Writing Prize is now open for applications. The winning writer will receive £7000. Their script will be produced by Papatango in a full run on the main stage of the Bush Theatre, London, in spring 2024. The writer will receive a royalty of 8% of the net box office and their play will be published by Nick Hern Books. Closing Date 5 February. Full details HERE.

  • Abbey Theatre and Clifden Arts Festival – Residency

Applications are now open for a new residency in Connemara in March 2023. The residency will offer an artist an opportunity to work on their own practice alongside a tailored programme of visits to places of significance in Connemara and a series of meetings with arts practitioners based in Connemara. Includes accommodation in Clifden, €700 stipend per week, travel costs and per diems. Closing Date 7 February. Full details HERE.

  • The Lir Academy – Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship

Now in its seventh year, the Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship is a fully paid scholarship for a place on the MFA in Playwriting degree at The Lir Academy. In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must be qualified to degree level and resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland.Closing Date 7 April. Full details HERE.

  • The Women’s Prize for Playwriting – Submissions Open

Submissions are now open for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2023. The prize is open to writers who are female or non-binary and are resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland. The writer of the script which is awarded the First Prize by the judging panel will receive £12,000. The prize money comprises £12,000 as a fee in respect of an exclusive option for Paines Plough and Ellie Keel Productions to co-produce the winning script. Closing Date 17 April 2023. 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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