24th May 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.

Love & Solidarity – the THISISPOPBABY team

  • Branar – Tar Isteach

Applications are open for Tar Isteach, an invitation to theatre-makers and performers from under-represented communities, based in the West of Ireland, to join Branar for four days of sharing ideas, processes, games, and stories, from 11-15 July. Closing Date 31 May. Full details HERE.

  • The New Theatre – New Writing Development Week 2023

Submissions are now open for New Writing Development Week, an annual event held in early November in The New Theatre (TNT) Essex Street, Dublin 2. Selected writers will get an opportunity to showcase their play in a professional environment, with a full-length performed reading by professional actors. Scripts must be at least 50 minutes in reading time, 45 pages minimum to 70 pages maximum in length. A 150 word descriptive synopsis and a 100 word writer’s biography should be attached with your script. Closing Date 8 June. Full details HERE.

  • Dublin Fringe Festival – WEFT Studio 2023 applications open

Weft, a Dublin Fringe Festival initiative, focuses on talent development and network building for emerging and early career Black artists and artists of the global majority. Applications are open for a group of eight artists to participate in Weft Studio from August 2023—February 2024, led by award-winning writer and creative producer Shannon Yee, with interventions from international mentors. Selected applicants will be paid for their contact days, and will partake in a structured programme of mentorship and discussion sessions, and develop a relationship with Dublin Fringe Festival. Closing Date 12 June. Full details HERE.

  • Áras Éanna – Artist Residencies

Áras Éanna is delighted to announce an open call for artists to apply for residencies for 2024. Áras Éanna is the most westerly arts centre in Europe, located on the small Gaeltacht island of Inis Oírr in Co Galway. The centre supports artists through its Artist in Residence programme, offeringthe time and space to develop their practice and show new work in the unique environment of this island, which has a population of just under 300 people. Applications are welcome from artists to come and live and work on Inis Oírr. They provide up to ten residencies each year. Each residency includes accommodation, studio space, access to theatre facilities and galleries. A stipend will be paid to successful applicants. Closing Date 31 August. Full details HERE.

  • Abbey Theatre – Submissions Open

They Abbey Theatre has opened submissions for play scripts and ideas for 2023. This will run for a nine month window from 1 February to 31 October, to have better scope and opportunity to consider the work that writers and artists share with them. Closing Date 31 October. 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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