28th May 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.

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  • Pavilion Theatre – Pavilion Studio Bursaries Round 2

Successful applicants will be given access to Pavilion Studio for one week (Monday to Friday, 10am – 5.30pm) at Pavilion Studio, between July and September 2024, for the development of new work. Successful applicants and listed collaborators present during the week will receive a payment for their time at Pavilion Studio, subject to budge. Along with this payment, they can also offer childcare or carer support where applicable. Closing Date 31 May. Full details HERE.

  • An Táin Arts Centre – Creative Residencies

Applications are open to creative practitioners from all artistic disciplines. The resident practitioners will be provided with studio space for three months and a living stipend for the same period. Applicants must be from or based in the North East of Ireland. Applications from individual artists and/or collectives working in any artistic discipline are welcome. Closing Date 14 June. Full details HERE.

  • Soho Theatre Verity Bargate Award

To be eligible for The Verity Bargate Award, you must live in the UK or Ireland. It is open to emerging playwrights who have less than three professional productions to their name. The winner will be announced in late 2024 and will receive: £8,000 for an exclusive option for Soho Theatre to produce the prize-winning play; a full London run of the play staged at Soho Theatre; workshops and rehearsed readings of the play in India and USA. Closing Date 17 June. Full details HERE.

  • South East Venue Network – Artist Bursary

The South-East Venue Network (SEVN) is delighted to announce details of its’ Arts Council-funded Artist Bursary award for 2024-25, which includes €14,000 in financial support awarded to an artist living and working in the South-East region. The award will financially support the chosen artist over 1 year allowing them time and space to reflect and develop their work at any stage in their career. Closing Date 28 June. 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.