14th November 2020

Funding Opportunities For Theatre Artists

The arts and culture sector is facing one of its greatest challenges to date, with theatres and galleries closed due to Covid-19 restrictions our entire industry is on its knees. In order for there to be light, and art, at the end of the tunnel we must continue to invest in our artists.

Like magpies, we’ve nabbed links and information from e-shots, tweets and mailouts about funding 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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  • The Arts Council Theatre Bursary Award
    The purpose of the award is to support professional artists to develop their art practice. It provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art. Maximum award is €20,000. Closing Date is January 28th 2021 and full details are HERE.
  • Irish Hospice Foundation: Seed Grants To Support Creativity
    The Irish Hospice Foundation Seed Grant scheme strives to inspire and support the work of local groups, organisations and individuals who wish to mark in some tangible way their response to the universal realities of death, dying, loss and care as lived and experienced by those living within their communities especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants range from €500 – €1000. Closing Date is January 29th and full details are HERE.
  • The Arts Council Markievicz Award The Markievicz Award was established to honour Constance de Markievicz. It will provide support for artists from all backgrounds and genres to buy time and space in order to develop new work that reflects on the role of women in the period covered by the decade of centenaries 2012–2023 and beyond. Markievicz Award recipients will receive €25,000, and awards will be made to up to ten applicants this year. Joint applications are welcomed. Closing Date is February 4th and full details are HERE.
  • Droichead Connects Artist Bursaries
    Droichead Arts Centre announce Artist Bursaries for 2021. Three bursaries of €4,000 each are available for professional artists who are based in Louth and East Meath – enabling arts and artists, supporting the work and development of artists in this region. Closing Date is February 5th and full details are HERE.
  • Baboró Playwright Callout: You, Fin and the Play Between
    Callout for a 6-month playwriting programme led by Finegan Kruckemeyer for established and emerging playwrights based in Ireland who are interested in writing for young audiences. Closing Date is February 8th and full details are HERE.
  • The Grand Stretch: Open Call
    The Grand Stretch / Coiscéim Coiligh is a unique artistic response to a unique chapter in Ireland’s history. This season of arts events, ambitious in purpose, scale and scope will be brought to life by artists and cultural organisations across Ireland in June 2021. Curated via an Open Call process, the programme will encourage applicants and participants to be ambitious in how they invite the public to experience excellent art in locations across Ireland. Selected arts-led projects will be programmed into a curated season. Closing Date is February 8th and full details are HERE.
  • The Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme
    Applications are invited for proposals seeking funding to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of artforms and art practices. This scheme is designed to support the touring and dissemination of work starting between May 2021 and December 2021. Closing Date is February 11th and full details are HERE.
  • dlr Creative Ireland Artists’ Professional Development Bursaries 2021
    dlr invite applications for the artists’ professional development and mentorship bursaries which will offer the opportunity to support and invest in the capacity of professional artists in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Bursaries will be awarded to a maximum of €1,500. Closing Date is February 17th and full details are HERE.
  • Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme
    This strand of funding allows professional artists to avail of up to €4,000 of an award towards travel and professional development opportunities, a residency, or towards the development of work. Closing Date is February 26th and full details are HERE.
  • The Dublin Port Short Film Competition 2021
    Dublin Port Company and the Little Museum of Dublin are delighted to announce the €20,000 Port Short Film Prize 2021 call for entries. Closing Date is March 17th and full details are HERE.