1st April 2021

Funding & Development 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.

Love & Solidarity – the THISISPOPBABY team

  • Axis Assemble Bursaries
  • Applications are now open for the next round of Axis Assemble bursaries (€200 –€5000), which offer artists the chance to make time for their work, get feedback, access the facilities of the building, and build their professional network. It is an investment in process. Applications can be submitted in written form or by video submission, and they are particularly interested in hearing from artists from communities who are underrepresented in Irish arts and artists with a disability. Closing Date 28 July. Full details HERE.
  • Druid – New Writing Script Submissions
  • Druid are accepting submissions of new writing scripts from now until 30 July. Playwrights who submit a script during the submission window will have their work read. For the open submission process, a reading panel assists the Artistic Director in assessing your play and ensures that a range of perspectives are brought to bear on each submission. Closing Date 30 July. Full details HERE.
  • Arts Council – Project Awards
  • Applications are now open for Arts Council Project Awards, supporting specific projects in the field of Theatre commencing on or after 1 January 2022. Awards are available for development, creation, production and presentation of theatre projects. Maximum award €150,000. Closing Date 19 August. Full details HERE.
  • Theatre Forum & Dublin Theatre Festival – Forecast
  • Dublin Theatre Festival and Theatre Forum invites theatre makers, curators, dramaturgs, directors, thinkers and producers from Ireland and abroad for an international school Forecast. A School of Thinking-With – a digital space of common learning and sharing practices, curated by Marta Keil (ResKeil). During the 17 days the school participants will take part in online workshops, lectures and conversations, as well as in the online festival performances and offline wanderings in the local context. 30September-17 October. Closing Date 23 August. Full details HERE.