14th November 2020

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.

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  • The Arts Council Theatre Funding Clinics
    The Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics for theatre artists to give an overview of upcoming funding opportunities and discuss how the Arts Council funding process operates followed by a Q&A session. The dates and times of the available clinics are: February 25th at 11:00am & March 25th at 11:00am. Further dates will be announced down the line. Full details are HERE
  • The Gate Theatre Producing Masterclass
    As part of the Gate’s commitment to investing in the best Irish theatre talent, the theatre will be hosting a 4-part free online workshop series for up to 12 emerging producers across the last 2 weeks of March.  The series will be curated and hosted by independent producer, Kate Pakenham, who will bring together experienced international theatre professionals to share practical advice based on their varying perspectives and experiences. Closing Date For Applications is March 1st. 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.
  • Bealtaine Creative Ageing Writing Bursary
    The Age & Opportunity inaugural Creative Ageing Writing Bursary aims to generate discussion, debate and knowledge about creative ageing in Ireland. The bursary is intended to afford time and space for an artist/ writer to reflect on their practice – the learnings, insights but also challenges they have faced. One award of €1000 will be made to the successful applicant. Closing Date March 26th. Full details are HERE
  • RTÉ Drama On One
    RTÉ Radio One is looking for radio play submissions now. The Drama On One team is always eager to find new voices and to bring new stories to their audience. Closing Date March 31st. Full details are HERE
  • The Arts Council
    The Arts Council have published a list of upcoming awards which can be viewed HERE. They have also announced a new Agility Award is to support practicing artists and arts practitioners to upskill through access to a professional development or training opportunity, and/or to spend a period of time focusing on developing an area of their practice or work. Closing Date April 8th. Full details are HERE