21st June 2023

Funding & Development Opportunities for Playwrights

Like magpies, we’ve nabbed links and information from e-shots, tweets and mailouts about funding opportunities for playwrights. 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

  • 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

The 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.

  • What is a Play? Responses and Reflections from Ireland’s Playwrights and Theatre Makers

Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) has launched PLAYOGRAPHYIreland’s publication What is a Play? Responses and Reflections from Ireland’s Playwrights and Theatre Makers. This is available HERE. Please share far and wide! All of the videos from What is a Play? Symposium are available HERE.