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Welcome to the May edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland announce the awarded artists of the 2020 Arts and Disability Connect scheme
Grants and Awards
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Creative Schools – Application Deadline Extended
Creative Schools
CSTV – Creative Schools Supporting Children and Young People’s Creativity Across Ireland
News from the community
Music Network - Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2020
Fishamble's #TinyPlayChallenge goes global
Online Writing Courses at the Irish Writers Centre
Launch of Novel Fair 2021
Fishamble's #TinyPlayChallenge goes global

For the past 4 weeks, Fishamble set this challenge for residents of Ireland and the Irish abroad, with a weekly prompt. Fishamble is now very pleased to announce that the final iteration of the #TinyPlayChallenge will be open to everyone, of all ages, anywhere in the world. This time Fishamble is asking people to respond to the prompt of CHANGE.

 

Deadline for submissions is Friday 8 May. Fishamble will publish a selection of these plays on the website on Friday 15 May, and send a prize of playscripts to chosen writers. 

 

To read our published Tiny Plays and submit your own, please visit: www.fishamble.com/tinyplaychallenge 

 

Long version

Fishamble invites anyone around the world write their own 600 word Tiny Play responding to the prompt of Change.

 

Would you welcome the challenge of exploring your thoughts and feelings through drama? Do you have a dramatic story that you feel the urge to work out for yourself, and maybe share with your fellow global citizens?

 

Fishamble: The New Play company wants people to keep their creativity flowing by challenging people, world-wide, to write 600 word Tiny Plays.

 

Fishamble, alongside many of its colleagues in the wider Irish artistic community, is working hard to keep imaginations lively, communities engaged and most of all offer people the opportunity of communication through creative expression.

 

For the past 4 weeks, Fishamble set this challenge for residents of Ireland and the Irish abroad, with a weekly prompt. So far hundreds of Tiny Plays have been submitted, responding to the prompts of COMMUNITY, NATURE, TRADE, and ESSENTIAL. Fishamble has published a selection of the Tiny Plays at www.fishamble.com/tinyplaychallenge , and sent a prize of Fishamble playscripts to the chosen writers.

 

Fishamble is now very pleased to announce that the final iteration of the #TinyPlayChallenge will be open to everyone, of all ages, anywhere in the world. This time Fishamble is asking people to respond to the prompt of CHANGE.

 

The submission window will close on Friday 8 May. Fishamble will publish a selection of these plays on the website on Friday 15 May. Fishamble will also be sharing tips on writing Tiny Plays on their social media in the coming weeks.

 

'As we live through these strange times, Fishamble is finding further ways to continue to engage with artists and the public. The Tiny Play Challenge is intended to stimulate people to use their creativity to give shape to new experiences, and we have been thrilled with the response so far.

 

'For the final challenge, we are extending the invitation to submit a play to anyone, of any nationality, living anywhere in the world.

 

'In the end the company believes that the role of drama is to allow people to reflect deeply on and to share the human experience. After all, we are all in this together. We think the world needs to talk to itself.'

- Jim Culleton, Artistic Director, Fishamble.

 

For more information, please visit: www.fishamble.com/tinyplaychallenge