The application window for the next round of Dance and Theatre Schemes will open on 13 March next. The deadline for the new schemes is 5.30pm on Thursday, 12 April, 2018. Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website.
The schemes are:
Dance Artist Residency – The purpose of this scheme is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country.
The aims of this scheme are:
- to consolidate both professional and community based dance practice in a variety of regional contexts;
- to offer opportunities to dance artists around the country to engage in a programme of artistic work relevant to their own practise;
- to offer opportunities to local authorities and venues to develop dance practise in their area;
- to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent dance activities.
Theatre Artist Residency – The purpose of this scheme is to offer theatre artists the opportunity to create a year-long work programme in partnership with venues and local authorities. The specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the theatre artist in collaboration with the local authority and/or venue.
The aims of this scheme are:
- to offer opportunities to theatre artists across the country to engage in a programme of artistic work relevant to their own practice;
- to offer opportunities to venues and local authorities to develop theatre practice and public engagement in their area;
- to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent theatre activities;
- to encourage a co-ordinated approach between key arts providers at local/ regional level.
Theatre Resource and Development Scheme– The purpose of this scheme is to develop a collaborative infrastructure that promotes best practice in the development, production and dissemination of theatre artists’ work and practice across Ireland.
The scheme is designed to benefit professional theatre artists working in all genres of theatre who have demonstrated a track record in, and a commitment to, professional theatre practice. Resources and in-kind support that applicants, in collaboration with funded theatre organisations, may offer could include:
- Administrative and management resources to assist professional theatre artists in the development of their practice
- Administrative and management resources to assist professional theatre artists in the development, production and dissemination of work according to industry standards
- Expert dramaturgical support and mentorship
- Assistance and resources towards the administration, management and promotion of work
- Assistance and resources towards the creation of a public engagement strategy, with clear objectives and measurable outcomes
- Expertise in strategic planning and sustainability in the context of professional theatre
- Support for collaborative projects, between funded theatre organisations/ platforms and professional theatre artists, such as:
- Co-production and dissemination of work
- Initiatives that enable partner organisations to make joint applications for funding to bodies other than the Arts Council
- Activities to promote best practice in areas such as audience development, sponsorship and fundraising.
Guidelines for each scheme are published on the available funding section on our website.