Feature Article
Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter
News this month
Publication of Diversity and Arts Council Awards 2020 Report
Time, Vocabulary, & Art’s Thoughtful Uses of Feeling?
Save the Date! Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2021
Preview of ‘Entanglement’, the 2021 Irish Pavilion exhibition at Venice
Information Session for writers and individuals working in literature: Arts Council Agility Award
Want to apply for a Fulbright Creative Ireland Programme Fellowship?
The Creative Youth Conference 2021
Job Opportunity: Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Grants and Awards
Next Generation Artists’ Award
Arts Council announces deadline for Open Call 2022
Amateur and Voluntary Practice Scheme
Capacity Building Support Scheme
Young Ensembles Scheme 2021
Upcoming Theatre Schemes Reminder
Deadline: Opera Projects and Production Award
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced for 2022
Creative Schools
Creative Schools 2021
Creative Schools Week
Online information clinics for schools and Youthreach Centres planning to apply to Creative Schools 2021
News from the community
First Fortnight announces the departure of its co-founder and chief executive
Upcoming Theatre Schemes Reminder

The deadline for the next round of Theatre Schemes is the 8th April.  


Theatre Artist Residency Scheme

The purpose of the Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is to offer professional theatre artists the opportunity to create a year-long programme of work in partnership with arts centres, festivals and local authorities. In each case, the specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the theatre artist in collaboration with an arts centre or festival and a local authority.

The Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is open to:

  • Professional theatre artists or theatre organisation who is/are resident in the Republic of Ireland and who have the committed support of at least one local authority and partnership with one arts centre and/or festival
  • Local authorities proposing to establish a professional theatre-artist residency that has the committed support of a professional theatre artist or theatre organisation and at least one arts centre and/or festival


Guidelines can be found here


Theatre Resource and Development Scheme

The purpose of the Theatre Resource and Development 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.

Applicants put together a resource and/or development programme that details the infrastructure, resources and expertise that they will make available, as well as details of how they will select the participating artists and companies, and how their resource-sharing service will benefit theatre artists in a sustainable manner.

Applications will be considered from theatre organisations and entities who can demonstrate a proven track record and a comprehensive range of available resources, including partnership with at least one Arts Council-funded theatre organisation. The aim of the proposal should be the structured support of the work and/or career path of the professional theatre artist.


Guidelines can be found here