Archive for August 10th, 2009

Galway Art Commission

10th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

Galway City Council invites artists and arts practitioners of all disciplines to submit proposals for a public art commission to take place in the Carrowbrowne Halting Site, Headford Rd, Galway. The budget for the Carrowbrowne Public Art Commission is €15,000.

The practitioner is asked to respond to the context of the Carrowbrowne site and its community towards the development of a new public arts project that will be informed by the culture and lives of the Traveller Community.

Proposals for any medium of the arts including Drama/Music/Dance/Literature/Sculpture/Visual Arts/Film/Performing Arts are accepted, as are proposals for temporary and engaged projects as well as permanent installations.

Proposals from members of the traveller community professionally involved in the arts are welcome.

Deadline: 4.00pm on Friday 25th September 2009.

Submissions to:
Megs Morley
Public Arts Officer
Galway City Council
College Rd

The full project brief is available to download, or can be obtained from the Public Arts Officer at or +353-91-536588

The Next Stage

10th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival in association with Theatre Forum and the Abbey Theatre, with funding by the Arts Council, is organising a two-week programme aimed at performing artists and creators called The Next Stage.

Eighteen people will be selected to take part in a programme of master classes, talks, physical workshops and performances to broaden and deepen their experience of theatre from conception to performance.

The programme takes advantage of the unique opportunities presented by Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival and the world-class directors, playwrights, actors and designers who will be in town during the Festival.

Key information:
Dates: It begins Thursday 24 September and ends Sunday 11 October 2009. N.B The programme is intensive. It involves seeing 19 shows so you are out almost every night and participating in workshops all day including Saturdays!
Times: 10am – 6pm daily with performances most evenings.
Participation fee: (including 19 performances and all workshops and talks) €250

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 21 August.

All information on now to apply is available from the web site.

Awards for Young People’s Theatre

10th August 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Theatre Centre in the UK wants submissions for its Brian Way and Adrienne Benham awards

To qualify for the TC Brian Way Award, the play must have been written for young people and been professionally produced between 1 October 2008 and 30 September 2009. The winner of the TC Brian Way Award 2010 will undertake a limited yet specific role in delivering TC’s vision as an ambassador and expert in the field of new writing. It is awarded as a cash prize of £6,000.

The TC Adrienne Benham Award for New Promise is presented to an emerging playwright who displays an interest in writing for young audiences. It is awarded as a £2,000 Seed Commission.

The deadline for submission for both awards is 1 December, 2009.

The criteria for submission and the application forms are on the web site.