Theatre Artist Residency Scheme

28th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

The deadline for applications for the Arts Council’s Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is 5.30pm Thursday 12 August 2010.

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 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.

Priority will be given to proposals based on:

  • the relevance of the theatre artist’s track-record/experience to the content of the residency;
  • the clarity of the proposed activities as part of a coherent artistic programme;
  • the extent and quality of engagement with local communities where relevant;
  • the suitability of the artistic and administrative resources available to the residency;
  • the positive level of engagement and reciprocal support between all parties involved in the residency.

This scheme requires the committed support of local authorities and venues to the proposal.

Priority will be given to those applications where Arts Council funding is matched by venues/local authorities.

The maximum amount awarded to each successful application will be €20,000.

Applications must be submitted using the Arts Council’s online services website. More information on guidelines and the submission process are available on the web site.

Write a Comment