Over the 18 days of the festival, participants are immersed in the programme and given access to an array of leading artists in a curated schedule of talks, interviews, group time and workshops. The Next Stage has been lauded by alumni as “a rare amount of inspiration” and “career changing”.
The Next Stage:
- The 2022 Next Stage programme will start on Thursday 29th September and run to Saturday 15th October.
- Programme participants are expected to attend all sessions as well as performances most evenings. Sundays will be free.
- Participation in the Next Stage is by application only. Please fill in the online form here.
- Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 17th August.
- Places will be offered to successful applicants by Friday 26th August.
- A contribution of €400 will be offered to each participant towards expenses incurred while participating.
- If you are based outside of Dublin, you can apply for an additional support of €500 towards accommodation/travel expenses. There are a limited number of these available, and they will be awarded on a discretionary basis. Applicants may still be offered a place on the Next Stage regardless of where they live, but due to finite resources, may not be offered this additional support.
Further information here.