Here’s a list of current of opportunities and events coming up over the summer – we’ve listed them in order of date. If you’ve something you’d like to add in to the list, please email Katie on

  • Dublin Fringe Festival: Weft Studio
    Weft Studio is an initiative for Black artists and artists of colour who want to make their own work on their own terms. Dublin Fringe Festival are opening applications for a studio group of 14 artists to participate in a developmental workshop period, led by facilitator Dylan Coburn Gray, with interventions from international mentors. This workshop period will take place from July – December 2021.
    Deadline: 10am GMT on Monday, 21 June. For more information, click here.
  • Dublin City Council Open Call for Local Live Performance Programming Scheme – Summer 2021
    Dublin City Council is seeking applications from all interested parties including Performing Artists (ensembles/bands or individuals), Promoters, Producers, Venues etc, who wish to receive support – both financial and logistical – for outdoor performance events whether in Parks or in the Public Domain in the Dublin City Council Administrative Area from July 1st to September 30th 2021.
    Two public Information sessions will take place on Zoom on Thursday 10th & Friday 11th June @10am.
    Deadline: Wednesday 23rd June at noon. For more information, click here.
  • Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts
    The second round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts (The Fund) is now open. The all-island Fund will make a total of €1 million in arts funding available over three years, awarded to projects that are adapting due to the pandemic, or are inspired by and responding to our recovery. Projects that plan to take place between December 2021 and December 2022 are eligible.
    Applicants can request funds between €3,000 – €10,000. Average grants will be €5,000, with maximum grants of €10,000.
    Deadline: 5pm on 23rd June. For more information, click here.
  • Arts Council Bursary Awards
    Applications are now open for the Arts Council Bursary Awards. These are designed to support professional artists to develop their art practice. It provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art. Max. award €20,000.
    Deadline: 5:30pm on 24th June. For more information, click here.
  • Birr Theatre and Arts Centre Open Call – Project Based Researcher for a Theatre Company in Residence
    Birr Theatre and Arts Centre wishes to engage a suitably qualified / experienced individual(s), to work with the board and staff in developing a theatre company in residence rationale and brief for 2022. The appointed person(s), will engage, through a process of project-based research and experiential participation with BTAC, local artists and community. This appointment will be on a contract for services basis. Applications are welcome from invited individuals, organisations or research teams. Timescale – to complete research by end of October 2021.
    The total fee for the researcher including relevant expenses is €8,000.
    Deadline: 4pm on Monday 28th June. For more information, click here.
  • Perform Europe
    Perform Europe is a pilot scheme funded by the European Commission. Its aim is to support experiments to make touring of performing arts works in Creative Europe countries more sustainable and inclusive. The project is an 18-month journey, which includes a research phase, testing a grant-giving programme, and designing policy recommendations.
    Deadline: Applications for the first step in the scheme are open from 15th June to 7th July 2021. For more information, click here.
  • Marie Mullen Bursary – Druid Theatre Company
    The annual Marie Mullen Bursary is an award for female theatre artists working in Ireland in the fields of design, directing and dramaturgy.
    Deadline: Wednesday 7th July. For more information, click here.
  • Element Pictures NI Writers Award 2021
    Element Pictures (Normal People, The Favourite), BBC Writersroom and BBC Drama Commissioning are looking for the next generation of television writers who have bold and original stories to tell.
    Open to both emerging and established writers, this programme will offer the opportunity to develop an original series idea for BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Three with Element Pictures. Four writers will be chosen to write a treatment commission; from those four, one idea will then be developed into a full pilot script.
    Deadline: Thursday 8th July, 12 noon. For more information, click here.
  • The New Theatre New Writing Development Week 2021
    The New Theatre are seeking new play writing voices for inclusion in a series of performed readings, which will take place on The New Theatre stage this November/December.
    Deadline: 8th July, 5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Arts Council Agility Award
    This award aims to support individual professional freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their careers to do one or more of the following:
    Develop their practice
    Develop their work
    Develop their skills
    Create new work
    Present new work
    This award was developed to support people following the Covid-19 crisis and is open to all.
    Max. award €5,000.
    Deadline: Thursday 8th July, 5:30pm. For more information, click here.        
  •  The Women’s Prize for Playwriting
    The Women’s Prize for Playwriting is an open invitation to all writers who identify as female in the UK and Ireland to create vivid, exciting and brave new work for the stage.
    The writer of the script which is awarded the First Prize will receive £12,000 as a fee in respect of an exclusive option for Paines Plough and EKP to co-produce the winning script.
    Deadline: Monday 12th July, 5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Druid New Writing Submissions 2021
    The window for Druid’s New Writing submissions will open on 21st June to 30 July 2021.
    Deadline: 30th July 2021. For more information, click here.


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