Please find below a list of current opportunities and events coming up over the next few months – 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     

  • Verity Bargate Award
    The Verity Bargate Award is Soho Theatre’s flagship new writing award with the winning play produced in a full production on our stages. Open to any playwright who has had fewer than three professional productions and who lives in the UK or Ireland. There are no restrictions on subject matter. Musicals and other forms of theatre are welcome but will only be judged on the text that is submitted. The winner receives £7,500 in respect of an exclusive option for Soho Theatre to produce the play.
    Submissions now open until 21 January 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Bush Theatre Script Submissions
    Bush Theatre are looking for playwrights that tell contemporary stories with wit, style and passion. They are looking for Full length plays (running at 60 minutes or more) from writers based in the UK or Ireland.
    Deadline is 23:59 on 21st January 2022. For more information, click here.
  • FÍS Project Clinic
    Industry veterans John Yorke and David Clarke will be on hand to offer Irish creative talent free one-to-one consultations providing expert editorial and market feedback on their screen projects for up to sixteen teams.
    Deadline: Monday 24th January 2022, 12pm. For more information, click here.
  • Spotlight Development Scheme – TV Comedy | Screen Ireland (Deadline Extended)
    Up to ten participants will be chosen for this scheme to develop a 30 minute TV comedy concept from initial 1-2 page pitch to detailed bible and pilot script stage. Selected writers will be awarded funding of up to €10,000 for individuals and up to €12,000 for teams of two or more writers.
    Deadline: Monday 24th of January, 1pm. For more information, click here.
  • dlr Arts Grants Scheme 2022
    dlr Arts Office runs an annual grant scheme. Grants are available to provide financial assistance to individual artists, arts groups and arts organisations engaged in arts projects or events at local or county level and to support the professional development and arts practice of individual artists, arts groups and organisations. There are also Arts Access Grants available for older persons and Community Arts Grants for small scale community arts events.
    An online grant clinic to answer any questions you might have will be held on Tuesday 18th of January at 6pm. To register please email
    Deadline: 28 January 2022. For more information, click here
  • 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize
    The winning writer will receive £7000. Their script will be produced by Papatango in a month-long run in The Large theatre at Southwark Playhouse, London, with the writer receiving a royalty of 8% of the net box office. It will also be published by Nick Hern Books.
    Deadline: 30 January 2022, 9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Baboró LEAP Artist Workshop
    Applications are open for LEAP, a new, paid 4-day workshop & community-building project open to artists from ethnically diverse &/or migrant backgrounds. The workshop runs from 4-7 April 2022, 10am-4pm each day, at An Taibhdhearc, 19 Middle Street, Galway. Deadline: 30 January 2022, midnight. For more information, click here.
  • Branar – Meitheal
    Meitheal is a creative supports initiative committed to the development, creation and presentation of performing arts for young audiences across Ireland. Meitheal provides independent artists, at all stages of their careers, with a suite of bespoke and agile supports at key stages of their creative cycle. This will enable them to realise their artistic goals and achieve sustainable practice.
    Closing Date: 31 January 2022, 4pm. For more information, click here.
  • Agility Award – Arts Council
    The Agility Award aims to support individual professional freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their careers. The maximum awarded is €5,000.
    Deadline: Thursday 3 February 2022, 17:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Arts Council Bursary Awards
    Bursaries for a variety of art forms (theatre, dance, music, literature, street arts and spectacle, film, circus, arts participation, architecture, opera, visual arts, traditional arts, young people, children and education) are now open to applications.
    Maximum awarded: €20,000.
    Deadline: Thursday 3 February 2002, 17:30pm. For full details, click here
  • Markievicz Award – Arts Council
    The Markievicz Award was established to honour Constance de Markievicz – herself an artist – as the first woman to be elected to Parliament and appointed to Cabinet and is intended to:provide support for artists from all backgrounds and genres to buy time and space in order to develop new work that reflects on the role of women in the period covered by the decade of centenaries 2012–2023 and beyond.
    Markievicz Award recipients will receive €25,000, and awards will be made to up to ten applicants this year. Joint applications are welcomed.
    Deadline: Thursday 10 February 2022, 17:30pm. For more information, click here
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris – Romilly Walton Masters Experimental Performance Bursary
    This award supports the making of bold, innovative, experimental performance work in the fields of theatre, music, dance, film or visual art to be experienced by audiences in France and Ireland. The award enables experimental theatre and performance makers in their early careers to develop an idea for performance during a residency in the CCI in Paris, to show the embryonic performance piece as a work-in-progress, to showcase the final work in Paris and to present it in Ireland as part of Dublin Fringe Festival.
    Deadline: 11 February 2022. For more information, click here.
  • Open Call: Rhizome at Project Arts Centre
    Rhizome is a pilot Green Arts programme that aims to highlight the critical role of creativity, optimism, and imagination in the craft of social and environmental change, both locally and internationally. The primary aim of this project is to shift the messaging around climate change and create space for recovery, exploration and innovation over an extended period of time.
    Deadline: Friday 12 February 2022, midday. For more information, click here
  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland Creative Industries Seed Fund
    This £25k funding award is eligible for partnerships that use the arts within new and emerging technologies. All applications must be a collaboration between two or more applicants – the lead applicant must be based in Northern Ireland.
    Closing date: 28 February 2022, 12 noon. For more information, click here.
  • Kildare County Council announces Creative and Arts Grants 2022
    Kildare County Council has published details of 17 separate grants and award opportunities to support the development and presentation of creative and artistic projects in the county this year. Details of the eligibility criteria are available through each individual call out.
    Deadline: Monday 21st March 2022, at 5pm. For more information, click here.
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