Dublin City Council’s Creative Hubs Programme, an initiative of Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries, invites proposals from experienced producing companies – organisations, venues or festivals – to work with us in partnership to produce and present new theatre or dance performance work for children in Dublin City’s Creative Hub Libraries during 2023.

Dublin City Council offers max €25,000 to include production contribution and performances.  Creative Hub libraries have developed a strong relationship with our local schools and can manage local booking. This financial contribution and local network support is intended to offer security to the producing company in the development and presentation of new work, and create opportunities for children to experience high quality performances in their own locality outside of formal arts venues. It is anticipated that performance work being proposed is already in development (though may not initially have been planned for non-formal venues) and may have already secured other sources of development funding.

New Performance Partnership Commission Criteria

  1. Provide children with a quality experience of live performance that is approximately 45-60 minutes in duration ( or as appropriate to age).
  2. Be created to appropriately meet the needs, interests, real or imaginative lives of a stated target age group attending the performance. Eg  4-6 , 5 -8  or 9-12
  3. Create the opportunity for a strong arts experience for children to be produced, with due consideration of production feasibility ( eg cast size, playing area, minimal set/tech/ requirements to support the effective touring of a performance to libraries/ non-formal venues.)Proposal

    The Creative Hubs programme welcomes proposals from all styles and traditions of theatre or dance performance. Proposals in PDF format should be submitted by Friday 2nd December and must also include:

    • Summary: short description of the performance proposal, stating what you want to produce, for what age group and why.
    • Key details of your proposal (max 1500 words ) which might include notes on approach, characters, plot or anticipated structure.
    • Sample scenes may be included if available (not compulsory). Please only include scenes/choreographic samples you think will best communicate to the selection panel artistic intention/approach
    • 3 Examples of previous work produced (this can be web-links or short descriptions)
    • Proposed Production to Performance Timeline
    • Overall Budget and level of funding required from DCC (to include 10 performances)
    • Short details on artistic/production team insofar as known.

    Important dates:

    • The deadline for the submission is Friday 2nd December @ 12 noon
    • A maximum of 4 proposals will be shortlisted and invited to meet via zoom with representatives of the Creative Hubs Programme Friday 9th December to discuss their proposal in greater detail. Decisions will be communicated by Tuesday 13th December.

    For enquiries, please contact: sinead.connolly@dublincity.ie                                                              Completed proposals should be submitted to: sinead.connolly@dublincity.ie

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Date Posted: 21 November 2022
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