The 2019 Bursary Award, offered in partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival, takes the focus of Collaborative Arts and Theatre. The objective of the 2019 Bursary Award is to support individual professional theatre artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals). The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice; it is specifically aimed at an artist with a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest.
It is expected that the successful applicant will share the learning arising from the bursary with the wider theatre community and collaborative arts sector. Create will work in partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival providing information sessions and on the selection process.
- Have a track record in collaborative arts practice, and particularly theatre practice
- Be professional practising artists – although they might not earn income continuously or exclusively from their arts practice, applicants must identify themselves and be recognised by their peers as professional practising artists
- Be resident in the Republic of Ireland. There are certain exceptions where the Arts Council may deem eligible applications made by those based outside the Republic of Ireland. However, before admitting as eligible any such application, the applicant would need to explicitly outline within the application how the outcomes of any such proposal would benefit the arts in the Republic of Ireland, and the Arts Council must be satisfied with same.