Project Award Application Training

Wednesday 18 Feb 2015
10.00am - 4.00pm
Irish Theatre Institute

Applying for a Theatre Project Award? Are you a Self-Producing Artist? The Grant Application Training is for YOU. Irish Theatre Institute invites applications from self-producing artists planning to apply to the Arts Council's Theatre Project Awards in March 2015.

  • What Project Award Strand best suits your application?
  • What do innovation, experimentation and collaboration mean?
  • How do you describe your work and how does your project meet the Award assessment criteria?
  • What are the financial needs of your project and what is your targeted audience?
  • Have you identified your artistic collaborators and your presenting partners?
  • Have you got all the supporting material you need to ensure you application is eligible?
  • Hear a short case study presentation from a self-producing artist who recently applied for a Theatre Project Award and why they think they were successful.

This six-hour intensive grant application training workshop on Wednesday 18th February will help you to answer those questions and plan your application carefully and in an organised fashion. We cannot guarantee a successful application but the knowledge and practice gained will assist with this and other applications in future.


The training workshop will have a maximum of 10 participants. Please note that this is not training for Producers.



  • Participants must have completed at least one professional project to date.
  • Participants must have a new project in the pipeline, with plans to participate in the upcoming Arts Council Theatre Project Award application process (deadline 19th March).
  • Each successful participant MUST bring a first draft of a Theatre Project Award application with them to work on during the workshop (and a laptop/tablet).
  • Participants must be fully available to commit to the full day on Wednesday 18th February from 10.00am-4pm.



  • €25 per person – to cover tea/coffee, lunch and training materials



  • Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2



  • Each individual artist must complete and return an application form, accompanied by a CV, outlining their recent professional theatre activities and planned future project. (NO MORE THAN 200 WORDS) Please also indicate for which strand of the Theatre Project Award you intend applying.


Application forms can be downloaded by clicking here and sent by email to Eláine Donnelly, General Manager, edonnelly@irishtheatreinstitute.ie


Selection Process

  • Applications will be assessed by ITI staff, with a view to selecting participants who satisfactorily meet the criteria set.
  • Application is by open call to ensure fair selection and a wide range of participants.


Application Deadline

  • Tuesday 10th February at 5.30pm



  • All applications will be acknowledged by email. If you apply and do not receive an email please contact us to ensure your application has reached us safely.


Self-Producing Artist Training is an ITI mentoring initiative. In July 2015 ITI will run an additional one day training initiative for artists intending to apply for the August Theatre Project Award deadline.

In autumn 2015 ITI will run its two-day Self Producing Artist Strategic and Creative Planning workshop to complement and build the self-producing artist's skills base.

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