Self-Producing Artist Training

Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 to Thursday 06 Nov 2014
10am - 5pm
Irish Theatre Institute

Irish Theatre Institute invites applications from self-producing artists to participate in a two day training initiative on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th November 2014.

The aim of this two day intensive workshop is to better inform the self-producing artist about the practicalities of the production process and to equip artists with the tools required to make their practice more sustainable. On completion, participants should have a clearer understanding of the production process, strategic planning and management, marketing and the practical applications involved in budget creation and projection.

The course will cover essential skills for the self-producing artist including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Developing a Producing Brief
  • Understanding your Finances
  • Budgeting
  • Knowing and Reaching your Audience
  • Insurance
  • Perfecting your Pitch
  • Scheduling and Running your Production
  • Documenting your Work

The training will have a maximum of 10 participants – up to two people from one company can apply to attend together (e.g. an artist and their producer). Facilitated by Siobhán Bourke (Co-Director), Jane Daly (Co-Director) and Eláine Donnelly (General Manager).



  • Participants must have a minimum of three professional productions in the past five years
  • Participants must have a new project in the pipeline
  • Participants must be fully available to commit to participate on the 5th & 6th November, 10am-5pm.
  • Suitable for theatre practitioners who have not previously participated in ITI Self-Producing Artist Training.



  • €40 per person – to cover tea/coffee, lunches each day and training materials.



  • Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar



  • Each individual artist must return the application form here accompanied by a CV outlining their recent professional theatre activities.
  • Applications should be addressed to Eláine Donnelly, General Manager and sent by email to edonnelly@irishtheatreinstitute.ie


Application Deadline

  • Friday 24th October @ 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.