Wednesday 20 Jul 2016
10am - 4pm
Irish Theatre Institute

An Irish Theatre Institute Artist Supports & Training workshop

Are you a professional theatre artist/company planning to apply to the Arts Council’s Theatre Project Awards in August 2016? Do you know what your project is but you’re having difficulties articulating it? Do you need assistance in identifying the most appropriate funding strand? Are you struggling with putting together a proposed budget? Need help in just how to begin tackling the application process?


Irish Theatre Institute invites applications for its intensive grant application training workshop which aims to offer artists and companies the necessary tools for writing applications and preparing realistic budgets.

  • What is your project and what Award Strand best suits your application?
  • How do you describe yourself, your work, your project?  
  • Does your project meet the Award assessment criteria?
  • Who are your artistic collaborators and your presenting partners?
  • How have you scheduled a realistic timeline for your project?
  • What are the financial needs of your project?
  • Have you got all the supporting material you need to ensure your application is eligible?

These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in this interactive Project Award Application Training Workshop.



  • 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 18th August).
  • 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 20th July, 10.00am-4pm.


More Information

  • €25 per person – to cover tea/coffee, lunch and training materials
  • Each individual artist must complete and return an application form accompanied by a CV, outlining their recent professional theatre activities and planned future project. (see attached document for Application Form)
  • Application Deadline: Monday 11th July, 5pm


Self-Producing Artist Training is an initiative of ITI Mentoring and will be led by Co-Directors Siobhán Bourke and Jane Daly and General Manager, Eláine Donnelly.

In autumn 2016 ITI will run its two-day Self Producing Artist Training workshop to complement and build the self-producing artist's skills base. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates