Building on nine years of successful partnership, Fishamble: The New Play Company, Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) and Dublin Fringe Festival want to respond to the needs of the sector and introduce a new opportunity for artists. In 2019 we are launching the pilot of a new artist development scheme, DUETS. This initiative is aimed at professional artists working in pairs to tell an undeniable story through the unique combination of their skillsets. Holding true to the successful core tenets of Show in a Bag, this initiative provides a supportive framework in which artists can lead and create their own tour-ready show. This new scheme is open to a broad spectrum of artists and offers an idea development bursary of €5500 to successful projects.
DUETS is a pilot artist support initiative that will champion one-of-a-kind stories told using the unique combination of skills of the artists involved. The three partner organisations will provide support as the duos create a piece of tour-ready new work. Selected projects will receive dramaturgical support from Fishamble’s Gavin Kostick to create a show that will premiere in Bewley’s Café Theatre as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2019. Irish Theatre Institute will offer mentoring and broker connections with programmers most suited to presenting the show in their venue/ festival.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
+ YOU! We invite applications from pairs of artists who are compelled to create a unique performance that only they could make.
+ We are seeking joint applications from actors, choreographers, musicians, designers, directors, playwrights, composers and more – a creative duet of any configuration that is integral to the story they wish to tell.
+ At least one of the applicants must be a performer.
+ We encourage collaborations between experienced and early career artists, and we are particularly interested in collaboration across performance disciplines.
+ The partners are committed to supporting a diverse programme of work and we welcome applications from Ireland-based artists of all genders, nationalities, races, cultural backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, different abilities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses or geographic regions.
+ We welcome applications from projects in the Irish language. Tá fáilte roimh aisteoirí iarratas a chuir isteach má tá suim agat dráma nua a dhéanamh. Má eiríonn le d’iarratas, tabharfaidh na comhpháirtithe DUETS tacaíocht duit dráma a dhéanamh trí mheán na Gaeilge.
MAKING AN APPLICATION
1. Read this Application Guide carefully.
2. Complete the expression of interest form here: LINK OR send a video submission via Dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org. Video submissions should be no more than 2 mins long and include all of the information detailed in the online form.
3. Email CVs and headshots to email@example.com (nothing bigger than 2MB please).
DEADLINE: extended until the 25th February 2019 at 5pm.
For more information on DUETS please see the Application Guide below.