The NDRP is a partnership between Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Galway Dance Project, and Tipperary Dance to provide a networked support to choreographers in the production of new dance work. By coming together, the partners acknowledge that our collective infrastructure and resources can go further and encourage more ambition in the dance sector.
Each partner is contributing financially and in-kind space to one choreographer which will allow for six weeks rehearsal time across the country. This award includes a financial award of €10,000 to support the residencies and invest in the development of the new work, a bursary for the successful choreographer to attend Tipperary Dance International Festival, and the time and support of artistic staff.
Through this award, it is our intention to open up the model of making dance work in Ireland by de-centralising opportunities throughout the country, whilst building networked production models supported by a strong partnership infrastructure.
We will support 1 choreographer/maker who has resources in place to develop new dance work in 2023/24 by offering:
We would like to hear from you if:
Whilst this residency partnership is not focused on developing a work to full production, it may be possible to arrange for technical / production time at some venues. This could, for example, be used for testing production ideas, or for filming sections of work for publicity or showcasing. If you have an agreed performance date in Autumn/Winter 2023/24 do let us know.
Essential criteria for applying:
Research & Development: You may have a bursary or commission to research and develop a new work in 2023, and this national residency opportunity could bring additional space and resource to that process, and an opportunity to test ideas with local peers and supportive communities.
Bridge: You may have completed R&D on an idea, which may have been previously supported by a Bursary award or similar. This national residency could provide a bridge to develop and test ideas and outcomes further before submitting for further Project or Touring funding.
Production: You may have funding and resources in place to develop and fully produce a new work to premiere in 2023 or early 2024. This national residency could offer additional support and testing ground for this new production, ensuring high quality and ambition, and building potential audiences across the country with the support of the partners.
The NDRP is coordinated and administered by Dance Ireland, and representatives from each partner organisation form a steering committee to support the programme, participate in the selection process, and contribute to the future direction of the initiative.
Applications that meet the criteria outlined above will be shortlisted and considered by a panel including representatives from the partner organisations, and an independent artist representative.
To apply, please complete this expression of interest form HERE.
Additional information, including budgets, CV’s or other relevant documents should be emailed to: email@example.com with the subject title: “NDRP [NAME OF APPLICANT] Supporting Documents”.
Should you require additional support or have access needs, please let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Dance Ireland on 01 855 8800.
There will be an online information session on Wednesday 12th April at 1pm.
Register your interest HERE.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Panel Meeting: week of 8th May 2023
Successful artists will be contacted by: Friday 19th May 2023
All applicants will be contacted by Friday 26th May 2023. Feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants, where requested.