ABOUT AN TÁIN ARTS CENTRE
An Táin Arts Centre is an independent arts space in Dundalk, Co. Louth based in the former Táin Theatre, Town Hall, Crowe Street. The centre houses a 350 seat main theatre, a 55 seat studio theatre, a visual arts gallery and two workshop spaces. We share the Town Hall building with Louth County Council and we are kindly supported by Create Louth and Louth County Council.
Established as an independent organisation in 2014, An Táin Arts Centre has been working to become a community-focussed point of access to arts and culture for the people of North Louth.
The staff at An Táin Arts Centre are grounded in community and collaborative practices in performance and visual arts contexts, and this ethos is reflected in our programming, encompassing theatre, film, music and visual arts from local, national and international practitioners. An Táin Arts Centre particularly supports local artists and performers in the programming of their work and additional support is given to artists at the start of their career through An Táin Arts Centre’s Emerging Artist Series and Emerging Artist in Residency Programme.
An Táin Arts Centre is programmed throughout the year with theatre, dance, music, film and community shows. As well as performances in the main theatre and the Studio we have hosted productions in the gallery, workshop room, foyer and other parts of the building. We also program off-site.
Producing new work is at the core of our ethos, An Táin Arts Centre’s first company in residence produced seven full scale shows between 2015-2016. We also produce work in-house.
Our inaugural company Quintessence produced 7 shows as part of their 2 year residency:
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Main Theatre 2015
Alice in Wonderland – Anaverna House 2015
Vessel – – Basement Gallery 2015 and The New Theatre, Dublin 2016
Hamlet – Main Theatre 2016
Romeo and Juliet – Main Theatre 2016
Grimm Tales for Young and Old – Anaverna House 2016
Cracks – Studio Theatre 2016
As part of their 2017 residency Quintessence has produced:
Dracula – Main Theatre and Drogheda Arts Festival
Wind in the Willows – Anaverna House
Romeo and Juliet – Main Theatre
ABOUT THE COMPANY IN RESIDENCY
One of An Táin Arts Centre’s key ambitions is to give emerging companies the resources to make new work. The aim of the residency is to assist new companies to research and develop new work and give them the time and space to develop their practice.
We are open to the form that the residency might take. Thus far the residence programme involved:
1 large scale show on the main stage in Spring
1 off-site show for families in Summer
1 small scale experimental studio piece in Autumn
We are not prescriptive about the manner in which you work. The above model worked for the first company in residence however we are open to other models. We would like to see applications that demonstrate a genuine interest in collaboration and public engagement.
The resident company will be provided with a workshop space, administrative and outreach support, marketing, dramaturgy, design and tech support will also be provided. This support in kind is valued at €8,000 per show. A further €4,000 will be available to the company per show. Larger funds may be available through joint funding apllications.
The successful company will be selected by a shortlisting and interview process, based on CV, proposal, budget and previous work. Please note the company or the work must have some links to County Louth.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with one pdf document including the following details:
- Artist(s) CV (max three pages)
- Proposal for residency (500-1000 words). Outline proposed shows, timeline and audience targets.
- Simple budget for each show
- Examples of previous work including production shots, video links, reviews etc.
Application deadline: 6th October 2017, 5pm. Applicants must be available to attend for interview in Dundalk on 11th October.