We hope you are all keeping well. Here’s an update on upcoming opportunities and events.
MAKE applications are now open
MAKE is an artist development programme and residency initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre and Theatre Forum. It is open to artists for the purpose of generating new performance work outside of the traditional writer-led model at all career levels.
Since the first MAKE in 2009, over 130 artists have been MAKE residents, receiving mentoring support from renowned international theatre makers. Past programmes have borne highly acclaimed performance work and collaborations going on to tour here in Ireland and internationally.
The 12th MAKE residency will run from 11 – 15 January 2021. Like many things this year, MAKE will be different. Since the much loved group residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is impossible due to ongoing public health restrictions, this edition of MAKE will be reconfigured to provide valuable time and focus for performance makers, wherever they are.
Go to more information and application.
Please note the deadline for receipt of applications is 6pm November 30th 2020.
IETM Satellite Galway 2020, 2 – 3 December
This Meeting tackles Climate Action, one of the most urgent topics of our time. Back in March, we postponed the mid-summer IETM Galway Satellite Meeting due to the travel restrictions and lockdown measures imposed by COVID-19. Given the continued uncertainty around travel and gatherings across Europe, this Satellite Meeting takes place online on 2-3 December 2020.
Through a digital programme of speeches, working groups, conversations and engagements with artists, investigate how to adapt and limit the damage being done and imagine an ecology fit for the future. It explores relationships between artists, the arts ecosystem and the planet. And the actions to take for the performing arts ecosystem to be sustainable.
You’re invited to join us for this online Satellite Meeting and the experience the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Artistic Programme which traces the interplay between landscape, language, climate and culture.
Both IETM members and non-members are welcome to participate but registration is mandatory through IETM.
Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) and Theatre Forum with Dunamaise Arts Centre invite theatre and dance artists and makers and arts centres to join us on Wednesday 25 November 2020 11.30am – 12.30pm for a conversation about resources, supports and facilities available to develop and present work in the midlands.
Co-hosted by ITI, Theatre Forum and Dunamaise Arts Centre this session is for emerging and mid-career professional artists living and working in the midlands. Engage with your peers and arts organisations from the region, inform yourself about the resources available to you, develop your networks and look at building relationships for the future with arts centres and festivals.
This session is hosted as part CONNECTIONS: Creating Work together series an Irish Theatre Institute and Theatre Forum collaboration; a series of online talks and discussions in partnership with arts organisations nationwide focusing on information sharing and networking, with contributions from invited artists.
Please register here to join us on Zoom at 11:30am on 25 November.
Members’ Meeting 9 December
It’s been one of the toughest years ever and COVID-19 has changed the performing arts landscape quite dramatically. As we come to the end of this year, we’re asking you to set our agenda for the year ahead. An expert panel will be available to you to discuss the key challenges you anticipate in 2021.
Below are the topics we’re planning to cover. Send us your questions on these or any others that are of concern to you and your organisation.
Arts Centres Working Group
Independent Artists Working Group
Please register here to join us on Zoom at 11:30am on 9 December.
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Let’s get together