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Patron Donation Artist Bursaries 2017

06 December 2016
Patron Donation Artist Bursaries 2017

Following on from the success of our 2015 & 2016 Bursary Awards, Pavilion Theatre is delighted to announce another round of artist bursaries for 2017. These awards are made possible by the voluntary donations of generous Pavilion patrons booking their tickets online at Over the two and a half years, these online donations are allocated to a special artist fund to enable the creation of new work and the development of artists.

We are inviting artists based in Ireland and Northern Ireland to propose projects for consideration – individuals, companies or collectives from all performance disciplines and at all stages of their careers. A number of bursaries will be awarded to successful applicants, to a maximum of €5,000 per bursary (from a total fund of €15,000). Proposals are welcome which seek support for performance based projects of all types and at all stages of development, whether the work is in initial phases of research or indeed, on the cusp of production. We are particularly interested in ambitious projects from artists with vision and drive.

With the generosity of our patrons, Pavilion is committed to supporting and building relationships with artists, enabling them to create new work and develop their careers. With the organisation and its patrons investing in the work, recipients of bursaries may be invited to premiere the work on the Pavilion stage, or include the theatre on future tours.

Applications are now open, and will be accepted until 5pm on Monday 9 January 2017.

The application form can be accessed here

All queries should be directed to Pavilion Operations Manager Niall O'Connell:

Recipients of 2015/16 Bursaries:

Willfredd Theatre, Replay Theatre Company, Kevin Gildea, One Duck Theatre Company, Luke Murphy, Sonya Kelly, Louise White, Andrew Flynn, Conall Morrison, Stefanie Preissner, Abbie Spallen, Noelle Brown

Projects that have been enabled by the Patron Donation include:

Theatre Writing and Directing Mentorship Programme 2014/15: Pavilion in association with Fishamble: The New Play Company. A year-long mentoring programme for the professional development of playwrights and theatre directors with 17 participants in the Playwriting Group and 14 participants in the Director Group.

Culture Night 2014/15/16: Performances by Chequerboard, Luke Slott, Alice Devine Not For Sale., My Name is Saoirse, Lisa Lambe, From Eden

Bailed Out: Fishamble: The New Play Company and Pavilion Theatre commissioned Colin Murphy to write a new play Bailed Out! , which was performed in Pavilion Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2015

Monkeyshine: creates theatre experiences for children of all ages and their families and Pavilion Theatre are proud to be co-commissioners of Little Light which performs on the Pavilion stage in December 2015.

History of the Pavilion: a permanent exhibit, by writer and designer Kate Heffernan.

One One One: Presented by Dublin Dance Festival 2016, performed by Ioannis Mandafounis & Aoife McAtamney.