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Pavilion Theatre Patron Donation Artist Bursaries 2016

03 December 2015
Following on from the success of our 2015 Bursary Awards, Pavilion Theatre is delighted to announce another round of artist bursaries for 2016. 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 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.
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 Friday 8 January 2016.
The application form can be downloaded here.
All queries should be directed to Pavilion Operations Manager Niall O’Connell:
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: Performances by Chequerboard, Luke Slott, Alice Devine Not For Sale., My Name is Saoirse
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, Little Light: 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.
Recipients of 2015 Bursaries:
Kevin Gildea, One Duck Theatre Company, Luke Murphy, Replay Theatre Company, Sonya Kelly, Willfredd Theatre.