|Maximum awarded||Unlimited |
|Artform and practice(s)||Opera|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
|Telephone||01 618 02 00|
Purpose and priorities of award
The award is intended to support the making and presentation of opera productions during 2015, in line with the Arts Councils published policy for opera.
Applicants may seek support for the production of opera at varying scales, such as:
- Main-scale opera for presentation to audiences in larger venues
- Small and medium-scale opera, for presentation to audiences in small/medium venues
The emphasis of the award centres on encouraging a collaborative approach to opera production based on partnerships between artists, producers and presenters. The term producers here refers to artists/individuals/organisations with a significant track record in opera production and the term presenters can here refer to venues, festivals or others. Proposals seeking funding to present opera in unusual off-site locations will also be considered, provided they meet the criteria. The objective of the award is to encourage new approaches to the presentation of opera to audiences.
Who is eligible to apply?
The award is open to organisations, groups and individuals working in collaborative partnerships. Applicants in receipt of Arts Council funding via the RFO/AF/APG grant programmes will be eligible to apply, provided it is clear that the activity for which funding is sought is additional to and is distinctively complementary to activity supported by any other funds provided by the Arts Council.
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.
- You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.
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