02 July 2009: Closing date for theatre funding consultation is 1 August

This document sets out ideas which encapsulate, from an Arts Council perspective, some of the challenges facing both the theatre sector and the Council regarding how best to fund theatre production in the future. The purpose of the document is to prompt discussion with and amongst the theatre community, with a view to deriving feedback on these ideas.

Download Examining new ways to fund the production and presentation of theatre discussion document (148KB, PDF)


The Arts Council wishes to listen to and reflect on the views of the theatre sector prior to deciding how best to proceed, and responses to this document are very welcome, whether provided in person or in writing.  

We will be holding a number of facilitated consultation sessions in late June/early July 2009.  

Making a submission

Submissions should ideally address the substantive issues outlined in the document (i.e. they should typically engage with the substantive ideas outlined in the document, rather than making the case for the work of a particular individual artist or organisation). 

Please ensure written submissions are typed, single-spaced on A4 paper on one side, and no longer than 3,000 words. All submissions will be acknowledged and read, but it will not be possible to enter into individual correspondence. 

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Theatre Consultation Feedback
The Arts Council, 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
(Please include a return email address)

Or emailed to:

maeve.whelan@artscouncil.ie with ’Theatre Consultation Feedback’ in the subject line. 


Closing date for submissions

1 August 2009

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