|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 27 July 2023|
|Artform and practice(s)||Dance|
|Applicant type||Group, Organisation|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
|Telephone||(01) 6180 233|
The objectives of this initiative are to establish a new independent flagship dance company, which is committed to commissioning dance production across all scales, the employment of dancers, as well as national, North/South and international touring.
This call for proposals is an initiative of the Arts Council and an outcome of the Arts Council’s Dance Policy: Advancing Dance 2022-2025. It is our ambition that the successful application/proposal will undertake activities that are realised on
an all-island basis. In the context of the Arts Council’s strategic priorities for the artist and public engagement, the new company’s core objectives and programmes should contribute appropriately to the development of dance professionals and the
development of the artform in Ireland whilst securing, growing and diversifying audiences for dance in the short, medium and long term.
New Dance Company – FEI Report
This report has been commissioned by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and was awarded to Festival and Events International (FEI). This report is an independent review, intended to assist applicants, leading to the establishment of a new full-time
dance company in Ireland as recommended by the Arts Council’s Dance Policy 2022 - Advancing Dance. The report summarises findings from the research, lays out potential parameters for the new company and indicates possible approaches to its
running. It aims to help the Arts Council of Ireland to develop its thinking about the company, and potential applicants to understand the company’s likely framework, the environment in which it will work and the range of its possibilities and potential.
Within this report, FEI have consulted widely with the dance sector in both ROI, NI and internationally and this report reflects the findings of this consultation. The budgets and salary scales within the report are not an indication of a limit or target,
and are a reflection of the authors’ research, intended to show potential financial planning and are not The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon issued recommendations.
Download the full report: New Dance Company - FEI Report
Webinar to Share Results of the Feasibility Study
On 5 May 2023, the Arts Council and FEI hosted a webinar for those interested in the New Dance Company call for proposals. The webinar followed the publication of the research report by FEI into the feasibility of the
new company, and of the Arts Council’s guidelines for potential applicants.
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.
Still need help?
A listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
A listing of funding-related tweets