Arts Council of Ireland
08/28/14 5:30 PM
Grants of up to €70,000 to Ireland arts organizations and professional practitioners in the field of opera for the development and/or presentation of new work on a small scale. Applicants are advised to register online with the funding source well in advance of the deadline to ensure application access.
Priority will be given to proposals that involve the presentation of new opera, focus on presenting opera within new contexts to new audiences or otherwise expand the avenues through which opera reaches people, and demonstrate high artistic quality and an imaginative approach.
Strand 1: Opera Development - Up to €20,000
The purpose of the Opera Development strand is to facilitate the development of ideas for new work in a collaborative context. The emphasis of this strand of the award is on innovation and experimentation. It is intended to support artists and creative teams to develop new ideas over time without the requirement to formally present the outcome of their work to audiences.
Priority will be given to proposals that:
-Focus on developing new ideas through innovation and experimentation
-Demonstrate a focus on various types of collaboration
-Deliver significant development opportunities to practitioners
-Provide evidence that the proposal is of a high artistic quality. The track record of the key artists will be taken into account.
Strand 2: Opera Presentation - Up to €70,000
The purpose of the Opera Presentation strand is to facilitate the presentation of new, innovative and experimental work created in a collaborative context, and that that offers unique or distinctive operatic experiences to practitioners and to audiences.
Applicants under the Opera Presentation strand must be able to clearly demonstrate that the project is feasible on the basis of a commitment from an experienced producer – such as a producing company, a theater/venue, an established festival and/or other arts organization.
GrantWatch ID#: 143613
Opera Development - Up to €20,000; Opera Presentation - Up to €70,000.
The award is intended to support the making and presentation of opera productions during 2015, commencing on or after January 1, 2015.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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