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Two performers in front of a pink and blue background. To the left is a ballet dancer, stretching out her leg horizontally into a pointed toe. Beside her is a man in a red brick patterned suit mimicking her with a flexed foot.

Open Call: Promenade Creative Production Support Scheme

Posted: 9 April, 2024

Promenade are seeking 5 artists or companies to apply to receive producing, production and artistic supports from the Promenade team and a range of outside experts and partners during 2024 and 2025.

Promenade has recently received funding from the Arts Council’s Creative Production Supports Scheme 2024 and 2025 to provide support to artists and producers working in the areas of circus, street arts, spectacle, participatory arts and multi-disciplinary arts including those from underrepresented backgrounds.

Each artist/company will be assigned a producer with an average of 4 hours support per week. This will involve mentoring and practical support tailored to each individual artist/company needs, such as:

  • Project planning timelines, resourcing and costing/budgeting
  • Partnership brokering both within Ireland & internationally
  • Identifying funds and drafting funding applications/bids
  • Projects in development supports, such as contracts, scheduling
  • Supports on public engagement plans or work with communities of place or interest ensuring best practice
  • Tour booking or liaison with promoters including support with pitching and networking

Residencies will be offered by Circus Factory and The Everyman over 2024 and 2025. In addition, Promenade will pay for each artist or company to benefit from outside support from experts in fields such as dramaturgy, direction, production, operational logistics, marketing, communications, and PR support.

For more information on residencies, mentors, and fees, please visit promenade.ie for more details.

Early career artists resident in the Republic of Ireland will be prioritised from the circus, street arts and spectacle, participatory arts, and outdoors arts (work in the public realm including site-specific work). Artists may identify as multi-disciplinary in their practice, but must include at least one of the above artforms.

For full guidelines and to apply, visit promenade.ie. The deadline for applications is 12pm Monday 22 April. If you have any questions about the project please email Ciara O’Mahony, contact@promenade.ie

Promenade actively encourage applications from artists from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from people of all genders, nationalities, races, cultural backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, different abilities, sexual orientations or socio-economic statuses.

If you would like any of this information in a different format please email Ciara contact@promenade.ie or if you have specific access requirements for the application process, please email and Promenade will be happy to discuss how to support you through the process by phone or email.

This open call is funded by Arts Council’s Creative Production Supports Scheme. With thanks and appreciation to partners: Arts Council, ISACS, Circus Factory, Pitch’d Circus and Street Arts Festival, and The Everyman.

Pictured artists: Fanzini Productions


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