PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & OPPORTUNITIES
General Manager | Dance Ireland
Dance Ireland is seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated General Manager to assume responsibility for the daily management of Dance Ireland, overseeing its programme, staff, and venue.
Closing 10am on 27 July | More info here.
Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre: Artists’ Residency Programme Open Call
Uillinn are currently seeking expressions of interest from dancers, choreographers and dance companies wishing to realise their work from idea to performance at Uillinn Dance Studio in 2021. They accept applications at both the research or production development phase of their work.
Closing 31 July | More info here.
Dance Project Award now accepting applications | Arts Council of Ireland
Applications for the Project Award are now open in dance, film, circus, literature, and many more categories. The dance award supports specific projects in the field of Dance commencing on or after 1 January 2022.
Closing 19 August | More info here.
National Dance Residency Partnership Recipient Announced
Following an open call, we are delighted to announce the recipient is Yasmin Mello, who will invest the support in developing her new work MarbleFace, with collaborator Ciarán Lawless, before it premieres later this year.
More Info here.
Dance Ireland's Professional Dance Safety: Covid-19 Guidance for professional dancers
This guidance was commissioned by Dance Ireland and prepared by Peter Jordan of Slua Event Safety Consultancy, in consultation with Dance Ireland. It contains essential information to support a safe return to work in dance whilst living with COVID-19. It provides a detailed overview of current health and safety advice, information on how to create a safe environment for rehearsals and performance, and how to respond if a case of COVID-19 is suspected or confirmed in a cast or crew.
Read the document here.
Dance Think Tank Report
In July 2020, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, and Dublin Dance Festival hosted a series of Dance Think Tanks: in-depth conversations with 29 artists and industry professionals working across different areas of the dance sector on the island of Ireland. This research was facilitated by Dr Aoife McGrath who has compiled this report, found here.
Women & Work, The Contract
A creative performance project open to women aged 18 to 80+. Led by choreographer Philippa Donnellan, produced in association with Dance Limerick as part of the new initiative DL.BRIDGE. Kindly supported through an Arts Participation Award 2020 from the Arts Council.
Taster Workshops on 14, 21 June & 12, 19 July | More info here.
Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at