Hatch is a flagship award from Dance Ireland, offering seven awards recognising the diverse needs of artists at different stages of their practice and career within our dance ecology. With the principle of sustainability at the heart of this award, Hatch is designed to encourage resilience, connection, and creative breathing space.

The awards focus on investing in time for artists to think, reflect on and reimagine their creative processes, make connections with other artists; and will provide an enhanced opportunity for one dance artist to experiment, collaborate, and seed and develop a new work.

There are three strands to the Hatch Awards:

1. Hatch Mentoring Award – three awards of €500 for early career artists to engage in mentoring outside the studio.

2. Hatch Artistic Research Award – three awards of €3000 to invest in and support practice for established artists.

3. Hatch Creation Award – one award of €7000 and 2 weeks of in-kind studio space for a mid-career or established artist to provide an incubation opportunity to focus on seeding and developing a new work.

Deadline for receipt of application and supporting materials is Friday 3 May at 12pm.

All applicants must be a Dance Ireland Professional member.  To become a Dance Ireland member, you must be either born or resident in Ireland

If you are interested in applying for HATCH, it is strongly encouraged to attend the online information session. The online information session will be held 10 April at 12pm.

Read more and apply here