National Dance Residency Partnership (NDRP) – Call for Expressions of Interest.

The NDRP is a partnership between Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Galway Dance Project, and Tipperary Dance to provide a networked support to choreographers in the production of new dance work. By coming together, the partners acknowledge that our collective infrastructure and resources can go further and encourage more ambition in the dance sector.

Each partner is contributing financially and in-kind space to one choreographer which will allow for six weeks rehearsal time across the country. This award includes a financial award of €10,000 to support the residencies and invest in the development of the new work, a bursary for the successful choreographer to attend Tipperary Dance International Festival, and the time and support of artistic staff.

Through this award, it is our intention to open up the model of making dance work in Ireland by de-centralising opportunities throughout the country, whilst building networked production models supported by a strong partnership infrastructure.

What is on offer?
We will support 1 choreographer/maker who has resources in place to develop new dance work in 2023/24 by offering:

  • 6 weeks (non-consecutive) of studio space across our partner venues in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, and Tipperary. This can be arranged in blocks of 1 to 2 weeks at 3 or more locations.
  • A financial award of €10,000 to support residency expenses (travel, accommodation, per diems etc) and invest in the development of the new work.
  • Support in arranging local accommodation. (Accommodation provided in Cork.)
    Opportunities to share work in progress, if appropriate.
  • A pro-training bursary for Tipperary Dance International Festival, including accommodation & subsistence.

Read more and apply here

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Panel Meeting: week of 8th May 2023

Successful artists will be contacted by: Friday 19th May 2023

All applicants will be contacted by Friday 26th May 2023. Feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants, where requested.