Dance Ireland is pleased to offer a number Launchpad awards of €750. The aim of this award is to seed an idea or aspiration, or to invest in something that will support the growth of your vision.

“The Launchpad support has been hugely beneficial to expanding my practice and professional development.” Launchpad Recipient 2021

To apply you must be a current professional member of Dance Ireland and be willing to share the outcome of this investment in a report to Dance Ireland. We hope to learn more about how a small investment can support relationship development and seed bigger ambition in dance.

All applications will be assessed by members of the Dance Ireland team and an artist representative according to the following criteria:

  • How well your proposal reflects the aims and intention of this award.
  • How it meets the values of Dance Ireland.
  • The feasibility of your proposal, and ability to deliver your report by 1 July 2023.
  • The work must commence by February 2023

How To Apply

Fill in the online form here and email the following supporting material to

A budget which shows a clear and feasible costing of the proposal
A CV and 200-word Biography
Maximum 2 additional supporting materials

The closing date for receipt of online form and all other supporting materials, is 12 noon, Monday 12 December. No late applications will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt.

If you have any further questions, or have any access requirements for writing the application, email