MAKE is an artist development programme and residency initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival , Project Arts Centre and Theatre Forum. It is open to Irish and international artists for the purpose of generating new performance work outside of the traditional writer-led model at all career levels.

Since the first MAKE in 2009, over 100 Irish and international artists have been MAKE residents, receiving mentoring support from renowned international theatre makers. Past programmes have borne highly acclaimed performance work and collaborations going on to tour here in Ireland and internationally.  

MAKE 2017 will take place from Saturday 25 February to Sunday 5 March 2017 at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, a centre for creative artists at Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan.

MAKE provides valuable time and focus for fifteen performance makers to develop work.  The residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre offers thinking time, studio space and mentorship to develop theatre and performance projects, working individually or in collaboration with other artists.  Groups are welcome to apply.  Renowned international mentors are on hand with support and guidance.  Mentors for MAKE 2017 are Francisco Fraz√£o, Mariano Pensotti, and Maiko Yamamoto. 

Production and AV supports are also available to residents.

Here is a short film on MAKE 2016.

Here is a short film on MAKE 2015.

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