This is the first year of Catalyst, an initiative from Dance Ireland and Dublin Circus Project designed to provide an incubation opportunity for circus maker(s), creators, collectives, national performing arts companies who are focusing on seeding and developing new work. Catalyst is a series of two enhanced, fully resourced, 2-week residencies with Dance Ireland in DanceHouse in March 2018. Catalyst supports a model where artists are valued and paid and where makers receive the support and resources they need in a creative process to experiment, develop and work collaboratively.
To achieve this, Dublin Circus Project, funded by the Arts Council, is offering a variety of supports which includes access to a rigging technician, a €1,200 award which covers artists’ fees and expenses and a €2000 award which covers the expense of working with a mentor. In addition, Dance Ireland will offer in-kind supports such as advice, administration and documentation. The artist will also engage with the circus community and other segments of the non-circus community as relevant to their practice while they are in residence at DanceHouse.
Who is Catalyst for?
Catalyst will focus on makers who require a nuanced and resourced environment in order to realise their potential, especially when the work under development involves a cast and collaborators. This opportunity is aimed at makers who need time and space to begin the incubation process of a new ambitious idea, or to further investigate further an idea that has great artistic merit.More Info