What is Ignition?
This is the first year of Ignition, an initiative from Dance Ireland and Dublin Circus Project designed to provide an incubation opportunity for emerging circus maker(s), creators, collectives, national performing arts companies who are focusing on developing their practice. Ignition is a enhanced, fully resourced, 2-week residency at Dublin Circus Project in April 2018 with exclusive use of our Dance Studio and shared access to main space. Ignition 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 Dublin Circus Project.
Who is Ignition for?
Ignition 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 work with a mentor in developing a specific skill or expertise.More Info