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Meath County Council Drama League of Ireland Bursary Award
Closing Date: 19th June at 12 noon
This award is intended to fund a week – long residential stay at the Drama League of Ireland Summer School at the University of Limerick. The residency is open to directors, designers and actors working in theatre, living in County Meath.Please address application queries to: artsoffice@meathcoco.ie or phone 046 9097414.Application forms available from  https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/arts/meath-county-council-arts-fundingCompleted Applications must be submitted by Post to:

Arts Office, Meath County Council, Innovation House, Railway Street, Navan, Co. Meath
No later than Wednesday 19th June 2019 @ 12noon.







Attention Playwrights!

SCRIPTS: Ireland’s Playwriting Festival seeks new works

Calling the writers, poets, dreamers, and schemers. Scripts is seeking new plays to inspire, inject, invent, invoke, and incite. The theme this year is GRATITUDE.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 14th June 2019. 

Taking place in Birr, Co Offaly, Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival creates unique opportunities for playwrights to have their work developed and produced. The scripts most suited for development will be chosen by the selection panel headed by playwright Eugene O’Brien.

The selected playwrights receive a week of mentoring and script development, where the whole process of writing and rewriting is explored in a collaborative supportive environment. The festival supports three playwrights with a week’s accommodation in beautiful surroundings and a team of artists to mentor, develop and produce the emerging script for a rehearsed reading of the new works at the festival finale. Industry professionals then judge the final versions and a winner is selected. Previous judges have included Jim Culleton of Fishamble, Jesse Weaver of The Abbey Theatre and playwright Deirdre Kinahan.

Playwrights can submit plays through the online submission form here 
Cost of submission is €7.


The Scripts Team


Jasango Theatre +353 (0)86 3638758 www.jasangotheatre.org

Birr Theatre & Art’s Centre +353(0)57 9122893 www.birrtheatre.com


The deadline for receipt of email submissions is
4.00pm Thursday 13th June, 2019.

Wexford County Council Arts Department and Wexford Arts Centre in partnership with IT Carlow Wexford Campus School of Art and Design are pleased to announce a call for applications for the EMERGENCE Visual Art Award 2019.
This award will be presented biannually to one visual artist based in Ireland. Produced under the guidance of Curator Catherine Bowe, the award has a monetary value of €15,000 and includes mentorship support over the award cycle and a solo exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre in September 2021.

For a full brief, gallery plans and images please log on to www.emergenceaward.ie.

00353 53 912 3764  | catherine@wexfordartscentre.ie | www.wexfordartscentre.ie



Book launch and Photographic Exhibition of An Act of Madness

Wednesday 26th June  at 7.00pm
The BookMarket, Kells, Co. Meath


All welcome

Short story writer Martin Towey in collaboration with photographer Suella Holland launch An Act of Madness — a book and photographic exhibition which highlights life in psychiatric hospitals in early 20th Century Ireland.


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