Strollers Touring Network Production Award 2019

June 8, 2018


SUPPORTING ARTISTS - DEVELOPING AUDIENCES

The Strollers Touring Network (STN) comprises of ten Theatre/Arts Centre venues located across Ireland. In order to support artists and our audiences STN has introduced a PRODUCTION AWARD which encourages companies, producers etc. to make work with the cooperation and collaboration of the ten venue partners. A total award of up to €10,000 will be offered to assist with the financing of one production. The awarded work will then tour to each of the venue partners in 2019. The proposed work may be in any art form.
Deadline for applications for Production Award 2019 is 5pm, Friday 06 July 2018.​


PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS
The Strollers Touring Network Production Awards over the last nine years (2010-2018) total just over €160,000 in investment and touring guarantees to touring production companies and artists.


Previous Award Winners include:

2010     Garter Lane and Lane Productions - for All Ireland Tour of ‘Brighton’ by Jim Nolan.

2011     Julie Feeney - for a collaborative project working with regional choirs and new choral commission.

2012     Theatre Lovett -  ‘The House That Jack Filled’  - A new commission for a touring production

2013     Fishamble: The New Play Company ‘Little Thing, Big Thing’ a new play by Donal O’Kelly.

2014/2015 – Moonfish Theatre Company: ‘Star of the Sea’.

2016     Monkeyshine Theatre - ‘Voyage’

2017     Duke Special – ‘Hallow’ – music performance based on works by poet Michael Longley

2018     Fishamble: The New Play Company – for Pat Kinevane’s ‘Before’


HOW TO APPLY FOR THE PRODUCTION AWARD
Companies/Producers who wish to be considered for the PRODUCTION AWARD 2019 should complete an application form available from strollersnetwork@gmail.com


Information required includes:
Information on the production: including cast lists, project personnel, producer and director, synopsis, style of presentation, content etc. (scripts can be included if you wish)
A detailed marketing plan
A detailed audience development plan 
A company or Artist Biog/History
Any current or previous reviews
Any YouTube, Vimeo or online video links of current or previous work. (Maximum 3 links)
Additional touring terms – a guarantee, split or fee per performance - can be offered by each of the ten venue partners to the winning production. This should be identified by the applicant.

Notes:
The Network will prioritise applications that can demonstrate the following criteria:
* Work of Quality 
* Work that has a detailed marketing plan to develop sales in tandem with each venue. 
* Work that has a detailed audience development plan for our audiences 
* Work from companies and practitioners with a reputation for excellence 
* Audience Driven Work (work that will appeal to our audiences) 


COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO BE SENT BY EMAIL ONLY TO: strollersnetwork@gmail.com  
Deadline for applications for Production Award 2019 is 5pm, Friday 06 July 2018.
Successful candidates will be notified by Friday 3rd of August in order to allow time for any other funding applications.


WHAT IS THE STROLLERS TOURING NETWORK (STN)?
The Strollers Touring Network (STN) comprises of ten Theatre/Arts Centre venues located across Ireland. It is currently the largest touring network in the country.

The network has five key functions:
To establish a touring network of performance venues across Ireland
To support/co-produce work for touring (across all artforms)
To receive touring works from artists and production companies (across all artforms)
To sustain, develop and nurture our audiences for the arts practice
To develop relationships with artists and production companies that we work with.


The 10 venue members and their respective capacities, dimensions & websites are:

 

Siamsa Tire, Tralee (350)  W10.5m D11.2m H10.3m
http://www.siamsatire.com

Hawkswell, Sligo (340)  W13.2m D8.25m  H6m
http://www.hawkswell.com

Watergate, Kilkenny (328)  W9.12m D7.88m  H12.5m
http://www.watergatetheatre.com ;

Solstice, Navan (320)  W12m   D12m   H12m
http://www.solsticeartscentre.com

GB Shaw Theatre Carlow (294)  W13.1m D9m  H7-10m
http://www.gbshawtheatre.ie

Draiocht, Blanchardstown (286)  W13.41m  D11.58m  H13.5m
https://www.draiocht.ie

The Source Arts Centre Thurles (250)   W10m  D8m  H6-8m
http://www.thesourceartscentre.ie

Belltable, Limerick (220)   W7.7m  D9m  H6m
https://www.limetreetheatre.ie

Riverbank, Newbridge (180)   W7.3m  D5m  H4.8m
http://www.riverbank.ie

Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar (144)   W9m   D6.75m  H7.9m
http://www.thelinenhall.com

NB
Please ensure that your prospective production can fit into each of the venue spaces.

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