Dance Ireland's Development Programme provides continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities for dance artists by enhancing their knowledge and skills through a range of initiatives both nationally and internationally.
Our Development Programme is constantly evolving along with the changing needs of the sector. See below for current programmes, and visit our archive for information on past initiatives.
The Dance Ireland Residency Programme facilitates dance artists to maintain a studio practice and supports the creation of new dance work.
A one year nuanced partnership of support and development for a dance artist with Dance Ireland.
International Associate Artist
Curated by Dance Ireland, we welcome several International Associate Artists to work at DanceHouse each year.
Regionally based members can apply for a new fund to assist in undertaking a residency at DanceHouse.
An opportunity for an artist to access a studio residency with a chosen mentor at a key stage of their career.
Tyrone Guthrie Residential Residency
The Tyrone Guthrie Residential Residency allows an artist to undertake research away from their normal working life either alone or in collaboration.
The Next Stage
The Next Stage is presented by Theatre Forum in partnership with Dublin Theatre Festival and funded through the Arts Council's Theatre Development Fund.
Space to Create
A free, open space each week to inhabit, experiment, share and organically organise amongst peers.
Make and Move
A two-week intensive in choreographic practice for eight emerging choreographers designed and led by DI Associate Artist Catherine Young.
HATCH is a new initiative from Dance Ireland which will provide an incubation opportunity for a dance maker to focus on seeding and developing a new work.
Dance Talks: A regular fix of inspiration and creative conversation - discussing dance as it relates to other concepts and art forms.
Dance Ireland offers New Movements for dance artists to present their work and receive feedback at an early stage of development.
Dance Ireland offers a range of platforms for dance artists to present their work and receive feedback at all stages of development.
Dance Ireland works on a range of initiatives to provide access to professional development for Irish dance artists at an international level.