Professional

Apply here to become a Professional member of Dance Ireland.

Membership fee is €75 a year

Who is this for?

  • Early Stage Professional – if you are at the beginning of your dance career, and embarking on creating,performing and/or teaching at a professional level
  • Mid-career Professional –if you are working regularly as a dance artist; you have received funding and produced work- you are known within the dance community
  • Established Professional – you have a significant body of work as a performer/choreographer/facilitator/dance producer or other dance professional; you are well-known nationally & in receipt of regular funding

Why become a member?

  • To be equipped with knowledge, advice and support for your profession
  • To connect with a community of professional dance practitioners in Ireland
  • To develop your career with range of professional development opportunities
  • To enhance and empower your artistic vision through clinics/working groups

How do I become a member?

  • Fill in the online form here
  • New members: after you fill in the application form, email us with a biography, head-shot and performance image- membership@danceireland.ie . We will be in touch shortly, to confirm if your application is successful
  • For renewing members: fill in the online form, and make payment; please submit updated bio & image every three years
  • The fee for a year’s membership is €75- this can be made online here/by EFT/by phone or in person
  • The membership is on a 12-month rolling basis

Professional: Membership Engagement Opportunities

  • Advice on developing your career at national and international level
  • Support on developing your projects; advice and letters of support
  • Eligible to apply for a range of development awards
  • Eligible to apply for Dance Ireland Residencies
  • Eligible to apply for New Movements work-in-progress performances
  • Propose projects such as seminars, events and workshops
  • Subsidised rates for our training & development programmes
  • Access to resource library of dance journals, books and videos
  • Use of Artists’ Resource Room as meeting space (subject to availability)
  • Insurance cover for R&D and rehearsals in DanceHouse
  • Equipment hire at reduced rates
  • Winging It: short-term, no-notice studio hire
  • Vote at our AGM
  • Opportunity to affect change through working groups
  • Eligible to apply for Certificate for Social Welfare Artist Scheme (more info here)
  • Member Profile on Dance Ireland website
  • Invitation to join closed Member Facebook Group
  • Dedicated Membership Engagement Officer- member clinics available on request
  • Discounts at select venues and festivals
  • Receive the latest DI news and exclusive members' opportunities
  • Receive invitations to members' gatherings and networking events
  • Support for productions on DI social media