Civic Theatre: Commission for Early Years and Children

The Civic is holding an Open Call for proposals from artists and play practitioners who work with children at the centre of their practice.The theatre are are looking for proposals to meet their new Ready, Steady, SHOW! Commissions. Please download the briefs here for a bit more info about the awards, the commission process and what they are looking for!

2 Commissions of €2,500 will be available for Phase 1: SOIL | R&D Engaging in a Learning Setting and will culminate in a 15-20 minute scratch showing of work at the RSS festival in June 2020.

1 Commission of €15,000 (lead artist fee of €6,000 and a Production budget of €9,000) will be available to facilitate the Commissioning process from Phases 1-4 (see brief on website for more info). This will culminate in a series of showcase showings as part of Ready Steady SHOW! in June 2020.

1 Commission to build a Creative Play Station in the The Civic’s Gallery Space. The total budget for this project is: €4,500 (covering fee, materials, production and installation costs).

Ready, Steady, SHOW! is funded by The Civic, South Dublin County Council and The Arts Council.

Closing dates for applications:

  • Theatre Commission- 31 Jan 2020
  • Creative Play Station- 14 Feb 2020

All details can be found on