Dance Ireland: HATCH 2021 Open Call

Hatch 2020 has offered a framework and resources for me to prioritise the taking stock and first steps I’d like to design the next phase of my practice.~
Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Hatch Established Artist Awardee 2020

In this challenging moment, when the world is grappling with a pandemic, social justice movements, and the imminent global climate crisis, I found that having the support network of Mary, Sinead, and Dance Ireland to process these changes through the lens of embodied research was essential and helped me locate hopeful renewal energy within myself.
- Mia DiChiaro, Hatch Early Career Artist Awardee, 2020

ABOUT HATCH

In 2020, in response to a changed environment, we reimagined the shape of our Hatch Award to encourage resilience, connection and creative breathing space. As a sector we are still navigating uncertainty and engaged in recovery, and that is why we will offer the Hatch award in 2021 in the same format. The award will focus on investing in time for artists to think, reflect on and reimagine their creative processes.

We are offering four awards of €3,000 to invest in and support practice for established artists, and four €500 awards to early career artists to engage in mentoring and support.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES FOR AWARDS

  • Provide support for established artists to take time to invest in their practice and space to think, research, and reimagine their work
  • Provide opportunities for early career artists to be mentored and supported by those more established in the sector
  • Foster innovative thinking and artistic research outside the studio
  • Provide support for continuity of practice and connection between artists at a critical time

AWARD 1 CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES

  • You must be a Dance Ireland Professional Member
  • This award is for independent artists
  • You should be an established artist with a track record of at least 3 professionally produced works, please supply a detailed CV, bio and examples of previous work (any video links should be youtube or vimeo)
  • You should be willing to dedicate a day/8 hours to engage in mentoring and supporting  an early career artist
  • We ask successful participants to share their progress with Dance Ireland, this can be through a blogpost, report or in a creative way that links to their practice
  • You should demonstrate how this can support your practice at a critical time

AWARD 2. CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES

  • You must be a Dance Ireland Professional Member
  • You should be an early career artist who has graduated or entered profession within the last 3 years, please supply a detailed CV
  • Successful applicants will be matched with a mentor
  • You should demonstrate how this award could support your practice at this time
  • We ask successful participants to share their progress with Dance Ireland, this can be through a blogpost, report or in a creative way that links to their practice

How to Apply

Fill out the online application form for Established Artists here
Fill out the online application form for Early Career Artists here
Submit by email  examples  of work produced to date, and your CV , to the  Programme Manager, at louise.costelloe@danceireland.ie before the closing date with the subject line ‘[APPLICANT NAME] – Hatch Application 2021 Supporting Material’.
All applicants must be a Dance Ireland Professional Member. To become a Dance Ireland Member you must be either born or resident in Ireland.  See more about membership here.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Deadline for receipt of application and supporting materials is Noon, Monday 12 April 2021

Decisions will be communicated by 28 April 2021.  Proposals will be considered by a panel convened by Dance Ireland. 

If you have any questions about these awards please contact our Programme Manager, louise.costelloe@danceireland.ie