Dance Ireland Members’ Forum – Call for expressions of interest


Dance Ireland introduces Members’ Forum, an opportunity for Dance Ireland members to have a platform to lead a conversation on a topic of their choice with the professional dance community. This conversation will be relevant to the professional artist’s lived experience, or their practice, or the challenges and opportunities within the sector.

Advocacy is a key strategic priority for Dance Ireland, and central to this is ensuring that there is space for the community to gather and the voices of our Members to be heard. The Members’ Forum will provide this space for collective reflection, discussion, and action from within the sector.

There will be four Forums in 2023, and we are inviting expressions of interest from Members (Professional, Organisation, and Associate) to host each event.

Dance Ireland will offer support with a €250 fee for the host and provide a digital or physical space for the Forum to take place. It is important to note that the meetings will be facilitated by the Member(s), with operational assistance only from Dance Ireland staff.

There is no set structure or format for these Forums and we are flexible on formats and timing within the opening hours of DanceHouse

Expressions of interest will be reviewed by members of the Dance Ireland executive team. Deadline for applications for the year is Friday the 17th March.

Selection will be based on:

  • A clear proposal for the topic, and how it relates to the artists lived experience, or practice, or wider challenges and opportunities in the sector.
  • Feasibility of the proposed structure and timing for the event
  • Urgency of the discussion

To submit an expression of interest, please fill in the Google form below, with the following details:

  • Name and Membership Category
  • Proposal of theme and topics for Members Platform
  • Benefit of hosting this meeting for community and for you as an artist
  • Preferred month to do the session (March, June, September or December)
  • Preferred day and time for session (within opening hours of DanceHouse)

Application form

If you require any assistance with the application, or have questions, please contact Andrea on