Open Call: The Next Stage

We are delighted to continue our partnership this year with Theatre Forum to give one Dance Ireland member the opportunity to participate in The Next Stage from the applications received. Dance Ireland also supports the selected applicant’s participation by covering the €100 cost of participation, and in a new development, we will be offering a €500 bursary to the Dance Ireland recipient to offset some of the costs of participating over the three weeks. 

The call opens on July 25 and closes August 16.  More information and to apply vistit Theatre Forum.  Applications are welcomed from both emerging artists and experienced professionals and of all ages and backgrounds.  To be considered for a Dance Ireland place you must be a current professional member of Dance Ireland (Performer/Choreographer, Associate, or Organisation).  You can check your membership status at any time with Dance Ireland reception on 01 855 8800 or  

About 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.

Dance Ireland supports one free place for a professional member of Dance Ireland to take part in this development opportunity. Described by past participants as ‘career changing,’ ‘a rare amount of inspiration’ and ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity,’ this challenging programme, which spans the entirety of the Dublin Theatre Festival, is an intense combination of exposure to the highest quality performance and active participation. In addition to a very busy schedule of performances, there is a series of talks and workshops led by some of the world's leading performance makers.