The Grand Stretch: Open Call

The Grand Stretch / Coiscéim Coiligh is a unique artistic response to a unique chapter in Ireland's history.

This season of arts events, ambitious in purpose, scale and scope will be brought to life by artists and cultural organisations across Ireland in June 2021.

Brought to you by The Arts Council as a way to share our resilience, creativity and connection through the arts following a recommendation by the report ‘Survive, Adapt, Renew’, The Grand Stretch is an open call for ambitious and excellent arts-led projects to be considered for programming as part of a nationwide season over 10 days in June 2021. Artists, producers, technicians, audiences and communities will come together for a programme diverse in form, perspective and location.

Curated via an Open Call process, the programme will encourage applicants and participants to be ambitious in how they create their ideas and work; and invite the public to experience excellent art in unique locations across Ireland.

The Open Call application form, along with guidelines on how to apply, selection criteria, assessment information and FAQs, will be accessible HERE from 10am Monday January 11th until 12 noon on Monday February 8th 2021.

Who Can Apply

Publicly-funded and non-publicly funded artists, organisations and companies based in the Republic of Ireland that produce or facilitate arts programmes can apply. This includes; individual artists or collectives, arts organisations, venues, local authorities, cultural institutions, commercial live entertainment companies and festivals or a collaboration between a combination of organisations and artists, such as a consortia or partnership. It is acceptable for the above organisations/individuals to include a partnership with a non-arts organisation, as long as the lead applicant is arts led.

For further information contact : hello@thegrandstretch.com

Website HERE