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May 19 2018

Are you a Galway based emerging producer?

If so, ELEVATOR – Open Call is for you

ITI’s Theatre Resource Sharing initiative in association with Town Hall Theatre

Following the success of 2017’s pilot ELEVATOR mentoring and resource sharing initiative, Irish Theatre Institute (ITI), in association with Town Hall Theatre Galway, announces details of ELEVATOR 2018/19ELEVATOR aims to build confidence and know-how among emerging theatre professionals in the area of producing through peer-to-peer learning and an established framework of mentoring and supports. ELEVATOR 2018/19 will see ITI partnering with the Town Hall again while also collaborating with other Galway based organisations and bodies to collectively build producing capacity in the lead-up to and beyond Galway 2020.

ITI calls for applications from ambitious, emerging Producers based in Galway, and its environs, to participate in the ELEVATOR programme (June 2018 – March 2019). Funded by the Arts Council,ELEVATOR aims to encourage East/West partnerships by providing mentoring, strategic planning, training, project development and networking opportunities for emerging Producers at a crucial point in their careers. Applicants for ELEVATOR will have a strong entrepreneurial drive and be passionate about developing their careers, expertise, skills and networks. The emphasis of this capacity-building initiative is the development of creative opportunities and sustainability for independent Galway-based producers.


Successful applicants will commit to a Producer development programme from June 2018 – March 2019 which will include:


To qualify to participate in ELEVATOR 2018/19 applicants must meet each of the following criteria:

Please note that if you are already a participant in another Arts Council funded Resource Sharing Scheme or are a participant in one of Irish Theatre Institute’s existing artist support schemes you will not be eligible to also apply for ELEVATOR. We are sorry but we cannot accept applications from people still in third level training and education programmes.


Each applicant must submit a short proposal (max. 500 words) detailing aims and ambitions for the period from June 2018 – March 2019 accompanied by a CV (no more than 2 pages) outlining recent professional producing activities and existing skill set. Please indicate if you are involved in a project currently in receipt of any project funding or will be applying for funding in autumn 2018/spring 2019.

The proposal and CV should be sent by email for the attention of Leigh Hussey, Programme Coordinator to


All applications will be acknowledged by email. If you apply and do not receive an email please contact us to confirm that your application has reached us.


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