Firkin Crane ReFramed Bursary

Covid-19 Response – Cork Dance Artist Bursary – July 2020

This is a call for submissions for five Firkin Crane Bursary Awards of €1,000 each.

The purpose of the award, specifically aimed in response to the current climate created by the Covid-19 Pandemic, is to support Cork or Munster based professional artists at any stage of their career to develop their art practice. The Bursary intention is to support artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art.

Submissions are welcome now until 5pm Friday 7th August. Decisions will be by an independent panel and the successful applicants will be notified by Monday 17th August.

The Bursaries will be provided to five Cork or Munster based independent dance artists that have a demonstrable track record of professional choreography.  Priority will be given to proposals that explain clearly how the Bursary would impact on the artist’s practice. 

The Bursary Award is intended to enable the applicant artist to do one or more of the following:

  • Spend focused time on working at their practice
  • Spend time examining ways of adapting their practice or the dissemination of their work under social distancing restrictions
  • Spend time researching/thinking about/developing a new idea for future dissemination
  • Spend time developing their technical skills in a particular area
  • Spend time developing/learning new skills related to their practice or area of interest
  • Spend time working with a mentor, or collaborator(s) to develop an idea, or to assist in developing or up-skilling within a particular area of their practice, or an area related to their practice
  • Spend time developing an idea in collaboration with a potential production partner(s)

The award is open to professional artists working in all genres and at all stages in their professional careers. To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be resident in Munster.
  • Be professional practicing dance artists – although they might not earn income continuously or exclusively from their arts practice, applicants must identify themselves and be recognised by their peers as professional practicing artists.

Successful Bursary Recipients will be expected to engage with Firkin Crane to document their experience. This may take the form of:

    • Video
    • Regular blog
    • Online Content
    • Academic paper/ Article/ Essay
    • An additional suggestion specific to the artist’s practice
      • To be outlined with application

In addition to the award ReFramed Bursary Recipients will be offered:

  • Regular communication with Firkin Crane on their activities and progress.
  • Invitation to attend a Firkin Crane colloquium in later 2020 to discuss the impact of the bursary on their practice.
  • As part of the event Firkin Crane will invite an external expert to offer a related presentation or workshop.

How to apply:

Please submit

  • A one-page proposal outlining what you’d like to achieve with the Bursary.
  • A cover letter detailing why it would be beneficial to your practice right now.
  • A short proposal (300 words Max) detailing how you would like to engage with the Firkin Crane to document and share your process.
  • A CV.
  • Links to online examples of your work that are relevant to the Bursary proposal.

The applicant is the person who will directly receive any funding offered, and who will be required to accept the terms and conditions of that funding. Any funding offered will only be paid into a bank account held in the name of the applicant. All documentation provided must be in the name of the applicant.

Please note Covid-19 related Public Health Guidance. In preparing your submission, you should base it on the best public health advice and guidance available at the time of making your submission. You should ensure that what you are proposing is feasible or adaptable should social distancing and/or other public health measures impact on all or part of the bursary period.

Funding redistributed from Butter Nights #3 by Junk Ensemble, Cork City Dance Artists in Residence at Firkin Crane, has partially facilitated this bursary.

Email your submission – with Firkin Crane ReFramed Bursary in the subject line to:

Only email submissions will be accepted.

Submission Deadline: 5pm Friday 7th August 2020

Successful artists will be notified by Monday 17th August.