In 2015/16, TheatreNI offered a number of bursaries to support established and emerging theatre and performing arts practitioners to access professional development opportunities. The bursaries aimed to develop artistic excellence, professional practice and innovative approaches to the creation of theatre and the performing arts in Northern Ireland, as follows:

  • Technical Theatre Bursaries – to support the professional development of technical theatre practitioners by providing them with a paid placement hosted by a production company or venue from TheatreNI’s membership.
  • Professional Development Bursaries – to support theatre and performing arts practitioners to attend training and development opportunities outside of Northern Ireland.

We anticipate that 2016/17 will bring exciting new opportunities for our members which we will share through the TheatreNI website as they arise.

The bursary gave me the direction I need to help further my professional practice