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The Playhouse invites tenders for:

Socially Engaged Artist

(Open to individuals from Northern Ireland & the Border Counties who are practicing in any art form e.g. theatre, film, art, music etc.)

Project Background
The Playhouse's Theatre Peace Building Project has received funding of €859k from the EU Peace IV for a programme of work starting in January 2018 - June 2020 that will be delivered in locations throughout Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of the Republic of Ireland (Donegal, Sligo, Monaghan, Leitrim, Cavan & Louth).

The Theatre Peace Building Project draws on this previous work and, in partnership with Holywell Trust, Thomas D'Arcy McGee Foundation and Queens University, will programme a range of nationally / internationally theatre artists with significant experience of using arts activity in areas of conflict & post conflict / areas of social breakdown to promote healing and reconciliation within Northern Ireland and the Border Counties.

Tender Brief

We are seeking to receive Tenders from Local Socially Engaged Creative Artists who will deliver the Local Projects. By Local Artists we mean artists living and / or working in Northern Ireland & the Border Counties.

Each selected Local Artist will work with communities and people most affected by The Northern Ireland Troubles. The Theatre Peace Building Project is particularly interested in addressing historical events within Northern Ireland's and the Border Counties' fractured and divided communities including bombings, shootings, paramilitary activity, and allegations of collusion by State bodies.

Local Artists will work closely with, and be mentored by one of our selected National / International Artists. The aim is to develop meaningful creative collaboration which aids the delivery and impact of quality Arts & Peace Building work, as well as enhancing the Local Artists' creative practice.

We will select two Local Artists to work alongside and be mentored by each of the National / International artistsEach Local Theatre / Multi-media / Creative Arts project has a total budget including Artist's Fee of €15K / £13K.


From this call we will deliver four Local Projects:
• Two to be completed by December 2018
• Two to be completed by March 2019.

Click here for the Tender Specification (PDF) or download as Word Document

To Apply
If you are interested in working with us as a Local Socially Engaged Creative Artist delivering a Creative Arts Project, and working under mentorship with a National / International Artist, please send us:
• Your CV;
• Completed Tender Submission Boxes at the end of the Tender Specification

The deadline for Tenders is: 12noon (UK Time) on Thursday 31st May.

The selected artists will be notified by Thursday 14th June. Four Socially Engaged Artists will be selected as a result of this tendering process. Appointment will be subject to references and eligibility to work in the UK.

Please send your tender electronically to liam@derryplayhouse.co.uk stating ‘The Playhouse Tender, Socially Engaged Artist' in the subject line

Alternatively hard copies can be sent to:

Dr Liam Campbell
The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
5-7 Artillery St
Derry / Londonderry
BT48 6RG

The Playhouse is an Equal Opportunities Employer

A project supported by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).



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