Do you have a story to tell? 

5x5 at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's national theatre

Chun an leathanach seo a léamh i nGaeilge, cliceáil anseo.

In 2018, we put a call out for communities who felt marginalised and silenced to take part in our inaugural 5×5 development series. The response was overwhelming and we are proud to announce that 5×5 will return for 2019.

We are once again inviting citizens from all communities to submit an idea or project that they want to develop. We want to hear from – we want to hear your stories.

Do you feel that your community is underrepresented on the Irish stage?

Do you think your voice has not been heard by national organisations?

Do you want to develop a new idea that will give voice to your community?

Do you have a story to tell?

We will choose 5 of these projects and provide you with 5 days’ worth of space, technical assistance and €5,000 to explore this project.

5×5 2019 will run over the following five weeks:

  • 10 – 14 June 2019
  • 17 – 21 June 2019
  • 24 – 28 June 2019
  • 1 – 5 July 2019
  • 8 – 12 July 2019

5×5 is supported by The Ireland Funds.

How to apply: 

Applications for 5×5 2019 are now open. Please apply via this Google form.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 18 January 2019.

Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will be contacted by Friday 15 February 2019.

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