Trinity Creative Challenge 2017- 2018

The Trinity Creative Challenge 2017-2018 is open for submissions until November 8th 2017 at 12pm.

This September, Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce the call for applications for the third round of the Trinity Creative Challenge for 2017- 2018. This year the Trinity Creative Challenge Award is being presented as a twofold award:

  • In the first category, two proposals will each receive an award of up to €15,000 to develop their new project which will be presented within an exhibition or performance context in Trinity in 2018.
  • In the second category, one proposal will be selected from previous awardees for an award of up to €10,000 to further develop their previous Creative Challenge project’s work.

See Previous awardees here: 2016 and 2015

Trinity Creative Challenge Objectives

  • To nurture, promote and develop new approaches to interdisciplinary creative and cultural arts practice in Dublin and Ireland, including projects by staff and students of Trinity College Dublin and Associated Colleges
  • To foster new collaborations between the Trinity community and the cultural and creative industries sector
  • To identify emerging creative talent and support innovative and ambitious projects in and around Trinity College Dublin and the wider community

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated with the following criteria in mind:

  • We are looking for interdisciplinary collaborative projects exploring new developments in creative arts practices
  • Projects should be ambitious, innovative and experimental
  • Projects should show potential for long-term growth and sustainability
  • Proposals will be assessed on their artistic impact but consideration will also be given to social, creative innovation and entrepreneurial value
  • Projects should show the potential for impact and serving as a creative arts catalyst
  • Projects should include collaboration with Trinity College
  • We will consider the projects' practical viability based on the indicated budget and production plan

    Award Category One: Trinity Creative Challenge Award (2 awards up to €15,000)

    Who can apply

    • Applications are accepted from individuals, collectives and organisations. Proposals that include collaborations with co-production partners are also permissible
    • Proposals should identify how they intend to collaborate with Trinity College Dublin, what support might be required to facilitate the development of the project, and how the project might serve as a catalyst
    • The aim of the award is to foster the development of ambitious, impactful and innovative projects, ideally involving collaboration with Trinity College Dublin. We want to hear of ideas that cut across disciplines such as performance, visual art, music, film, design, new media, animation, gaming and creative technologies

    How to apply

    The selection process is now open for the 2017-2018 round of awards.

    All entries are to be fully completed by 12pm Wednesday, 08th November 2017
    Entry is by electronic application, as detailed below, and submissions are to be emailed to trinitycreative@tcd.ie


    All applications must include the following:

    1. A summary and outline of the proposal (no more than 3 x A4 pages)

    The outline must include details of the following aspects:

    a. What the project is and who is involved in it

    b. How the applicant(s) intend to collaborate with Trinity College Dublin

    c. What support might be required to facilitate the development of the project

    d. How the project serves as a catalyst

    2. Details on the applicant(s), including contact information – CVs or selected portfolio works should be included

    3. A draft budget and production plan including justification for the level of investment must be included with the submission.

    Please note:  Failure to include any of the criteria above will render an application ineligible


Application Process- Award Category Two: Trinity Creative- Continuing to Catalyse Award (One Award up to €10,000)

 

Who can apply

  • Applications are accepted from previous recipients of the Trinity Creative Challenge.

How to apply

The selection process is now open for the 2017-2018 round of awards.
All entries are to be fully completed by 12pm Wednesday, 08th November 2017.
Entry is by electronic application, as detailed below, and submissions are to be emailed to trinitycreative@tcd.ie

All applications must include the following:

1. A summary and outline of the proposal (no more than 3 x A4 pages)

The outline must include details of the following aspects:

  • What the project is and who is involved in it
  • how the applicant(s) intend to collaborate with Trinity College Dublin
  • What support might be required to facilitate the development of the project
  • How the project serves as a catalyst

2. Details on the original Trinity Creative Awarded project and continued work/growth/evolution  to date

3. Detailed description of how the project will work and integrate with Trinity College

4. Detailed description of how a further award would progress the project and how it will be different or builds upon the original project

5. A draft budget and production plan including justification for the level of investment requested

SELECTION CRITERIA
Applications will be assessed on the proposals made including the above requirements. One project will be awarded based on the panels assessment of which project has made the case for the best use of the proposed additional funding opportunity

Key Dates

  • 13 September 2017
    Open submission
  • 08 November 2017
    Deadline for submissions
  • End of December 2017:
    Selection Determinations
  • January 2018
    Selected proposals notified and announced
  • April/May 2018
    Selected proposals realisation

The Selection Panel for the Trinity Creative Challenge will be announced here in due course.

Further Information

For further information or enquiries contact Christina Reynolds: reynolch@tcd.ie

Contact Information

Image Details

1. TARDIGRADE

© Luca Truffarelli
Choreography: Philip Connaughton
Music: Michael Gallen
Costume design & creation: Emily Ní Bhroin
The Samuel Beckett Theatre. Programmed as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe, 2014. Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council, supported by Dance Ireland and axis: Ballymun.

2. ENEMY OF THE STARS After Wyndham Lewis

© Colm Summers
Adapted and directed by Nicholas Johnson and Colm Summers, devised by Ensemble
Supported by the School of Drama, Film and Music / The Provost's Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts / Trinity Association and Trust / Thomas Dammann Jr Memorial Trust

3. TALL SHIPS in performance

© Matthew Causey
Supported by the PhD Programme in Digital Arts and Humanities; the School of Drama, Film and Music, TCD; and the Arts Technology Research Laboratory. Programmed as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe, 2014