Trinity Creative

Trinity College Dublin is committed to playing a leading role in helping to catalyse the creative and cultural arts in Dublin city and fostering the development of the creative and cultural industries sector. As Ireland's leading university, located in Dublin’s city centre, Trinity has a long history of engagement with the creative ecosystem of Dublin city and aims to playing an increasingly vital role as a creative arts catalyst, connecting its creative potentials, research and education to creative practices in Dublin, Ireland and internationally. By making such connections Trinity can create the conditions for developing and supporting creative talent and contributing to the sustainability of arts and creative enterprise in Ireland.

Trinity Creative is committed to making space for creative expression, collaboration, interdisciplinary experimentation and creating platforms to explore and stimulate new developments in creative arts practice.

Trinity Creative Challenge

Trinity Creative Challenge is a key initiative of Trinity Creative. Sponsored by the Provost of the University, this funding award aims to foster the development of ambitious and innovative interdisciplinary projects and works, ideally involving a collaboration with, or within, Trinity College Dublin. The award is open to projects and ideas with a focus on interdisciplinary creative arts practices across a wide range of forms including performance, visual art, music, film, design, new media, animation, gaming and creative technologies. We are open to diverse approaches, new ideas and external collaborations. Projects linking creative arts, science and technology are especially welcome, as are those that are likely to catalyse new initiatives and ventures.

Trinity Creative Challenge 2016- Winners Announced!

The 2016 call for applications for the Trinity Creative Challenge award is now closed and the winners announced!

Five proposals have been selected to share the Trinity Creative Challenge 2016-2017 award fund of €40,000. All five winning applicants will work with Trinity College throughout the academic year and will present works in Trinity in April 2017.

Trinity Creative Challenge 2015

In 2015, five proposals were selected to share the award fund of €40,000. All five winning applicants presented new works in Trinity in April 2016.

NEWS* The Trinity Creative Challenge has been shortlisted for the 2016 Allianz Business to Arts Awards in the Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice category as announced here

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© 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