Open Call: NOMAD Network

NOMAD Network Open Call

NOMAD Network invites proposals from theatre/dance artists and companies for:

A new theatre/dance work


A re-imagined play/production for a future tour supported by the eight network venue partners.

The NOMAD network will offer the successful applicant:

  • A commissioning fee (up to €10,000) to develop the work
An opportunity to develop the work with the support of the NOMAD partner venues. (eg mentorship, development week, rehearsed reading etc).

The NOMAD network aims to support a future presentation of the work in the following ways:

  • Guarantees and substantial in-kind support from each network partner

  • The NOMAD network can act as lead applicant, or offer network support on an application under the Arts Council’s touring or Project Funding scheme to fund the costs of the production and tour to all NOMAD partner venues.


  • We are seeking applications from professional practicing theatre/dance artists or companies – emerging or established.
  • Applications from artists who haven’t toured with the NOMAD network previously are welcome.

  • Applicants need to be based/resident in Ireland, north or south.

  • We are seeking proposals for a new full length production which will be suitable (at a future point) to tour to all NOMAD partner venues.

How to Apply: please fill out this online form before the APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5pm on 31 May 2024

Selection Process:

Applications will be assessed by all eight NOMAD venue directors.

We are seeking proposals for productions which are ambitious, engaging and entertaining to maximise the potential for audience development.

Successful applicant(s) will be notified by 10th June 2024


The Nomad Venue Network is a partnership of eight regional venues. The network was established in February 2006 to cultivate a partnership approach towards producing and touring between venues and professional production companies.

Central to Nomad’s objectives are:

  • To produce, promote and tour work of a high artistic standard which challenges and develops audiences
  • To encourage theatre companies, both national and international, to tour regionally.
  • To utilise and share resources i.e. space/revenue and knowledge, with a view to enriching and strengthening performing arts practice in our regions.
  • To support and encourage growth in the theatre industry in general and to create employment for arts practitioners both regionally and nationally.
  • To represent arts venues & professional performing arts companies in the regions in order to shape the future development of the performing arts and touring and inform Arts Council policy in relation to touring initiatives.

The Nomad network recognises the value of venues and production companies working together in a collaborative fashion. Nomad’s partnership approach extends beyond the production elements of the tour and includes the formation and implementation of, among other elements, a marketing strategy aimed to promote the tour and establish the Nomad “brand” at a local, regional and national level

Nomad Network:

An Grianán Theatre, Backstage Theatre, Ramor Theatre/Cavan Town Hall, Hawks Well Theatre, Roscommon Arts Centre, Mullingar Arts Centre, Droichead Arts Centre, Riverbank Arts Centre.

Tours by NOMAD Network include MÁM & Swan Lake//Loch na hEala (Teaċ Daṁsa) and Tarry Flynn & Bailegangaire (Livin’ Dred), The Far Off Hills (Loco & Reckless Productions), The Dead School.

The NOMAD network is supported by The Arts Council

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