10 May 2019

Siobhan Coffey Memorial Bursary Award

Siobhan Coffey Memorial Bursary Award

Youth Theatre Ireland is delighted to announce the inaugural Siobhan Coffey Memorial Bursary Award. Siobhan, who passed away in 2018, worked with a number of Youth Theatre groups in Laois and was a long standing supporter of Youth Theatre throughout Ireland. The Bursary Award will give a youth theatre leader the opportunity to avail of a full residential place at Leading On…, our annual training event. For 2019, we are offering Leading On….Making & Devising Theatre with Antoinette Duffy. This residential training will take place from 14 to 16 of June at Maynooth University.

Acting Director of Youth Theatre Ireland Eoghan Doyle said, "We are delighted to be able to put in place this Memorial Bursary Award in Siobhan’s name. She was a wonderful advocate for Youth Theatre and attended and participated in numerous Youth Theatre Ireland projects. We know she particularly enjoyed attending Leading On… so we felt that this would be an appropriate way to remember her contribution to Youth Theatre."

Bursary Details:

This is a highly active weekend, and all participants are encouraged to participate fully in all workshops. Attendance is required for the full weekend (14 to 16 June). Workshops will run from 4.00pm on Friday to 4.00pm on Sunday. Saturday will be a full day from 10 am- 6.30pm approx. The full timetable will be available closer to the event.
The Bursary Award will cover the following:

  • Two nights bed and self-catered breakfast (own ensuite room in the shared apartment exclusive to Leading On... participants.)
  • All workshop sessions over three days
  • Lunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • All Workshop Materials

This opportunity is open to Youth Theatre Leaders and Junior Youth Theatre Leaders (18+) who are members of or associated with a member Youth Theatre.  

If you are interested you can apply for this Bursary Award by submitting the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact email
  • Your contact phone number
  • The name of your Youth Theatre Ireland affiliated youth theatre
  • Are you over 18?
  • Please tell us how attending Leading On… would benefit your Youth Theatre and your own artistic practice (250 words max)

Please submit your application via email to Eoghan Doyle, at eoghan@youththeatre.ie by Friday, 31 May.

If you have any questions or queries you can contact Youth Theatre Ireland on 01-878-1301.

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