Tiny Shows 2018: Applications now open

We are delighted to announce that our Tiny Shows/Seóanna Bídeach applications are now open for 2018.


Closing date for application is Friday 4th May 2018 at 17:00.

Do you have an idea for a show for young audiences?

Would you like to explore that idea?

Do you want to work with new art forms?

Branar’s Tiny Shows/Seóanna Bídeach initiative offers artists & theatre makers time and space to explore & develop new skills, new roles and new work in a developmental context.


This weekend long residency will facilitate the early stage development of ideas for new shows for young audiences.


The structure of the initiative sees 3 artists, of different disciplines (e.g. dancer, musician, set designer) come together on a Friday morning. One of these artists will coordinate and lead the artistic activity over the weekend.The artists will be encouraged to play and experiment in a supported environment. On the Sunday evening, they will present and share their work with an invited audience of peers.


Each Tiny Show/Seóanna Bídeach concept selected will be allocated €500 towards their weekend residency.


Previous recipients of the Tiny Shows residency have secured further support from local and national funding bodies as well as presenting venues/festivals.


The weekend residencies will take place on the following weekends through October-December 2018:

19th-21st October 2018
9th-11th November 2018
23rd-25th November 2018
7th – 9th December 2018
(Applicants are requested to specify their preferred dates in order of preference.)


The residency provides artists with the opportunity to:
– try out new and early stage seed ideas for young audiences
– explore working in a collaborative environment with fellow practitioners
– explore areas of practice, including live music, dance, puppetry, clown, mask, text and new media
– experiment both with form and their own artistic practice in a supportive environment


Expected Outcomes of this Initiative
Exploring and gaining experience with new theatrical forms.
The development and creation of new work for young audiences.
Encouragement to the create of work for children.

Closing date for application is Friday 4th May 2018 at 17:00.

For further information or questions, please contact Kate on info@branar.ie.

This initiative is kindly supported by the Arts Council , Galway City Council and Galway County Council.