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We are delighted to share that Stollers Network have opened applications for the PROPEL Award 2024.

2024 will see the delivery of cycle 4 of the PROPEL Artist Development Programme. An established artist support initiative that utilizes the networks existing infrastructure, resources, and wider network partnerships to support the sustainable development of independent theatre makers working within the Irish theatre sector. The programme is delivered over three years, in three graduating cycles (early, mid, final). Supporting a maximum of three artists per year, over a three-year period. The aim of this programme is to strengthen the ecology of the Irish theatre sector by firstly supporting the development of new work by independent theatre makers, and secondly by supporting the long-term sustainable development of artists through capacity building and strategic professional development. (

Past recipients of the award are Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng 吳彩萍 (2023), Shane O’Reilly (2022), and Roisin Whelan (2021).

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 May, 5pm. For more information about the initiative and how to apply click here.

Riverbank Arts Centre is a member of Strollers Network with Belltable (Limerick), Draíocht (Dublin), Watergate (Kilkenny), Solstice (Navan), Visual (Carlow), Linenhall (Mayo), Hawk’s Well Theatre (Sligo), Source (Tipperary) and Siamsa Tire (Kerry).