This annual award for companies/artists to create a new piece of work/work in progress was introduced in 2015 to coincide with a new children’s literary festival “Bookworms”, run in association with Roscommon Arts Office and Library Services.
Recipients are paid both a commission and performance fee and offered support in kind in terms of rehearsal space, technical and marketing assistance.
Recipients to date include:
Monkeyshine Theatre Company
An Ant Called Amy
The Magic Bookshop
Bookworms takes place annually in June. Submissions welcome.
Visual Art Off-Site Projects / Commissions
Building on partnerships and inter-disciplinary relationships within the county, Roscommon Arts Centre takes a nomadic approach to programming that often involves working with non-arts spaces around the county including museums and parks. We strive to create an efficient and cohesive overarching visual arts programme that not only supports the production of work by local and national artists but also provides the platform for its presentation supported by events that assist with its mediation.