JOLT receives Arts Council Theatre Development Funding

9 Jul
JOLT receives Theatre Development Funding from the Arts Council€13,000 granted to roll out a new programme of training & development
We are delighted to announce that we will receive Arts Council funding for a development project called Volition which will be rolled out this Autumn.  Volition will provide much needed support, training and opportunity for theatre makers and we are very excited about running it. Further details of the Volition programme and a call for applicants will be announced at the end of July but for now we can tell you that the programme will run over approximately nine months, will take place entirely in Galway (though participants do not have to be based here exclusively), will encourage and promote new work, and has award-winning, acclaimed theatre artists lined up to lead workshops.

The Arts Council funding is a major boost for JOLT as it enables us to produce a comprehensive, wide reaching project over a series of months, building on the events we’ve run to date. We will continue to produce other JOLT initiatives as normal throughout the year using funding from other sources. We will also be taking on and training an Arts Administrator / Producer to help us realise some elements of Volition but more on that later.

So keep your ear to the ground, your hands on the wheel, your mind on the money, your eye on the prize, your Tyrannosaur off crack cocaine, and your head . . .  when all about you people are losing theirs.

JOLT Summer Social
Unfortunately the JOLT social will not be going ahead this month. Not because we are rolling around in our yet-to-be-drawn-down funding, but because we now have a hape of plans to put in place and we know yall are very busy with festivals and shows and because it is impossible to get a venue in this culture-ridden town. In short: the elements are against us, but not for long!

We can’t wait until the next phase of JOLT activity.

Don’t forget to email us details of your shows and we will promote them online and head along when we can.

In the meantime, enjoy the Fleadh, the Arts Fest, the Fringe and – if you must – Race Week.


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