STATE OF THE ARTS – a new Tinderbox initiative

Posted on 6 May 2016 in Dramaturgy

Tinderbox is launching a whole new raft of opportunities for theatre makers in Northern Ireland to make work, develop ideas, explore style and process – and above all finding the unique and original potential in their projects. The State Of The Arts Workshops will provide a safe space to explore, push boundaries and get support from peers.

The focus of the different State of The Arts initiatives will be developed in collaboration with partners or linked to specific Tinderbox projects.


In 2016 the exciting line-up is:


10 FOR 10: MAKING IT QUEER In collaboration with OUTBURST ARTS

Date: 1-5pm on Sun 29th May

Location: The Barracks

Contact Outburst to find out more and how to apply for the project Email:

CLOSING DATE: 20th May 2016


IMPULSE TO MAKE – intense and spontaneous creation

How to make groundbreaking, beautiful work with integrity in a week.

Date:18th June

Location: The MAC

How to book: TBC

As part Tinderbox’s IGNITION PROJECT



Exploring new ways to engage with text, language and meaning

Date: 19th-20th of September

Location:  The Crescent Arts Centre

How to book:  TBC

As part of Tinderbox’s What We Are Made Of


The State of The Arts Workshops are underpinned by the passionate belief that dramaturgy should be at the heart of any performance making process. They are led by Hanna Slättne one of the UK and Ireland’s most experienced dramaturgs.