Organising a Workshop

Funding

  • The DLI offer a grant of €200 per theatre training workshop for DLI Groups and DLI Individual Members.
  • Funding is specifically for the tutor’s professional fees.
  • Advance provisional approval must be sought at least three weeks in advance of the event, to ensure that it can be advertised to other DLI members. Please apply for provisional approval using the online form below.
  • Applications received subsequent to a workshop being held, or too close to the event will be automatically rejected.
  • Please note: The decision of the Board of the DLI is final in determining funding for workshops. Your application will be evaluated, and if all is in order, you should receive funding within 21 days of receipt of the completed documentation.

First Steps

  • Survey your members about what they would like to do. Popular subjects are acting, directing, movement and technical.
  • Find a suitable venue
  • Fix a charge for participants. (€10 per person is the usual)
  • Contact the DLI Development Officer Willie O'Brien at Tel: 087 2326259 or willie.obrien@gmail.com to guide you through a list of available tutors. Tutors must be recognised professional practitioners, and must not be a member of, or have direct association with the group or individual organising the event.

Before the Workshop

  • Contact the tutor to discuss: Dates, Workshop Topics, Fees and Expenses, Number of Participants
  • The rate of payment for the tutor is a matter for negotiation between the tutor and the organising group or individual, and it is the responsibility of the organisers to ensure that all bills are settled. This must be done prior to receipt of any funding
  • Notify the DLI Development Officer Willie O'Brien at Tel: 087 2326259 or willie.obrien@gmail.com that the workshop is proceeding.
  • In order to avail of funding, advance provisional approval must be sought at least three weeks in advance of the event. Please apply for provisional approval using the online form below.
  • Advertise the workshop. The workshop must be open to all groups, and must be advertised locally.
  • In order to qualify as a workshop, there must be at least ten participants. Where there are less than ten, the event is best deferred, or a decision taken whether to proceed without funding.
  • Organisers of workshops should ensure that they are fully insured to host such an event – the DLI Group Insurance scheme covers workshops, and if you have questions on your insurance, please check with your provider or broker
  • The Drama League of Ireland should be acknowledged on all promotional material, in the media where possible, and at the event itself.

At the Workshop

  • The Drama League of Ireland should be acknowledged and promoted at the event itself.
  • Give each participant a copy of the Workshop Feedback Form for completion on the day. Feedback and assessment is very important to the Drama League of Ireland in ensuring the best value for money.

After the Workshop

  • Return all documentation, including the evaluation forms, within two weeks of the completion of the workshop.
  • The amount of funding will be decided by and at the discretion of the DLI Board of Directors and will entirely depend on the financial circumstances pertaining at the time.