Actor as Creator

About The Scheme.


Bow Street Academy in partnership with Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland and with the support of Equity, are delighted to be collaborating again on The Actor as Creator scheme Round 3.

As a continuation of its measures to support the Irish acting community who have been particularly impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19), this talent development and showcasing initiative, will showcase the unique creative voices of 30 actors. Each actor will be allocated a grant of €5,000 towards producing a short filmic work that expresses their creative vision.

“The Actor as Creator” is open to experienced screen actors. Actors are asked to submit a proposal based on a concept, script and / or character they have originated. The successful recipient will originate, perform, and produce the short filmic work of no longer than 14 mins duration.

The commissioned actor must be the key performer. All works created and/or produced by the actor must adhere to all Government guidelines and protocols to ensure compliance with Covid-19 related public health protection measures.

Originality, distinctiveness, and personal expression are to be the focus rather than production values. A range of skills tutorials/webinars will be delivered online through Screen Ireland and Bow Street Academy to support the selected actors.

The actor may work on the piece alone or with a creative collaborator(s) if they so wish (while adhering to Government guidelines and protocols to ensure compliance with Covid-19 related public health protection measures).

Each applicant must submit the completed application form only containing the following:

    •    A biography of the applicant to include work CV (1 page)

    •    A detailed synopsis of the project  (Max 2 paragraphs)

    •    Short Outline of the concept / story ( Up to 1 Page)

    •    Character breakdowns (1 Page)

    •    A short, filmed pitch about your vision for the project and commitment to this concept (3 minutes maximum). This can include scene demos, character demos or simulacrums. This should be submitted via an Unlisted YouTube link as part of the application.

Applications must be submitted to

Please direct all technical queries to

Please direct all non-technical queries about the scheme to

If the project is submitted including a production company and/or producer, it will automatically be deemed ineligible for consideration.