Ibsen Scholarships 2014

For innovative projects in the field of drama and performing arts

4 February 2014 by Roy Southil

Henrik Ibsen Scholarship 2014

Henrik Ibsen

The Ibsen Scholarships are awarded for innovative projects in the field of drama and performing arts that act as incentives for critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related subject matters concerning Henrik Ibsen and his plays. The Ibsen Scholarships were initiated  by the Norwegian government in 2007 and the first award was given in 2008. Ibsen Awards has till now handed out 23 scholarships to projects in 17 different countries.

Value: Scholarship funds amounting to NOK 1,000,000,- (approx. 120.000 Euro/162.000 US Dollars/Rs.1 crore) will be awarded to projects worldwide. The prize is awarded every two years, and the winner receives 2.5 million Norwegian kroner (approx. €300,000). There are no conditions attached to accepting the prize.

Eligibility: Scholarships are applicable to individuals, organizations or institutions within the artistic and cultural community.

How to apply: By nominations. The right to nominate is open to everyone. Self nominations are not accepted. Nominations are strictly confidential. Persons submitting nominations are bound by an agreement not to disclose the nomination to the nominee or to others until after the winner is announced. You are welcome to nominate an individual, institution or organisation that you think has brought a new artistic dimension to the world of drama or theatre.

How to nominate: The nomination can be submitted by
a) using the nomination form on this site
b) by e-mail to intl.ibsenaward@nationaltheatret.no
c) by post to International Ibsen Award, c/o Nationaltheatret, Postboks 1225 Vika, 0110 Oslo-Norway. Note that we are unable to return any material submitted.

The nomination letter must be written in English and contain a biography or CV of the nominee and well-founded arguments explaining how and why the individual, institution or organisation has brought a new artistic dimension to the world of drama or theatre. It must also contain two or three suggested referees who know and can provide additional information about the candidate’s work.

Further information: intl.ibsenaward@nationaltheatret.no

The application deadline: April 30th 2014.

The selection process: The committee will receive nominations and will consider these after the deadline expires. The committee members travel worldwide to see performances linked to nominated parties and have several meetings before deciding on a winner. A winner is announced on Ibsen’s birthday, the 20th March, with the official award ceremony and press conference taking place at the National Theatre’s Ibsen Festival the following September.

The award ceremony: The winners of The Ibsen Scholarships 2014 will be presented at Skien International Ibsen Conference on September 22nd and 23rd  in Skien, Ibsen’s home town, Norway.
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