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We had a huge response to our recent ‘Creative Shoots’ artist bursary scheme, it was so incredibly encouraging to be reminded of the volume and standard of creative work happening in the area in these most difficult of times for the arts sector.

After much consideration – and some difficult decisions given the high quality of the applications – we are pleased to announce our three successful applicants:

Bonnie Boux – Dancer

Robert Baker – Musician

Hannah Carberry – Playwright, Theatre Practitioner & Spoken Word Poet


Bonnie Boux (real name Sinead Gould) is a performer, producer, and creative dance teacher/mentor whose work ranges from an array of dance genres, from classic burlesque to the clowning style of comedy and character burlesque/ theatre.


Ardmore-based Robert Baker makes music under the name ‘The Crayon Set’, which he founded in 2009. He has released two albums to-date with a third album, ‘Downer Disco’, due for release this June.


Hannah Carberry has been creating and performing her work for several years, including with spoken word collective Modwords and recently took part in Youth Theatre Ireland’s ARTiculate playwriting programme with playwrights Dylan-Coburn Gray and Veronica Coburn.

You’ll hear lots more about these talented artists in the coming months and we look forward to working with Bonnie, Robert and Hannah to help develop and present their work in 2021, in adherence with public health guidelines.

Many thanks to all who applied for Creative Shoots, we were truly blown away by the quality of the work being produced in Waterford right now. So much so that, given the large number of highly talented visual artists who applied for the bursary, we hope to host a group exhibition of their work at the Theatre Royal vestibule foyer this summer. Watch this space for further details.

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