January 10, 2018

Open Call | Bram Stoker Festival 2018, Dublin

Application deadline: Monday 5 February, 9am

For four days between 26t​ h​ and 29t​ h​ October 2018, Dublin City will celebrate the life and legacy of Bram Stoker and his most famous novel β€˜Dracula’. The Festival will present a programme of literary, cultural, contemporary and family events, staged across the October Bank Holiday weekend that will engage with a broad audience, promoting Dublin as the premier destination for a Bram Stoker/Gothic/Halloween break and welcoming Dubliners to the city to celebrate the author and traditions which inspired him and which have grown around the legacy of his work.

The packed programme of events mixes family-friendly adventures with late-night antics for mates, dates and everything in between and can include, but is not limited to; interactive art installations, music trails, comedy, theatre, spoken word and literary events, food events, outdoor adventures for families, parades, film screenings, exhibitions, talks and lots more; to suit thrill seekers of all ages.

This year Bram Stoker Festival are holding an open call for ideas for events and activities which may be included in the Festival programme. These ideas must have a real connection to or be thematically linked to Bram Stoker, his works, his life, his philosophy, Victorian Dublin, all things Gothic, the supernatural or the mysterious.

Be adventurous, bold and ambitious. The Festival want hairs standing on necks, horror and terror, devilishly good adventures and unique experiences in interesting locations.

A maximum budget of €18,000 (excluding VAT) in total is available. The Festival may decide to commission a number of proposals with smaller budgets or one extraordinary proposal with a budget for the full amount available. Proposal budgets should include all event and activity costs e.g. all fees (artist, speaker etc), travel, accommodation, equipment hire. A detailed budget should be included in your supporting documentation. You do not need to apply for the maximum budget.

Apply online here:

If you have any queries please contact Maria Schweppe, at

Open Call | Bram Stoker Festival 2018, Dublin