Category: Funding / Awards / Bursaries


Call for Applications | artsandhealth.ie Documentation Bursary 2017   Recently updated !

Closing date: Monday 12 June 2017 at 5pm

Are you involved in an arts and health project? Would you like to showcase your work to a larger audience? artsandhealth.ie invites applications for a €4000 bursary to produce a short film, audio documentary or publication about an arts and health project.

Applications are invited from artists working in healthcare settings, healthcare professionals, arts and health organisations/partnerships and others working in the field of arts and health.

Previous bursary winners have had their films shortlisted for the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards, screened in competition at the Galway Film Fleadh, shown on Aer Lingus transatlantic flights and broadcast on RTE.
The 2017 artsandhealth.ie documentation bursary is funded by the HSE and the Arts Council.

For further information and to download the application form see: www.artsandhealth.ie/2017/04/10/call-for-applications-artsandhealth-ie-documentation-bursary-2017/

 

 


WEAR Sustain | Open Call 1 for Artists and Designers

Deadline: 30 May 2017

WEAR Sustain is looking for 24 teams of artists or designers and technologists/engineers to work together to design and develop compelling, innovative, aesthetic, ethical, environmental, and sustainable solutions for wearable technology and smart or e-textiles development, across all possible application domains.

Up to €50,000 of funding is available to teams, which offers the means to jumpstart promising co-created concepts, and receive support from experts towards the development of a prototype as a possible go-to-market trajectory. Co-applicants will be promoted as pioneers of ethical and sustainable wearables, and e-textiles.

For more info please visit: wearsustain.eu/open-calls/


Arts Council of Northern Ireland | Lottery Project Funding Programme 2017/18

Application deadline: Thursday 27 April, 4pm

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now inviting applications to its Lottery Project Funding Programme. The programme, which is now in its 12th year, is designed to encourage organisations to develop and deliver future arts projects.

Successful applicants will deliver arts projects which contribute to the growth of arts in the community for new and existing audiences and which reflect the diversity of Northern Ireland’s society and culture.

Last year 54 awards were presented to organisations to support projects working across all area of the arts including, drama, dance, community arts, literature and music. The Arts Council awards Lottery Project funding on an annual basis. The minimum grant available under this programme is normally £10,001and it is unlikely that any grant will exceed £100,000.

Organisations can apply for arts activities which last up to one year.
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Funding | Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme

Application deadline: 4 May

The Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is designed to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of art forms and arts practices.

May 4th is the deadline for applications to the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme for tours beginning in the period January to June 2018. Application forms will be available through online services from 4th April 2017.

As with previous rounds of the scheme the Arts Council have agreed with colleagues in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to jointly support north / south tours. This means that applications from NI and RoI can include dates in both jurisdictions.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Arts Council for advice on the scheme. You may contact either the appropriate manager or val.ballance@artscouncil.ie.

www.artscouncil.ie/funds/Touring


Design and Crafts Council Award | Future Makers 2017

Application deadline: Friday 21 April

The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland as of today are now accepting applications for Future Makers 2017.

With a prize fund totalling €24,500 for 2017, Future Makers Awards and Supports is one of the largest prize-funded award programmes in Europe for students and emerging makers, rewarding the next generation of Irish creatives and helping them to develop a career in the craft and design industry.

Future Makers has two categories. You can enter in one of the two categories; the student category or the emerging maker category.

Category 1. Student:
Transform your college or training craft & design course briefs into the opportunity to make exciting and innovative work towards your Future Makers Awards and Supports Application. Work towards activating your creative dreams throughout the college year.

Category 2. Emerging Maker:
Transform your client’s craft and design projects into opportunities to submit innovative and excellently made work towards your Future Makers Awards and Supports Application. Work towards activating your creative dreams throughout the professional year.
Please note the emerging maker category refers to those who are within 6 years of starting out in their creative career.

All applications must be submitted online at: www.futuremakers.ie/application


Funding | Arts and Disability Connect Scheme 2017

Deadline: Thursday 4 May 2017 at 4pm

Specifically targeted at individual artists with disabilities Arts and Disability Connect includes New Work, Mentoring and Training awards. The scheme offers artists the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring and training.

Application forms and guidelines for Arts and Disability Connect 2017 will be available to download from www.adiarts.ie/connect on Thursday 16 March.

Information Clinics
Arts & Disability Ireland will host information clinics in Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin, Limerick and Leitrim.

  • Galway: 27th March | 3pm | Town Hall Theatre
  • Cork: 3rd April | 3pm | St Peter’s
  • Kilkenny: 6th April | 3pm | Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
  • Dublin: 7th April | 2pm | The Ark
  • Limerick: 10th April | 2pm | Limerick City Gallery of Art
  • Leitrim: 12th April | 2pm | The Dock

To attend please RSVP to info@adiarts.ie . All of the venues are accessible for wheelchair users. Irish Sign Language interpretation and speech to text will be provided at the Dublin information clinic on the 7th April at The Ark. Please contact ADI if you have any additional access requirements.

For general queries about the awards please contact:
amie@adiarts.ie/ 01 8509002

Arts and Disability Connect is Funded by the Arts Council and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.


Funding | Dublin City Council Arts Awards 2017

Deadline for applications: 24 April, 5pm

Open calls for the following 2017 Awards are now open for applications: Arts Bursaries, Incubation Space, Tyrone Guthrie Residency and Artistic Space – Unit 3.

  • Arts Bursaries

Dublin City Council invites applications from artists who wish to be considered for a Bursary of €4000 towards studies at an advanced level or the development of work/professional skills. Artists, resident in Dublin City Council’s administrative area, can apply for a Bursary in Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance and Literature. One Bursary will be awarded in each discipline.

  • Incubation Space Award

Dublin City Council wishes to invite applications for the Award of free Incubation work-space. The award is intended to enable innovative artists/ arts companies/collectives to research and develop new works or collaborative methodologies, over a period of up to six months, through the provision of a dedicated work-space in Unit 4, James Joyce Street.

  • Tyrone Guthrie Residency

Dublin City Council offers artists living in Dublin City Council’s administrative area a €700 award towards a two week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan. Workspaces include studios, a music room, a multi media room and a large rehearsal/performance space. This opportunity is open to practitioners in all art forms.

  • Artistic Space – Unit 3

Dublin City Council wishes to invite applications for the use of Unit 3, former retail unit in James Joyce Street, Dublin 1. The unit is available subject to application and are for artistic, cultural and creative use that includes public facing engagement. While all applications will be considered, priority will be given to those proposals that most closely match the city’s arts and cultural strategies. The unit will be let under a rental agreement at a nominal rate of €300 per calendar month payable in advance.

For further details and application forms see: www.dublincityartsoffice.ie/supporting-artists/apply-for-funding-support

All applications must be in hard copy format. For further information or to request application forms, please contact Vera Smyth T: 01-222 5455 or e-mail vera.smyth@dublincity.ie


Artist in the Community Scheme Award 2017

Deadline: 27 March 2017

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The Scheme is managed by Create.

The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language) music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts, e.g. arts and health; arts and cultural diversity; arts and older people; as well as with any communities of interest (such as anglers, environmentalists, hikers or
chess players.)

Visit Artist in the Community Scheme section at www.create-ireland.ie/about-aic/about-the-artist-in-the-community-scheme  for further details.
For information on the Scheme and how to apply contact Katherine Atkinson, support@create-ireland.ie or phone 01 473 6600.


Deadline Reminder | Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme 2017

Deadline: 24 March, 4pm.

Fingal County Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Artists’ Support Scheme. This strand of funding allows professional artists to avail of up to €4,000 of an award towards travel and professional development opportunities, a residency, or towards the development of work. The objective of the Artists’ Support Scheme is to support individual professional artists from Fingal to develop their artistic practise. The award seeks to provide time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their artistic practice.

The award is open to practising artists at all stages in their professional careers working in music, visual art, drama, literature and dance. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area.

The funding is for projects or initiatives which will take place between 1 June and 31 December 2017.

For Guidelines and Application Form see: fingalarts.ie/fingal-arts-office/bursaries-funding


Funding | South Dublin County Council Arts Grants and Bursary Awards 2017

Closing date for applications for all awards: Friday 31 March 2017 at 1pm.

These grants and awards are only open to those living in or working in the South Dublin County Council administrative area. South Dublin County Council administrative area includes Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan, and the rural areas of Saggart, Rathcoole, Newcastle and Brittas.

1.) Individual Artists Bursary Awards 2017
The maximum award is €3,000. The awards are made by a multidisciplinary selection panel.

2.) Young Artist Development Award 2017
This award is designed to support the practice and/or career development of young artists aged 18 – 25 in any form, other than music. The maximum award is €2,000.

3.) Arts Project Award 2017
Five Awards of €1,000 each are available from South Dublin County Council to Amateur, Voluntary and Community Groups.

Visit website to download the application form and criteria: www.sdcc.ie/parks-and-recreation/arts-grants-and-bursary-awards


Open Call to Organisations | British Council Cultural Protection Fund

The Cultural Protection Fund is designed with applications from UK organisations in mind, but any organisation is eligible to apply.

Grants are available to applicants working with local partners in one or more of the Fund’s target countries: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen.

There are separate application processes for small grants (up to £100K) and large grants (more than £100K). For large grants there will be two rounds of funding per financial year, and small grants will run on a rolling basis with quarterly decision meetings.

All applicants will be asked to complete an online expression of interest form in order to confirm eligibility, before being invited to complete an online application form.

In the current round, organisations can apply for grants of up to £2 million for projects focussing on the protection of cultural heritage at risk due to conflict. The maximum amount of funding available to applicants will be subject to review at the end of each funding round.

The Cultural Protection Fund is administered by a UK-based team (not the British Council offices based with our target countries).

Deadlines for the large grants (expression of interest): 31 March 2017 and for the small grants: 21 April, 21 July 2017 and 20 October 2017.

For more information see: www.britishcouncil.org/arts/cultural-protection-fund/apply


Open Call for Travel Grants | Roberto Cimetta Fund and the Valletta 2018 Foundation

Deadline: 31 March

The Roberto Cimetta Fund and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, responsible for the implementation of Valletta’s title of European Capital of Culture 2018 have been collaborating since 2015 to improve and increase mobility of artists in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Ongoing open calls for travel grants will occur up until end of 2018; artists and cultural operators living and working in the Euro-Arab region who wish to undertake collaborative projects satisfying the criteria below are invited to apply.

The aim of the travel must show potential impact on the arts sector in a concrete, localised context.

Applicants must be either

  • living or working in Malta, and developing projects specific to the Euro-Arab Region;
  • living or working in Europe and/or the Mediterranean Region, and wishing to travel to Malta to make an artistic intervention in the wider Euro-Arab context;
  • living or working in Europe and/or the Arab Region, and wishing to travel within the Euro-Arab Region for collaborative work specific to Malta’s context in that region (for example, travelling to a third country to collaborate on a project that has a tangible link with Malta, or with a Maltese artist).

For more information on eligibility and application procedure see: www.cimettafund.org/article


Funding | Meath County Council Bursaries and Awards 2017

Closing date for all grants: Friday 31 March, 12pm

Annual Arts Grants Scheme
This award is intended to support local arts activities and to enhance long-term development and sustainability of the arts in County Meath.

Community Arts Award
This Award is open community groups, community organisations and schools. It aims to support groups in relation to funding for quality community arts projects that promote access and participation in the Arts by working with professional artists.

Festival Grant Scheme
This award is intended to support those arts festivals taking place in County Meath which demonstrate a commitment to quality artistic programming.

Professional Artists Development Fund
This scheme is intended to support professional arts practitioners in County Meath in the delivery of their work and in particular the development of new works.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre Award
This bursary entitles the successful applicant to a residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

School Musical Instrument Purchase Scheme
This award aims to help develop the musical instrument resources of both primary and secondary schools in County Meath.

Application forms available to download from www.meath.ie/CountyCouncil/Arts/BursariesandAwards/

For further information or to request Application forms, please contact Meath County Council Arts Office.
Phone: 046 9097414 or email: artsoffice@meathcoco.ie


Stepping Stones Scholarships | MA Festive Arts Programme

27612263346_de15c33c91_kThe Irish World Academy has several Stepping Stones scholarships available for EU and non-EU students – students who wish to join the MA Festive Arts programme can apply for these scholarships. The MA Festive Arts programme, based at the University of Limerick, is a one-year, full-time programme exploring cultural management, festival development and production, curating and programming.

A full description of the programme can be found here: www.ul.ie/graduateschool/course/festive-arts-ma or contact Niamh NicGhabhann for more details niamh.nicghabhann@ul.ie

The deadline for the non-EU scholarships is 4pm, Friday 24 February. The deadline for EU scholarships is 4pm, Friday 26 May.

For full details of the scholarships scheme – please visit www.irishworldacademy.ie/stepping-stones-scholarship/


Funding | Wicklow County Council Artist Support Scheme 2017

Deadline: Friday 17 February, 12 noon

Wicklow County Arts Office, Wicklow County Council announces the criteria and closing date for its three funding streams in 2017; the Artist Support Scheme, Arts Groups and Organisations Bursaries and the Arts Festival Fund. It is our intention through the extension of these schemes that rich and diverse projects will be cultivated for the county, which will nurture artists’ practice, create connectivity, generate new perspectives and voices within the cultural life of the county and support a myriad of high calibre arts events.

For Guidelines and Application Form see: http://www.wicklow.ie/artist-support-scheme-2017

For further information contact: wao@wicklowcoco.ie or 0404 20155.


Funding | Galway County Council Community Support Scheme 2017

Deadline: Thursday 23 February, 4pm

Under the Community Support Scheme (Arts Category), Galway County Council will support events or activities of community/voluntary or professional organisations which stimulate public interest in the arts, promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, or assist in improving the standards of the arts in County Galway.

For Guidelines and Application Form see: www.galway.ie/artsoffice/funding/communitysupport/

For more information, please contact:
Breeda Cunningham on 091 509584 or email bcunningham@galwaycoco.ie


Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme 2017

Closing date for receipt of applications: 24 March 2017, 4pm

Fingal County Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Artists’ Support Scheme. This strand of funding allows professional artists to avail of up to €4,000 of an award towards travel and professional development opportunities, a residency, or towards the development of work. The objective of the Artists’ Support Scheme is to support individual professional artists from Fingal to develop their artistic practice. The award seeks to provide time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their artistic practice.
The award is open to practicing artists at all stages in their professional careers working in music, visual art, drama, literature and dance. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area.
The funding is for projects or initiatives which will take place between 1 June and 31 December 2017.

Contact: denise.reddy@fingal.ie or rory.obyrne@fingal.ie, T: 01 890 5099
For further information and application forms please visit www.fingalarts.ie


Funding | Limerick City and County Council Arts Grants 2017

Application deadline: Tuesday 28 February, 5pm

Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, is delighted to invite applications for Grants under the Arts Act funding to assist individuals and groups organising and engaging in arts activities in Limerick City and County in 2017.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS ONLY ONE ROUND OF GRANTS UNDER THE ARTS FUNDING THIS YEAR.

Applications must be submitted, preferably by email, to artsofficesubmissions@limerick.ie
using the reference ‘GUA2017’ as the email subject.

For postal applications please submit to the Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.

Application Form and Guidelines for 2017 can be downloaded here: us3.campaign-archive2.com/

Enquires to: Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.
T: 061 407363 / 407421 | E: artsoffice@limerick.ie | W:  www.limerick.ie/council


Funding | Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme 2017

2017 Deadlines:

(Round 1) Monday 27 March

(Round 2) Monday 26 June

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The Scheme is managed by Create.

The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts, e.g., arts and health; arts and cultural diversity; arts and older people; as well as with any communities of interest (such as anglers, environmentalists, hikers or chess players).

The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage. The Project Realisation may result in a variety of outcomes.

For further information on the Scheme visit Create website: www.create-ireland.ie
or email Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development, support@create-ireland.ie


Galway County Council Community Support Scheme

Closing Date for receipt of completed application forms is:  Thursday 23 February 2017, 4pm

Under the Community Support Scheme (Arts Category), Galway County Council will support events or activities of community/voluntary or professional organisations which stimulate public interest in the arts, promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, or assist in improving the standards of the arts in County Galway.

For more information, please contact:

Breeda Cunningham on 091 509584 or email bcunningham@galwaycoco.ie
www.galway.ie/en/services/artsoffice/funding/communitysupport/