Funding / Awards / Bursaries
Engaging with Architecture Scheme
Closing date – 5:30pm, Thursday, 13 June, 2013
The Arts Council announces the Engaging with Architecture Scheme 2013, with the purpose of engaging the public with architecture.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, 13th June, 2013 and projects must take place before 25th April, 2014.
The ‘Engaging with Architecture Scheme’ was developed in response to both the Government Policy on Architecture 2009 – 2015 Towards a Sustainable Future: Delivering Quality within the Built Environment and the Arts Council’s research into Public Engagement with Architecture (2009).
Award guidelines will be available shortly on the ‘available funding’ section of the Arts Council website.
Please note: Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website . Applicants who have not previously used this system must register in advance of making an application. It can take up to five days for registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.
Deadline: 13th June
Applications are now open for the RDS Student Art Awards at www.rds.ie/arts until the closing date deadline of 13 June 2013.
The RDS Student Art Awards provide a platform for students to have their work critiqued by an expert panel of judges nominated by the Royal Hibernian Academy, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
With a prize fund of over €16,000, the prestigious RDS Student Art Awards is open to registered art students of all award-bearing courses in Ireland. The top prize is the RDS Taylor Art Award worth €5,000. You can enter a wide range of media: fine art, photography, painting, drawing, print-making, multimedia and installation work.
An exhibition of winners and a selection of works of excellence are shown at the RDS Student Arts Awards Exhibitions during the Dublin Horse Show (which attracts 80,000 visitors) in the RDS Concert Hall every year. The exhibition will then travel to the Luan Gallery in Athlone, Co Westmeath during the month of September.
To mark the launch of this year’s Awards, we are giving away a €500 voucher for art supplies from O’Sullivan Graphics (www.osullivangraphics.com).
To be in with a chance of winning the €500 voucher for arts supplies all you need to do is:
- enter the RDS Student Art Awards before 1pm on 30 May
- email your entry number, name, address and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants must adhere to the terms and conditions of the Awards to enter this facebook competition (see www.rds.ie/studentart)
For information contact email@example.com
Deadline: May 31st
Fine Art Graduates are invited to apply to the Inaugural Avenue Road Gallery Draughtsman Award. This Award has been created to encourage, support and promote graduates specialising in the art of drawing. Submissions in the form of JPEGs, C.V. and letter of interest should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st 2013.
Avenue Road Gallery is dedicated to the advancement and support of emerging artists and the provision of an explorative and investigative space for all artists to avail of. We encourage and support the acquisition of skills and value technical proficiency in artists.
An exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in Avenue Road Gallery and a solo exhibition of the work of the Award recipient will follow. This winning artist will be mentored by visual artist Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú, a recipient of the RDS James White Award for Drawing and the AXA Insurance prize for drawing, Royal Hibernian Academy 181st Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
- The work entered must be created in pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or colouring pencils), charcoal or ink and can be on any material (paper, board, canvas, textiles, wood etc.)
- Applicants must be graduating this year (2013) from a College in the Republic, or North, of Ireland.
- The amount of work entered is not limited but we would recommend that applicants edit their work and apply with, what they believe, to be their strongest work.
- Submissions must be in the form of JPEG with a C.V. and letter of interest attached and sent to email@example.com
- Shortlisted applicants will be invited to exhibit their work in a group exhibition in Avenue Road Gallery and the winning artist will be announced at the launch.
- The winning artist will be invited to have a solo exhibition with Avenue Road Gallery, a cash award of €300 and will receive one-to-one mentoring with Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú in preparation for the exhibition.
- The Draughtsman Award will run initially for three years with 2013 marking the inaugural award
- The shortlisted artists and winning artist will receive full administrative, curatorial and technical support in the lead up to, and during, their exhibition in Avenue Road Gallery.
Menlo Park Hotel, Galway
Friday, May 24th 10.30am to 12pm
The WDC is committing €1m over three years from the Western Investment Revolved Fund to provide micro loan funding to businesses in the creative industries sector. Loans of up to €25,000 are available on a competitive basis. If you have an existing creative industries business, or would like to set one up, and feel that you have ability to repay a micro loan then this fund may be of interest to you.
At the Briefing Session you will also have an opportunity to find out about www.mycreativeedge.eu which will be launched by the WDC in early June to showcase and market creative businesses to international customers and clients.
Applications Forms for the micro-loan fund and further details can be obtained at www.wdc.ie/microfundci
The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s Bursary Awards is Thursday, 11 July 2013 at 5.30pm.
The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 11 June 2013.
The following awards are available:
- · Architecture Bursary Award
- · Dance Bursary Award
- · Literature Bursary Award (English Language)
- · Literature Bursary Award (Irish Language)
- · Opera Bursary Award
- · Traditional Arts Bursary Award
- · Visual Arts Bursary Award
- · YPCE Bursary Award
The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice. Guidelines for each award are published on the available funding <http://www.artscouncil.ie/en/available_funding.aspx> section on our website.
Please note: Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services <https://onlineservices.artscouncil.ie/Secure/Login.aspx?lang=en-ie> website. Applicants who have not previously used this system must register in advance of making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.
Closing Date for this call is last working day of June
The Western Development Commission has established a dedicated Micro-Loan Fund on a pilot basis for the Creative Industries Sector, allocating €1m over a three year period.
The Micro-Loan Fund will operate on a competitive ‘Call for Applications’ basis with four calls in 2013, the second of which is currently open. Loans of between €5,000 and €25,000 over 1 to 5 years at the EU reference rate for unsecured lending are available to successful applicants. Applications will be accepted from the first working day to the last working day of each quarter (March, June, September and December).
Q2 2013 Call for Applications is now open and closes on the last working day of June 2013.
The Micro-loan Fund is open to all businesses, both start-up and existing, in the Creative Industries Sector and includes the following sub-sectors:
- Art/Antiques trade
- Digital media
- Internet and software
- Music, visual and performing arts
- Radio and TV broadcasting
- Video, film and photography
If you feel that this type of funding will help grow your business, and you have the capacity to repay the loan, then you may be interested in applying for a micro-loan.
More information is available, and an Application Form can be downloaded, on www.wdc.ie/microfundci
Deadline: 19th June at 4pm
Managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the two Arts Councils of this island, the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme supports individual deaf or disabled artists to produce exciting new contemporary arts work in all media. Through this funding, artists with disabilities have developed unique artwork of extremely high artistic quality, some progressing to a level where international recognition is won. Advice is available from the initial idea through to the submission of the application.
The scheme’s purpose is to identify, encourage and nurture individual talent amongst disabled practitioners. Individuals can apply for up to £5,000 (or the Euro equivalent).
You may think you don’t know anyone who could apply but this scheme is for all types of disabled people and all artforms. It isn’t always possible to tell who is disabled and some people feel so stigmatised that they try to hide their condition. So please help your contacts towards an opportunity by spreading the word about the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme.
Grant forms can be downloaded from www.adf.ie or we can email them to you. For access reasons we prefer you to submit the form as an electronic document if possible but we can supply standard print hard copies if required.
Alternatively formatted information can also be made available, for example large print or Braille, and if you are a British Sign Language or Irish Sign language user, we can give you a dvd introduction to the scheme in BSL or ISL.
Deadline: 4th May at 4pm
Following the success of our competition over the last three years, the Talbot Gallery & Studios is pleased to announce that we are once again accepting submissions for our Most Promising Graduate Award 2013, open to all 2013 Fine Art and Visual Arts Practice graduates. The winner of the award shall receive an eleven-month studio residency rent free and upon completion of this, a solo exhibition.
The competition is open to graduating students from DIT, IADT and NCAD. The award shall be presented to an outstanding candidate who is considered to display talent, flair, innovation and potential by Talbot Gallery & Studios.
The winner of the award shall receive a residency within the Talbot Gallery & Studios premises which is located in the heart of Dublin City, on Talbot Street. Five of the six studios are currently occupied by working, professional artists who practice and create art works in varying media and styles. The sixth studio shall be occupied by the title holder of the Most Promising Graduate Award. The graduate shall thus be thrust into a hive of artistic activity, a home for innovative creation, and a place for original exchange. Here they will work, create and grow as a professional artist. The graduate in receipt of this accolade and private studio use shall be instantly transported into a professional setting from which to launch their creative career. This residency shall last from the beginning of July 2013 until the end of May 2014.
Following the eleven-month stint in the studio, the winner of the award shall be subsequently offered a solo exhibition within the Talbot Gallery.
The application deadline is 4th May 2013 at 4pm. The winner of the Most Promising Graduate Award 2013 will be announced and the keys to the studio handed over on the 21st June 2013 at 6pm, at the close of last year’s winner, Daniel Tuomey’s solo show ‘Instruments’.
Submission guidelines and application forms are available to download from our website or collected from the gallery.
Deadline: 10th May at 5pm
Black Church Print Studio is offering two awards for Fine Art graduates and undergraduates upcoming this May/June.
Expressions of interest for our Graduate Award 2013 are welcome from both BFA and MFA students graduating in 2013. This award offers three bursaries; John Kelly Award, one year free Full-time Membership to the Studio; First Runner-up, one year Extended Access; Second Runner-up, five days Temporary Access or a Printmaking Course at the Studio. Please contact the Studio directly to register your interest (contact details as below).
BFA undergraduates are invited propose works for Black Church Cabinet, an experimental space in the heart of Temple Bar. A niche, vertical vitrine situated at street level, the space has a wide, incidental audience, and offers a great opportunity to showcase an emerging artist in the centre of Dublin’s cultural quarter. The selected artist will receive six weeks use of Studio facilities to develop their specific work, which will be exhibited for six weeks at Black Church Cabinet. The award includes marketing, mediation and communications support, as well as a production bursary to cover material and technical costs. Those interested can attend a site visit and studio tour at 12pm Monday 29 April 2013. Final submissions are due at 5pm Friday 10 May 2013.
For more details on either of these awards, please contact Rachael Gilbourne at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.print.ie
Deadline: 6th May at 5pm
Online Applications now being accepted for the sixth annual IMOCA Graduate Residency Award, 2013-2014. Past residents have gone on to be included in various large-scale international and national exhibitions- for a list of past recipient visit http://the.imoca.ie/residency/
The award includes a one-year working studio residency, a solo exhibition and various other opportunities throughout the year, as well as inclusion in the annual catalogue.
Apply online at: http://the.imoca.ie/2013-graduate-residency-award/