Category: Funding / Awards / Bursaries


Funding | Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary Award

Application deadline: Thursday 13 July, 5.30pm

The objective of the award is to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with groups of people in any of the following contexts: communities of place and/or interest, health, disability, cultural diversity and older people.

The award seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their arts participation / collaborative arts practice. Please read section 1.2 of the Award Guidelines for more information about the objective and priorities of this award.

For more information and application details:
www.artscouncil.ie/Arts-participation


Funding | Arts Council Young People, Children, and Education Bursary Award 2017

Closing date: Thursday 13 July, 5.30pm

The Young People, Children, and Education Bursary Award supports individual professional artists working with, and producing work for, children and young people across a range of artforms. The purpose of the award is to support professional artists to develop their art practice.

Maximum awarded €10,000
For more information and application details: www.artscouncil.ie

YPCE Bursary Clinic Thursday, June 29, 2017. 3.30 to 5.30pm in the Lab Foley Street, Dublin 1.
An information clinic will take place to share the objectives and priorities for this award and to offer practical guidance on the application process. There will also be an opportunity to hear from previous recipients about how they have used the award to develop their practice.

Agenda

• Networking and refreshments on arrival at 3.30pm
• Event begins 4pm
• Introduction, the objectives of the bursary award
• The experience of previous recipients
• The application process
• General Q+A Session
• Event closes 5.30pm


Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award Opportunity 2017 in Partnership with Block T

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 August 2017

Fingal County Council Arts Office and BLOCK T are delighted to announce a Graduate Award as part of FUEL, Block T’s Visual Arts Programme dedicated to the support and professional development of recent graduates.

As part of an ongoing commitment to professional artists Fingal County Council’s Arts Office are offering a one-year Graduate Studio Award in BLOCK T with a Solo Exhibition in 2018.

This residency will be offered to one graduate, the opportunity is part of a series of initiatives by Fingal Arts to promote and support the professional practice of emerging artists. It will provide an ideal environment for the development of creative projects, development of a graduates practice and an opportunity to network with other artists.

The Award is based on an open submission for under and post graduate students graduating in 2017. To apply for this award the graduate must live in, be originally from or have studied in Fingal.

For further details log onto www.fingalarts.ie or contact Sarah O’Neill, Deputy Arts Officer, Fingal County Council sarah.oneill@fingal.ie


Funding | Dig Where You Stand, Galway Film Centre

Deadline for applications is: Monday 17 July, 5pm

Galway Film Centre is delighted to announce a new funding scheme for young filmmakers in Galway City and County called Dig Where You Stand.

Galway Film Centre has worked with a large number of filmmakers over the past number of years creating over 70 community films under the ID Projects scheme as well as nurturing new filmmaking voices in the recent Galway Stories Film Production Camp with Screen Talent Europe. Through Dig Where You Stand, the plan is to build on this experience, to develop a pool of young filmmaking talent in Galway and to offer emerging local filmmakers a chance to develop their talent as documentary filmmakers.

By exploring the richness and potential of our own communities and embracing their diversity, the intention is that young Galway filmmakers will find interesting and worthy documentary subjects in both Galway City and County. Filmmakers are encouraged to look at the broad themes of Migration, Landscape and Language which resonate not just in Galway but throughout Europe, and tie-in with the themes invoked by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.

The Dig Where You Stand project will also provide opportunities for young and emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds to link into the Screen Talent Europe Network and the project will offer a professional progression route for filmmakers with opportunities to connect with their European counterparts.

Guidelines:

  • Two individual short documentary films, 10 to 15 minutes in duration, will be produced, with one based in the Galway City and one in the County Galway.
  • Participating filmmakers must be based in Galway and be under 35 years of age.
  • A budget of up to €6000 is available per film.
  • The participating filmmakers will be mentored by established documentary filmmakers.
  • Themes include Migration, Landscape and Language in line with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.
  • Galway Film Centre will provide support through equipment, advice and assistance.

For more information and application details see: www.galwayfilmcentre.ie/dig-where-you-stand


Black Church Print Studio Recent Graduate Curator Award

Deadline for applications: Friday 30 June

Black Church Print Studio is now inviting applications for its new Recent Graduate Curator Award. This addition to Black Church’s program is designed to provide a platform for emerging curatorial research. The Studio’s exhibition program has involved significant Irish artists and curators who have approached shows with a keen sense of experimentation. Although the studio activities tend to prioritise print processes, the exhibitions often include alternative forms. This contemporary and inclusive approach to production is what characterises the studio. This award is open to recent graduates from academic backgrounds including Art Theory, Art History, Aesthetics and other related disciplines. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to realize a public exhibition of work at the prime location of The Library Project in Temple Bar in January 2018.

Black Church Print Studio is offering the successful applicant:

– A €500 curatorial fee
– A three week exhibition slot at The Library Project with an additional week for installation/take down
– Full creative autonomy
– Equitable payments for selected exhibiting artists
– Professionally designed graphics and invite
– PR, marketing and administrative support
– Technical installation support
– An ‘A+E Session’, a public dialogue event specific to the exhibition

Applicants procedure is included on www.print.ie


Funding | The Docklands Arts Fund Small Grants Scheme

Application deadline: 29 June, 5pm

The second year of The Docklands Arts Fund Small Grants Scheme is now open for applications.

The Docklands Arts Fund was established in 2015 to create Ireland’s first Arts Fund supported by companies, organisations and individuals located in the Docklands Area. It is a collaboration initiated by Business to Arts and Dublin City Council. In 2016, three Small Grants were awarded. To learn more about these projects, see: www.businesstoarts.ie/artsfund/

This year, the Docklands Arts Fund are seeking applications from a variety of artists and not-for-profit/charitable/voluntary arts organisations. They expect to issue approximately three grants, of up to €5,000, to projects by September 2017. The objective of the grant round is to contribute funds to a range of artists and arts organisations working in the Dublin Docklands Area. For the purposes of this application, the Dublin Docklands area is defined as the area/s incorporating the five neighbourhoods of East Wall, North Wall/Sheriff Street, City Quay/Westland Row, Grand Canal Docks, Ringsend/Irishtown.

NB: Before applying – please read the Small Grants Open Call Briefing Document:
www.businesstoarts.ie/Docklands-Arts-Fund-Full-Purpose-Statement-Briefing-Application-Form-Info.pdf

An independent panel will assess the projects during the month of July 2017.

Successful Projects will be notified by early September 2017.

For any queries, please contact eileen@businesstoarts.ie

www.businesstoarts.ie/artsfund/small-grants-open-call-2017/


Funding | Arts Council Next Generation Bursary Award

Deadline: 29 June, 5:30pm

The purpose of the Next Generation bursary award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career. Recipients will receive €15,000 and will also take part in a collective week-long residential programme in spring 2018. Joint applications and interdisciplinary applications are welcomed. The selection panel will comprise, a non-voting Council Chair, two Council members, and a number of external panellists.

This award is designed to support emerging artists to:

  • Buy time to develop their work and practice
  • Support unique development needs to advance their own practice (this might be through engagement with a mentor, research, non-formal study and/or non-vocational training, collaborative partnerships, etc.).

Applicants must detail the development need that would most advance his or her career at this time.

The award guidelines can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website: www.artscouncil.ie/Next-Generation-Bursary-Award/


Funding | Arts and Cultural Enhancement Support Scheme

Application deadline: 16 June, 12pm

In January 2016, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, announced a new €9m Capital investment scheme for arts and culture centres. The scheme will run from 2016-2018 and is focused on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres throughout the country. Streams 1 and 2 of this scheme have now closed (see below under Previous Schemes). Applications are now being invited for funding under Stream 3 of this Scheme which will offer up to €20,000 to Not for Profit organisations with an Arts and Culture remit. The funding for this scheme is being made available as part of the Capital Investment Framework 2016-2021.

The application form and guidelines for Stream 3 are available here: www.ahrrga.gov.ie/arts/creative-arts/grants-and-funding/


Funding | Arts Council Engaging With Architecture Scheme

Deadline: 8 June, 5:30pm

The purpose of the scheme is to support ambitious, innovative and creative, high quality initiatives that specifically aim to enhance and extend the public’s experience of architecture. The Engaging with Architecture Scheme also seeks to build an expert network of architects, curators, arts programmers, festivals and arts centres working in this area. Please note that successful applicants may be required to participate in an Arts Council research projects seeking to gather data on the public’s engagement with architecture. There are two strands to the scheme. Funding is available under strand 1 to support the research and development of a project and, under strand 2, for the realisation of a project.

The scheme is open to individuals, local authorities and organisations (including organisations that are in receipt of funding under the Arts Council’s three main grant programmes – Regularly Funded Organisations; Annual Funding; Annual Programming Grant).

Maximum awarded €20,000

www.artscouncil.ie


Open Call | Ormond Studios Graduate Award 2017

Deadline for applications: Monday 26 June

Ormond Studios is inviting applications for its annual Graduate Award. The award will include a studio residency in Ormond Studios for the month of August 2017, with peer mentoring and a solo exhibition in the Ormond Project Space.

Applications should take the form of one PDF document to include the following:

1) Up-to-date CV (2 pages max)
2) Statement about your art practice, detailing themes, working methods and use of media (300 words max);
3) Letter of interest outlining your interest in the Award and how you feel it will benefit your practice (300 words max);
4) Examples of work: documentation in the form of images or Youtube/Vimeo link. Please include the following details: title, medium, date of work. (10 works max)

Applications are to be sent to ormondartists@gmail.com.
Applicants will be notified via email by Monday July 3rd 2017

Ormond Studios
4 Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin
E: ormondartists@gmail.com
W: ormondstudios.wordpress.com


Arts Council NI Arts + Older People Grants Programme 2017

Closing date for applications: Thursday 15 June at 4pm

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now inviting applications for the Arts & Older People Grants Programme. Applications must be submitted before Thursday 15th June 2017.

The Arts & Older People Programme, funded by Arts Council National Lottery funding, was set up to increase opportunities for older people to engage with the arts. It achieved this by providing funding to arts-based projects that addressed related social issues such as poverty, isolation and loneliness, as well as promoting positive mental health. The design of the Programme was informed by the Arts & Older People Strategy which was undertaken by the Arts Council in July 2010.

(more…)


Open Call | artsandhealth.ie Documentation Bursary 2017

The closing date for applications is Monday, 12 June, 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.

For further information and to view the application form visit www.artsandhealth.ie/documentation-bursary-2017

 


Open Call for Expressions of Interest | Culture Ireland in Britain 2018

Application deadline: Friday 26 May

Culture Ireland will support a special focus of activity in Britain in 2018. Culture Ireland will present a vibrant, contemporary and high quality programme including a range of events across artistic disciplines in high-profile venues, institutions and festivals in Britain and build on Ireland’s special history and relationship with its nearest neighbour.

Following the successes of previous programme strands (Imagining Ireland in 2011, Culture Connects across the EU in 2013, I Am Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme), this new initiative will create new opportunities for artists and companies across artforms to perform across Britain as well as develop their networks of contacts.

Culture Ireland invites proposals from artists and presenters interested in participating in this special programme – including, from companies who already have outline plans for work to be presented in Britain during 2018.

Proposals for tours to multiple locations are welcomed.
(more…)


Funding | The Limerick Metropolitan GMA Festivals and Events Grant Scheme

Application deadline: 26 May, 5pm

The Limerick Metropolitan GMA Festivals and Events Grant Scheme is the result of a strategic decision by the elected members of the Metropolitan District to allocate €100,000 to provide a competitive scheme that offers funding under two strands:

Strand 1 – to support the research and development of concepts for new festivals/events.
Strand 2 – to build capacity around the delivery of existing festivals/events.

Festivals and Events play a distinctive role in developing vibrant and sustainable cities and creating environments where people want to live, work and socialise. They offer important opportunities for residents, visitors and performers to interact in what is often a celebratory or commemorative context. They are important key drivers of economic and tourism growth providing incentive for people to meet, gather and engage in new and interesting ways.

 

Note this grant scheme applies only to Festivals and Events taking place within the Metropolitan District of Limerick.

Link to the grant scheme guideline and application forms: www.limerick.ie/council/services/community


Information Clinic | Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary Award

Date: Friday 12 May, 11am to 1pm
Venue: VISUAL, Carlow

AND also

Date: Wednesday 7 June, 2pm
Venue: Limerick City Gallery of Art

The Arts Council will hold an information clinic in association with Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts. The clinic is taking place in advance of the deadline for the Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary Award, which is on Thursday 13 July at 5.30pm.

The objective of the Arts Participation Bursary Award is to support individual professional artists in any artform, whose practice centres on collaboration with groups of people in any of the following contexts: health, disability, cultural diversity, older people, and communities of place or interest. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from an extended process of engagement with their practice and seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their practice. Applicants may apply for up to €10,000.

The clinic will include information about the purpose and priorities of the award, the application process , budgeting, supporting materials, common mistakes and an opportunity for Q & A. The clinic will also include short presentations from previous artists that have received the Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary Award. Artists will outline their reason for applying, how they used the bursary and what impact it had on the development of their practice. Further detail will be available on the Arts Council and Create websites in the coming weeks.

To book a place, email Enagh Farrell at Arts Council enagh.farrell@artscouncil.ie


Open Call | Talbot Studios Most Promising Graduate Award 2017

Entry Dates: 3 to 22 May 2017

We are now in its 8th year and Talbot Studios Most Promising Graduate Award is still going strong. We will soon be accepting submissions for the ‘Most Promising Graduate Award’ 2017.
There is a change to the Award this year, there is no application fee for the award, studio residency for 12 months with mentoring. Last years winner Susanne Warwa has had a very successful year liaising with curators and gallery owners, she was chosen by The Irish Times as one of 50 young people to watch for in 2017.

Award details: The winner will be granted the use of a studio at Talbot Studios, free of charge for a 12 month period.

The winner will join our nine other resident artists in their own bright studio space where they can work at their leisure. Coming straight from college, this will allow the winner to observe how the other more established artists work and earn a living while instantly plugging them into a professional creative network.

The Talbot Studios is a unique space located in the centre of Dublin dedicated to supporting and nurturing emerging artistic talents. This award is an exciting opportunity for graduating students and we believe it to be something of interest to you and your institution. Attached is a full information pack for the Graduate award 2017, this will include submission guidelines and application forms.

talbotgallery.com


Call for Applications | artsandhealth.ie Documentation Bursary 2017

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.
(more…)


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