The award is open to local authorities to apply for projects or initiatives that they identify as being of strategic significance to arts development locally, regionally and nationally.
Projects that focus on the following areas:
- Public engagement – e.g. arts and health, communities of interest or place, arts and disability, cultural diversity, older people, youth arts, arts and education, hard-to-access communities
- Artists-focused programmes – e.g. arts and disability, international commissioning, supports for artists locally and nationally, arts-residency programmes
- Policy development – e.g. audience development, economic impact, quality-of-life impact, local-authority arts-services development, best-practice models for arts offices and venues, models of regional approaches to collaboration, and new investment models for supporting the arts
Research and Development Phase: up to a maximum of €20,000
Project Implementation Phase: up to a maximum of €75,000
Project Continuation Phase: up to a maximum of €35,000
The level of cash and/or in-kind investment by the supporting partner(s). This must be a minimum of twenty-five per cent of the value of the grant request.