Age & Opportunity recognises that many people don’t have the time or resources to take up artistic practice when they are younger. For these artists, getting older enables a freeing up of responsibilities, allowing more time for pursuing existing and new artistic interests.
The Age & Opportunity inaugural *Emerging Artist Bursary aims to encourage and support older artists who are at an early stage in their career. We would like to celebrate the determination and achievements of someone in the second half of their life who has embarked on a full-time artistic path with a view to becoming a professional artist.
One award of €1000 will be made to the successful applicant.
The Age & Opportunity Emerging Artist Bursary will be offered to a
professional artist, (working in any artform) aged 50 + who:
– is at an early and pivotal stage in their career as demonstrated in their
– is working in any artform and based in the Republic of Ireland;
– has a demonstrated intention to pursue a professional practice* (see