Age & Opportunity recognises that artistic practice is a lifelong journey and demands continued upskilling and training.
The Age & Opportunity inaugural Professional Development Artist Award aims to celebrate lifelong learning by encouraging and supporting professional older artists who wish to further develop their career and practice through specific activities to meet their development needs (training, research, etc.). It is not intended to support formal third or fourth level education.
One award of €1000 will be made to the successful applicant.
The Age & Opportunity Professional Development Artist Award will be offered
to a professional artist, (working in any artform) aged 50 + based in the
Republic of Ireland who:
– has membership of a professional representative organisation or
equivalent (ie Visual Artists Ireland, Film Director’s Ireland, Association
of Irish Composers etc.);
– is working in any artform and based in the Republic of Ireland;
– has a demonstrated intention to develop their practice.