Applications Open for the 2017 Golden Fleece Award (Submission Fee)

goldenfleeceDeadline 25 November, 2pm

The trustees of the Golden Fleece Award are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 Award.

The mission of the Golden Fleece Award is to provide resources for practicing Irish craft and visual artists aspiring to innovate and develop their artistic vision. It aims to help outstanding artists needing support at strategic stages in their careers. The award is intended for artists working in the area of figurative visual art or of craft and applied arts. They will normally live and carry out their creative work on the island of Ireland or otherwise will have strong artistic connections with Ireland.

The Golden Fleece Award is now in its 16th year. It is an independent artistic prize fund established as a charitable bequest by the late Lillias Mitchell who died in 2000 and the first Golden Fleece Award was made a year later.

The Golden Fleece is an annual prize fund of €20,000. This winner is usually awarded between €12,000 and €15,000 and others on the shortlist receive smaller awards. These generous awards make the Golden Fleece one of the most valuable arts prizes made by a private philanthropist in Ireland.

According to Lillias’s wish, the Trustees of the Award include members of Lillias’s family and professional fund managers who work closely together to help run the award along the lines that she wished for. They are supported by an advisory panel.

All applications must be made through the online application form. Please note an administration fee of €20 applies to all applications.

For more information about the Golden Fleece Award please go to

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