Funding | Arts Council Next Generation Artists’ Award

The deadline for this award: Thursday 21 June, 5.30pm

The purpose of the Next Generation Artists’ Award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career.

Maximum awarded €20,000

The Next Generation Artists’ Award is available in the following artforms:

  • Architecture
  • Arts Participation
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature (English & Irish)
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Street Arts
  • Spectacle
  • Theatre
  • Traditional Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • YPCE

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.
It will prioritise those who;

  • demonstrate ambition and vision for their work;
  • show potential to develop and strengthen a distinctive and assured creative practice;
  • show how they will benefit artistically from timely support for their artistic development;
  • demonstrate in a compelling way how the award and financial investment of this level and at this particular time will have a transformative effect in bringing them to the next stage of their artistic development.

Guidelines for this award are published on the available funding section of the Arts Council website: artscouncil.ie/Funds/Next-Generation-artists-award/

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