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Arts Grants and Bursary Awards

Arts Grants and Bursary Awards

Calling all writers! Apply to the IWC National Mentoring Programme 2024

Each year, the Irish Writers Centre sets up over 30 mentorships across the island of Ireland. Writers receive sustained creative and professional mentoring from an acclaimed Irish writer of their choosing. Writers living in all thirty-two counties can apply. Accepted genres/forms: literary fiction, creative non-fiction, children's / young adult fiction and poetry. This initiative is supported by South Dublin County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. Application deadline: Saturday 2 March, 2024.

 

Find out more:  https://irishwriterscentre.ie/national-mentoring-programme

Amateur, Voluntary & Community Arts Grant

South Dublin County Council allocates grants under Section 6 of the Arts Act 2003. These grants may be given to persons or bodies organising an event that in the opinion of the Council would:

 

  • Stimulate public interest in the arts
  • Promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts
  • Assist in improving the standards of the arts across the County.

 

Definition of the arts

"The arts" as defined under the Arts Act of 2003 means any creative or interpretative expression (whether traditional or contemporary) in whatever form, and includes, in particular, visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, opera, film, circus and architecture, and includes any medium when used for that purpose.

Total amount of grant €650

Terms and Conditions of the Grant can be found on the application form, through the link below.

Please find application form here

Any queries should be sent to cbaker@sdublincoco.ie

 

Individual Artists Bursary Awards 2024

South Dublin County Council’s Individual Artists Bursary Award Scheme provides funding for professional artists of all disciplines living or working in South Dublin County, to develop their practice and their career within the arts. 

 

Applications are encouraged from artists working with challenging forms and concepts; and artists exploring different ways of engaging with audiences. Proposals should be developmental in the context of the artist’s work/medium and can include research, mentoring and education development at post graduate level.

The maximum amount of any award is €3,000.

Queries to: oscannell@sdublincoco.ie

 

Bursary information Session Information: Wednesday 6th March, 7.00pm-8.30pm

Email oscannell@sdublincoco.ie for further details on information session

 

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 27th of March 2024 at 17:00pm

 

Applications online: register on sdcc.submit.com  at this link https://submit.link/2r

 

 

 

 

 

Annette Halpin Bursary Award

 

The Annette Halpin award is for young musicians, composers, singers, producers living in South Dublin County Council’s Administrative Area, which you can see here

 

The award is funded by South Dublin County Council and the Halpin Family. It was established to celebrate the legacy of Annette Halpin, a singer / songwriter from Tallaght widely known for her role in community activism and community development who passed away in 2009.

 

You must be between 12 and 25 years of age to apply

You can apply for a maximum of €1000.

 

You can apply for this award to cover the costs of the following (you may apply to cover more than one of these):

-       Music lessons

-       Instruments

-       Masterclasses

-       Music equipment

-       Rehearsal costs

-       Recording costs

 

Deadline for applications: Friday 29th March at 18.00pm

Queries to mbutler@sdublincoco.ie

 

Applications online: please visit  https://submit.link/2rW. You will need to register to submit an application.

 

Project Awards for Amateur, Voluntary and Community Arts Groups, 2024

 

Five Awards of €1,000 each are now available to Amateur, Voluntary and Community Arts groups for event subsidy, professional support, materials and training.

 

The purpose of the awards are to:

  • Stimulate public interest in the arts
  • Promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts
  • Assist in improving the standards of the arts across the County.

 

Definition of the arts

Any creative or interpretative expression (whether traditional or contemporary) in whatever form, and includes, in particular, visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, opera, film, circus and architecture, and includes any medium when used for that purpose.

 

The selection criteria are:

 

  • Community Benefit
  • Clear artistic direction or aesthetic appeal
  • Value for money

 

The conditions are:

 

  • The activity or event must begin before the end of 2024
  • Applications can only be considered if submitted prior to the event taking place.
  • All commercial activities and fundraising activities will be outside the scope of the scheme, (this will not preclude assistance towards the cost of professional assistance e.g. producer, lecturer, orchestra, etc).
  • Resources available to the organisers will be taken into consideration.
  • Recipients of awards must acknowledge the Council’s assistance in promotional material. The Council’s logo is available on request.
  • Consideration will be given as to whether the event would take place regardless of an arts award.
  • Awards are not made for Capital expenditure

 

Queries to: oscannell@sdublincoco.ie

 

Please visit https://submit.link/2rqto make an application