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Community Mural Art Scheme – Call for Proposals

 South Dublin County Council is currently inviting proposals from youth and community organisations, based in South Dublin County Council administrative area to deliver a mural artwork in their local areas.

 Funding available for Mural Artworks involving community participation with the artist is €10,000.
Funding available for Mural Artworks without community participation is €5000.

 Organisations applying for funding should:

  • Identify a site for the artwork
  • Confirm permission for an artwork at the proposed site.
  • Identify an artist to design and produce the Artwork.

Queries to:

Online applications only to :
Closing Date: Wednesday 15th December, 4pm.

Exploring and Thinking Bursary 2021

The four Dublin Local Authorities are delighted to present this opportunity and invite submissions for: Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2021/22.

The Bursary Award will support individual professional artists to develop their artistic practice working with and/or producing work for early childhood arts.

It is open to individual professional artists who wish to develop their practice in early childhood arts, artists practicing in all artforms, artists resident in Ireland.

Bursary range: €500 - €5,000

The closing date: 2pm, 1st of December 2021

Email applications to:

Exploring and Thinking is a collaborative framework for early childhood arts in the Dublin region. It came about in 2016 when the four Dublin Local Authorities – Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, partnered for the first time to collectively consider early childhood arts provision in the Dublin region.

Please find Bursary information & application criteria in the attached document.


Call for participation - Intercultural network of artists, crafters and creatives in South Dublin

Mother Tongues are looking to create a network of creative people from around the world who live and/or work in South Dublin County Council. The network is free and open to people 16 and over who are active in one or more of the following: Poetry, drama, writing, painting, drawing, sculpture, calligraphy, modeling, mosaic, theatre, dance, music, photography, film making, craft, festivals, arts curation/programming.

Is this for you?

- You don't need to have a qualification to participate

- You must have practiced one of the above artforms (or others) at some point in your life

- If you are not currently practising, you can still participate

- You can be from any country in the world, including Ireland, of course!

- You must have an interest in working/networking with people from other countries

 What does the network do?

We meet both online and in person to talk about your art, make art together, learn about opportunities in South Dublin County to develop your skills as an artist (like training, mentoring and funding etc).

As this is a new network the list of possible activities will be decided together, so you will be able to shape the programme of initiatives.

For more information, you can visit or contact Francesca at

 To join the network, please enter your contact details at this link.

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