Deontais Ealaíon & Duais-Sparántachtaí

Arts Grants and Bursary Awards

Amateur, Voluntary and Community Arts Grant 

South Dublin County Council allocates grants throughout the year to organisations in the amateur, voluntary and community arts sector that:  Stimulate public interest in the arts; promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts and assist in improving the standards of the arts across the County.

Grants are awarded primarily to groups based in and performing in the County but also performing at events outside the County. Groups performing in, but not based, in the County are also be eligible to apply for support under the Scheme

Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award

The four Dublin Local Authorities are delighted to present this opportunity and invite submissions for: Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2020.

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: 5pm, 11th December 2020

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 – Dublin City Council, Fingal County 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.

Platform 31

The Association of Local Authority Arts Officers, in collaboration with the Arts Council, present Platform 31: a national opportunity for mid-career artists to develop their practice and test new ideas of collaboration, research, audience development, place-making and sharing their work. Participating artists will receive an €8,000 bursary to invest in themselves and their practice, combined with participation in an advisory and developmental framework and a national peer network. Eligibility: Open to recipients of Arts Office or Arts Council funding within the last 3 years is a qualifying criteria.

The online application form will be open from November 9th - 30th 2020. The scheme website and application form are now live at

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