Scholarships and Bursaries
Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
70 Merrion Square
+ 353 1 618 0200
Last updated 06 January 2012
The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon offers a range of grants and buraries to individuals. Funding programmes are subject to change. Please consult their website for further information.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
77 Malone Road
Belfast BT9 6AQ
+44 (0)28 9038 5200
+44 (0)28 9066 1715
Last updated 03 January 2012
Director, Arts Development: Noirin McKinney
Drama & Dance Officer: Gilly Campbell
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland offers a range of awards to individuals. Funding programmes are subject to change. For further information please consult their website.
Create : Artist in the Community Scheme
10/11 Earl Street South
+353 (0)1 473 6600
Last updated 29 November 2011
Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place or interest to work together on projects. The scheme covers all art forms (including theatre). The Artist in the Community Scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, providing services for arts development and collaborative arts practice in Ireland.
The aim of the scheme is to encourage intense collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists, culminating in an artwork or a project in which the members of the community group and the artists work together in order to realise an artistic project or an event. It is essential that meaningful consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage.
There are two phases to the scheme:
Phase One: Research & Development, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded in Phase One is €1,000.
Phase Two: Project Realisation, is open to communities of interest or place (or their representative organisations), planning a project of between 6 weeks and 5 months with a maximum award of €5000, and those who are planning a project of between 6 months and 9 months with a maximum award of €10, 000.
The current deadlines for this scheme fall twice yearly in March and June.
For further information, application forms or to book an advisory session, contact Katherine Atkinson, Project Support & Professional Development.
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Regional Bursary Scheme
Tyrone Guthrie Centre
+ 353 (0)47 54003
+ 353 (0)47 54380
Last updated 29 November 2011
Director: Robert McDonald
Borough councils and local authorities in Ireland and Northern Ireland offer special bursary awards to artists born or domiciled in their areas to enable them to spend two weeks in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig.
Each bursary covers all accommodation and meals plus the use of a studio if necessary. The bursaries are administered by each individual local authority. Interested artists should apply directly to their local Arts Office for further information.
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