Roscommon Individual Artists Bursary

23rd September 2010 by Maura McHugh

Roscommon Arts Office is seeking applications for its Individual Artists Bursary, which is designed to further the development of individual artists, from any discipline, for any purpose that will demonstratively contribute to an artist’s development.

Among such purposes, the scheme may be used to offset the expenses of the following –

  • Participation in ad-hoc education such as mentoring, research or short-term courses.
  • Development of new work for exhibition, publication or presentation.
  • Participation in conventional part-time or full-time education where other sources of public funding are unavailable.
  • Contribute to the removal of existing barriers to an artist’s development.

The value of the awards rises to a maximum of €1,000.

While there is no fixed number of awards, there is generally a larger number of lesser value bursaries and a small number of maximum value ones. Bursary amounts depend on available resources, number of applicants and the quality of applications.

  • The activity for which the artist wishes to apply must commence between October 2010 and 31 December 2011.
  • The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5pm, Thursday 25th October 2010. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants must have been born or currently live in County Roscommon.
  • Assistance will be given only in respect of activity that would, in the opinion of the Council, demonstratively contribute to the artist’s development.
  • Bursaries will be paid only after proof of activity commencing has been submitted. This may take the form of copy of receipt of course fees, letter from host of course/activity or other more appropriate verification agreed with the Arts Office.
  • Retrospective applications will not be considered.
  • Completed application forms must be accompanied by artists C.V. details of previous work and details and supplementary information about the activity being applied for.
  • Information submitted will only be returned if a stamped addressed envelope is submitted along with the application. If an SAE is not supplied, it is presumed that the information supplied is not required to be returned.
  • Artists are discouraged from submitting work on slide. Photographic images should either be hardcopy or be on disc in jpeg format and all multimedia work should be PC or DVD accessible.

Application details are available on the web site.

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