Archive for the ‘bursaries’ Category

Peggy Ramsay Grants

19th January 2011

The Peggy Ramsay Foundation was established in 1992 in accordance with the Will of Peggy Ramsay, the well-known play agent. The trustees of the foundation offer grants to assist individuals who make the theatre their principal place of work and have had some experience. It takes applications on a year-round basis from playwrights seeking bursary funding.

The trustees will consider an application from a playwright resident in the UK and Ireland who has had at least one full length play in English professionally produced for a run for an audience of adults or young people.

Individual grants never ordinarily exceed £5,000. Grants are sometimes made for equipment needed by qualified applicants, such as laptops, and for expenditure which makes writing possible. In every case whether a grant is made or not the applicant will be notified but reasons for grants or refusals are never given.

More details about the application process are available on the web site.

NI Screen Skills Development Bursary Fund

8th November 2010

Northern Ireland ScreenNorthern Ireland Screen’s Skills Development Bursary Fund is currently open for applications.

Through the fund Northern Ireland Screen can provide financial support for individuals working in Northern Ireland within the independent film, television and digital sector or for attendance on training and/or development courses.

The total amount available to an individual is £2,000, or up to 75% of the total budget for attendance on the course, whichever is the lesser amount. The balance of the total course attendance cost can be matched in cash from the individual applicant or from another private source.

Further information on how to apply for the fund is on the web site.

Kilkenny Bursary Available

2nd November 2010

Kilkenny County CouncilKilkenny County Council Arts Office is now inviting artists working across all art forms to apply for its Arts Office 2010 Bursary.

Applications will be accepted from individual creative practitioners working in any art form to enable them to pursue their practice, to develop within their chosen discipline, including research and development, professional development, formal education, collaborative projects and activities, multidisciplinary projects and equipment. Individuals seeking assistance must be involved in arts activities which, in the opinion of the Arts Office Develop knowledge of the arts and arts practice, their own practice and that of others. They must seek to promote the arts and arts practice to the public and develop an appreciation of the arts and their own practice and that of others. Undertakings should also assist in improving the standards of the arts and arts practice.

The Arts Office is encouraging individuals seeking assistance to involve others in their project, to assist and develop collaborative practice and engage with others in the execution of their activity or project.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4pm on Monday 22nd November 2010.

Guidelines and application forms are available from the web site.

Roscommon Individual Artists Bursary

23rd September 2010

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.

FSTI Opens Bursary Award

3rd September 2010

FAS Screen Training IrelandFÁS Screen Training Ireland supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board is currently inviting applications for the Screen Training Ireland Bursary Award Scheme. The scheme is open to experienced industry professionals and enables successful bursary recipients to participate in international training programmes, work placements and mentoring to assist their professional development.

The purpose of the scheme is to expose industry practitioners to the best training expertise, work situations. Bursaries are awarded to ensure professional development and skill enhancement in line with international work standards.

FÁS Screen Training Ireland offers three types of bursaries to applicants:

  • Funding to attend training courses and workshops abroad
  • Support funding to participate in a structured work programme within international companies and organisations
  • Mentorship whereby industry practitioners provide guidance for emerging practitioners

Professionals interested in applying for a Bursary Award, Work placement should fill in an online application and attach all supporting documents. For criteria, conditions and application procedure go to the web site or contact Emer MacAvin by phone 01 6077423 or via e-mail to