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Kildare Grants & Bursaries

24th February 2010

Kildare County Council is looking for submissions for its 2010 Arts Act Grant Scheme and Bursary Awards.

There is an array of grants and bursaries on offer, including the following which might be of particular interest to our members:

* Film Bursary Award
* Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary Award
* Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award

The closing date for all the grants / bursaries is 5pm on Friday the 19th March. Application forms can be downloaded from the web site.

Cork Arts Funds

7th January 2010

Cork City Council invites applications for the grants under the Arts Act from groups who contribute to the creative arts or culture of Cork City. Grant is provided to a number of professional arts organisations and community and voluntary groups throughout the city area. These grants provide direct revenue funding for groups in support of their core work.

Cork City Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Plan 2006-2009 is available to download from its website. Grant aid is distributed in accordance with these policies and strategies. Arts Grants are allocated to organisations only. Cork City Council offer artist bursary awards to individual artists. Please contact to arts office for further information.

Applications should be made on the official application form, which is available from the Arts Office, Recreation, Amenity and Culture, City Hall. Cork. Application forms are also available from the website and by email from

Completed application forms, accompanied by the documentation specified on the application form, should be returned to the Arts Office, Recreation, Amenity and Culture, 1st Floor, Abbeycourt House, George’s Quay, Cork, not later than 5pm on Friday 5th February 2010.

Kilkenny Arts Act Grants

7th October 2009

Kilkenny County Council is looking for applications for its Arts Act Grants 2009.

Any organisation or individual based in the Kilkenny administrative area involved in activities, which promote, develop the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts is eligible to apply for the Arts Act Grant.

The Arts includes:
Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, Film, Artistic Craftsmanship, Literature, Dance, Photography, and Multi-disciplinary events.

The grant divided into three categories:

  1. Groups and Organisations promoting the Arts
  2. Equipment Purchasing Grant
  3. Individual Artists – all art forms – to enable them to pursue their practice and to develop within their chosen discipline, including Professional Development and the purchase of equipment.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is no later than 4pm on Wednesday 4th November 2009.

Information on how to apply is available on the web site.

Galway Art Commission

10th August 2009

Galway City Council invites artists and arts practitioners of all disciplines to submit proposals for a public art commission to take place in the Carrowbrowne Halting Site, Headford Rd, Galway. The budget for the Carrowbrowne Public Art Commission is €15,000.

The practitioner is asked to respond to the context of the Carrowbrowne site and its community towards the development of a new public arts project that will be informed by the culture and lives of the Traveller Community.

Proposals for any medium of the arts including Drama/Music/Dance/Literature/Sculpture/Visual Arts/Film/Performing Arts are accepted, as are proposals for temporary and engaged projects as well as permanent installations.

Proposals from members of the traveller community professionally involved in the arts are welcome.

Deadline: 4.00pm on Friday 25th September 2009.

Submissions to:
Megs Morley
Public Arts Officer
Galway City Council
College Rd

The full project brief is available to download, or can be obtained from the Public Arts Officer at or +353-91-536588

Galway Film Commission?

29th June 2009

The Galway Advertiser reports that in the current tough economic climate some politicians are turning to the Arts to attract investment.

Galway Labour councillor Billy Cameron is urging the Galway City Council to establish a film commission to promote the county as a film location.

“Great film and television drama continues to be made in Ireland year after year,” said Cllr Cameron, “but I am convinced we could be losing out due to the fact that we do not have a office under the auspices of the city council.”

Cllr Cameron points out that Galway is a “unique centre of culture and creativity” with an office of the Irish Film Board in the city, the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at NUI, Galway, Studio Solas, and the Galway Film Fleadh.

“All of this infrastructure along with the fact that we possess producers, directors, writers, cast and crews in abundance leaves me in no doubt that Galway can become a centre for film making in the west,” he said. “A multi agency film commission is pivotal and the cog in the wheel to put Galway on the map for future film making.”