Arts and Disability Connect Scheme 2023


The Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland has announced the dates for the Arts and Disability Connect awards scheme 2023.
There are four different strands within the scheme: Mentoring, Training, New Work, and Research and Development.

This year these four strands are split across two opportunities:

The first opportunity includes Mentoring awards (3,000 euro) or Training awards(1,000 euro),

The second opportunity includes New Work awards (15,000) or Research and Development awards (5,000).

Opportunity One (Mentoring awards or Training awards) opens on Monday 3 April, with a deadline of Wednesday 7 June at 4pm.

Opportunity Two (New Work awards or Research and Development awards) opens on Monday 14 August, with a deadline of Tuesday 10 October at 4pm.

The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support individual artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice and to connect with arts organisations and arts professionals in Ireland.

Application forms and guidelines, easy read information and FAQs for Opportunity One can be downloaded here.

ADC Come Ask Questions session
Join the ADI team and ask any questions you have about making an application to the Arts and Disability Connect scheme. This will be held on Tuesday 16 May at 12-1pm via Zoom. ISL interpreters will be provided by Bridge Interpreting and speech to text will be provided by MyClearText. Click here to register for Come Ask Questions

Applicant support
Artists and people supporting them to apply can book in applicant support up until Thursday 1 June. This is for up to one hour of support either on the phone, Zoom or by email. Click here to book applicant support.

The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is funded by The Arts Council and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.

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