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Arts and Disability Connect awards scheme Opportunity Two 2023 open for applications

Posted: 14 August, 2023

The Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to have opened applications for the Arts and Disability Connect awards scheme Opportunity Two 2023.

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

There are four different strands within the scheme: Mentoring, Training, New Work, and Research and Reflection (previously known as Research and Development).

In 2023, these four strands are split across two opportunities:

The first opportunity, which closed in early June, included Mentoring and Training awards.

This second opportunity includes New Work or Research and Reflection awards (previously known as Research and Development).

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, guidelines, easy read information and FAQs for Opportunity Two 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 19 September at 12-1pm via Zoom. Irish Sign Language interpreters will be provided by Bridge Interpreting and speech to text will be provided by MyClearText. Click here to register for the Come Ask Questions session.

Applicant support
Artists and people supporting them to apply can book in applicant support up until Thursday 5 October. 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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