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Opportunity: Arts Act Funding – Wicklow County Arts Office Funding Schemes 2024

Posted: 11 December, 2023

The Wicklow County Arts Office offers various funding schemes and supports artists, arts organizations, and community groups in developing and promoting artistic endeavours in the region.

Wicklow County Arts Office established its Funding Schemes to support artists, festivals, communities, arts participation and art form development. These initiatives are integral to Wicklow County Council’s broader efforts to encourage excellence in the arts and enhance community involvement in artistic endeavours across the county.

Applications are open from 1 December 2023 until 16 February 2024. 

This year Wicklow County Council Arts Office will be accepting applications under 3 schemes:

-Artist Award

-Artist & Community Collaboration

-Arts Festival Award

Scheme purpose
The purpose of the Funding Schemes is to support the programming and development of Artists and Communities in County Wicklow. It is the intention that these awards will fund, in full or in part, a particular aspect of an Artist, Festival and Community project, development plan or programme for 2024.

Application Support
For the first time, Wicklow County Arts Office is offering a new application support service from Wednesday, 10 January to Friday, 9 February 2024.

This service offers artists, communities, and festivals the opportunity to engage in one 30-minute consultation which will enable participants to pose questions, seek guidance and access support from a member of the Arts Office team. Available on a first come first served basis, please email wao@wicklowcoco.ie to schedule a suitable date and time.

Wicklow County Arts Office will also provide two Funding Clinics in early 2024. Leading the first session on Monday, 15 January 2024 is well-known curator and writer on art and architecture Marianne O’Kane Boal. For the past 11 years Marianne has delivered professional development workshops for Visual Artists Ireland focusing on tendering, creative proposals, work presentation, and public art. This Clinic will focus on the Artist Award scheme and the Artist & Community Collaboration Award scheme.

The second clinic takes place on Thursday, 18 January 2024 and will be facilitated by arts consultant, coach and curator Helen Meany. Helen is an experienced assessor of funding applications for grants and awards for the Arts Council and local authority Arts Offices. This Clinic will focus on the Arts Festival Award scheme.

Book now HERE

The application window opens on Friday 1st December 2023 and closes on Friday 16th February 2024 at 4pm.

How to apply? For more infomation head HERE

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