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Arts and Disability Connect Scheme Round One 2024 Application Resources and Support

Posted: 3 April, 2024

There are several applicant support resources available for Arts and Disability Connect, including a Come and Ask Questions Session, one-on-one Applicant Support, and a recorded Information Session.

Round One of the Arts and Disability Connect Scheme is now open from 19 March until 7 May 2024 at 4pm. Arts and Disability Connect includes New Work, Research and Reflection, and Mentoring and Training awards for individual artists with disabilities. 

The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice and to connect with arts organisations and arts professionals in the Republic of Ireland. Application forms, guidelines and other resources can be found at adiarts.ie/connect. If you have questions about the scheme, please email connect@adiarts.ie.

Come and Ask Questions Session

Join the ADI team and ask any questions you have about making an application to the Arts and Disability Connect scheme. The session will take place on Tuesday 9 April 12 to 1pm.

For one hour we’ll chat about your application ideas and answer questions you have about the awards. The Arts and Disability Connect information sessions are for artists with disabilities who are applying for funding and for people who are supporting them to apply.

Click here to register for the Come and Ask Questions session.

Speech to text will be provided by MyClearText, and ISL will be provided by Bridge Interpreting.

One-on-one Applicant Support 
Artists and people supporting them to apply for Arts and Disability Connect funding can book in applicant support up until Thursday 2 May.

We recommend that you read the guidelines of the award you are applying for before attending the meeting. If you would like us to review a draft application, please send it at least two days in advance to connect@adiarts.ie.

You can have up to 1 hour of support either on the phone, Zoom or by email.
During this time, we can review a draft application, answer any queries, and give feedback.

Click here to book a one-to-one applicant support session.

Information Session

The latest Arts and Disability Connect Information Session is now available to watch on YouTube.

This is a recording of the Arts and Disability Connect information session for Round One 2024 with Róisín Power Hackett from Arts & Disability Ireland.

It was hosted on Zoom and featured image descriptions and captions. Irish Sign Language interpretation was provided by Michael Feeney. During the information session Róisín shared insights into Round One of the Arts and Disability Connect scheme in 2024.

Previous information sessions are also available on our YouTube and SoundCloud, including interviews with previous awarded artists for Training, Mentoring, Research and Reflection and New Work awards.The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.

All application forms, guidelines, Easy Read information and FAQ’s are available at adiarts.ie/connect

If you have any queries about the Arts and Disability Connect scheme please email connect@adiarts.ie.


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