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Other Available Funding

Funding and opportunities available to artists

Arts Council
Artists, arts organisations and groups working with the arts can apply for funding to the Arts Council. Discover what funding is available, read information about funding and download guidelines and application forms here.

Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme
Managed by Create. Offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The AIC Scheme also offers an annual bursary, as well as residencies and a summer school. The AIC scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. For information on the Scheme and how to apply contact or phone 01-4736600.

Local Authority Funding
Local authority funding varies from county to county but key resources are supported across all counties such as:

  • venues
  • programmes to support access and participation by the public in the arts
  • programmes to engage young people and children in the arts
  • professional development of artists of all disciplines e.g. musicians, painters, film makers, dancers, sculptors, actors etc.

Details on what each local authority arts office supports are here (links back to the list of local authority websites).

Other Art Resource Organisations:
Dance Ireland
Music Network
Theatre Forum
Visual Arts Ireland
Poetry Ireland
Culture Ireland
Screen Ireland

It is an opportunity for artists to realise their artistic ideas and learn through their practice

Pádraig Naughton, Director ADI

Bridge: Croi Glan and West Cork Inclusive Dance Group
Funded by the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme

Bridge:Croi Glan and West Cork Inclusive Dance Group
Funded by the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme

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