Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary Award

The Arts Council will open applications for the Arts Participation Bursary Award on 18 December 2018. The closing date for applications will be 5:30pm, Thursday 31 January 2019.

The objective of the Arts Participation Bursary Award is to support individual professional artists in any artform whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals) in any of the following contexts:

  • Health
  • Disability
  • Cultural diversity
  • Older people
  • Communities of place or interest

The Arts Participation Bursary Award is aimed at artists who:

  • Work collaboratively with individuals and groups (non-arts professionals) in the making and interpreting of art;
  • Consider and prioritise the quality of engagement at all stages – e.g. in the planning, making and evaluation of work;
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to artistic outcomes alongside any other aims in areas such as health, disability, community development, etc.

The award aims to support professional artists to develop their arts-participation practice. It emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that are derived from an extended process of engagement with their practice and seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their practice.

Closing date: 17:30, Thursday 31 January 2019
Maximum awarded: €10,000

For further information, please see or contact / 01 61 80 200.

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