Funding: Arts Council Next Generation Artists Award

Applications are now open for the Arts Council Next Generation Artists Award. Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended to 5.30pm on Thursday, 21 May.

The purpose of the Next Generation Artists Award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career. Recipients will receive €20,000 and will also take part in a collective week-long residential programme in early 2021. Joint applications and interdisciplinary applications are welcomed.

This award is designed to support emerging artists to:

  • buy time to develop their work and practice;
  • support unique development needs to advance their own practice (this might be through engagement with a mentor, research, non-formal study and/or non-vocational training, collaborative partnerships, etc.). Applicants must detail the development need that would most advance his or her career at this time.

It will prioritise those who;

  • demonstrate ambition and vision for their work;
  • show potential to develop and strengthen a distinctive and assured creative practice;
  • show how they will benefit artistically from timely support for their artistic development;
  • demonstrate in a compelling way how the award and financial investment of this level and at this particular time will have a transformative effect in bringing them to the next stage of their artistic development.

In addition to the general purpose and objectives of the award, priority across all artform and practice areas will be given to emerging artists of proven talent, assurance and potential who:

  • demonstrate ambition and vision for their work;
  • show potential to develop and strengthen a distinctive and assured creative practice;
  • show how they will benefit artistically from timely support for their artistic development;
  • demonstrate in a compelling way how the award and financial investment of this level and at this particular time will have a transformative effect in bringing them to the next stage of their artistic development.

Closing date for applications is 5.30pm on Thursday, 21 May 2020.

For further information and application details, see artscouncil.ie.