Arts Council Music Bursary Award

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

The objective of the Music Bursary Award is to support individual professional artists in the field of music in the development of their artistic practice.

The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from an extended process of engagement with their practice. The award, therefore, provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their artistic practice.

Potential proposals could be those that:

  • Enable a composer or performer working in any music genre to buy time for the development of their artistic practice
  • Facilitate the development or completion of a specific body of artistic work
  • Enable artists to invest time in focused study of particular repertoire or area of technique.

Strategic priorities

The Arts Council has identified the following as strategic priorities for support through this award:

  • Professional artists working on the creation or performance of new Irish music or editions of important historic Irish music not yet generally available
  • Professional artists developing specialist period-performance practice as conductors or instrumentalists
  • Professional development of emerging Irish composers and conductors of proven promise.

The award is open to professional artists working in all genres and at all stages in their professional careers.

Closing date: 5:30pm, Thursday 31 January 2019
Maximum awarded: €10,000

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

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