Arts Council Travel and Training Award

The Travel and Training Award has three main strands with different objectives and priorities:

Travel and training outbound
The objective of the travel and training outbound award is to support individuals who wish to avail of training and other professional development opportunities abroad (outside the Island of Ireland). This strand accounts for the greater part of the funding available. The priority here is the development of the individual’s own arts practice, including: participation in once-off training opportunities, specialist courses or masterclasses. Other professional development opportunities such as short-term research projects, residencies, participation in workshops, internships (not including visual arts), mentoring programmes, attendance at conferences/seminars, and so on.

Travel and training inbound
The objective of travel and training inbound is to support individuals or organisations who wish to invite specialists from abroad (outside the Island of Ireland) to deliver high-level training or mentoring for the professional development of artists and others working professionally in the arts in Ireland. Where an individual or organisation wishes to bring in such specialists from abroad, the host individual or organisation may apply for the cost of travel and accommodation for the international guest(s).

Creative Europe (Culture Sub-programme) Travel Award
The Creative Europe (Culture Sub-programme) Travel Award only supports applications from arts organisations in the Republic of Ireland planning to submit proposals for EU funding under the Creative Europe (Culture Sub-programme) 2014–2020. The award is intended to cover some of the costs associated with face-to-face meetings with partner organisations in Europe, and will not support training costs or courses.

This is an ongoing, open application and further information can be found on the Arts Council website. The maximum award is €3,000.