Funding Opportunity: Arts Council Agility Award

Applications are open for the Arts Council Agility Award.

In the context of the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19, and the Arts Council’s commitment to raising standards of excellence in the making of art, the purpose of the Agility Award is to support professional artists and arts workers to:

  • Develop their practice, and/or;
  • Develop their work, and/or;
  • Develop their skills, and/or;
  • Create new work, and/or;
  • Present new work.

This award was developed to support people following the COVID-19 crisis and is open to all.

The Arts Council particularly welcome new applicants and encourage applications from all areas of the community regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller Community, or socio-economic background.

Closing date for applications is 5.30pm, Thursday, 8 July 2021.

Please note: You must be registered with the online services website to make an application for any Arts Council funding. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.

We also urge anyone, before starting your application, to reach out to the relevant contact within the Arts Council at

For further information and application guidelines, please see