Arts Council Funding | Agility Award

Applications for the Arts Council’s Agility Award are now open.

The Agility Award aims to support individual professional freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their careers.

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 is open to freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their career.

Closing date for applications is 5.30pm on Thursday, 3 February 2022.

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