Funding: Arts Council Music Bursary Award

Applications are now open for the Arts Council Music Bursary Award.

The purpose of the Music Bursary Award is to support professional artists at any stage of their career to develop their art practice. It provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art.

The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from an extended process of engagement with their practice at any stage of their career.

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.

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

The maximum award is €15,000.

Note: You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. 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. 

Closing date for applications is 5.30pm, Thursday 30 July 2020.

For further information and applications details, please see