The Arts Council Announce Agility Award

The Arts Council is now accepting applications for the Agility Award, aimed at supporting individual professional artists, freelance artists, and arts practitioners across a wide range of art forms and practices. This funding opportunity is designed to aid in the development of artistic practice, work, and skills.

Eligible art forms include Architecture, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Festivals, Film, Literature, Music, Opera, Spectacle, Street Arts, Theatre, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts, and Young People, Children, and Education (YPCE). Individual artists can apply for a maximum award of €5,000.

The closing date for applications is 17:30 on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

See further details here.

All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form. 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. 

The Arts Council is hosting a series of online information clinics via Zoom for the Agility Award on the following dates:

The main points covered in the information clinics will be:

  • Changes to the Agility Award guidelines for 2024
  • The application process
  • The scoring process
  • Q&A session

Click on your preferred date above and enter your details to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.