You can apply for the Dance Project Award. The purpose of this award is to support ambitious, high-quality, stand-alone initiatives that specifically deliver a presentation to or an engagement with an audience or public. You can find out more about this here http://www.artscouncil.ie/Funds/Dance-project-award/
Yes, although they might not earn income continuously or exlusively from their arts practice, applicants must identify themselves and be recognised by their peers as professional practising artists.
The Arts Council cannot help with this. You can apply to Culture Ireland, the National body that promotes Irish arts around the world. More information on Culture Ireland and funding opportunities can be found
You can apply for the Dance Travel and Training Award. This award is intended to allow dancers, in any genre, to undertake international travel to develop their arts practice through once off training opportunities. Details of the award can be found here
The Arts Council does not currently provide funding towards undergraduate and vocational courses in dance.
You can look at the Dance Artist Residency Scheme. The objective of this award is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country. The scheme is specifically aimed at dance artists working in collaboration with a venue and a local authority. You can access information about this here
Each award and scheme has its own set of guidelines. Within the guidelines document in each case, the process for assessing and adjudicating on applications is set out under Section 3, 'Processing and assessment of applications'. For general information about the Arts Council's mission and overall strategy, we advise that you look at