|Artform and practice(s)||Local arts|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
|Telephone||01 618 02 60|
|Position||Local Arts Officer|
The purpose of this fund
The Arts Council is now seeking proposals from local authority arts services for projects in the area of Cultural Diversity and the Arts commencing in 2012. The intercultural project proposed should, through new collaborations, seek to develop work, resources or services that are ambitious, innovative and developmental.
The closing date for receipt of applications to this scheme is Thursday 28 June 2012 at 5.30pm. The window for making applications through the online services website will open on 24 May 2012.
This scheme is intended to encourage and support partnerships and new collaborations between local authorities, arts organisations and other relevant groups or organisations at local, regional, national and international level. At least two local authorities should be involved in any application.
The Cultural Diversity and the Arts strand was introduced to the scheme in 2010 and, for 2012 it is this strand alone of the scheme that is being advertised. This is an important part of the Arts Councils cultural diversity strategy for 2012/3. It is intended to promote the development of intercultural capacity in the arts across local authorities. The Arts Council believes that cultural interaction enriches the arts in Ireland by offering opportunities for mutual sharing, questioning, learning, understanding and change. Further information on the Arts Councils new policy and strategy in the area of cultural diversity can be accessed here: http://www.artscouncil.ie/Arts-in-Ireland/Arts-participation/Arts-and-cultural-diversity/
Under the Local Partnership Scheme in 2012, funding for innovative, collaborative arts projects, resources or services, can be sought for either of two phases of a project:
- A Research and Development Phase, up to a maximum of €10,000
- A Project Implementation Phase, up to a maximum of €20,000
Since its introduction in 2004 this scheme has supported a number of landmark collaborative initiatives, some of which have become mainstreamed into ongoing provision.
All applications must be submitted entirely online. All applicants are required to use the online serivces website: https://onlineservices.artscouncil.ie/Secure/Login.aspx
- Click on the Make an Application button
- Confirm your details are correct and click the Next button
- Choose Local Partnership Scheme from the funding drop down menu.
Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted in hard copy.
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidance notes available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- 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.
Still need help?
A listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
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