|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 29 April 2021|
|Artform and practice(s)||Architecture, Arts Centres, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Festivals, Film, Literature, Music, Opera, Street arts, Theatre, Traditional arts, Visual arts, YPCE|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
About the Award
An Open Call to the artists and arts organisations of Ireland to create collaborative ground-breaking public-facing projects of ambition, impact and scale that encourage discourse, provocation or response to place and identity as part of contemporary
Open Call is a programme for artists and arts organisations to develop and shift their practice and profile work for the public on a national scale, creating high-profile arts central to people’s lives.
Within the context of this award, collaboration refers to working with other artists or organisations, or may refer to collaboration with communities of place or interest. Projects of ‘scale and ambition’ is understood to mean work that is impossible
to achieve in your current practice, significant in vision, irrespective of physical, temporal or quantitative scale.
Projects proposed in response to the Open Call may be in any artform or be cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary.
The application window for the next round of Open Call (Phase1) will open on 30 March. The deadline for this Scheme is 5.30pm on Thursday, 29 April, 2021. Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website.
Full details of the application process will be provided in the scheme guidelines.
The award is open to individuals and organisations who are resident in (the Republic of) Ireland. There are certain exceptions where the Arts Council may deem eligible applications made by those based outside (the Republic of) Ireland. However, before
admitting as eligible any such application, the Arts Council would need to be satisfied that the outcomes of any such proposal would benefit the arts in (the Republic of) Ireland. Proposals received from organisations who are funded by the Arts Council
under Strategic, Partnership or Venues Funding must provide evidence that the project is exceptional and outside the remit of their funded activities.
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines 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
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