|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 20 April 2017|
|Artform and practice(s)||Architecture, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Festivals and events, Film, Literature, Local arts, Music, Opera, Street arts, Theatre, Traditional arts, Venues, Visual arts, YPCE|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
Projects proposed in response to the Open Call may be in any artform or be cross-disciplinary. Priority will be given to projects that:
- Are large in ambition, irrespective of physical, temporal, or quantitative scale
Engage with the public, as audience members and/or as participants.
Applicants may apply for up to €350,000. The total funding proposed for this scheme is €800,000.
The application process will be single phase. An international jury will assess and agree the projects to be supported through the Open Call. The jury will be chaired by a non-voting member of Council. Two Council members will be nominated as voting members. In addition one Irish and two internationally based experts will be voting members of the international jury.
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 RFO, Annual Programming grants or Annual Funding grants 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
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
A listing of funding-related tweets