|Artform and practice(s)||Visual arts|
|Applicant type||Group, Organisation|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
|Telephone||+353 (0)1 618 236|
|Position||Head of Visual Arts (Job share)|
Visual Artists Workspace Scheme Update: Deadline extension
Please note that in consideration of the ongoing circumstances which have arisen due to COVID-19 the application period for this scheme has been extended.
The new closing date for applications to the 2021 Visual Artists Workspace Scheme is 17:30, Thursday 2 July 2020.
The purpose of this fund
purpose of the Visual Artists Workspace Scheme is to support artists’
workspaces throughout the country to provide the best possible working environment
for visual artists and, where feasible, to enable a level of subsidy for the
artists working in these spaces.
scheme is in line with the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016–25), Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland which commits to
ensuring ‘a supportive working environment that addresses key points in the
creative cycle by which art is made’.
The scheme will award grants of up to €40,000 towards running costs such as light, heat, rent, artists’ development programmes, administration and/or appropriate salary costs. A proportion of support up to a maximum of 20% of the total request may be directed toward essential maintenance and equipment expenditure.
Who can apply?
are welcome from the following:
- Workspaces dedicated to the support of professional visual artists.
- Workspaces that accommodate at
least four professional visual artists working on site.
- Workspaces proposing to share resources for the benefit of the artists
- Workspaces that have applied to Arts Grant Funding 2020 or intend
applying for Project Funding 2020 towards their public activities (eg.
exhibitions, productions, etc.), and NOT FOR STUDIO SUPPORT.
- Workspaces that do not intend to apply for studio support through Arts
Council Strategic Funding 2020.
must be located in the Republic of Ireland.
Arts Council is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications
individuals or groups within culturally diverse communities and from artists with disabilities.
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