|Artform and practice(s)||Architecture, Local arts, Venues|
|Applicant type||Individual Artist, Organisation|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
|Telephone||01 618 02 36|
|Position||Visual Arts & Architecture Officer|
The purpose of the scheme is to support ambitious, innovative and creative, high-quality initiatives that specifically aim to enhance and extend the public’s experience of architecture. The Engaging with Architecture Scheme also seeks to build an expert network of architects, curators, arts programmers, festivals and arts centres working in this area. Please note that successful applicants may be required to participate in an Arts Council research projects seeking to gather data on the public’s engagement with architecture. There are two strands to the scheme. Funding is available under strand 1 to support the research and development of a project and, under strand 2, for the realisation of a project.
Who can apply?
The scheme is open to individuals, local authorities and organisations (including organisations that are in receipt of funding under the Arts Council’s three main grant programmes - Regularly Funded Organisations; Annual Funding; Annual Programming Grant).
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.
The maximum grant offer available under strand 1 is €2,000 and, under strand 2, is €20,000. In exceptional circumstances a larger grant may be offered. Timeline-funded activities must take place within one year of notification of an offer of funding.
Who cannot apply?
Individuals currently in undergraduate or postgraduate education cannot apply.
What you can apply for?
Costs associated with the implementation of programmes relating to engaging the public with architecture, such as artists’ fees, venue rental, installation/ presentation costs, audience development initiatives, marketing/publicity, travel costs and expenses for artists are eligible.
Costs specifically relating to the making of art by artists with disabilities will be considered. If you wish to apply for additional funding on this basis you should provide information with your application outlining what these additional costs are.
What you cannot apply for?
You cannot apply for more than one grant in any one round of funding. Activities and costs that you cannot apply for include the following:
- capital costs
- on-going core costs (e.g. salaries)
- activities or costs that do not fit with the purpose of the scheme
- activities which are more suited to another scheme/award funded by the Arts Council or operated by other state agencies including Culture Ireland
- activities that have already taken place or which will have commenced before a decision is due to be made on your application where the activity is for charity fund-raising purposes, for participation in a competition, or for primarily profit-making purposes
- activities that have already been assessed by the Arts Council. An exception will be made if the Council has specifically advised you to redirect your application to this scheme. Please bear in mind that such advice is not an indication of a successful outcome
- activities that take place in a formal education setting - for example, an architect resident in a school; such activities are catered for by the National Architects In Schools Initiative - which is run by the Irish Architecture Foundation and co-funded by the Arts Council.
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