24 artists of exceptional promise have been awarded Next Generation bursaries by the Arts Council, the government agency for funding and developing the arts. The Next Generation programme recognises and promotes a selection of artists from different disciplines and gives them the time they need to develop their practice.
Awarded with €15,000 each, the innovative young artists work across music, literature, circus, theatre and architecture, and are based in all four provinces of Ireland. In Spring 2018, the 24 chosen artists will take part in a collective week-long residential programme at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan.
The purpose of the Next Generation bursary award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career. Recipients will receive €15,000 and will also take part in a collective week-long residential programme in spring 2018.
Arts Council Director Orlaith McBride said: “Each year we have the difficult job of choosing from the dozens of excellent applications we receive, and in 2017 our task was harder than ever.”
“We chose to support 24 artists of great potential from a diverse range of practices and disciplines, and I look forward to seeing their work for many years to come. I wish each of our recipients every success,” she added.
The artists who received the bursaries are from all over the country including Donegal, Dublin, Wicklow, Galway, Leitrim, Louth and Cork.
In a video published by the Arts Council here the recipients spoke of what it means to them to be a Next generation artist.
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