Financial support

The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including theatre (as listed below). You can find further information on those and other supports, direct and indirect, in the financial support section.

 
NameDecision DateMaximum Awarded €Abstract
Theatre artist development scheme01 May 201430000The Theatre Development Funding Scheme will give arts organisations the opportunity to offer developmental and mentoring programmes to groups of theatre artists.
Theatre artist residency scheme01 May 201420000The purpose of this scheme is to offer theatre artists the opportunity to create a year-long work programme in partnership with venues and local authorities. The specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the theatre artist in collaboration with the venue and/or local authority.
Theatre resource-sharing support scheme01 May 201420000The purpose of this award is to offer organisations the opportunity to share administrative and production resources with a number of individual theatre artists over a specified period of time.
Touring and dissemination of work scheme08 May 2014UnlimitedThis scheme is designed to support the touring and dissemination of work in certain arts disciplines for tours starting between January 2015 and June 2015, and is open to applicants who are resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Annual fundingClosing date passedUnlimitedApplicants to Annual Funding may request a contribution towards both operating and artistic programming costs.
Artist in the community scheme bursary awardClosing date passed10000The Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2013: Arts and Cultural Diversity aims to support individual professional artists in any artform working in the field of arts and cultural diversity.
Circus bursary awardClosing date passed12000 
EU Local Partnership schemeClosing date passedUnlimitedFor project activities and events taking place 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013 inclusive. To mark Irelands Presidency of the Council of the European Union, this special issue of the Local Partnership Scheme is intended to support Local Authorities and Ealaín na Gaeltachta to develop or carry out innovative collaborative arts projects in co-operation with arts organisations within their localities or regions, and with partners elsewhere in Europe.
Festivals and events schemeClosing date passed20000The Arts Council has introduced a new scheme to support festivals and events. The scheme will be open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals. Events may be one-off projects or programmed over a number of months.
Location one fellowshipClosing date passed22500A 5-month fellowship based in New York
RAISE - The Business of Arts Fundraising Closing date passed30000The RAISE 2013 award consists of professional support for the creation of a fundraising strategy, recruitment and mentoring of a fundraising intern, and funding for the retained fundraising intern, as an entry level fundraiser, for a two-year period.
Regularly funded organisationsClosing date passedUnlimitedApplicants to the Regularly Funded Organisation programme may request a contribution to both their operating and artistic programming costs. This funding programme is not open to general applications. Instead, the Arts Council will invite organisations to participate on the basis of published criteria.
Theatre bursary awardClosing date passed15000The theatre bursary award has been suspended for 2014
Theatre project awardClosing date passed150000This award supports projects in the field of theatre commencing in 2014.
Touring and dissemination - Advance PlanningClosing date passedUnlimitedThe Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is designed to support the touring and dissemination of work across a range of artforms and arts practices due to take place between January 2015 and December 2015, and is open to applicants who are resident or based in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Young ensembles schemeClosing date passed10000The primary purpose of this award is to support groups of young people between the ages of 12 and 23 to create ambitious and original work together in any art form (e.g., circus, dance, digital media, film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, or any combination of the above).