29 July 2010: Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme 2011

The Arts Council invites applications for grants towards the running costs of visual artists’ workspaces. Following the Council’s recent policy Visual Artists’ Workspaces in Ireland - A New Approach, it is implementing this new scheme with the aim of assisting group studios throughout the country to provide the best possible environment for working visual artists and, where feasible, to enable a level of subsidy for resident visual artists.

The scheme will award grants of up to €30,000 towards running costs such as light, heat, rent, artists’ development programmes, administration and/or appropriate salary costs (capital costs and public programmes such as exhibitions/public events cannot be applied for through this grant programme). Any grant offers will be once-off for 2011. There is an overall total available fund of €250,000.

The closing date for the Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme is Thursday 9 September 2010 at 5.30pm

How to apply

The scheme is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council. Applications should be sent in hard copy and electronic format (word format) to:

  • Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme 2011
    Visual Artists Ireland
    37 North Great Georges Street
    Dublin 1
  • To download guidelines and the application form see: http://www.visualartists.ie

Further information

  • Queries may be directed to: Niamh Looney, Visual Artists Ireland, email:  info@visualartists.ie, ph: +353 1 872 2296.
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