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Attention: Update on Travel and Training Award 2013
The Arts Council wishes to advise that from 31 May we will be unable to support further applications in Music under the Travel and Training Award.
Funding continues to be available to support applications in: architecture, arts participation, film, literature, opera, traditional arts, venues, visual arts and young people, children and education.
In the meantime if you require further information please contact the relevant artform / arts practice assistant. Contact details are available on our staff contact and adviser list: http://www.artscouncil.ie/en/contact_details.aspx
There are no formal deadlines for the Travel and Training Award. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applicants seeking support for formal courses (postgraduate or equivalent) and for other eligible opportunities must submit their application at least six weeks before their course or work programme begins. You are advised that the Arts Council cannot guarantee to assess applications received less than six weeks before a course or work programme begins.
Purpose and priorities of award
There are three strands to this award. The principal strand is Travel and Training Outbound, for which the majority of funding is available; the secondary strand is Travel and Training Inbound; a third strand is the CCP International Award.
Travel and Training Outbound
The primary purpose of Travel and Training Outbound is to support individuals who wish to avail of training and other professional development opportunities abroad, where the focus is on the development of the individual’s own arts practice.
Travel and Training Outbound will facilitate participation in once-off training opportunities, specialist courses or masterclasses. The award will support formal postgraduate training only where the selected course is of a type and/or at a level not available in Ireland; applicants must provide evidence that this is the case.
Other examples of eligible professional development opportunities include short-term research projects; residencies; participation in workshops; internships; mentoring programmes; attendance at conferences/seminars.
Travel and Training Inbound
The primary purpose of Travel and Training Inbound is to support individuals or organisations who wish to invite specialists from abroad to deliver high-level training or mentoring for the professional development of artists and others working professionally in the arts in Ireland. Where an individual or organisation wishes to bring in such specialists from abroad, the host individual or organisation may apply for the cost of travel and accommodation for the international guest(s). Payment will be made after the visit and only upon submission of receipts. Applicants must state whom they wish to invite and provide details of the training or mentoring to be provided.
CCP International Award
The CCP International Award only supports applications from arts organisations planning to make applications for EU culture funding under either the EU Culture Programme 2007-13 or the upcoming Creative Europe Programme 2014 - 2020. The award is intended to cover some of the costs associated with face-to -face meetings with partner organisations in Europe and will not support training costs or courses. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are in the process of developing or preparing an application to the EU Culture Programme and be able to provide details of their proposed project and their key partners. Applicants will need to demonstrate the current level of engagement with the proposed partners. It is likely that funding offered under CCP International will not exceed €2,000 and in most cases will be less. Applications which can demonstrate organizational commitment will be prioritised. The CCP International Award supports applications from all art forms and arts practices. However, as EU culture funding does not support audio-visual projects, film is not eligible for support under the CCP International Award.
Download award guidelines
All applications for Travel and Training awards must be made online through the Arts Council’s online services website. In addition, all support materials for Travel and Training awards must be submitted online. You can upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format (up to a limit of 20MB) with your application form.
To make an application for a Travel and Training Award, please sign up for online services (https://onlineservices.artscouncil.ie).
Note: Before you will be able to make an online application you will have to register with the site. It may take up to five days for your registration to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.
For information on how to make an online application please go to the following links:
- Online services FAQs: a listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
- Youtube: A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding
- Twitter: a listing of funding-related tweets