Closing date: Closing date passed

Maximum awarded: €20000

Artform & practices: Traditional arts

Applicant type: All

Collaborative application possible? Yes

Contact: Karen Whelan

Position: Traditional Arts Assistant

Telephone: 01 6197805


Deis is a scheme established under the Arts Councils Traditional Arts Initiative, 2005-2008. Deis is aimed at encouraging and facilitating the traditional arts community to seek funding from the Arts Council for a range of projects.

Closing date

  • 5.30 pm Thursday, 20 February 2014

How do I apply?

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this award must be submitted online. The Arts Council has an online services website which allows for applications to be submitted entirely online. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.

REGISTER: If you have made a funding application since April 2010 and are applying in the same name, you will have an online services account, which you access with your ARN and password.  If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it via the link on the online services homepage by entering your ARN and the email address associated with the account.

If you have not made an online application within the last two years OR you are applying on behalf of a group/organisation which has not previously made an online application, you must register for an online services account. It may take up to five working days for your registration to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.

  • 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


You can download the guidelines by clicking on the link below:

Reporting on your completed project

If you receive funding you will be required to provide a report using the Deis and Deis Recording report form and the income and expenditure template when you request your final payment.  Please see here for more information on reporting on your completed project and to download the report form and I&E template.

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