Deis recording award

Closing date: Closing date passed

Maximum awarded: €10000

Artform & practices: Traditional arts

Applicant type: All

Collaborative application possible? Yes

Contact: Karen Whelan / Catherine Boothman

Position: Traditional Arts Team

Telephone: 01 6197805 / 6180263



5.30pm, Thursday, 10 April 2014.

Purpose and priorities of award

The purpose of the Deis Recording Award is to provide support for traditional arts recording projects, or recording projects involving collaboration between the traditional arts and other artforms. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate:

  • attention to artistic quality
  • innovation
  • significant benefit to the traditional arts community

Who can apply?

The Deis Recording Award is open to individuals, groups, bands and organisations

Proposals are accepted from all areas in the traditional arts (traditional music, song, dance and oral artforms such as storytelling and agallamh beirte)

Proposals received from organisations who are funded by the Arts Council under RFO, Annual Programming grants or Annual Funding grants must provide evidence that the project is exceptional and outside the remit of their funded activities.

Activities funded through Deis, which are run by colleges/universities must be accessible to the public.

What and how much can I apply for?

The Deis Recording Award is open to individuals and organisations and recording projects (including CD production) of the following nature will be considered: 

  • recordings that are of a significant archival nature or that are pertaining to the music of a specific region or in a particular style;
  • assist in making the music/song of an exceptional performer/composer/region publicly available;
  • have a particularly innovative theme or original artistic format;
  • form part of an individual’s career development.

The maximum award available is €10,000.

How do I apply?

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this award must be submitted online. The Arts Council has launched 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.

Before you will be able to make an online application you must register with the site. 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.

The window for making applications through the online services website will open on: 11 March 2014

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


Click on the following link to download a copy of the guidelines for the Deis Recording Award:

Deis Recording 2014 (0.10 MB, MS Word) 

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 forms.

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