Annual funding

Closing date: Closing date passed

Maximum awarded: Unlimited

Artform & practices: Architecture, Arts and disability, Arts and education, Arts and health, Arts in schools, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Festivals and events, Film, Literature (English language), Literature (Irish language), Music, Opera, Spectacle, Street arts, Theatre, Traditional arts, Venues, Visual arts, Young people children and the arts

Applicant type: Organisation

Collaborative application possible? No

Contact: Relevant artform /practice team

Telephone: 01 618 02 00

The purpose of annual funding is to provide stable and secure funding to certain arts organisations (on an annual basis). Applicants may request a contribution towards both operating and artistic programming costs.

Organisations applying for the first time are requested to first discuss their suitability for this funding programme with the relevant Head of Team at the Arts Council.


The deadline for applications is 5.30pm, Thursday 10 October 2013.


Making an application

Applications will only be accepted via the Arts Councils online services website: You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.

If you have previously applied for funding via online services you can make an application through your existing account. Otherwise 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 an online application will open on Tuesday, 10 September 2013.


For information on how to make an online application:

  • Online services FAQs - a listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
  • Twitter - a listing of funding-related tweets

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