Touring and dissemination of work scheme

Closing date: 08/05/2014

Maximum awarded: Unlimited

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

Applicant type: All

Collaborative application possible? Yes

Contact: Regina OShea

Telephone: 01 6180260


Applications are invited for proposals seeking funding in support of initiatives that are of high artistic quality and that generally have a strong audience focus. This scheme is designed to support the touring and dissemination of work in certain arts disciplines for tours starting between January 2015 and June 2015, and is open to applicants who are resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. 

The Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is open to applications from organisations and individuals. Applications which demonstrate collaboration / partnership between networks, consortia or other collective groupings of presenters are encouraged, particularly where these indicate a high degree of engagement with audiences and collaboration with the producing entity or artists.

Applicants in receipt of other Arts Council funding are eligible to apply, provided it is clear that the touring or dissemination activity for which funding is sought is additional to those activities for which Arts Council funding has already been offered.

Tours must begin between January 2015 and June 2015.


The deadline for the scheme is 5.30pm Thursday 08 May 2014. PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be submitted using the Arts Council’s online services website.

The window for making an online application opens on 08 April 2014.


Making an application

Applications for the scheme must be made through the Arts Councils online services website. You must sign up to the online services website to make an application.

IMPORTANT: You can only use the application form, available to download from the online services website, to make your application. This application form must be filled in using either Microsoft Word or the free open-source software OpenOffice.  Do not use any other software to complete this form as you will be unable to submit your application and you will have to redo your application using the correct software.  Don’t forget to save your application as .doc. 

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