Arts participation bursary award

Closing date: Closing date passed

Maximum awarded: €10000

Artform & practices: Arts participation

Applicant type: Individual artist

Collaborative application possible? No

Telephone: 01 61 80 200


The purpose of the award

The purpose of the award is to support professional artists to develop their art practice. It provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art.

Download award guidelines

You can download the guidelines as a Word doc. If this does not meet your needs, please contact the Arts Council.

2014 Arts Participation Bursary Award Guidance Notes (0.13 MB, MS Word) 

Online services

The Arts Council has an online services website. All applications must be submitted through the online services website. You can upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format (up to 40 MB in total) along with your application form.

The window for making an online application opens on 17 December 2013.

Before you will be able to make an online application you will have to register with the site. It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible. To register now click here. Please note that there will be no registrations between Friday 21 December 2012 and Wednesday 2 January 2013.

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.

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