|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 22 April 2021|
|Artform and practice(s)||Local Place and Public Art|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
In the Open | Faoin Spéir, a special purpose Invitation to Collaboration round in 2021, has been developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose is to generate a sustained and curated programme of multidisciplinary, inclusive arts activity in
public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland between July 2021 and April 2022.
Our recent surveys with Behaviours and Attitudes show us that there is greater public confidence in attending events outdoors. As we expectantly emerge from the pandemic in the second half of 2021 and into 2022, In the Open | Faoin Spéir will help to
bring a renewed spirit of optimism and confidence in a fulsome return to the arts.
It is expected that up 14 places around the country will receive an In the Open | Faoin Spéir award.
The award will support:
local-authority-identified-and-led outdoor programme in partnership with one or more arts centre / arts organisation / arts festival and / or curator, or
arts centre / arts organisation / arts festival (currently supported by the Arts Council) identified-and-led public programme in partnership with a local authority.
The scheme is rooted in the policies set out in the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016–25), Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland and in A Framework for Collaboration: An Agreement Between the Arts Council and the County and City Management Association (FFC)
It is also responding to Survive Adapt Renew and Life Worth Living, the economic impact andpublic sentiment reports published in 2020. See here for more details on these reports http://www.artscouncil.ie/covid-19/research-and-reports/
Deadline for applications: 22 April 2021, 5.30pm
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.
- You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.
Still need help?
A listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
A listing of funding-related tweets