|Artform and practice(s)||Traditional arts|
|Applicant type||Individual Artist, Organisation|
|Telephone||01 618 02 00|
Purpose of award
The Traditional Arts Commissions Award supports fees paid to artists for commissions in the field of Traditional Arts (i.e. commissions involving traditional music, song, dance or oral arts). The award also supports collaboration between the traditional arts and other artforms that are in line with the Arts Council’s policy on the traditional arts.
The primary purpose of this award is to facilitate creative partnerships between a range of commissioners and artists. The process must lead to some form of outcome or conclusion. This might be a public performance, a process of engagement with a community of place or interest or some other form of dissemination or presentation of the commissioned work in Ireland or abroad.
In the context of this award the definition of a ‘commission’ is where one person or entity (the commissioner) supports and pays another (an artist or group of artists) to create or deliver an artistic work or project that takes place within a set of parameters agreed to by both partners.
The window for making an online application opens on 31 March 2020.
Before you will be able to make an online application the commissioner and the artist/s to be commissioned will have to separately register with the online services 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.
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