|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 14 September 2023|
|Artform and practice(s)||Visual arts|
|Applicant type||Group, Organisation|
|Collaborative application possible?||Yes|
|Telephone||(0)1 618 0236 / 087 407 7909|
|Position||Visual Arts Officer|
The purpose of this fund
The purpose of the Visual Artists Workspace Scheme is to support artists’ workspaces throughout the country to provide the best possible working environment for visual artists and, where feasible, to enable a level of subsidy for the artists working in these spaces.
The scheme is in line with the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016–25), Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland which commits to ensuring ‘a supportive working environment that addresses key points in the creative cycle by which art is made’.
The scheme will award grants of up to €50,000 towards workspace costs – i.e. the running costs of the workspace such as light, heat, rent, administration and/or appropriate management costs and artist development costs. A proportion of support up to a maximum of 20% of the total request may be directed towards essential repair and maintenance.
Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from the following:
- Workspace in the Republic of Ireland
- Workspaces dedicated to the support of professional visual artists
- Workspaces that accommodate at least four professional visual artists working on site.
- Workspaces proposing to collaborate to share resources for the benefit of the visual artists working in their spaces
- Organisations/Groups/Collectives that have an established workspace
Note: workspaces that are successful in their application to this scheme cannot have received or have applied to other Arts Council Awards or grant programmes for the same purpose.
As part of its Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy, the Arts Council is committed to offering equality of access, opportunity and outcomes to all potential applicants regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller community, or socio-economic background. In this funding scheme the Arts Council particularly welcomes applications that are representative of the diversity of Irish society, including but not limited to any of the characteristics outlined above, and/or initiatives that deliver equitable opportunities or outcomes for those involved.
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