Feature Article
Welcome to the July edition of our Newsletter
News this month
New Arts Council Collection acquisitions – 2021
Exhibitions showcasing the Arts Council Collection taking place this Summer & Autumn 2021
COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe Presentation of Festivals and Live Events.
Development of new Arts Council Policy in the area of Arts Participation
Digital Toolbox for the Arts
Upcoming Theatre Clinics
Arts Council Logo Refresh
COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Young People, Children and Education
Grants and Awards
Engaging with Architecture Scheme – deadline 17:30 Thursday 19 August 2021
Capacity Building Support Scheme
Arts Centre Funding 2022
Deadline: Strategic Funding 2022
Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 19 August 2021
Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 1
News from the community
Irish Memory Orchestra
Deadline: Strategic Funding 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2021

The application window will open on 20 July 2021

The purpose of Strategic Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.

Recipients of Strategic Funding must play a critical part in delivering the policy priorities of Making Great Art Work, the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy.

In offering Strategic Funding to organisations, the Arts Council wishes to ensure:

  • The delivery of excellent artwork and/or events, activities and services
  • Excellent opportunities for artists and/or arts professionals to develop their practice and/or to create or to be engaged in high-quality work
  • That the diversity of contemporary Ireland is reflected in the work it supports
  • That more people will enjoy high-quality arts experiences
  • Increased depth of engagement by and with the public
  • Standards of excellence in governance and management in the arts.

Strategic Funding is open to organisations only. Organisations can make only one application each year for Strategic Funding.

Guidelines will be published on the available funding section on our website mid-July

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online.Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application. 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.

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