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Welcome to the December edition of our Newsletter
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South African Arts Participation Study Visit
Grants and Awards
Young Ensembles Scheme 2017
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 16 February 2017
Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 16 February 2017
News from the community
Music Network Announces Three Deadlines
Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 16 February 2017

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Award is Thursday 16 February 2017 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 17 January 2017.


The objective of the Deis Award is to provide support for traditional arts projects. Projects that are led by the traditional arts and involve collaboration with other artforms are also eligible.  Deis supports one-off or short-term projects only and other funding will not be granted under the award.


Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate:

  • Attention to artistic quality
  • Innovation
  • Significant benefit to the traditional arts community.


The Deis Award is open to individuals, groups, bands and organisations.


All awards are informed by the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016-2025) Making Great Art Work.


Award Guidelines for the Deis Award are published on the available funding section on our website.


Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. The applicant must be registered with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.


Please note – A second round of the Deis Award will be offered later in the year, the deadline for which is 31 August 2017.


Applications for recording activity or projects centred on the publication of work, such as tutorials, tune collections, critical writing, etc. will be not be eligible for the Deis Award but are eligible for application to the Deis Recording and Publication Award, the deadline for which is 6 April 2017.


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