Feature Article
Welcome to the April edition of our Newsletter
News this month
The Arts Council Information Sessions on Dignity and Respect at Work
Arts Council renews its partnership with Music Generation to December 2020
The Arts Council is procuring the services of a Research Adviser
NCCA Leaving Certificate Art - Consultation
Grants and Awards
Film Artist in Residence (Screenwriter) University College Cork 1 September 2018–31 August 2019
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 3 May 2018
Deadline: Opera Projects and Production Award
News from the community
Belltable:Connect Masterclass Series: Mask and Clown, led by Simon Thompson
Words Ireland @ ILFDublin: A National Day for Writers
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 3 May 2018

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 3 May, 2018 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 3 April 2018.

The following awards are available:

  • Music Commissions Award
  • Traditional Arts Commissions Award
  • Opera Commissions Award

The primary purpose of the award is to facilitate creative partnerships between a range of commissioners and artists. The Commissions Award supports fees paid to artists. The process must lead to some form of dissemination or presentation of the commissioned work in Ireland or abroad.

The award is open to individuals or organisations including artists, arts professionals, ensembles, local authorities, production companies and other agencies. Applications can only be made by the commissioner and not by the artist to be commissioned.

Award Guidelines for these awards will published on the available fundingsection on our website.

Please note

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. The commissioner and the artist/s to be commissioned must both 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.