Feature Article
Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter
News this month
Festival and Events Adviser to the Arts Council: Request for Tender
ilDÁNA 2021 / 2022
Exhibitions showcasing the Arts Council Collection taking place this Summer 2021
Grants and Awards
Agility Award 2021, Round 2
Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 1
Creative Schools
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2021
Creative Europe Desk
i-Portunus Houses Briefing Event
Creative Europe 2021 – 2027: Spotlight on Cultural Heritage
Creative Europe Focus on Architecture
News from the community
Wexford Festival Opera seeks Executive Director
Artistic Director/ CEO Carlow Arts Festival
Irish Aerial Creation Centre seeks Managing Director
Agility Award 2021, Round 2

We are delighted to announce the opening of round 2 of the Agility Award 2021.

The Agility Award for individual freelance artists and arts workers at any stage of their careers. It is available across all art forms and arts practice areas that we support.

This award was developed to support people following the Covid-19 crisis and is open to all.

We particularly welcome new applicants and encourage applications from all areas of the community regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller Community, or socio-economic background.


What is the purpose of the Agility Award?

This award will help you to do one or more of the following:

  • Develop your practice
  • Develop your skills
  • Develop your work
  • Create new work
  • Present new work


Access supports

If you have a disability and would like help to apply, contact our Access Officer Adrienne Martin three weeks before the deadline, or as soon as you can. You can also apply for additional costs to meet access needs you may have as part of your proposal.


You can contact Adrienne by:


When can I register to make an application?

Now! If you do not have an online services account, register now. It can take up to five days for us to process your registration and send you your log-in details and ARN number.


When can I apply?

Once you register on our online services, you can apply from Tuesday 8 June, 2021.

Apply as early as you can

If you apply early it means:

  • you have time to ask us more questions and receive technical support
  • you’ll avoid any possible slower upload times on the deadline date in July

How do I apply?

To apply, you first need to read three guideline documents we have prepared. They are newly updated and they talk you through what you need to do. They are worth reading carefully so build that time into your planning.

After this, download the application form from your online services account, complete the form, and prepare your supporting material (such as CVs).

What now?

We wish you the very best with your application.