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
Arts Centre Funding 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 23 September 2021

The application window will open on Tuesday27 July 2021.

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

In offering Arts Centre Funding, the Arts Council wishes to ensure:

  • The year-round production and dissemination of arts activities, events and services of the

          highest quality throughout the country

  • That greater numbers of people enjoy high-quality arts experiences
  • That artists are supported in their professional practice
  • That audiences, artists and participants reflect the diversity of contemporary Ireland
  • Increased depth of engagement by and with the public
  • High standards in governance and management.


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

Two seminars will be organised on-line, after guidelines have been published, to assist applicants with completing the application. These seminars will take place in early August and early September and further details of these will be published in the next newsletter and through Theatre Forum.

Guidelines will be published on the available funding section on our website in mid-July 2021.

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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