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: Project Awards, Thursday, 19 August 2021

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is 5.30pm Thursday, 19 August 2021.

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.

The Arts Council will offer Project awards in the following:

  • Architecture
  • Arts Participation
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Street Arts & Spectacle
  • Theatre
  • Traditional Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Young People Children and Education


The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the above artform/arts practice areas. The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website in mid-July

Who can apply:

The award is open to individuals and organisations.

Who cannot apply:

  • Organisations currently in receipt of funding under the following Arts Council programmes: Strategic Funding, Arts Centre Funding, Partnership Funding – though the involvement of such organisations as partners is welcome
  • Organisations or individuals that have already submitted an application for 2022 Arts Grant Funding
  • Members of the Council of National Cultural Institutions directly funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
  • Individuals or organisations who do not have a demonstrable track record as professional artists or organisations
  • Individuals currently in undergraduate education (including those undertaking foundation courses) or who will be during the period for which this award is offered
  • Individuals seeking support towards fees for postgraduate (including unaccredited)/higher education or study
  • Note: you cannot apply for the award both as an individual and as part of an organisation – e.g. you cannot apply as artistic director of a company and also apply separately under your own name. Applications that do so will not be prioritised and may be deemed ineligible for reapplication.


Note: organisations cannot apply to both this round of the Project Award and Strategic Funding 2022.


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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