Feature Article
Welcome to our December Newsletter
News this month
Developing an Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy
'Creative Associates' meet their schools and get to work
Literature Bursary Award Information Clinics
The Arts Council is delighted to welcome Katy Fitzpatrick as Adviser - Young People, Children and Education
2019 Visual Artists Workspace scheme recipients announced.
Tender for the Provision of Arts Participation Adviser Services to the Arts Council
Grants and Awards
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 31 Jan 2019
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
The Liam O’Flynn Award - Closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 17 January 2019
Young Ensembles Scheme 2019
The Arts Council announces 2019 Bursary Award for Artists and Curators.
News from the community
Music Generation Development Officer (Roscommon)
Creative Europe Desk
Don’t forget Cooperation Projects 2019 deadline is Tuesday 11th December 11am Irish time!
New Business Models in Practice: Building Resilience and Sustainability for the Cultural and Creative Sectors
Open Call: Back to Basics residency programme
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 31 Jan 2019

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Bursary Awards is Thursday, 31 January 2019

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The Bursary Award is available in the following artforms:

  • Architecture
  • Arts Participation
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature (English Language)
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Street Art & Spectacle
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice.

A second round of the Bursary Award will be offered in May 2019 for Literature (English and Irish language), Traditional Arts, Visual Arts, YPCE.

Guidelines for each award are published on the available fundingsection on our website.

Please note

  • You may apply for only one Bursary Award in any one calendar year.
  • You may not apply to Round 1 of the Bursary Award in 2019 (closing date 31 January 2019) if you were awarded a Bursary Award in the second round of 2018 (closing date 12 July 2018).
  • You may not apply for a Bursary Award in 2019 if you were awarded a Next Generation Artists Award in 2018.

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. Applicants who have not previously used this system must register in advance of making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.