Feature Article
Welcome to the January edition of our Newsletter
Grants and Awards
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 19 Jan 2017
The Arts Council announces that it will offer a Jerome Hynes Fellowship for 2017/18
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme 2017 Deadlines
Arts Council announces Round 2 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2017
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 16 February 2017
News from the community
Open Call for a Socially Engaged Commission
Eva International is seeking a new Director
Creative Europe Desk
Upcoming funding calls in Creative Europe Culture Sub-programme
Update on UK’s participation in Creative Europe post-BREXIT referendum
Opportunities for artists in current Creative Europe supported projects
Other EU funding opportunities
Invite the Culture Office to speak at your event
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 16 February 2017

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 16 February, 2017 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 17 January 2017.

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
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