Feature Article
Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter
News this month
Publication of Diversity and Arts Council Awards 2020 Report
Time, Vocabulary, & Art’s Thoughtful Uses of Feeling?
Save the Date! Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2021
Preview of ‘Entanglement’, the 2021 Irish Pavilion exhibition at Venice
Information Session for writers and individuals working in literature: Arts Council Agility Award
Want to apply for a Fulbright Creative Ireland Programme Fellowship?
The Creative Youth Conference 2021
Job Opportunity: Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Grants and Awards
Next Generation Artists’ Award
Arts Council announces deadline for Open Call 2022
Amateur and Voluntary Practice Scheme
Capacity Building Support Scheme
Young Ensembles Scheme 2021
Upcoming Theatre Schemes Reminder
Deadline: Opera Projects and Production Award
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced for 2022
Creative Schools
Creative Schools 2021
Creative Schools Week
Online information clinics for schools and Youthreach Centres planning to apply to Creative Schools 2021
News from the community
First Fortnight announces the departure of its co-founder and chief executive
Capacity Building Support Scheme

Capacity Building Support Scheme

Deadline: Thursday 13 May, 2021

The window for making an application will open on Thursday 13 April.

The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.


Purpose of this Scheme

In light of the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19, the Capacity Building Support Scheme has been developed to support arts organisations to gain support, skills and expertise to review and adapt their artistic and/or business models and support their strategic development in the medium to long term. It supports activities that will assist in building capacity, in developing inclusivity, and/or in growing peer support and collaborations.


The award guidelines award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website.


Who can apply:

The award is open to organisations only.


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.


We now provide updates and assistance on the use of online services through our new Facebook page. Feel free to post or send us a message via the page if you need online services support when making a Capacity Building Support Scheme application: http://www.facebook.com/artscouncilireland