The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s Bursary Awards is Thursday, 21 January 2016 at 5:30 pm. 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.

The Bursary Award is available in the following artforms:

  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature (English Language)
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

Guidelines for each award are published on the available funding section on the Arts Council website.

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.


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