The Arts Council’s Project Awards will support specific project activities in Arts Participation to commence in the second half of 2016. The Arts Council has identified the following as strategic priorities for support through this award: Projects that focus on the contexts of health, disability, cultural diversity, older people and communities of place or interest. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 3 March 2016 at 5.30pm.
All awards are informed by the Arts Council’s 10 Year Strategy (2016-2025) Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland: http://www.artscouncil.ie/arts-council-strategy/. The award guidelines can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website.
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.
The awards are open to individuals and organisations. However, organisations in receipt of funding under any of the main Arts Council grant programmes (Regularly Funded Organisations, Annual Funding, Annual Programming Grant) will not be eligible to apply.
A video from the Project Awards Information Clinic can be accessed here: http://www.artscouncil.ie/Funding/How-to-make-an-application-for-project-awards/