The Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary Award supports professional artists in any artform to develop their art practice. The award provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art. The 2018 award is currently open for applications and closes on 12 July 2018. 

The objective of the Arts Participation Bursary Award is to support individual professional artists in any artform, whose practice centres on collaboration with groups of people in any of the following contexts: health, disability, cultural diversity, older people, and communities of place or interest. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from an extended process of engagement with their practice. Applicants may apply for up to €10,000.

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