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 deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s Bursary Awards is 28 January 2021. 

Bursary Awards are available in the following artform areas:

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 15 December 2020. The maximum awarded is €20,000.

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.

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


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