The Arts Council’s Arts Participation Bursary Award supports individual professional artists working in any artform to develop their arts participation practice, including collaborative, community and socially engaged arts practices.

The Award seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage deeply with their practice. The award is for individual professional artists who:

  • Have a track record of working collaboratively with individuals and groups of non-arts professionals in the making and interpreting of artwork e.g. artists might work in any of the following contexts: health, disability, cultural diversity, creative ageing, community development, other communities of place and/or interest.
  • Demonstrate clear artistic vision and commitment to artistic outcomes alongside any other goals e.g. in areas such as health, disability, community development etc.
  • Consider and prioritise quality of engagement (as appropriate) at all stages e.g. in the research, development, planning, making and evaluation of work.

The maximum awarded is €20,000.

Applications open on 24 May 2022.
The closing date is Thursday 23 June 2022 at 17:30.

Guidelines and application process:


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