Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts: Theatre Lovett, Round 2 recipients.

The third round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts, is currently open for applications with a closing date of 23 June 2022.

The all-island Fund will make a total of €1 million in arts funding available over three years, awarded to projects that are enhancing the wellbeing of their communities.

Applicants can request funds between €5,000 – €15,000 (or STG equivalent). Average grants will be €10,000 ( or STG equivalent), with maximum grants of €15,000 (or STG equivalent). Artwork(s) / arts project(s) with larger budgets that have secured funds elsewhere are encouraged to apply.

The Fund supports or commissions artists and arts organisations to develop arts projects that engage the individuals, audiences and communities involved. All art forms are eligible to apply to The Fund. With this third round, Bank of Ireland and Business to Arts are encouraging applications from artists in any art form, which enhance the wellbeing of their communities.

For this third round, only projects that plan to take place between October 2022 and December 2023 are eligible.

Apply here. 

Key Dates
5 May 2022: Open for applications
18 May 2022: Webinar 1: General Overview & How to Apply
20 May 2022: Webinar 2: Audience, Budget, & Evaluation
23 June 2022, 5pm: Deadline for applications
31 Aug 2022: Applicants informed by email
Oct 1 2022 — Dec 31 2023: Projects to take place

Key Documents

Eligibility Requirements and Criteria

Application Questions (for reference only)

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Fund team by email on or call +353 1 662 9238 and they will be able to assist you.


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