Cathy Coughlan

Kildare Dance and Movement Summer School. Image credit: Cathy Coughlan.

Kildare County Council Arts Service invites individual artists and/or art collectives practicing in any artform to apply for the Kildare Arts, Health & Wellbeing Award 2024.

The award will provide a grant of up to €4,000 to support the development and/or creation and/or presentation of new artistic work that supports public engagement with the arts, in particular with hard-to-reach communities or those with limited access to the arts, whether for physical, social or geographical reasons.

Applications to the Arts, Health & Wellbeing Award are welcome from:

  • Individual artists and/or art collectives in any artform currently residing or from County Kildare, with ideas for the development or presentation of new arts projects, or
  • Individual artists and/or art collectives in any artform not currently residing in or from County Kildare with ideas for the development or presentation of new projects in county Kildare.

Applicants must be able to show that the artist and arts practice is central to the proposal for which they seek funding.

Application deadline
Applications must be submitted before the deadline at 12pm, Wednesday 28 February 2024.

Application Process 
Applications will only be accepted via the online application form:

Information Session
Kildare County Council Arts Service will host a number of information sessions in locations throughout the county about applying for arts grants and bursary awards with Kildare County Council.

Information videos and application guides will also be made available via Kildare Arts Service’s YouTube channel from Monday 22 January 2024.

If you need help to complete and submit your application, email or call the Arts Service team at least three weeks before the award deadline, or as early as possible: / Tel: 045 980872.


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