Feature Article
Welcome to the August edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council launches €212k local arts collaborative awards
Announcement about the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Round 2 2018 (July to December)
Annual Laureate for Irish Fiction lecture – The Count: what the figures say about being a female Irish writer today
NEW: Festival Investment Scheme - Clinics
Grants and Awards
Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 31 August 2017
The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art 2017
Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme
Visual Artists' Workspace Scheme 2018
New round of ilDÁNA announced
Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 31 August 2017

The objective of the Deis Award is to provide support for traditional arts projects. Projects that are led by the traditional arts and involve collaboration with other artforms are also eligible.  Deis supports one-off or short-term projects only and other funding will not be granted under the award.


Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate:

  • Attention to artistic quality
  • Innovation
  • Significant benefit to the traditional arts community.


The Deis Award is open to individuals, groups, bands and organisations.


All awards are informed by the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016-2025) Making Great Art Work.


Award Guidelines for the Deis Award are published on the available funding section on our website.


Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. The applicant must be registered with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.


Please note – This will be the final round of the Deis Award in 2017.


Applications for recording activity or projects centred on the publication of work, such as tutorials, tune collections, critical writing, etc. will be not be eligible for the Deis Award but are eligible for application to the Deis Recording and Publication Award.