Feature Article
Welcome to the August edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Theatre Funding Clinics
A Guide for Working in Intercultural Contexts
Places Matter - Building inclusion in the arts
PRESENTATION AND Q&A - Public Sentiment Research
Research tender published for Culture Night
Grants and Awards
Arts Centre Funding 2021
Deadline: Strategic Funding 2021
Capacity Building Support Scheme
Deadline: Commissions Award, Thursday, 17 September, 2020
Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2020
Professional Development Award
Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 10 September, 2020
Re-opening of Creative Production Supports – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme
News from the community
Capacity Building Support Scheme

Deadline: announced in the coming weeks

The window for making an application will open in the coming weeks. Please check the available funding section of the website for further information.

The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.


Purpose of this Scheme

In light of the unique circumstances presented by Covid 19, the Capacity Building Scheme has been developed as a once off award to support arts organisations to gain support, skills and expertise to review and adapt their artistic and/or business models and support their strategic development. It supports activities which will assist in building capacity; in developing inclusivity; and/or in growing peer support and collaborations.


The award guidelines award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website.


Who can apply:

The award is open to organisations only.


Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.


We now provide updates and assistance on the use of online services through our new Facebook page. Feel free to post or send us a message via the page if you need online services support when making a Capacity Building Support Scheme application: http://www.facebook.com/artscouncilireland