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 Professional Development Award is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.
Purpose of this Award
The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to support practicing artists and arts practitioners to upskill through access to a professional development or training opportunity.
Applicants can propose a specific once-off training or developmental opportunity. This can be accessed digitally or in person, in-line with Covid 19 guidelines. Examples might include:
- Creative development supports, such as participation in workshops, specialist courses, master classes, research projects, residencies, coaching/mentoring, attendance at conferences/seminars
- Career development supports, such as strategic and/or financial planning, promotional, presentation or digital skills, proposal writing
The proposal may be to work with an individual or organisation based in Ireland or abroad.
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 individuals 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