Feature Article
Welcome to the January edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2022
Invitation to tender for facilitation and insight consultation services
Circus, Street Art and Spectacle Funding for 2022 2022 Funding Programme Review and Bursary Award Clinic - Thursday 20th January at 11am - online
Open Call for Expression of Interest
RAISE Winter Newsletter
Theatre Funding Clinics
Grants and Awards
Launch of New Arts Council Residency Programme – International Residency Initiatives Scheme
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 17 February 2022
2022 Dance Artist Residency Scheme announcement
Countess Constance de Markievicz Award
The Arts Council announces that it will offer two Clore Fellowships for 2022/23
Open Call 2023 (ART: 2023)
Creative Schools
Creative Schools / Scoileanna Ildánacha 2022
News from the community
Bridging Language Barriers + Tools of Engagement
THE SHAKING BOG PODCAST Episode 6: WINTER 2 – A Festival Podcast
2022 Dance Artist Residency Scheme announcement

There will be a new round of DARS opening up for applications on the 25th January with a closing date of 24th February at 5.30pm.

The objective of the Dance Artist Residency Scheme is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country. The scheme is specifically aimed at dance artists working in collaboration with an arts centre, festival and/or a local authority (local authority is mandatory for strand 1).  This scheme has two strands.

Strand 1: Full residencies

The scheme aims to:

  • Consolidate both professional and community-based dance practice in a variety of regional contexts
  • Offer opportunities to dance artists around the country to engage in a programme of artistic work relevant to their own practice
  • Offer opportunities to local authorities and arts centres to develop dance practice in their areas
  • Encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent dance activities.

Strand 2: Short-term residencies

   This scheme aims to:

  • Support short-term residencies with a festival, arts centre or arts organisation
  • Offer an opportunity to establish collaboration and develop the place of dance with a targeted group of people
  • Consolidate both professional and community practice in a variety of regional contexts
  • Provide an opportunity for new cohorts of people to access high-quality dance engagement
  • Have an opportunity for mentorship with established dance artists in residence.


A new set of guidelines for this scheme will appear on the Dance Artist Residency page of our website over the coming weeks.