Feature Article
Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter
News this month
RAISE Phase 3 - Call for Expressions of Interest
Theatre Funding Clinics
The Arts Council announces successful recipients of Authored Works and Reel Art awards
Young Ensembles Scheme 2021
Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021
Invitation to Collaboration | In the Open | Faoin Spéir
Grants and Awards
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 1 April 2021
Agility Award 2021, Round 1
Arts Grant Funding 2022
Project Awards, Thursday, 15 April 2021
Theatre Project Award - Upcoming deadline
Creative Europe Desk
IN FOCUS Briefing Webinar
News from the community
Live out Loud – celebrating LGBTI+ youth
Job Description for the post of Deputy Director at the Irish Writers Centre
Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory - Irish Choreographers Move to Screen – Call for submissions
You, Fin and the Play Between
From Access to Inclusion, an Arts and Culture Summit
Project Awards, Thursday, 15 April 2021

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is 5.30pm Thursday, 15 April 2021.

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 16 March, 2021.

The Arts Council will offer Project awards in the following:

  • Dance
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts


The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the above artform/arts practice areas. The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website in early March.

Who can apply:

The award is open to individuals and organisations.

Who cannot apply:

  • Organisations currently in receipt of funding under the following Arts Council programmes: Strategic Funding, Arts Centre Funding, Partnership Funding – though the support of such partners is welcome.
  • Organisations and/or individuals in receipt of 2021 Arts Grant Funding.
  • Individuals or organisations who do not have a demonstrable track record as professional artists or organisations.
  • Individuals currently in undergraduate or postgraduate education or who will be during the period for which this award is offered.
  • Note: you cannot apply for the award both as an individual and as part of an organisation – e.g. you cannot apply as artistic director of a company and also apply separately under your own name. Applications that do will not be prioritised and may be made ineligible from reapplication.

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 Facebook page. Feel free to post or send us a message via the page if you need online services support when making a Project Award application: http://www.facebook.com/artscouncilireland