Feature Article
Welcome to the January edition of our Newsletter
News this month
2020 Visual Artists Workspace scheme recipients
Arts Council Collection
Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence 2020 in DCU
Aosdána General Assembly
Bring Your Own Lanyard on 14th February: Change Makers conference
ilDÁNA 2020 / 2021
Culture Night Conversations
Artist in Residence in Technology and Innovation
Public consultation for a new National Policy on Architecture
Launch of RAISE Phase 2 - call for expressions of interest
Grants and Awards
Deadline: Bursary Awards, Thursday, 30 January, 2020
Creative Schools/Scoileanna Ildánacha – Invite applications from schools across Ireland
Young Ensembles Scheme 2020
News from the community
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect scheme
Creative Europe Desk
Creative Europe in 2020
Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans 2019
Equality, Human Rights, and Diversity
Equality, Human Rights and Diversity
Deadline: Bursary Awards, Thursday, 30 January, 2020

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Bursary Awards is Thursday, 30 January 2020 at 5.30pm

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 17 December 2019.

The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice.

The upcoming round of the Bursary Award is available in the following artform areas:

  • Architecture
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature (English Language)
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Street Arts & Spectacle
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

Guidelines for each award will be published on the available fundingsection on our website.

Please note

  • You may apply for only one art form or arts practice area Bursary Award in any one calendar year
  • You may not apply to Round 1 of the Bursary Award in 2020 (closing date 30 January 2020) if you were awarded a Bursary Award in the second round of 2019 (closing date 13 June 2019).
  • You may not apply for a Bursary Award in 2020 if you were awarded a Next Generation Artists Award in 2019.




In addition, you may only apply to one of the following Awards in 2020:

  • Bursary, Round 1
  • Bursary, Round 2
  • Next Generation Artists Award
  • Markievicz Bursary

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. Applicants who have not previously used this system must register in advance of making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.