Arts Awards and Opportunities 2019


Laois County Council Arts Service invites applications for the following awards  and opportunities to individuals/groups and organisations.  Forms for Arts Act Grants, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary award, Artists in Schools Scheme and Culture Night Expression of interest forms are available to download from link here  https://laois.ie/departments/arts/grants-schemes/

Arts Act Grants 2019 – Provision has been made by Laois County Council for the payment of grants to Laois arts organisations and individuals who meet the artistic and financial criteria set down by Laois County Council and who provide adequate information on their proposed activities.  Maximum amount payable will not exceed €1000.

The Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary Awards 2019 – A bursary is available to enable two Laois artists to spend one week working at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan.  The bursary is open to artists in all fields and is selected on previous achievements and projects in hand.

Artists in Schools Scheme 2019  Grants are available for artists’ residencies in schools, to include all art forms.   This scheme gives primary and post primary schools the opportunity to select and work with professional artists and explore new arts media.

Culture Night 2019 – Expressions of interest are invited from arts and culture groups and individuals interested in organising events to be included in the funding application process for culture night in September 2019.

Details and application forms available from:  The Arts Office, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.  T: 057 8664033  E:  artsoff@laoiscoco.ie  Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday 14th  February 2019.