Free cash for art

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - TICKET STUBS - LAU­REN MURPHY

It may be the sea­son for giv­ing, but it’s also the time of year where ev­ery­one is feel­ing the pinch – yet if you’re a starv­ing artist, there’s no need to go hun­gry in 2015.

The dead­lines for sev­eral bur­saries are fast ap­proach­ing, so if you’re in need of some fund­ing, read on. The Bank of Ire­land Cather­ine Judge Memo­rial Award do­nates £5,000 (or its euro equiv­a­lent) to young mu­si­cians who would like to con­tinue their mu­si­cal ed­u­ca­tion at third level.

It’s open to solo mu­si­cians who have achieved a Grade 8 stan­dard , and the clos­ing date for en­tries is Jan­uary 12th via boicjma.com.

One arts schol­ar­ship worth ¤38,000 is avail­able for a per­son aged 18-30 from the Repub­lic of Ire­land via Sky Academy in part­ner­ship with arts char­ity IdeasTap. It’s open to artists in all dis­ci­plines, and the ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line is Fe­bru­ary 26th; see sky.com/academy/ schol­ar­ships for more.

The Pavil­ion The­atre in Co Dublin has also an­nounced a se­ries of bur­saries across all dis­ci­plines, woth up to ¤5,000. Ap­pli­ca­tions are open un­til Jan­uary 16th. See pavil­ionthe­atre.ie.

Fi­nally, dead­lines for a num­ber of bur­saries by the Arts Coun­cil ar­rive in early Jan­uary, and will award re­cip­i­ents up to ¤10,000 in their cho­sen field. Most close on Jan­uary 22nd. Ap­ply via artscoun­cil.ie/ avail­able-fund­ing.

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