Free cash for art
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.