County Council now taking applications for art funding
Cork County Council is taking applications on eight fronts for art funding opportunities in the region and for the first time these can be made online.
It is seeking applications for the general arts grants scheme, artists in schools scheme, Irish-language arts, artists funding schemes (open only to practising artists), artists’ creative bursary, international touring and exhibition, Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursary and Ballinglen Arts Foundation bursary. Arts activities supported include arts festivals and events; the work of voluntary arts groups such as pipe and bands; traditional music groups; local arts centres; writers groups etc.
The scheme also supports access to the arts for more marginalised groups such as, people with disability, the elderly, those living in remote areas, young people.
Individual artists can apply for funding to help cover costs of developing a new body of work.
Primary and post-primary schools seeking to work with an artist on a specific project can apply through the Artist in Schools strand.
A number of new arts funding opportunities are being in brass introduced by Cork County Council in 2018. These include a fund specifically designed to promote more arts activity using Irish and a strand that aims to support international performances or exhibitions by county based artists.
Council arts officer, Ian McDonagh, said they are bringing their grants applications process online as part of Cork Council Council’s customer services transformation programme: “We have made this process userfriendly and hope applicants will find it easy to use.”
The closing date for applications is Friday. corkcoco.ie