Funds for art projects
ARTISTS are being asked to submit applications for the sixth annual Strategic Projects in Wicklow.
The project which are being run by Wicklow County Arts Office aims to boost the arts offering in the county.
Applications are being invited from artists, national resource organisations, individual curators, and/or artist collectives who have the potential to propose projects which will nurture practice, create connectivity, generate new perspectives and voices within County Wicklow and support a diversity of approach.
In 2019 there will be two streams of application. Under Stream A proposals should be for new initiatives which add significant value to arts practice, experience and participation in Wicklow and support the Arts Office strategic goals.
Under Stream B the council will also consider repeat appli- cations for existing recipients who wish to consolidate or develop an area of practice previously awarded under this Scheme.
The Scheme is open to individuals and organisations from across all arts disciplines, and applicants need not be based in County Wicklow. Reflecting the balance of other elements of the Arts Office programme, the Arts Office would particularly welcome strong applications in the artform areas of literature, film, dance, artist development, music and the visual arts.
Examples of possible outcomes from proposed projects may include the following: Development of the artist collective(s)/community(ies) of practice within Wicklow County; Inter-regional collaborations by County Wicklow based artists for work to culminate in presentation in the county; Development and/or presentation of ambitious new work sited/situated in the county; Projects which will create strategic connections for artform development; Those which propose high quality public participation opportunities; Projects which may increase artists’ networking and professional exchange.
The total amount of the fund available is subject to finalisation of the Council’s own funding for 2019 but is likely to be a maximum of €40,000.
The Arts Office may fund up to four individual projects to a maximum of €15,000 for any one application as a result of this call. The Arts Office will particularly welcome applications where the support from the Arts Office may form part of a wider budgetary framework for the initiatives proposed by applicants. For application details and further information please contact [email protected] gmail.com. The closing date is Thursday December 6 at 4 p.m.