Bursaries and Funding

Bursaries and Funding

Awards, Bursaries, and Grants:


The Arts Council Funding – Various strands in Literature, Theatre, Travel and Training in various disciplines available to apply on a rolling basis. Not all disciplines available for funding every year. Deadlines change on an annual basis.

Arts Council Arts Participation Project Award – Deadline changes annually.

Arts Council Literature Bursary Award – Deadline changes annually.

Arts Council Theatre Bursary Award – Deadline changes annually.

Arts Council Travel and Training Award – Deadline changes annually.

Arts Council Young people, children & education Award - Deadline changes annually.

Artlinks Bursary Programme – Offer bursaries across three separate Awards annually, the Emerging Artist Award, the Professional Development Award & Collaborative Award. Deadline changes annually.

Cavan County Arts Award – Annual deadline of January. 

Dublin City Arts Office – Arts grants applications for 2017 are now closed. New deadlines will be announced when they become available; usually in September.

Irish Film Board Screenplay Development Loans – Deadline end of most months.

Kildare County Council Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary – Annual deadline of March.

Noelle Vial Poetry Bursary

Offaly County Council Arts Office Grants – Offers several different grant programmes on an annual basis, included are the Support for Artists funding, the Tyrone Guthrie Bursary and the opportunity to exhibit in Aras an Chontae.

Roscommon County Council Grants & Bursaries

Sligo County Council Art Grants 

Westmeath County Council Arts Grants


Culture Ireland Funding- Regular, Show Case, and See Here – Various Dates

Ireland Literature Exchange Translation Grants – Spring and Autumn Deadlines

Ireland Literature Exchange Translator Bursaries

Emerging Artists Bursaries for the Creation of New Work – Deadline: 10th August

The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship – Deadline: 26th August.

Leitrim County Council Arts Office Individual Artists Bursaries – Applications open 10th October.

Guiding Lights Mentorship Scheme for screenwriters - Deadline 11 April 2017

The Ibsen Scholarships – Deadline: 30th April 2017.

Art and Disability Connect 2017 - Deadline: 4th May 2017