Bursaries & Funding
Listings of ongoing Awards, Bursaries, and Grants.
Arts and Disability Connect funding
Arts and Disability Connect includes Mentoring, Training, New Work, and Research and Reflection awards for individual artists with disabilities.
The first opportunity includes Mentoring or Training awards. The second opportunity includes New Work or Research and Reflection awards (previously known as Research and Development awards).
Deadline: Tuesday 10th October 2023
The Irish Writers Centre and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Jack Harte Bursary
The Irish Writers Centre in partnership with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre (TGC), are offering a professional writer a one-week fully resourced Writer-in-Residence Bursary to take place in 2024 by arrangement with the TGC.
Deadline: Wed 18th October 2023
The Irish Writers Centre and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Lacuna Bursary
The Lacuna Bursary is designed to support an emerging writer from an underrepresented background in Irish literature to develop their writing practice. It is created and funded by the Tyrone Guthrie Centre (TGC) in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre. This one-week fully resourced Writer-in-Residence Bursary will take place in 2024 by arrangement with the TGC.
Deadline: Wednesday 18th October 2023
Iceland Writers Retreat
Scholarship applications for the 2023 Iceland Writers Retreat are available and being accepted until October 31st 2023. The Iceland Writers Retreat (IWR) will be held in Reykjavik, a UNESCO City of Literature, from April 24-28, 2024. At the IWR, participants gather for small group workshops on the craft of writing, led by esteemed faculty. In 2024 our faculty will include: Jeannette Walls, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Meg Wolitzer, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Phil Klay, Omar El Akkad, Frida Isberg, Vivek Shraya, Deirdre Mask, Nicole Krauss, and others.
Deadline: Tuesday 31 October 2023
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Awards for Children’s Books Artists
Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce an opportunity for Children’s Books artists and writers to avail of a week-long residency, to take place between 19th and 26th February or 26th February and 4th March 2024.
Deadline: 4pm on Friday 10th November 2023.
Arts Council of Ireland Next Generation Artists Award
The purpose of the Next Generation Artists’ Award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career.
Maximum awarded: €25,000
Applications for this year are closed but should open again in April 2024.
Arts Council of Ireland Literature Project Award
Applications for Project Awards, for projects commencing on or after 1 March 2024 through to 31 December 2024, will open on 10 October 2023 and close on 16 November 2023.
Maximum awarded: €30,000
Closing date for applications: 17:30, Thursday 16 November 2023
Arts Council of Ireland Literature Bursary Awards
The objective of the English Language Literature Bursary Award is to enable professional writers and picture book artists (working mainly through the English language) to spend more time on their creative work.
The award seeks to provide writers and picture book artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect, create and write. It enables writers and picture book artists to concentrate on their creative work for a period of time, usually by releasing them from their financial commitments.
Maximum awarded: €20,000
Applications for this year are closed but should open again in June 2024
Arts Council of Ireland Writers in Schools Scheme
The Writers in Schools Scheme part-funds visits by writers and storytellers to schools throughout the island of Ireland.
This scheme is co-funded by the Arts Council but administered by Poetry Ireland.
Maximum awarded €200
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Arts Council of Ireland Agility Awards
The Agility Award aims to support individual professional freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their careers. You can apply for up to €5000 worth of support. You must register with the Arts Council’s online services at least five days before you apply so even if you are planning on submitting close to the deadline make sure you register as early as possible!
The arts council are running a series of online clinics to help answer any questions you might have about making your application. You can find out more info about these clinics on their website!
Applications for this year are closed.
Artlinks Bursary Programme
Offer bursaries across three separate Awards annually, the Emerging Artist Award, the Professional Development Award & Collaborative Award. Deadline changes annually.
Arts Council Travel and Training Award
Deadline changes annually
The Ibsen Scholarships
Applications are closed but should open again in March 2024.
MOLI Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary
Applications are closed but should open again in February 2024
Local City and County Council Arts Grants & Bursaries
Check your local City or County County Council to see when when their Arts Grants and Bursaries deadlines fall this year.
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