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Cork City Council welcomes applications for Arts Grants and Arts Funding Schemes for 2016


Underpinned by the 2011-2015 Cork City Art and Cultural strategy, these four schemes – Arts Grants ,Arts in Context, Individual Artists Bursary awards and the Project Scheme - are designed to create opportunities for artists, arts organisations and communities to create new work and to support the professional development of artists from Cork city. Cork City Council Arts and Cultural Strategy 2011- 2015 can be viewed here http://www.corkcity.ie/services/corporateandexternalaffairs/arts/programme/publications/.


Arts Grant Scheme 2017


Cork City Council invites applications to it Arts Grant Scheme 2017. Grant is provided to a number of professional arts organisations and community and voluntary groups throughout the city area. These grants provide direct revenue funding for groups in support of their core work. The Arts Committee makes recommendations on all applications. Final decisions are made by the elected members of City Council.

The Arts in Context Award


This award aims to provide opportunities for artist and community groups to work together to realise arts projects. This grant provides for either research/development support for a project, for the total cost of project realisation or to support project Completion. This award supports projects that take place in community contexts; schools, hospitals, community care settings, youth clubs, prisons, community centre’s, clubs etc. Artists and the group must plan the project together.

The Project Scheme


This scheme provides direct funding for professional arts projects across all disciplines and funds research and development, as well as production funding for innovative projects. We aim to provide support to productions, exhibitions, commissions, publications, etc, through this scheme.

The Individual Artists’ Bursary award
This award supports individual artist’s professional development through:
• Further educational or training opportunities.
• Development opportunities in other countries.
• Opportunities to be professionally mentored.
• Opportunities to facilitate a significant shift in direction of work.

The Operational, Artistic and Strategic assessment criteria for each of the schemes is outlined on the applications forms. Forms can be downloaded below:

Arts Grant 2017(528KB)

Arts Grant PDF(236KB)

Project Scheme 2017(303KB)

Project Scheme PDF(170KB)

Individual Bursary award 2017(1,106KB)

Individual Bursary PDF(163KB)

Arts in Context 2017 (313KB)

Arts in Context PDF (213KB)