Funding Opportunities

Cork City Council invites applicants to apply for the Arts Grant Scheme 2021 by 4PM THURSDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2020.

For more information about Cork City Council Arts Funding, view our video resources on Youtube by clicking here

Applications must be submitted electronically via:

WeTransfer to Please note the MAXIMUM TOTAL file size is 2GB


Email to Please note the MAXIMUM TOTAL email size is 5MB, larger email WILL BE BLOCKED and you MAY NOT receive a non delivery notification.

On submitting your application by email, you will receive an automatic reply acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive this reply, please contact the Arts Office.

Arts Grant Scheme 2021

The Arts Grant is provided to a number of professional arts organisations, community and voluntary groups throughout the city. These grants provide direct revenue funding for groups in support of their core work. The Arts Committee makes recommendations on all applications and final decisions are made by the elected members of City Council.  Download Arts Grant Scheme 2021 Application Form at the bottom of this page.


The Arts in Context Award 2021

This award aims to provide opportunities for artists 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 such as; schools, hospitals, community care settings, youth clubs, prisons, community centre’s, clubs etc. Artists and the group must plan the project together. Download Arts in Context Award 2021 Form at the bottom of this page. 


The Individual Artists’ Bursary Award 2021

This award supports individual artist’s professional development through: 

• Further educational and/or training opportunities.
• Development opportunities in other countries.
• Opportunities to be professionally mentored.
• Opportunities to facilitate a significant shift in direction of work.

Download The Individual Artists' Bursary Award 2021 Form at the bottom of this page.


The Project Scheme 2021

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.

Download The Project Scheme 2021 Application Form at the bottom of this page.

 The Operational, Artistic and Strategic assessment criteria for each of the schemes is outlined on the application forms. Please see related files for the application forms.

Arts Grants 2021.pdf (size 306.9 KB)

Arts in Context 2021.pdf (size 284.1 KB)

Individual Artist Bursary 2021.pdf (size 198.9 KB)

Project Scheme 2021.pdf (size 223.8 KB)