Grants and Awards

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 Grants & Awards for Voluntary Groups & Artists in Offaly

Offaly County Council Arts Office offers several different grant programmes: Below is a summary of each grant scheme offered.

Professional Artists Support Scheme [OPEN]

Offaly County Council arts office is pleased to reintroduce the Professional Artists Support Scheme for 2018. Designed to assist artists living in or from Offaly. For particulars please click here. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 21st August 2018 at 4pm

Arts Act Grants [CLOSED]

This grant is open to voluntary community groups/organisations, artists, town bands, musical and drama groups in Offaly. Competition is high with a high calibre applications being submitted. Applicants wishing to apply should read the application guidelines carefully and complete all sections including a detailed budget. Average grant awarded is €500.00. Further details can be seen by visiting our Arts Act Grant Page. Closing date 26th January @ 3pm 2018

Festival Arts Grants [CLOSED]

This grant supports art programmes of festivals in Offaly. Past receipients of the grants include: Birr Vintage and Arts Festival, Shakefest Dance Festival, Slievebloom Storytelling Festival, OFFline Film Festival, SCRIPTs Playwriting Festival, Daingean Homecoming Festival etc.Closing date Friday 23rd February 2018 @ 4pm. For application forms please call 05793 57400.

FilmOffaly Award [CLOSED]

An annual award which invites applicants to submit short film scripts. The winner of the award receives €10,000.00 towards the production of the film, together with other benefits. The film must be shot on location in Offaly. See for more information and application forms.Closing date 23rd March 2018 at 3pm

Birr Writers Residency [CLOSED]

Offaly County Council Arts Office provides an annual bursary to Tin Jug Studio to provide a writers residency/retreat in the Georgian heritage town of Birr. The opportunity is for professional writers who are seeking a short break from daily routines; it is for those who feel the need to re-invigorate themselves into completing current work; and it is also fro writers who may simply need inspiration, through a change of place and stimuli. Please click on this link to download application form