Grants and Awards

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 Grants & Awards for Voluntary Community Groups, Festivals & Artists in Offaly

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

Professional Artists Support Scheme  [OPEN FROM TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2021]

Designed to assist artists living in or from Offaly. This is an online application link below . Guidelines available on our Professional Artists Support Page; 

ONLINE APPLICATION LINK PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS SUPPORT SCHEME 

https://submit.link/zK

CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2022 AT 3PM

Arts Act Grants  [OPEN FROM TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2021]

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. This is an ONLINE APPLICATION see link below, applicants wishing to apply should read the guidelines carefully. Average grant awarded is €500.00. Guidelines can be downloaded  by visiting our Arts Act Grant Page.

ONLINE APPLICATION LINK ARTS ACT GRANTS

https://submit.link/a4

CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY 2022 at 3PM

Festival Arts Grants [OPEN FROM TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2021]

This grant supports art programmes of festivals in Offaly. This is an ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY follow the link below for the application. To download Guidelines please visit our Festival Grant Page

ONLINE APPLICATION LINK TO FESTIVAL ARTS GRANTS

https://submit.link/zL

CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2022 AT NOON

Exhibitions @The Atrium[CLOSED]

Due to Covid 19 restrictions our the Atrium is currently closed. The Atrium at Áras an Chontae offers a contemporary space suitable for exhibition of work appropriate to the design and scale of the space. Professional artists, voluntary arts organisations, schools and the community are invited to exhibit in the Atrium. There is limited time available and not all applicants will be successful. For an application form and guidelines please click here.

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 www.filmoffaly.ie for more information and application forms. This scheme is under review for 2021

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 for writers who may simply need inspiration, through a change of place and stimuli. Applications and Guidelines can be downloaded by following this link. Closing date has been extended to 28 May 2020 at 4pm