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 [CLOSED]

Designed to assist artists living in or from Offaly. Applications and guidelines available on our Professional Artists Support Page; CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY 2020

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 FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY 2020

Festival Arts Grants [CLOSED]

This grant supports art programmes of festivals in Offaly. Closing date To download application forms please visit our Festival Grant Page please call 05793 57400. CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY 2020

Exhibitions @The Atrium[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 [OPEN] 

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.

Birr Writers Residency [OPEN]

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