Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Monday-Wednesday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

Arts Act Grants

Arts Act Grant Scheme 2021 NOW CLOSED

Available to voluntary Community groups, art groups, Town Bands, Drama and Musical Groups in Offaly


Below are details of the grants guidelines and an application form for 2021 PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY

Arts Act Grant Application Form 2021 PDF

Arts Act Grant Guidelines 2021 PDF

Arts Act Grant Application Form 2021 WORD

Arts Act Grant Guidelines 2021 WORD

Offaly County Council Arts Office are calling out to communities to make an application to the Arts Acts Grants for 2021. The Arts Acts Grants are an annual funding scheme which provide support to communities wishing to engage in a range of arts activity and projects within the community context such as workshops, projects, presentations or events. The aim of the scheme is to stimulate public interest in the arts, promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the art and assist in improving the standards of the arts. The Arts Act 2003, from which this scheme derives, includes in the definition of the “arts”, music, literature, film, video, community arts, drama, dance, visual arts, architecture, applied arts.

On an annual basis many community groups use this funding towards developing, producing and hosting excellent arts events and projects within their communities, across the county; from staging musicals and choral events, to youth dance workshops, arts and health projects, visual arts and drama. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, 2020 has been a difficult year for many community groups to utilise the funding they applied for under this scheme, therefore the Arts Office are calling on groups to make an application for 2021, but to include in the application, contingency planning, in other words to come up with a plausible Plan B scenario that would still fit into the criteria of the scheme, if we are faced with further lockdowns in 2021. We want to see the groups and organisations who have put so much work over the years into the development of their organisations to continue to grow and flourish.

The application deadline is 20th Jan 2021

We are looking forward to receiving your applications