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Arts Act Grants 2018

Our 2018 grants are now closed. You can view the recipients of the 2018 Arts Act Grant Below. Details of the 2019 Arts Grants Scheme will be posted on our website, Facebook and e-bulletin.

ARTS ACT GRANT SCHEME 2018 
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED 
ARTS ACT GRANT
McGovern Lorraine Ballyshannon National School Naas 1 day w/shop with Paul Maher: Simply Music in May €250
Davis Jacinta Muiriosa Foundation Athy Continuing Artistic development €200
Leonard Mae   Naas

Nat Poetry Day 26.04.18: 'An Evening with

Mae Leonard' McAuley Place Naas

€500
Leahy John South Kildare Photography Club Kildare / Newbridge Outdoor exhibition of large format photo's for Junefest €400
Kelly Jim Celbridge Camera Club Leixlip / Celbridge A grant to help defray the costs of annual exhibition €400
Foley Martina  Emerald Lakes Academy of Irish Dancing Athy

Competitive Irish dancing competitions

in Maastricht, Netherlands 04 April '18

€300
Gilligan Shauna   Leixlip / Celbridge

Collaborative project using the Curragh

architecture & land memory as basis

€1,269
Doyle Eileen In Cantorum Choir Athy

Purchase of hard back personalised choir folders

with inserts for storing music

€300
O'Reilly Sadie Clane Musical & Dramatic Soc Maynooth Towards cost of sound for production of Calamity Jane €400
Field Sinead Maynooth Gospel Choir Maynooth Maynooth Gospel Choir Big Gig 2018 €1,060
Lawless James   Leixlip / Celbridge To complete novel 'Letter to Jude' €500
Murphy Colm Down at Heel Productions Maynooth Application for support to stage a play x 4 shows €700
Deegan Eimear Ballymore Eustace Concert Band Naas Masterclass Series 2018 €2,000
Carty Sharon   Leixlip / Celbridge Assistance to record CD of Schubert works €1,500
Ní Nualláin Sionnán Drawn with Strings Leixlip / Celbridge Production costs to stage 'Ambrosia's Bazaar' €600
Walsh Tara Naas Community College Naas Attend 'Kodály Summer Institute and Seminar €800
McEvoy Vera   Leixlip / Celbridge Attend 5 day masterclass in Glass fusion €735
Boyd Pat St. Mary's Brass nd Reed Band Maynooth Attend international music festival in Germany €1,000
Carey Billy Millicent Singers Naas Strategic development of choir €2,000
McCarthy Tamara Explore Youth Theatre Leixlip / Celbridge 6 x 2 hour workshops exploring 'Theatre of the Oppressed' €1,000
O'Carroll David   Maynooth

Costs to attend 'singing Taster Course'

Guildhall School of Music

€896
Quigley Bryan   Maynooth Purchase 35 Ukeles for Gaelscoil Uí Fhiach €1,575
O'Meara Lousie   Leixlip / Celbridge Develop new stage production 'Bunny Hopp' €1,500
Baxter  Sarah   Maynooth Costs to stage 'The Roaring Banshees' €2,000
Kane-Rowe Margaret   Kildare / Newbridge funding to attend intense screenwriting course €500
Nolan Melissa Speckintime Naas Continued development of 'I am Mrs Daisy Bates' €1,896
Day David   Athy

Develop and rejuvenate Rhythm Remedies

in St. Vincents Hospital Athy

€700
Moran Brian Prosperous Dramatic Society Maynooth

Update Power and Lighting packs for

Dramatic Society

€1,500
Beck Claire Girls to the Front Naas Female focused music industry event €1,000
Conway John   Leixlip / Celbridge

Continued development of Artist practice

and development of previously funded work

€750
Boyle Susan   Kildare / Newbridge

Present devised Theatre piece at

Oxford Symposium

€600
Higgins Patricia   Kildare / Newbridge

Funding for 'The Golden Age of Italian Opera'

lecture series

€800
DeBrí Pamela   Naas Costs to mount exhibition in Santander €800
Cregan Brian   Naas Frame prints and create new artworks €700
Kelly Denis   Leixlip / Celbridge Costs for solo exhibition €1,500
O'Sullivan Sadhbh   Naas

Funding for project that encourages

creative epxression in older people

€900
    Clane Youth Project Maynooth Purchase of guitars for youth music initiative €1,000
Hallahan Paul   Naas

Materials, framing, travel & accomodation

for sols show RHA Nov '18

€1,500
           
RECORDING BURSARY AWARD
Field  Sinead Maynooth Gospel Choir Maynooth Recording with full band for an EP release €900
Byrne Peter Joint app with Conor Mahony Kildare / Newbridge 10 track recording recorded live in studio €900
Boyd Pat St Mary's Brass & Reed Band Maynooth Record Christmas CD with St Mary's parish Choir €900
Phelan Emer   Maynooth Record CD of famous Irish Singers €900
           
ARTIST IN SCHOOLS RESIDENCY BURSARY AWARD
Caesar Pádraigin Athy College Athy

Intense Compositional & storyboard

w/shops in collaboration with Peter Baxter Createschool

€2,500
Keating Mary St Patricks Primary School Leixlip / Celbridge

6th class residency: Series of self -

portraits as they move from primary to secondary school.

Artist: Brian Cregan

€2,500
Fenlon Jacqueline St Conleth's Infant Sch Kildare / Newbridge

Mosaic Artwork to celebrate schs 65th anniversary.

Artist: Katy Palmieri - Seddiq

€2,500
Behan Jennifer Scoil Bhride Athy

Theatre as an artform, discussing / aspects

of theatre making process, with a focus

on devising and improvisation. Artist: Alex Rosiak

€2,500
Shanley Deirdre Scoil Chóca Naofa Maynooth

Residency will offer an inquiry based,

self directed way of experiencing art to scaffold

their creative curiosity. Artist: Marta Golubowska

€2,500
           
ARTISTIC ENTREPRENEUR BURSARY AWARD
Ralli Matthew In The Round (Executive Coaching for Creative Professionals) Naas To develop a panel of coaches to support artists country wide €1,500
           
DENIS O'DRISCOLL LITERARY BURSARY AWARD
Doyle Elizabeth Emerging Naas

Emerging Category:                                                                                                                                                 

Editing & Mentoring of her novel 'Mirror Language'

€1,500
O'Donoghue Brendan Professional Leixlip / Celbridge

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY:                  

''Thinking Adventurously'' to introduce philosophy

& critical thinking to 10 - 14 yr olds

€2,000
           
LOCAL PUBLISHING AWARD
Serjeantson Deirdre and Geraldine Parsons Kildare / Newbridge

Book to accompany TY module which

studies the site & its effect on

literary & cultural imagination

€650
Broughal Celine Wordsmiths Writers Group Kildare / Newbridge

To produce visually impressive book

containing poetry & prose from 13 members of the group

€650
           
TYRONE GUTHRIE CENTRE RESIDENCY BURSARY
Clooney Pauline   Kildare / Newbridge

To complete her 'abstract' in relation

to application  Ph.D in Creative Writing MU 

€350
Ní Chatháin Eithne Inni -K Maynooth

To develop a new electronic

component to her musical performance

€700
Shine Sara   Kildare / Newbridge

Allow her time to finish two novels

& two collections - one of poetry & one of short stories

€350
           
DRAMA LEAGUE OF IRELAND SUMMER SCHOOL BURSARY AWARD
Reade Michelle Volunteer in Youth / community groups Clane Course E: Pysical Theatre €450
Kenny Gerard Riff Raff Drama Group Newbridge Course A: Do Ri Mi Chrissie Poulter €450
McMahon Maryclare National Learning Network Narraghamore Course A: Do Ri Mi Chrissie Poulter €450
           
EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST SOLO EXHIBITION BURSARY AWARD
McBride Michelle   Newbridge

Mixed media approach paint/video/audio

to obtain an insight into what has shaped

modern Middle Eastern cultures & nations

€2,500
           
SHORT GRASS SHORTS FILM BURSARY AWARD
Nevin Matthew   Naas

Documentary:A reach into the minds of

1 person from every country on Earth

revealing their views hopes & fears for the future

€1,500
O'Regan Maebh   Celbridge

Doc: Forging an Irish Art Identity:

Featuring Visual Artist Martin Gale

€1,500
Lane Peter   Newbridge Riverbank Sessions Revisited €1,500
           
YOUTH ARTS RESIDENCY BURSARY AWARD
O'Brien Geraldine PlayActing Youth Theatre Celbridge

Training in stage combat skills&

showcase them in hour long version of Macbeth

using Shakespeares language. 

Artist: Colin Malone

€2,500

 

 

Arts Act Grants 2018

Available grants in 2018

  • Arts Act Grant Scheme
  • Artist in School Residency Bursary Award
  • Dennis O'Driscoll Literary Bursary Award
  • Drama League of Irleand Summer School Bursary Award
  • Recording Bursary - Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio
  • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Bursary Award
  • Emerging Visual Artist Solo Exhibition Bursary Award
  • Local Publishing Award
  • Short Grass Shorts, film bursary award
  • Youth Arts bursary Award
  • Artistic Entrepreneur Bursary in partnership with County Kildare Chamber

All grant forms are available to download below.

Details of the 'Applying for Grants' support sessions are available here

For further information please contact the Arts Service on 045448328 or arts@kildarecoco.ie 

 The closing date for grants is Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 12pm sharp.

Other Kildare County Council Grants

 Details of other grants available from Kildare County Council, including Community, Festival and Creative Ireland grants are available here

Arts Act Grant 2018 - Click to download

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Artist in Schools Bursary Award 2018 - Click to download

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Artistic Entrepreneur Bursary Award 2018 - Click to download

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Dennis O'Driscoll Literary Bursary Award 2018 - Click to download

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Drama League of Ireland Bursary Award 2018 - click to download

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Emerging Artist Solo Exhibition Award 2018 - Click to download

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Short Grass Shorts, Film Bursary 2018 - Click to download

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Local Publishing Bursary Award 2018 - Click to download

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Platform4 Recording Bursary 2018 - Click to download

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Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award 2018 - Click to download

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Youth Arts Bursary 2018 - Click to download

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