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Arts Grants 2008


The Arts Act Grants for 2008 are now closed. Details of the 2009 grants will be announced in early January 2009 with a closing date of Mid March 2009. For further information you can contact the Arts Service Team.

Kildare County Council Arts Service invites applications for the following schemes:

Arts Act Grants Scheme
Applications are invited from:

  • Arts Education/ training projects
  • Bursary awards for individual Kildare based artists for the development of their work. 
  • Assistance to groups/organisations/schools towards the cost of projects or events that stimulate public interest in and improve arts practice in the county.
  • Assistance to groups / organisations for the purchase of equipment

Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award
The annual Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award is open to both established and emerging writers and critics to enable
Research:  towards the production of new writings
Formal or informal training:  Participation in a professional or post-graduate course, mentoring, or other initiative, which will expand existing practice

Kildare Dance Bursary Award
Kildare County Council Arts Service proposes to offer a bursary Kildare based dancers and choreographers for further training, creative projects, choreographic research or professional development. Applicants should include the specifics of their proposed project in the application, outlining how it will develop their practice.  

Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary Award
Two bursary awards will be made to artists from all fields born or living in Co Kildare to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, the artist’s workplace in Monaghan.  Artists will be selected on the basis of their previous achievements and the project they intend to further during their working residence.

For information about the Tyrone Guthrie Centre see www.tyroneguthrie.ie

Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award
Kildare County Council Arts Service proposes to offer two bursary awards for the DLI Summer School Saturday 19th - Saturday 26th July 2008 at University Limerick. 
For information about the Drama League of Ireland see www.dli.ie

Application forms and further information are available from:
Kildare County Arts Service, Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare
Contact:Eoghan Doyle  Tel: 045-448318 Email: ekdoyle@kildarecoco.ie
Or Brenda Brady  Tel: 045 – 448328 Email: bbrady@kildarecoco.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications for each scheme is
Thursday 20th March 2008.

Click on the name of the scheme to download more information and an application form in MS Word.

  1. Arts Act Grants
  2. Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award
  3. Kildare Dance Bursary Award
  4. Drama League of Ireland Summer School
  5. Tyrone Guthrie Centre @ Annaghmakerrig