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Grants and Opportunities 2010


Kildare County Council Arts Service offer grants and bursaries to individuals, artists and groups in Kildare. Grants forms are available in early January every year, with a closing date of mid March.

Grants for 2010 are now closed. Details of the 2011 grant scheme will be posted in January 2011.

2010 Grant Recipients

Awards were offered in

  • Arts Act Grant scheme
  • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Bursary Award
  • Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award
  • Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course Bursary
  • Recording Bursary at Leixlip Library and Film Bursary Award
  • Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award
  • Film Bursary Award

New awards offered in 2010 were the

  • Artists in Schools Residency Bursary Award
  • Youth Arts Residency Bursary
  • Emerging Visual Artists Solo Exhibition Bursary Award

The awards were adjudicated by Muireann Ní Chonaill, Arts Officer for Laoise County Council, and Anne Marie Morrin, Lecturer in Visual Arts Education in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Arts Act Grant scheme 2010

Category

Name

Area

Project Description

 

 Amount

Awarded

Visual Arts:

Professional individual artists

Eileen Mc Donagh

Athy

Purchase of quality digital camera for photographing artwork

 

€800

 

Carly Mc Nulty

Sallins

Curating visual arts project, CAKE

 

€1,350

 

Maeve Mulcahy

Newbridge

Weaving technique training, Japan

 

€1,500

 

Oonagh O’Brien

Newbridge

Creation of body of artwork – flight/photography

 

€1,200

 

Dominic Thorpe

Newbridge

Artists studio time: tracing family roots

€1,500

Visual Arts Projects

Celbridge Art Gallery

Celbridge

Establishing a gallery in Celbridge

 

€800

Visual Arts Collectives

Slua Nua

Lynda Tobin-Howes

Athy

Art exhibition with Slua Nua

 

€300

 

Celbridge Camera Club

Celbridge

Hosting international photographic salon

 

€1,000

Film:

Collectives

CAKE

Curragh

Darklight screenings in CAKE studios

 

€1,200

 

Athy Film Club

Athy

Establishing in ACCESS film club

 

€500

Music:

Professional Individual Artist

Elina Hakanen

Leixlip

Music master classes

Purchases of new violin

€240

 

Imogen Gunner

Clane

Costs of releasing album/ promo for debut. Traditional Music

 

€800

Theatre:

Professional Individual Artists

Alex Rosiak

Ballitore

Theatrical performance based on Ted Hughes poetry

€1,200

Theatre:

Professional Companies

Crossfire Theatre

Newbridge

Development of ‘Frank and Catherine’

 

€1,200

 

Mend and Make Do

Athy

Three upcoming productions

 

€1,200

Arts in Health

Eve Harvest Centre

Kildare Town

Music Therapy Project

 

 

€1,000

 

KARE

Kilcullen

Participation in Irish Performing Arts Festival, Cork

 

€300

 

University of the Third Age

Maynooth

Reminiscence Theatre

 

€400

Youth Arts Theatre

Crooked House Theatre Co

Newbridge

Musical Theatre Summer Project

 

€1,000

 

Newbridge Youth Project

Newbridge

Visual arts project with young Traveller women

 

€300

Community Development Projects

Newbridge Family Resource Centre

 

Newbridge

Growing out from here

€800

There were 49 applicants for the 2010 Arts Act Grant Scheme, with 21 receiving funding in 2010. Total Given: €18,590

Artists in Schools Residency Bursary Award 2010

School

Area

Artist

Project Description

Amount Awarded

Scoil Phadraig Boys National School

Clane

Fiona Marron

Development of looking and responding. Developing of personal expression

€500

St. Cocas National School

Kilcock

Sharon Lynch

Child centred imagination and collaboration between classes

 

€2,000

There were 20 applicants for the 2010 Artists in Schools Residency Bursary Award, with the award of €2,500 being divided between two very promising projects.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Bursary Award 2010

Category

Recipient

Area

Photography

Siobhan Conway

Suncroft

Playwright

Tom Swift

Maynooth

There were 10 applicants for the 2010 Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residence Bursary Award. The award entitles each recipient to two weeks, fully paid, at the Guthrie Centre, Monaghan.  The total value of the weeks awarded is €800 for each recipient.

Youth Arts Residency Bursary 2010

Group Name

Artist

Project Description

Bursary

Curragh Youth Project Drama Group, Curragh

Peter Hussey

Research of ‘Wrens of Kildare’ to develop into a play

€2,500

There were 5 applicants for the 2010 Youth Arts Residency Bursary.

Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award 2010

Recipient

Area

Jim Ivers

 

Newbridge

Geraldine O’Brien

Celbridge

 

There were four applicants for the 2010 Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award.

The award entitles the recipient to attend the summer school at the University of Limerick and is valued at €450 for each recipient.

Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course Bursary 2010 

Recipient

Area

Patricia Abozaglo

 

Maynooth

There were eight applicants for this course.

The award entitles the recipient to attend the Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course, and is valued at €1,100.

Emerging Visual Artists Solo Exhibition Bursary Award 2010

Recipient

Area

Martina McDonald

 

Clane

There were eight applicants for the Emerging Visual Artists Solo Exhibition Bursary Award 2010.

The recipient is awarded €2500 toward the cost of their solo exhibition in Riverbank Arts Centre.  

Recording Bursary at Leixlip Library 2010 

Musician / Band

Area

Description

Sean Smith

Maynooth

Tenor : recording of classical music

 

Eimear Fox (Eimear Crehan)

Kilcock

Recording of ‘soulful and jazzy’ music

 

There were five applicants for this bursary.

The two recipients will receive three days recording to the value of €300 per day. A total value of €1800.

Film Bursary Award 2010

Recipient

Area

Description

Helena Doyle

Castledermot

Production of an experimental video project,

‘ Rooms of Randomness’

There were 13 applicants for the 2010 Film Bursary Award. The bursary is valued at €2,500

Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award 2010

Recipient

Area

Description

John MacKenna

Athy

Non-fiction book “One Short and Precious Night”

There were 6 applicants for the 2010 Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award.  The bursary is valued at €2,500

Total value of awards 

  • The Arts Act Grant scheme                                                              € 18,590
  • Artists in Schools Residency Bursary Award,                                   €  2,500
  • Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award                                         €  2,500
  • Youth Arts Residency Bursary Award                                              € 2,500
  • Emerging Visual Artists Solo Exhibition Bursary Award                    €  2,500
  • Film Bursary Award                                                                        € 2,500
  • Drama League  of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award,              € 900
  • Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course Bursary                                    € 1,100
  • Recording Bursary at Leixlip Library                                                € 1,800
  • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Bursary Award                             €1,600

                                                                                                                                   

Total                                                                                                            €36,490

 

 

 


 

Arts Grants 2010

This year we have 10 grants / bursary awards to choose from.

New bursaries this year are:
• Youth Arts Residency Bursary Award
• Artist in Schools Residency Bursary Award
• Recording Bursary @ Leixlip Library
• Emerging Visual Artist Solo Exhibition Bursary Award.

These awards are in response to commitments made in Making Inroads: An Arts Development Plan for Kildare County Council 2006 – 2011 and the recently published Youth Arts Strategy: 2009 – 2011. This illustrates Kildare County Council Arts Service’s commitment to supporting artists in Kildare and to assist in developing Art Forms throughout the County.

Submissions must be made in HARD COPY (X3). Emailed / Faxed applications will not be accepted

The closing date for each grants / bursaries is:
FRIDAY 19TH MARCH AT 5PM SHARP. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Applications forms and guidelines can be downloaded below.