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Grants for 2012 are now closed. Details of the 2013 grants will be available in January 2013, with a closing date of mid March 2013

2012 Arts Act Grant Recipients

ARTS ACT GRANT SCHEME 2012        
CATEGORY NAME AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION Amount Recommended €
 Visual Arts :  Professional individual artists Mark McGreevy Prosperous Maintaining Artist Studio & material expenses €650
  David Morrissey Kildare Town Project – Portraits of people aged over 60 years of age  - celebrating people of the community €350
  Gay Brabazon The Curragh New body of work based on the Curragh and the lives of the Wren Women  €650
  Paul Woods Ballitore A series of oil paintings, developed through – photographic transfer €650
  Colleen Lambe Kilcullen Development & completion of visual arts project - body of work intent for exhibition €650
  Daniel Lipstein Monasterevin Creation of a body of work towards a print exhibition €500
Visual Arts Projects - COLLECTIVES Siobhan Murphy - Design Snug   Kildare Town Using unoccupied buildings to offer , create and utilize  a multitude of workshops and show case the outcomes €450
  Frank Butler - Celbridge Camera Club Naas / Celbridge Photographic exhibition- costs & venue €500
  Maeve Mulrennan - Group Residency Kildare Residency Based in Kildare – work based  on Pollardstown Fen €1,800
  David Day & Johnny Phelan Athy ‘Tins n Bins’ – percussion and street performance with Aontas Ogra youth project/Athy Community arts centre €1,600
Dance :  Collectives Nathalie Grand - Evolultion, Kildare Youth Dance Company Kildare Supporting regular activities- dance festivals -research and development and collaboration  €1,000
  Suzanne Hogan / Niall O’ Connell Newbridge Barbie V Ken Project in Scoil Bhride Naofa  - to develop community, the arts and self-esteem €1,300
  Clane Musical Society Clane Funding  for next musical project €2,000
  Athy Musical Society Athy Production costs €1,500
Theatre - Professionals /Companies Cliona de Bri - Theatre Rua  Prosperous Peig –An adaptation of an Irish language book – funding for the theatre  €2,000
  Griese Youth Theatre - Leish Burke Ballitore Stage production on June 29th - ‘It only ever happens in the movies’ General production costs €1,100
  Bloom Collective - Rachel Lally Newbridge Funding for production -exploring the possibilities of creating music & theatre in a symbiotic way.  €1,800
  Sheer Tantrum - Vincent A. O’ Reilly Newbridge ‘This is not the Seagull’ -touring production costs €1,600
  Crooked House Theatre Company Newbridge General production costs €2,000
  Aleksandra Rosiak - The Kaleidoscope Project Ballitore ‘Beyond the seven seas’ - Cost of puppet design and making – new work for children’s theatre €1,200
Literature Ann Egan Clane Emigration – Voices on the platform- proposed long series of poems examining the theme of emigration in Ireland.  €800
  Wayne Byrne Kill Writing his first book – non-fiction Tom DiCillo & his films €1,000
Arts and Health Siobhan Bracken Ahearne/ former Creative Well participants  Naas Mental Health art workshops  - funding for framing and materials €400
Local Publishing Grant     Two awards of €650  
  Mario Corrigan Kildare Town ‘Kildare Footprints’ Walking tours €650
  Dr. Maebh O’ Regan Celbridge Publication about well known visual artists in Co Kildare  €650
Artist in Schools Bursary Award     Two awards of €2,500  
  Scoil Mochua NS/ Vera Mc Evoy Celbridge Starting a Thread – textile / fibre art proposal €2,500
  Scoil Dara – (2nd level) TY Students/ Eimear Crehan Kilcock Songwriting & performance €2,500
Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award     Three awards valued at € 650 €1,950
  Shauna Gilligan Celbridge Literary fiction novel currently  redrafting & editing  
  Evan Costigan Moyvalley To complete a number of poems and create new work for submission to a number of publishing houses.  
  Catherine Mann Edenderry Celtic Tiger Landscapes ( ghost estates ) exploring memories, feelings through painting.  
Youth Arts Residency Bursary  NO APPLICATIONS   One award of €2,500 €0
Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary award     One awards x week long summer school  
  Geraldine O’ Brien Celbridge   €500
Recording Studio Bursary Award     3 awards x three days recording valued @ €900 €2,700
  Looking Glass Kildare Gain exposure & practical experience in a recording studio  
  Thy Sinister Bloom Newbridge In conjunction with a theatre performance   
  School O Rock Newbridge Project with youths writing their own songs   
Film Bursary Award     €3,500 plus €500 editing time €4,000
  John O Connell Naas Horsepower  
Emerging Visual Artist Bursary Award     Solo exhibition in Riverbank Arts Centre bursary  €2,500
  Brian Cregan Naas Completion of ‘The Glass Garden’   
CD Lewis Literary Bursary Award        
Professional writer Mairead Rooney Celbridge Completion of Novel ‘storm at the door’ €2,000
Emerging writer Hazel Gaynor Kilcullen Research novel about Eliza Doolittle €1,500
Irish Youth Choir       €400
  Tara Walsh Maynooth Financial assistance to attend this years residential training course  
      TOTAL VALUE OF ARTS GRANTS AND AWARDS 2012  €47,350

Grants 2012

Kildare County Council Arts Service announce Arts Grants and Award Opportunities 2012

Kildare County Council Arts Service invites applications from individual artists and arts collectives and community groups for the following grant and award opportunities

  • Arts Act Grant scheme
  • Artist in Schools Residency Bursary Award
  • Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award
  • Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award
  • Film Bursary Award
  • Recording Bursary @ Platform4 Recording Studio
  • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Bursary Award
  • Youth Arts Residency Bursary
  • Emerging Visual Artist Solo Exhibition Bursary Award
  • Local Publishing award

Additional awards for 2012 are

  • Tyrone Guthrie Printmaking Residency Bursary Award
  • Irish Youth Choir bursary (as auditions are in Feb/March, please register your interest immediately by contacting the arts service)
  • NYCI Certificate in Youth Arts (accrediting body NUI Maynooth) bursary. Course dates will be announced in summer 2012. (Register your interest by contacting the arts service)

Application forms and further information are available from

Kildare County Arts Service, Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare

Tel: 045-448328; Email: arts@kildarecoco.ie, or service

Closing date is strictly 12 noon TUESDAY 20th March 2012

Download the application forms below

Arts Act Grant Application 2012 - click to download

File Size: 41KB - Document Type: MS Word

Artist in Schools Residency Bursary 2012 - click to download

File Size: 36KB - Document Type: MS Word

Cecil Day lewis Literary Bursary 2012 - click to download

File Size: 39KB - Document Type: MS Word

Film Bursary 2012 - click to download

File Size: 37KB - Document Type: MS Word

Recording Bursary Musicians 2012 - click to download

File Size: 39KB - Document Type: MS Word

Recording Bursary Groups / Artists 2012 - click to download

File Size: 35KB - Document Type: MS Word

Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary 2012 - click to download

File Size: 36KB - Document Type: MS Word

Youth Arts Bursary 2012 - click to download

File Size: 37KB - Document Type: MS Word

Emerging Artist Solo Exhibition Award 2012 - click to download

File Size: 37KB - Document Type: MS Word

Local Publishing Award 2012 - click to download

File Size: 39KB - Document Type: MS Word

Irish Youth Choir Bursary Award 2012 - click to download

File Size: 38KB - Document Type: MS Word