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Grants 2014

Kildare County Council Arts Act Grants are now closed. Details of the 2015 Grant Scheme will be announced in January 2015. You can see details of our ongoing grants with Poetry Ireland, NYCI and Filmbase below.

Grant Recipients 2014

ARTS ACT GRANT SCHEME 2014        
CATEGORY FIRST NAME SURNAME AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
ARTS ACT GRANT  
Professional Artists          
  Susan Connolly Sallins Costs to maintain art studio in Allenwood €1,000
  Brian Cregan Naas Create a body of work that evokes the heritage of the Curragh and surrounding areas €1,500
  Hayley Cunningham Celbridge Funding to attend the 12th International Ballet Mastercalss in Prague €400
  Pamela de Brí Prosperous Photography exhibiton examining the culture and heritage of the railway and in particular the Midland Great Western Railway €1,900
  Ken  Folan Maynooth Expand the Vanishing Art exhibition at Carton House to include artist in residence, school tours, lectures etc… €1,000
  Piaras Hoban Naas Purchase equipment to develop electronic music €450
  Denis Kelly Leixlip Develop painting practice within the framework of contemporary architecture and culture €700
  Fiona Marron Clane Funding to mount exhibition in Berlin €500
  Vera McEvoy Celbridge Intergenerational Art Project in The ACRE, exploring contemporary art and its relevance. €1,800
  Ciarán O'Grady Straffan Funding for a concert in Castletown House in June. €500
  Lianne O'Shea Naas Deliver a year long mentoring programme for the members of amateur dramatic movement in Kildare €1,300
  Aleksandra Rosiak Newbridge To perform 'Beyond the Seven Seas' and design and produce new puppets for future productions €1,200
  Lorraine Walsh Newbridge Materials to develop a new body of work for upcoming solo exhibition in Mayo. €1,000
  Paul Woods Newbridge Funding to re-engage with artistic practice and cmmence work on new project €500
Arts and Health          
National Learning Network Liz Holmes Maynooth Record and Design and Music CD €350
  Niamh Nolan Celbridge Buy art materials to participate in Artist Notebook project and mount exhibition €350
The Bridge Community, Camphill Ben Gamble Kilcullen Continued development of the Bell Orchestra €700
Monasterevin Resource Centre Maeve McElroy Monasterevin A community based inclusive art project to create a piece of work out of handmade paper and mixed media €350
National Learning Network Aishling Hennessy Naas Funding for Arts and Music Programme €700
Genil Training Centre Enda Moran Maynooth Five days of music workshops to create new compositions €500
Community Groups          
Anna Liffey Artists Fred Ball Maynooth Lighting for exhibitions €400
Ballymore Eustace Brass Band Sián Keary  Ballymore Eustace Musical Development Grant €1,200
Celbridge Camera Club Frank Butler Celbridge Funding to host a Photographic Exhibition €300
Landers Irish Dance Group Jenny Landers Kilcullen Attend Europeade Dance Festival €600
Living History Project Niamh Corcoran Ballitore Completion of Living History sculpture €1,100
The Millicent Singers Deirdre O'Donovan Clane Working with a vocal coach to develop the artistic quality of the choir €700
Naas Film Club Gerard Coffey Naas Advertise and promote the club €400
The Cloak Anne Marie Brain Kildare town Funding to stage 'The Cloak' €1,800
Trinity Athí Marie Caffrey Athy Attendance at 8th International folklore day in Prague €700
Education          
  Liadain de Buitlear Kildare town Craft project 'our Feathered Friends' with St. Corban's BNS €600
Patrician Primary School Brass Band Cormac O'Shea Newbridge Funding for more instruments €700
           
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER ARTS ACT GRANT 2014 €25,200
ARTIST IN SCHOOLS BURSARY AWARD  
  Marjorie Molloy Athy Cultivate and develop Willow Sculptures €2,500
           
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER ARTIST IN SCHOOLS BURSARY AWARD   €2,500
TYRONE GUTHRIE RESIDENCY BURSARY AWARD  
  Jo Mangan Maynooth Research and development 2 weeks
  Eithne Ní Chatháin Kilcock Arrange and develop new album 1 week
  Mark McGreevy Sallins Develop themes and elements of artistic practice 1 week
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER TYRONE GUTHRIE RESIDENCY BURSARY AWARD €1,300
YOUTH ARTS BURSARY AWARD    
  Cora  Purcell Newbridge Develop 2 new dance pieces for 'Echoes Youth Dance Company €2,500
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER YOUTH ARTS BURSARY AWARD €2,500
PLATFORM4 RECORDING BURSARY  
  Evelyn Shaw Naas Record a demo CD Awarded
  John Blake Naas Record new tracks Awarded
National Learning Network Liz Holmes Maynooth Record and Design and Music CD Awarded
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER PLATFORM4 RECORDING BURSARY €2,700
DRAMA LEAGUE OF IRELAND  BURSARY AWARD  
  Deirdre Goodwin Naas Attend Principles of Directing at DLI Summer School Awarded
  Orla  Gildea Leixlip Attend Eureka - Something from nothing at DLI Summer School Awarded
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER DRAMA LEAGUE OF IRELAND BURSARY €900
CECIL DAY LEWIS LITERARY BURSARY AWARD  
Professional Category          
  Laura Jane Cassidy Newbridge Research fiction novel about a Kildare singer-songwriter €2,000
Emerging Category          
  Bill  Tinley Maynooth Development plans for a short story collection 'All is Quiet' €1,500
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER CECIL DAY LEWSI LITERARY BURSARY AWARD €3,500
EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST BURSARY AWARD  
  Isobel Egan Sallins Inside Outside' a porcelain and photography exhibition inspired by architecture €2,500
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST BURSARY AWARD €2,500
LOCAL PUBLISHING BURSARY AWARD  
  Brian McCabe Naas Short book about historical postcards €650
  Kevin O'Kelly Kildare Town Book about the artworks of Gill Berry €650
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER LOCAL PUBLISHING AWARD €1,300
           
GRAND TOTAL AWARDED UNDER KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL ARTS GRANTS 2014 €42,400

Available grants in 2014

  • Arts Act Grant Scheme
  • Artist in School Residenct Bursary Award
  • Cecil Day lewis Literary Bursary Award
  • Drama League of Irleand Summer School Bursary Award
  • Film 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

All grant forms are available to download below.

For further information please contact the Arts Service on 045-448328 or arts@kildarecoco.ie 

Closing date for all of the above grants is strictly 12 noon on Tuesday 18th March 2014. 

Additonal Grants 2014 - Various closing dates

Kildare County Council has a number of additional grants available with various partner organisations. A brief description of the grants available are below, for more detailed information please contact the relevant orgranisation. 

Writer in Residence - In association with Poetry Ireland 

The Writers in Residence Programme takes place in primary and post-prinary schools and is designed to fit in with the timetable, particularly at second level. The residencies involve a short residency by a writer to a school, where the writer works closely with one teacher and with the same class or group throughout the residency. 

For further information including application forms please contact Poetry Ireland on (01) 6789001 or education@poetryireland.ie 

NYCI Certificate in Youth Arts bursary (accrediting body NUI Maynooth) 

Kildare County Council offer funding supports for successful applicants to the National Youth Council of Irelands (NYCI) Certificate in Youth Arts.

The NYCI Certificate in Youth Arts is a part time, year long university accredited course of study in Irish Youth Arts Practice managed and delivered by the Arts Programme at the National Youth Council of Ireland and accredited by NUI Maynooth. It aims to introduce those working in the non formal education sector to the concepts, principles and practice of youth arts using a context and practice approach

For further information, including application criteria and closing dates for applications please visit www.youtharts.ie 

Masters in Film – MSc Digital Feature Film Production  (accrediting body Stafordshire University)

 Kildare County Council offer funding supports for successful applicants to the MSc in Digital Feature Film Production

Filmbase, in association with Staffordshire University, offers a unique, industry-facing masters-level course ( 1 year Full Time) aimed at preparing filmmakers for the reality of writing, developing, pitching, producing, shooting, editing, posting and distributing feature films in digital formats. 

For further information, including application criteria and closing dates for applications please visit www.filmmasters.ie

Arts Act Grant Application 2014 - Click to download

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Artist in Schools Residency Bursary 2014 - Click to download

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Cecil Day lewis Literary Bursary Award 2014 - Click to download

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Film Bursary Award 2014 - Click to download

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Youth Arts Bursary Award 2014 - Click to download

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Local Publishing Award 2014 - Click to download

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