Kildare Arts Service : Grants and opportunities

Arts Act Grants 2020

Below is a listing of the grants that were available from Kildare Arts Service in 2020 and the listing of successful grant applications for 2020. The 2021 grants will be advertised in January 2021, with a closing date of approximately mid March 2021. Exact details of the application process, including application forms and dates for 'How to apply for Grants' workshops will be posted here in January 2021

Available Grants in 2020

  • Arts Act Grant Scheme
  • Artist in Schools Residency Bursary Award
  • Education Bursary Award application
  • Artistic Entrepreneur Bursary Award
  • Dennis O'Driscoll Literary Bursary Award
  • Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award
  • Emerging Artist Solo Exhibition Award   
  • Executive Coaching for Creative Professionals Bursary Award
  • Gill Berry Visual Art Bursary Award (EXCLUSIVE to 2020)
  • Local Publishing Award
  • Recording Bursary @Platform4 Recording Studio Bursary Award
  • Short Grass Short Film Bursary Award €1,500
  • Short Grass Short Film Commission Award €12,500
  • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Bursary Award
  • Youth Arts Residency Bursary Award
  • Research and Thinking Bursary award (NEW FOR 2020)
  • Creative Ireland Bursary Award

    

 

 

 

SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED 
Abozaglo Patty   Maynooth Project integrating Laban Dance, Movement, Vis Arts  €1,200
Buckley Sarah   Maynooth Support to work with producer to record debut music collection €600
Burke Eoghan   Maynooth ‘Kildare Speaks’ Podcast - workshop & podcast €800
Crehan Eimear SpeakUp SingOut Music School Maynooth Funding for 'Dare to Sing' festival in Kilcock €800
Hendrick Pat Teresa Brayton Players Maynooth Purchase of Sound System and Projection equipment €500
Keena Pauline   Maynooth Produce new body of work arising out of project undertaken in Canada €500
McElhone Maura   Maynooth Cost to revise first draft of new novel €500
Murphy Claire   Maynooth Creation of series of paintings on wooden panels €400
Ní Chearra Orlaith Fizz and Chips Theatre Company Maynooth Develop multi-disciplinary theatre piece DRAGON €1,000
Tully Alen St Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band Maynooth Support for instrument maintenance 2020 season €600
Cody Breda Craobh Bheartla Uí  Fhlatharta Celbridge /Leixlip To continue developing traditional Irish music Orchestra & support junior Orchestra €1,750
Condron Claire Celbridge Concert Orchestra Celbridge /Leixlip Five bursaries to enable individuals join the orchestra & learn an instrument €800
Gibson Saidhbhín   Celbridge /Leixlip Purchase of camera to document visual art project €655
Greene Laura Maynooth Gospel Choir Celbridge /Leixlip Grant aid for 'Big Gig' production 2nd half of year €500
Hayes Roisin   Celbridge /Leixlip Purchase of instruments for music therapy €500
Hickey Karen   Celbridge /Leixlip Visual artist: Costs to mount exhibition in Maynooth Library €400
Kearney Damien   Celbridge /Leixlip All Ireland Ballroom Championship Training /Comp. budget €700
Keegan Lisa   Celbridge /Leixlip Research, print and mount exhibition 'Snapshots of Celbridge' €400
Kelly Denis   Celbridge /Leixlip Professional Visual Artist: Development of work for a solo exhibition €1,200
Lawless Aidan Hazelhatch Park Residents Assoc., Celbridge /Leixlip Public Art Project: to transform an electrical box €250
Lilly Nicola Creative Mamas Leixlip Celbridge /Leixlip Exploring creativity in motherhood workshops €300
McAtamney Aoife   Celbridge /Leixlip Develop solo dance performance piece 'Pink Breath' €1,800
McEvoy Vera   Celbridge /Leixlip Professional Visual artist: Development grant to purchase tools €572
Phelan Emer   Celbridge /Leixlip Soprano: contribution to costs of Christmas Concert €400
Carton Brendan Kill Musical and Dramatic Society Naas Purchase of sound and lighting equipment €400
De Brí Pamela   Naas Complete work on project for exhibition in Mayo in 2021 €1,200
Deegan Eimear Ballymore Eustace Concert Band Naas Instrument specific Master Classes €1,750
Garvey Celine The Moat Theatre Writers Naas Funds to have an event with John MacKenna €350
Hallahan Paul   Naas Professional visual artist: Support to create new work, two person show, Complex Dublin, Oct., 2020 €1,200
Higgins Patricia Herbert Lodge School of Music Naas Support for 7th year Car. Barbato Borza Memorial lectures Naas library €800
Johnson John Millicent Singers Naas Create CD & digital version of choir’s popular repertoire €700
McCartney Karen   Naas Writing a play about the discovery of a possible feral woman €800
Murphy Sharon Embrace Music Naas Arts in Health: Run a pilot music project for people living with Parkinson’s Disease €1,000
Ó Catháin/Hazzard Micháel/Mark Naas Arts & Culture Centre, Naas Audio visual installation, Solo Harp & voice performance National Harp Day Oct, 2020 €1,200
O'Brien Martina   Naas Professional visual artist: 11 day marine expedition residency, research vessel The Celtic Explorer Sept., 2020 €1,200
O'Brien Cathy   Naas Support for development of Creative Journal Club meeting weekly in The Moat  €650
Proctor Rev Mark Soulworks Naas Youth Arts: Open Mic Youth Music gigs:  Purchase of pair of overhead condenser microphones €397
Barber Mark KARE Kildare/Newbridge Supported mentorship programme with professional visual artist Dominic Thorpe €1,000
Butler David CelticCon Midland Comic Convention Kildare/Newbridge CelticCon midland Comic Convention development funding  €800
Conlan Katie   Kildare/Newbridge Support to represent Ire.,'Performing Arts World Championships L.A. €400
Golubowska Marta   Kildare/Newbridge Professional Visual Artist: Assistance in establishing new artist studio, kiln €500
Hensey Noel   Kildare/Newbridge Professional Visual Artist: Support for Artist Residency in Berlin €1,200
Kavanagh Eilis Pop up Art Newbridge Kildare/Newbridge Pop Up' exhibitions Newbridge Town Hall €800
Kavanagh Denise Kildare Branch Down Syndrome Ire., kildare/Newbridge Funding for children’s Summer camp €500
Leahy John South Kildare Photography Club Kildare/Newbridge Exhibit work in Aras Chill Dara 28 Sept - Oct 12 (dates TBC) €400
McBride Michelle Kildare Art Collective Kildare/Newbridge Professional Visual Artist: Regenerate abandoned sites through art collaboration with Tidy Towns €800
Reardon Brid Monasterevin Drama Group Kildare/Newbridge Monasterevin Drama Group 4 night Drama Play Nov 2020 €400
Ronayne Mary   Kildare/Newbridge Professional Visual Artist: Artist book: support towards costs, scanning, photography etc €1,200
Ryan Daniel Newbridge Musical Society Kildare/Newbridge Development funding: 40th production: West Side Story end  €400
Walsh Keith   Kildare/Newbridge Development funding Work in progress of a show around mental health €800
Walsh
Lorraine
  Kildare/Newbridge Professional Visual Artist: Produce a new body of work in order to apply for a solo show in the future €800
Byrne Roxanne   Athy Develop original play 'Home Truths'  €400
Byrne Ann  Athy Musical and Dramatic Society Athy Purchase and upgrade PA equipment €1,000
           
Conway Natasha   Athy Funds to maintain studio and produce new work €600
Foster Angelina   Athy Research and host workshops based on the creative output of Ernest Shackleton €500
Freeman Lisa   Athy Professional visual artist: Funding the video editing of 'Green Skies, A Double Rhythm' €1,200
Hughes Brian   Athy Professional Musician: Duet Album trad Irish music Uilleann Pipes / Whistle / Fiddle €450
Hyland  Hugh Athy Film Club Athy Costs to promote Film Club through posters and print media €300
    Monasterevin Tidy Towns Athy Jacinta Hughes botanical illustrations of canal €400
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER THE ARTS ACT GRANT SCHEME 2020         €43,624
           
TYRONE GUTHRIE RESIDENCY          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Kearney Brenda   Maynooth Time to think creatively about research from recent projs.,& develop it into a more cohesive, unique practice €350
Lennon Ferdia   Maynooth To work on his novel set in Syracuse, Sicily €350
Ní Chatháin Eithne   Maynooth Work on pre - production of new album of sean-nos songs €350
Scarlett Fiona   Maynooth Time & space to complete & edit a novel €350
           
DENIS O'DRISCOLL LITERARY BURSARY AWARD          
SURNAME FIRST NAME TYPE MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Donohue Darren Professional Kildare/ Newbridge The award will enable development of new play for the stage €2,000
Tobin Emma Emerging Kildare/ Newbridge Proposing 1st collection of poerty, monetry award would help with completion MA Creative Writing UCD €1,500
           
SHORT GRASS SHORT SHORTS          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Kearney/Butler Richard/David Frame it Productions Naas WW1 Drama €1,500
Kennedy Sandy   Naas Experimental, non narrative €1,500
Moloney Bobby Whackala Ltd Cel/Leix Comedy /Drama €1,500
           
YOUTH ARTS RESIDENCY          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AWARDED
Balfe Pat Monasterevin Youth Action Kildare/ Newbridge Artist will deliver series w/shops developing drawing.painting,photography skills €2,500
           
EXECUTIVE COACHING AWARD WITH MATTHEW RALLI          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Mc Donald Martina N/a Kil / New Make & Clarify creative goals €600
Doyle Elizabeth N/a Naas Wants to get out of the slushpile to the people who make decisions €600
           
PLATFORM4 RECORDING BURSARIES          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Carroll Damian KARE KILDARE / NEWBRIDGE Soundtrack to accompany video planned to record later in year €900
Crehan Eimear   MAYNOOTH Live recordings to support her headline show in Whelans June 26th €900
           
LOCAL PUBLISHING AWARD          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Boland Frank   Kildare/ Newbridge A History of Newbridge Cavalry Barracks, houses & residents 1934 - 1996  €750
Bolger Michael     Publication about 'Ancient Sport of Horse Shoe Throwing' €750
Malone Martin T   Athy Definitive account of the Civil War executions in Kildare Town €750
           
ARTISTIC ENTREPRENEUR AWARD          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Flanagan Paula The White Box Gallery Naas Develop Art Gallery / w/shop space in Naas town €1,500
           
ARTIST IN SCHOOLS BURSARY AWARDS          
SURNAME FIRST NAME SCHOOL MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Fitzpatrick Niamh St Laurence's NS Naas Working with 3, 5th class's (90 children) w/shops focusing on rhythm, harmony & intro to Flamenco music €2,500
O'Toole Ciaran Curragh Camp NS Kildare/Newbridge   €2,500
Shanley Catherine Scoil an Linbh Iosa   Bespoke 10wk drama prog. Theme of memtal health, wellbeing & emotional resilience €2,500
Travers Lucy Rathmore NS Naas Dance & movement proj. to encourage students to trust their bodies & become competent movers & dancers €2,500
Walsh Lorna Scoil Bhride Kildare/Newbridge   €2,500
           
EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST BURSARY AWARD          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Hynan Shane   Kildare/Newbridge Beneath / Beofhod' photographic proj. examining degraded raised bogs of NW Kildare €2,500
           
EDUCATION BURSARY AWARD          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Behan Caroline   Naas Applying for MA in Music Performance degree at RHA acredited by TCD €2,000
Maher Stacy   Newbridge/Kildare Support: Currently in 1st yr of training at Laine Theatre Arts in London €2,000
           
RESEARCH AND THINKING BURSARY AWARD          
SURNAME FIRST NAME ORGANISATION MD AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
Baxter Sarah   Maynooth Freelance Director in theatre & opera bursary will facilitate identifying career goals €1,700
           
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER OTHER GRANTS         €39,350

 

 

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