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Kildare County Council Arts, Creative Ireland, Decade of Commemorations and Short Grass Films Award Opportunities 2021

Kildare County Council Arts, Creative Ireland, Decade of Commemorations and Short Grass Films Award Opportunities 2021

Arts Grants, Bursary Award and Film Commission Opportunities 2021

Artists, arts collectives and community groups may apply for the following grant and award opportunities

  • Arts Act Grant Scheme
  • Artist in Schools Residency Bursary Award
  • 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
  • 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

Applications must be made through a new online application system.  Please allow sufficient time to familiarise yourself with the new online system before the deadline as late applications will not be accepted.

Creative Ireland

Kildare Creative Ireland Bursary Awards 2021

As part of Kildare's 2021 Creative Ireland programme, we invite applications for bursary awards that will develop bodies of work with a public interface/engagement.

We invite applications from individuals and groups to make applications to creatively explore themes of

  • Well being
  • Sense of place
  • Heritage (which may include historical exploration)
  • Music
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)
  • Irish language
  • Climate change

Creative Ireland Cruinniú na nÓg Bursary Award 2021

The national day of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on Saturday, 12th June 2021.  It aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity by providing free, activity-based action in their own locality.

Kildare’s Creative Ireland team is seeking proposals from creatives practitioners and organisations to host and facilitate creative engagements for and with children and young people across the county for Cruinniú na Óg 2021.

These projects is supported by Kildare County Council’s Creative Ireland team.  Creative Ireland is a Government of Ireland Initiative

Kildare Decade of Commemorations

Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award 2021

Individual artists, art groups, and community projects from Co Kildare may apply for the Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award, 2021, for artistic and creative community-led responses based on some of the themes set out below. An award of e7,500 will be made.

It is envisaged that the interpretation of the historical events by Kildare based artists and creative practitioners will provide a platform to encourage reflection and the consideration of issues, both past and present, which may be challenging, difficult and sometimes deeply personal.  Applications for projects in all art forms are welcome.

Decade of Commemorations Short Grass Film Award

Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations/Short Grass Films wishes to further develop its support for film production in the county, by commissioning an original film to be shot in County Kildare in 2021/22, based on some of the themes set out below. Films should have a Kildare focus and may focus on human/personal stories, real or imagined. Under this commission scheme, one award of €12,500* will be made. The award will be made towards the cost of the film production. Short film, feature film, documentary, animation, experimental and artist films will all be considered.

This is supported by Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.

Application forms, with eligibility criteria are available on https://kildarecoco.submit.com/

      ** Applications must be made through a new online application system.  Please allow sufficient time to familiarise yourself with the new online system before the deadline as late applications will not be accepted. **

Queries to Lucina Russell, lrussell@kildarecoco.ie or Tel: 045-448318,

Closing Date for these awards is Thursday 18th March 2021, 12 noon.

Grant Information Workshops

Book below to attend an online grant information session on Friday 19th February 2021, 3pm

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/21084223480

Or the online grant information session on Saturday 20th February 2021, 3pm

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/141559701879

The presentation will be recorded and will be available to view afterwards online, but the Q&A session will not.



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