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Funding Application Workshop

All artforms welcome

Wed 6 Mar & 17 April 2024


Any Irish person with some form of creative practice is more eligible to apply for funding than they might think! You don’t need to be a “full-time professional artist” to avail of financial support to develop your practice, acquire new skills or create new work.

While applications for the Arts Council can be rigorous and time-consuming, the Agility Award was created a few years ago with an eye to demystifying this process. This means that artists can apply through a much simpler form for a smaller amount of money, and from there gain the confidence to apply for other awards such as Bursaries and Project Awards. The application window for the Agility Award opens on 5th March this year with a deadline of 25th April, and we at the Linenhall would like to encourage local artists to apply!

Our Theatre Artist in Residence, Sarah O’Toole will be running two 2-hour workshops to bring you through the process of making your first Arts Council application.

Workshop one will run through the award guidelines and application form, helping you to brainstorm what your own idea might be and put you in a position to write your first draft. Mayo Arts Office will attend to let you know about how to apply for the Mayo Artists Bursary.

Workshop two will be about refining that draft for maximum impact so that your idea is articulated as clearly and feasibly as possible to the award panel.

Workshop dates: Wed 6 Mar & Wed 17 April 2024

All artforms welcomed. Advanced booking recommended