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  • Young Artist of the Year 2020 – closing 7 Feb

    This award, now in its twelfth year, takes the form of a financial award of up to £1000, to one local artist aged 16 – 25, to support arts projects, residencies or approved study, over and above full-time second and or third level education.  The award may also cover the
  • The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary 2020/2021 – closing 29 May (2020)

    This bursary allows a successful Artist to spend two all-inclusive weeks at the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan.  This idyllic artist’ retreat plays host to artists from around the world working in a variety of art forms. For more information contact – Application deadline is Friday 29
  • The John Hewitt International Summer School – Residency Award 2020 – closing 29 May (2020)

    This award enables a local writer to spend a week at the poplular Summer School in Armagh enjoying a varied programme of talks, readings and workshops led by a host of internally renowned writers and speakers (food and accommodation are included). For more information contact Lynda – Application deadline
  • Making Art in Communities (MAC) 2020/2021 – closing 31 Jan

    Up to £1500 is available for any one organisation in each financial year.  Making Art in Communities Funding Programme (MAC) is to support constituted community groups/organisations based in the Lisburn and Castlereagh Council area to participate in, and develop to promote the Arts. MAC will provide funding in a range
  • Support for the Individual Artist Programme – 15 Aug

    This scheme is open. All applications to the programmes below must be for projects that will take place between 1st November 2019 and 31st October 2020. General Arts Awards Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES) Major Individual Awards (MIA) Artists’ International Development Fund (Individuals) Self-arranged residencies Mike Moloney Award Anne O’Donoghue
  • Jerwood Bursaries

        What do you need to progress your practice and/or career? What do you need to kick start a new idea? Jerwood Bursaries provide funding to help you explore and develop your next steps, whether through supporting your skills and knowledge development and/or supporting the first stage development of
  • PRS International Showcase Fund – ongoing

        The International Showcase Fund offers vital support for UK based* artists, bands, songwriters and producers based who have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference. The PRS Foundation grant up to £5,000 as a contribution to; Travel Visas Accommodation Per diems (daily expenses) We grant
  • Youth Creative Skills Bursary

        The Youth Creative Skills Training Bursary Scheme has been established to help improve access to creative skills training or development programmes for young people. This bursary scheme links to Strategic Theme 2 in the Cultural Strategy – Investing in creative learning & skills development: To support the creative
  • Grants for Music and arts education and participation – closing 5 May and 5 Oct

    The Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust gives grants in the U.K., usually in London, and in Northern Ireland and South Africa. In the U.K. grants are focused on: Music and arts education and participation Deafness and other disabilities The elderly Medical relief including hospice support, and Medical research Please note
  • Culture Arts and Heritage Grant Scheme

        The Culture Arts and Heritage Grant Scheme has been designed to best support, promote and develop cultural, arts and heritage events, projects and activities. It has been devised to support local community and voluntary groups to promote and develop projects which broaden cultural access throughout the council area.




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