Creative Ireland Bursary Award 2018

As part of our Galway County’s Creative Ireland Programme 2018, Galway County Council invite applications for our Creative Ireland Bursary Awards 2018.

Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2018 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.

The key objective of this Bursary is to offer community groups, organisations, venues, artists, performers and everyone involved in the culture and creative sectors an opportunity to develop high quality projects/programmes that enable groups and individuals to realise their full creative potential and encourage greater access, knowledge and appreciation of the arts, creative industries, heritage and the Irish language. 

Applications must be developed in partnership with individuals with professional expertise in any creative or cultural arena such as visual or performing arts, all artforms, literature or other cultural area.

Projects must reflect one or more of the strategic objectives identified in the Galway County Creative Ireland Strategic Plan 2018-2022, see below: 

Place and Spaces

Creative Industries

Our Communities and Collective Wellbeing

Creatives in our Community

An Ghaeilge – Anam agus Dúchas

Lifetime of Creativity

Equality of Access to Creativity And Culture

Global Reputation 

We welcome project proposals that involve groups that have had little or no previous involvement in creativity and culture projects. We will endeavour to give whatever advice and assistance we can to ensure your project can achieve the best possible experience for everyone involved.

What funding amounts are available? The maximum amount for any bursary award is €2,000.

For 2018 we will be offering two specific bursaries: One bursary celebrating European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and another bursary celebrating Bliain na Gaeilge 2018.

Fully completed application forms for this Bursary must be sent to: Creative Ireland Bursary Awards, Galway County Council, Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway and must be received no later than 4p.m. on Monday 28th May 2018.