Owing to the difficulties and challenges posed by the COVID-19, Culture Ireland has changed the grant system schedule. The grant rounds have now been increased from 3 to 5 per year to facilitate artists and global presenters during the pandemic.
Responding to the shorter lead-in times for programming currently being experienced for online performances, Culture Ireland has now introduced “a more frequent grants system.”
The new schedule is available here.
For more than a decade now, Culture Ireland has been offering support to Irish professional artists, arts organisations, and international presenters showcasing Irish artists at significant international venues and festivals.
The organisation supports artists by offering grants towards costs incurred while internationally presenting an event. Transport, freight, accommodation and other travel and travel-related costs are covered under the funding granted. Other costs include but are not limited to technical and recording costs, venue hire, equipment hire, post-production costs and promotion services. More information can be attained while submitting the application.
In light of recent events and the uncertainty related to travel in 2021, Culture Ireland will now be accepting applications from Irish artists and Irish or International arts organisations for the presentation of work online to International audiences.
An application will only be considered if the applicant has an international partner or a presenter who will provide a fee to the artist and assist with promotion and presentation costs.
Arts considered by Culture Ireland are all forms of art as defined in the Arts Act 2003: “arts means any creative or interpretative expression (whether traditional or contemporary) in whatever form, and includes, in particular, visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, opera, film, circus and architecture, and includes any medium when used for those purposes”.
More information on grants schedule and eligibility criteria can be found here.