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Open calls for the following 2017 Awards are now open for applications: Arts Bursaries, Incubation Space, Tyrone Guthrie Residency & Artistic Space - Unit 3

Deadline for receipt of applications for ALL schemes is 17.00hrs on Monday 24th April 2017. No late applications will be accepted.  All applications must be in hard copy format.  For further information or to request application forms, please contact Dolores Fogarty T: 01-222 5455 or e-mail


Dublin City Council invites applications from artists who wish to be considered for a Bursary of €4000 towards studies at an advanced level or the development of work/professional skills. Artists, resident in Dublin City Council’s administrative area, can apply for a Bursary in Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance and Literature. One Bursary will be awarded in each discipline. 

You can download the application form here:  
 Word Version (40kb), PDF Version (370kb)


Dublin City Council wishes to invite applications for the Award of free Incubation work-space. The award is intended to enable innovative artists/ arts companies/collectives to research and develop new works or collaborative methodologies, over  a period of up to six months, through the provision of a dedicated work-space in Unit 4, James Joyce Street.

Incubation Space Details Word (893kb)  PDF (259kb)


Dublin City Council offers artists living in Dublin City Council’s administrative area a €700 award towards a two week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan. Workspaces include studios, a music room, a multi media room and a large rehearsal/performance space. This opportunity is open to practitioners in all art forms.

Tyrone Guthrie Application FormWord Version  62kb, PDF Version 358kb


Dublin City Council wishes to invite applications for the use of Unit 3, former retail unit in James Joyce Street, Dublin 1. The unit is available subject to application and are for artistic, cultural and creative use that includes public facing engagement. While all applications will be considered, priority will be given to those proposals that most closely match the city’s arts and cultural strategies. The unit will be let under a rental agreement at a nominal rate of €300 per calendar month payable in advance.

Artistic Space Application Form:  Word Version 100kb, PDF Version 363kb


The Arts Grants for 2018 will be advertised in September 2017.

To keep informed about the status of arts grants and bursary applications, and to hear of any new awards or initiatives from Dublin City Arts Office, sign up to receive our newsletter.

In accordance with the Arts Act, Dublin City Council invites applications for funding towards arts projects and programmes in the city which are complementary to the following objectives:

(a)    Stimulating public interest in the Arts,
(b)    Promoting knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, or
(c)    Improving standards in the arts within its functional area (Dublin City).