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Arts Funding Opportunities 2019

Arts Bursaries 2019

Open calls for the following 2019 Awards are now open for applications: Arts Bursaries, Incubation Space & Tyrone Guthrie Residency

Deadline for receipt of applications for ALL schemes is 12.00hrs Noon on Monday 24th June 2019. No late applications will be accepted.  All applications must be in hard copy format.  

For further information please contact  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 below:  
Word Version (56kb), PDF Version (343kb)


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 workspace in either Unit 3 or Unit 4, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1.

Incubation Space Application Form  Word Version (115kb)    PDF Version (350kb)


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 Form: Word Version 67kbPDF Version 413kb



Velo City Application 2019

Dublin City Council is pleased to announce an open call for artists/creative practitioners, cultural organisations, collectives, creative/cultural communities and neighbourhood communities/organisations to submit proposals to be part of Velo-city, International Cycling Conference, taking place in the Convention Centre Dublin from the 25th to 28th of June, 2019. This open call is for activities, performances, readings, workshops, showcase events (including photography and film), interactive art installations, etc. to take place in Dublin City as part of the Velo-city Conference. Closing date for receipt of completed proposals is Monday 1st April 2019 at 12 noon

download Velo City Open Call (Word doc)


Arts Grants 2019 

The Arts Grants 2019 competition closed on 1st November 2018 at 12 noon. The Arts Grants 2020 application process will commence in September 2019.  For further information please contact  T: 01-222 5455 or e-mail

Privacy (General Data Protection Regulation G.D.P.R.)

The purpose for processing your data is to process your application for an Arts Grant Award in according with the Arts Act 2003. The information you provide will be assessed by a panel made up of staff of Dublin City Arts Office and external invited arts specialists.

Your information will be retained for five years if you are granted an award and for one year if not granted an award. If you do not furnish the personal data requested, Dublin City Council will not be able to process your application.

You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to applicable exemptions, in relation to your personal data:

  • the right to access the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data
  • the right to require us to rectify any inaccuracies in your personal data
  • the right to require us to erasure your personal data
  • the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes
  • the right to object to our use of your personal data or the way in which we process it

Please note that to help protect your privacy; we take steps to verify your identity before granting access to personal data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please submit a request to our Data Protection Officer outlining the specific details of the request:  Email:  Tel: 01 2223775.  All valid requests will be processed without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request.  This period may be extended by up to two further months where necessary.