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Foley Street, Dublin 1

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Overview of all programmes for artists

The Arts Office provides an extensive range of supports and opportunities for artists.

Artist Bursary

Dublin City Council calls for applications from artists for a bursary of €4000 towards studies at an advanced level or the development of work or 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.

Incubation Space Award

Dublin City Council invites applications for the award of free incubation space / workspace. The award is intended to enable innovative arts companies/collectives to research and develop new work through the provision of dedicated space in Unit 4, James Joyce Street.

Tyrone Guthrie Residency

Artists living in Dublin City Council’s administrative area are invited to apply for a €500 award towards a two-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. Workspaces include studios, a music room, a multimedia room and a large rehearsal/performance space. This opportunity is open to practitioners in all art forms.

Unit 3

Dublin City Council invites applications for the use of Unit 3, a former retail unit in James Joyce Street, Dublin 1. The unit is available subject to application and is strictly for artistic, cultural and creative use. While all applications will be considered, priority will be given to those proposals that match the city’s arts and cultural strategies. The unit is 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

Deadline for all applications is 5pm, Monday 25th April 2016. No late applications will be accepted.  

All applications must be in hard copy format.  For further information or to request application forms, please contact Brian Mongey on 01 222 7643 or email 

Artists Panel

This is an open call for members to comprise a panel of artists with Dublin City Arts Office. While the panel advertises for and accepts new members on an annual basis, artists must be registered to apply by e-tender. One can find information on registration and apply here when the call is put out in March / April 2016.

Residential Spaces

Dublin City Arts Office's annual open call to apply for residence at 7 Albert Cottages and St. Patrick’s Lodge Residential Artists’ Studios is closed. Irish and international artists and arts organisations interested in applying should subscribe to the Arts Office newsletter to be kept up-to-date.