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Monday to Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm. We are currently closed on Sundays. Bookings are not necessary.

The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1

+353 1 222 5455

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Apply for Funding & Support

Applications for Arts Grants and Bursary Awards 2024 closed on 22 November 2023. 
The next round of grants, Arts Grants 2025 will open Sept/Oct 2024. 

ARTS ACT 2003
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:

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

Dublin City Council through the City Arts Office is conducting a review of Arts Grants. For some time City Councillors engaged in adjudicating the Arts Grants process have pointed out that the funds allocated have not increased for many years. There is also a recognition that Arts funding has naturally been greater in areas where arts infrastructure such as theatres and galleries are concentrated i.e. close to the city centre and as well as supporting the great arts organisations and building in central Dublin, Dublin City Council also want to further develop and support Artists, Participants and Audiences outside of the city centre.

There are some extra questions on the application form this year to support the data collection needed and to hear from you on how we can improve the application process. Thank you for helping us with this review and all you do to make the arts a central part of what makes Dublin special.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

  1. Read the Criteria and Guidelines below relating to the cateogory you are applying for.
  2. Download our Guidance Document for Arts Grants which explains the application questions in greater detail.  We recommend printing this and keeping it beside you through the process.  This relates to Arts Grants Applications only, not Bursary Awards. The Guidance Document can be found on each Arts Grant page category. 
  3. All applications are made through *Submittable where you will be able to upload all supporting material along with your application form.  
    *The Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported.
  4.  Submittable's submitter collaboration tool enables groups of applicants to work together on collective applications.  Click here to find out how to invite people to collaborate with you on a submission

CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR EACH CATEGORY

INFORMATION SESSIONS
We will hold Information Sessions on Zoom for all categories of Arts Grants & Bursary Awards on 12th October.  Please click on the relevant category webpage for time & date details:  Revenue, Neighbourhood & Voluntary, Project and Bursary Awards. The videos will also be available to watch after this date on each category webpage.

APPLY ONLINE
Apply Online through Submittable below