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Bursary Awards 2024


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Bursary Awards 2024 

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.

Dublin City Arts Office is a developmental unit within Dublin City Council. It supports quality access, participation, learning and innovation in the arts through collaboration and strategic partnership at local, regional and international levels. 

All applicants must live within the Dublin City Council Administrative Area. Click here for Map

  • This award is not for the creation and presentation of new work to the public. It is for an individual Artist to pursue a workplan that may include training, mentoring, research and capacity building in 2024.
  • Bursary 2024 applications are welcome from applicants of all artistic backgrounds.
  • Maxmium Bursary Award €5,000. 
  • Bursaries may be in the following arts disciplines: Architecture and Visual Art / Circus, Street Art & Spectacle / Dance / Film / Literature / Multi-Disciplinary / Music and Opera / Theatre / Traditional Art / Young People and Children Artist Bursary  



1. Quality of existing work and Bursary proposal idea (40%)
As evidenced by:

(a) An introduction to your practice and description of your Bursary proposal.

(b) C.V.

(c) Up to 6 examples of previous work.

2. Relevance and Timeliness of proposal to the development of your practice (30%)
As evidenced by:

(a) Recent achievements.

(b) Key points of development so far and future facing plans and vision.  

(c) The reason you wish to pursue this line of action at this time and the impact you hope it will have. 


3. Feasibility (30%)
As evidenced by:

(a) Details of the quality of study/training course proposed with a letter of offer where appropriate. 

(b) If you have an alternative approach to developing your practice outside of formal study, e.g. skills, action research, mentorship, you are encouraged to apply. You must however clearly outline the intended developmental impact on your practice. 

(c) If you have proposed using a mentor please include C.V. and rationale for this person.

(d) Research method outline.

(e) Work plan and clear budget in any artist fees in accordance with professional practice. 


Our Project Arts Grants & Bursary Awards Information Session will take place on Zoom on Thursday 12th October at 9am. Please book by clicking the button below.  The aim of our information sessions is to provide help and guidance with all aspects of the online application process. The information session will be led by the Arts Officer Team.  The session consists of a 25-minute walk-through of the application form, followed by 20 minutes of questioan and answers.  

All applications must be submitted online no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 22 November 2023.

No applications will be accepted later than this date and time.

Your application will be processed by members of the Arts Office Administrative team. Any applications that clearly fall outside the eligibility guidelines and criteria may be eliminated at this point. Dublin City Council reserves the right to redirect applications for consideration to appropriate categories other than those applied for, should it be deemed beneficial to the applicant to so do. 

All applicantions will be considered by the Arts Officer Team reporting to the City Arts Officer. Independent Assessors (with relevant experience and expertise) support the Art Officer Team who will make recommendations on all eligible applications. 

All applications will then assessed by a sub-committee of Elected Members of Dublin City Council from the Strategic Policy Committee.

An external assessor reviews the application process before the applications are submitted to the Elected Members.  When approved by the sub-committe of Elected Members, final approval is sought from full meetings of the Elected Members of Dublin City Council.

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to the Bursaries which you can view here.  Should you have a question not covered, please get in touch by emailing or call us on 01 2225455.  

If you are applying for a Bursary you must be resident in the Dublin City Council Administrative Area. Click here for Map

The Company, artist or team shall ensure that there is compliance with all statutory requirements and local authority bye laws including adherence to Child Protection Policy.

Dublin City Council is subject to provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 1997, 2003. If you consider that any information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material will, in response to an FOI request, be examined in the light of the exemptions provided for in the Acts. 

Please cleary indicate all artist fees. Dublin City Council is committed to the fair and equitable payment of the artists and applications that do not honour this commitment will not be eligible. 

For feedback, please email: Requests must be made no later than 20 days subsequent to the City Council meeting approving Arts Grants.

Apply Online through Submittable below

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.