Kilkenny Arts Office 2020 Grants | Applications Open

Posted 06.01.20

Kilkenny County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce their call out for applications for their Arts Act Grant, the Tyrone Guthrie Residential Bursary Award and the Moth Residential Bursary Award 2020.

Arts Act Grants 2020

The 2003 Arts Act permits a local authority to provide financial assistance for the purposes of stimulating public interest in the arts, promoting the knowledge, appreciation and practices of the arts or improving standards in the arts. In this act, the expression "the arts" means creative or interpretative expression (traditional or contemporary) in whatever form and includes in particular visual arts, theatre, literature, music, film, literature, dance and Multi-disciplinary events.

Who is eligible to apply:

  1. Groups and Organisations promoting the Arts
  2. Individual Artists - all art forms - to enable them to pursue their practice, to develop within their chosen discipline and deliver projects.

Tyrone Guthrie Bursary 2020

Kilkenny County Councils Arts Office in partnership with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is now offering its annual residency opportunity for a practitioner in any art form currently based in Kilkenny to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre artists' workplace, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan. The aim of the Residency is to assist and encourage both established and emerging practitioners, in giving them an opportunity to work intensively on a project alongside others in a very unique environment.

The Moth Bursary 2020

Kilkenny County Council Arts Office in partnership with The Moth is offering a week long residency at The Moth Retreat, Co. Cavan, to an emerging writer (including play-writers and song-writers) currently based in County Kilkenny. They will be selected based upon the information they send in their application and the project(s) they intend to undertake during their residency. Previous achievements may also be taken into consideration. The selected practitioner residency should take place within 12 months of receipt of their award.

Practitioners should apply by returning a completed application form, an up to date C.V., samples of recent work and an outline of the project they intend to undertake at The Moth Retreat.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications for all of the aforementioned grants and bursaries is no later than 4pm on Monday 20th January 2020.

Application forms, guidelines and criteria for all above may be obtained from:
Deirdre Southey, Arts Office, Kilkenny County Council
T: 056 779 4547 E:

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