Our strategic goals are underpinned by a commitment to public service and the resolve to reach across people, place and arts practice.
Grants and Bursary Funding
Fingal County Council offers a series of financial and other supports to artists and arts groups working in Fingal. These include grants to professional and amateur artists’, as well as opportunities for bursaries, artist in residencies programmes, access to studio space and the annual subvention of our two arts centres.
Artist Studios and Residencies
Our studio and residency opportunities give practising visual artists the opportunity to develop their practice in appropriate and encouraging environments. Find out about our studio, Loughshinny Boathouse, and the various residency awards that are available.
Youth and Education
Fingal Arts Office works in partnership with artists, cultural producers and educational institutions to provide opportunities for children and young people to engage with the arts as participants, creators and audience members. We also support artists developing their artistic practice working with/or producing work for children and young people, provide continued professional development opportunities for educators, and invest in educational resources to assist self-directed learning. You can learn about past and current initiatives in this section.
The Arts Office is committed to bringing art and artists into a wide variety of local contexts and communities through its Public Art programme. We invite, engage and commission artists to explore the cultural, historical, social, political, ecological and geographical landscape of Fingal to create and situate new work about who and where we are locally and internationally. We fund programmes through the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme and through collaborations with a range of specialists.
Fingal County Council owns and operates two arts and cultural centres in Fingal: Draíocht Arts Centre & The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre .