Fingal County Council invites applications for the Artists’ Support Scheme 2020. This strand of funding, allows professional artists to avail of an award up to €4,000 towards travel/professional development opportunities, a residency or towards the development of work.
The objective of the Artists’ Support Scheme is to support individual professional artists from Fingal to develop their artistic practice. The award, with a total combined fund of €100,000, is open to practising artists at all stages in their professional careers working in music, visual art, drama, literature & dance. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area.
Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien commented “Fingal has a proud and deeply-rooted tradition of art and creativity. The 2020 Scheme will help our artists to contribute to this tradition, which enriches us all.”
Speaking about the award, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly said “I am delighted to announce the 2020 funding scheme which enables Fingal based artists to develop their professional arts practice. Last year 60 applicants working in diverse disciplines were awarded a combined total of €100,000 through this bursary strand. Fingal County Council values the arts in Fingal and is committed to investing in and supporting its artists.”
Director of Services, Margaret Geraghty said “The continued support of professional artists in Fingal through this funding scheme continues the long established tradition in Fingal to support those working in the Arts and to enable their future development.”
The funding is for projects/initiatives which will take place from 1 May – 31 December, 2020. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 28 February, 2020 at 4pm.
To download an application form please see http://bit.ly/2Gbs9Qc
For a full list of artists awarded in previous years see Fingal County Council Artists Support Scheme
Completed forms must be delivered in hard copy to:
Fingal County Council,
Sara Muthi (www.saramuthi.com) is a Fingal based writer and researcher who was one of the artists awarded through the Artists’ Support Scheme last year. Funding was used towards the production of Post-Dance, a performance/lecture at The Project Arts Centre which sought to subvert expectations of what we consider to be dance, live-art, musical composition and audience.
Her research primarily deals with performance art and how its definition is challenged by contemporary practices. Sara writes on, researches, commissions and curates performance independently and as part of in:Action - Irish Live Art Review (www.inaction.ie)
All image credits: Photographer, Kristian Mantalvanos, POST-DANCE, 2019, Project Arts Centre, Dublin