Visual Artists Ireland, on behalf of The Arts Council, invites applications for grants of up to a maximum of €30,000 towards the running costs of visual artists’ workspaces. Following the Council’s recent policy document ‘Visual Artists’ Workspaces in Ireland -A New Approach’, it is implementing this new scheme with the aim of assisting group studios throughout the country to provide the best possible environment for working visual artists and, where feasible, to enable a level of subsidy for resident visual artists.
The scheme will award grants of up to €30,000 towards running costs such as light, heat, rent, artists’ development programmes, administration and/or appropriate salary costs (capital costs and public programmes such as exhibitions/public events cannot be applied for through this grant programme). Any grant offers will be once-off for 2011. There is an overall total available fund of €250,000.
The Visual Artists Workspace Scheme 2011 Guidelines and Application Form can be downloaded from the Visual Artists Ireland website: www.visualartists.ie
How to apply:
The scheme is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council.
Applications should be sent in hard copy and electronic format (Word format) to:
Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme 2011
Visual Artists Ireland
37 North Great Georges Street
Queries may be sent to:
Niamh Looney, Visual Artists Ireland
The closing date for the Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme 2011 is Thursday 9th September 2010 at 5.30pm.