The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. The Arts Council in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.
Annually The Arts Council offer opportunities and awards. There are a number of closing dates in January for a range of arts disciplines including: architecture, circus, dance, film, literature, opera, street and spectacle arts. Youth Ensembles, Deis, music, opera, traditional arts commissions and festival and events opportunities have closing dates in February.
All details at the Arts Council website.