Cavan Arts Awards Now Open

The Arts Awards by Cavan County Council are allocated under the Arts Act 2003.   There are two seperate categories in 2018.  The Arts Development Awards for community and arts development and the Professional Artists Awards which are to support the work of professional artists.
Annually the Members of Cavan County Council allocate funding for the development of arts in community, education and other participative settings.   This money is allocated under the Arts Act 2003.  Organisations, groups or individuals running arts events and projects in County Cavan or promoting the County arts offerings elsewhere between, February 2018 and February 2019 are eligible to apply. 
Groups interested in applying for this funding can apply for the:  ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS.  The total budget allocation is €12,000.  Grants will vary from €200 to €1,000.  
Examples of work that could be eligible as include:
Arts Participation - (e.g. workshops, performance, arts production, etc. involving the general public and/or target groups)
Arts in Settings - (e.g. Artist-led projects in settings such as community, education, health care, landscape, etc.)   
Arts Events - (e.g. stand alone events, events as part of a festival, scheme or ommunity project, etc.).
ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS  FORM (Community Groups) Download
Annually the Members of Cavan County Council with the support of the Arts Council support professional artists living and working in County Cavan.  This funding is available under the PROFESSIONAL  ARTISTS AWARDS.   
Professional artists from all disciplines are welcome to apply to this scheme. Applicants must be originally from County Cavan, reside in the County or artists whose proposed work has a significant Cavan element.  The term “Professional Artist” assumes that you have a substantive body of work created and that you are recognised as such by your peers in the making or developing the Arts.
The Professional Artists Awards are designed to assist artists in relation to any of the following three categories:
Professional Development - (e.g. further training, mentoring, artist and interdisciplinary collaboration, attendance at workshops, travel grants within Ireland and abroad). Up to €2,000.
New Artworks - (e.g. research and development, residency assistance*, production costs, materials assistance, etc.). Up to €1,000.
Audience Initiatives - (e.g. audience research, performance and recording development assistance, publication and exhibition assistance, arts practice development in conjunction with arts or community groups). Up to €1,000.
PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS AWARDS FORM (Professional Artists) Download
Deadline for submission for Professional Artists Awards and Arts Development Awards is Thursday 25th January 2018.
Hard copy application only for both Awards must be submitted to: 
The Arts Office
Cavan County Council
Farnham Centre
Farnham Street
H12 C9K1


19 Dec 2017