The Arts Awards by Cavan County Council are allocated under the Arts Act 2003.   There are four categories for 2020.  The Arts Development Awards for community and arts development, the Professional Artists Awards which are to support the work of professional artists, the Emerging Artist Awards which are to support an artist at the early stages of their career and Artist Residency Awards which will support an artist by giving them an opportunity to work intensively on a project. 

 

In 2019 there was 34 recipients for the Arts Development Awards and 17 recipients for the Professional Artists Awards.

 

Applicants are encouraged to complete their application onlines via the links below

 

ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

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 2019 and February 2020 are eligible to apply. 

Groups interested in applying for this funding can apply for the:  ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS.  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.).

 

 

CAVAN ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS  ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (Community Groups) 

CAVAN ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION UPLOAD HERE

 

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PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS AWARDS

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.

Criteria

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.

 

CAVAN PROFESSIONAL ARTIST AWARDS ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (Professional Artist)

CAVAN PROFESSIONAL ARTIST AWARDS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION UPLOAD HERE

 

 

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EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

This award is help support an artist under 30 years of age develop their career, it's for someone who has specialised training in his or her field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution0 and who has created a modest independent body of work.

Criteria

This award is designed to support emerging artists to: 

  • buy time to develop their work and practice
  • support unique development needs to advance their own practice (this might be through engagement with a mentor, research, non-formal study and/or non-vocational training, collaborative partnerships, etc.). Applicants must detail the development need that would most advance his or her career at this time.

 

It will prioritise those who:

  • demonstrate ambition and vision for their work
  • show potential to develop and strengthen a distinctive and assured creative practice;
  • show how they will benefit artistically from timely support for their artistic development;

 

CAVAN ARTS EMERGING ARTIST AWARDS ONLINE APPLICATION FORM 

CAVAN PROFESSIONAL ARTIST AWARDS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION UPLOAD HERE

 

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ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD

 

Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2020
Cavan County Councils Arts Office in partnership with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is now offering its annual residency opportunity for a practitioner in any art form to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre artists' workplace, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan.
 
 
The aim of the Residency is to assist and encourage both established and emerging practitioners, in giving them an opportunity to work intensively on a project alongside others in a very unique environment.
 
 
The Moth Residency 2020
Cavan County Council Arts Office in partnership with The Moth is offering a week-long residency at The Moth Retreat, Co. Cavan, two emerging artists in literature and the visual arts, the artists can include; playwrights and songwriters. The selection to be made by The Moth will be based on the information provided in the application and the project(s) they intend to undertake during their residency. Previous achievements may also be taken into consideration. The selected practitioner residency should take place by January 2021.
 
Practitioners should apply by returning a completed application form, an up to date C.V., samples of recent work and an outline of the project they intend to undertake at The Moth Retreat. 

 

CAVAN ARTS ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARDS ONLINE APPLICATION FORM 

CAVAN PROFESSIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARDS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION UPLOAD HERE

 

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Deadline for submission is Friday 31 January 2020

 

Applicants are encouraged to complete the online application forms above or submit their application via email to : artsoffice@cavancoco.ie Microsoft word version of the applications are available via the links below.

 

CAVAN ARTS DEVELOPMENT AWARDS GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM (Community Groups) Download

 

CAVAN ARTS PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS AWARDS GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM (Professional Artists) Download

 

CAVAN ARTS EMERGING ARTIST AWARDS GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM Download

 

CAVAN ARTS ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARDS GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM Download

 

If you need to send in a hard copy application, please post to:

The Arts Office

Cavan County Council

Farnham Centre

Farnham Street

Cavan

H12 C9K1

*Please note applications received after 4pm on Friday 31 January 2020 cannot be accepted*