The Arts Awards is our annual funding scheme which aims to support the ongoing development of the arts in the county.  This year 2015 there is two applications: 


  • The Arts Awards
  • Professional Development Award


About the Arts Awards

Individuals and arts organisations engage with the arts are encouraged to apply for funding to develop and deliver specific projects and activities carried out over a set period, which:

assist organisations and individuals in the delivery of new and innovative arts projects and events in County Cavan.

promote arts production, showcasing, access, inclusion and participation across a wide range of quality arts activities and experiences.

Further information on selection criteria here

We fund a range of artistic activities, including:

  • projects, events, commissions and productions
  • research and development, audience development and marketing activities
  • professional development and training bursaries and fellowships
  • organisational development to improve the long-term stability of arts organisation.
  • residencies
  • touring



Download Word Application Form Arts Awards 2015

Download Word Application Form Professional Development Award

Download PDF County Council Arts Awards Guidance Notes

Application Check List

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is no later than 3 February 2015 for project taking place between March 2015 and February 2016.

The following notes may also be useful to applicants when deciding how best to constuct their application proposal. The Creative Proposals - Artists Professional Development and Mentoring Workshop was held in January 2013 with Annette Moloney. View or download notes here


Post application forms to:

Cavan County Council Arts Office
Farnham Centre
Farnham Street
Co. Cavan

Please note: Applications via email are not accepted.