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Toby Dennett, Irish Arts Council gives an overview on how to apply for funding from the Irish Arts Council

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ArtLinks Applying for irish Arts Council Funding

  1. 1. Arts Council Awards
  2. 2. What is the Arts Council? <ul><li>Statutory Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Act 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Art, Sports and Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Council </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does the Arts Council do? <ul><li>Its role is to - </li></ul><ul><li>stimulate public interest in the arts; </li></ul><ul><li>promote knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts; </li></ul><ul><li>assist in improving standards in the arts; </li></ul><ul><li>advise the Minister and other public bodies on the arts. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does the Arts Council do? <ul><li>In practice this means - </li></ul><ul><li>providing financial assistance, mainly, but not exclusively, to artists and arts organisations; we also support others who develop and promote the arts; </li></ul><ul><li>offering advice and information on the arts to Government and to others; </li></ul><ul><li>publishing research and information as an advocate for the arts and artists; </li></ul><ul><li>undertaking a range of projects to promote and develop the arts, often in partnership with others . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who does the Arts Council fund? <ul><li>Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Regularly Funded Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Small Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Projects - Once Off </li></ul><ul><li>Projects - New Work </li></ul><ul><li>Commissions </li></ul><ul><li>Deis </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Bursary </li></ul><ul><li>Projects – New Work </li></ul><ul><li>Projects – Once Off </li></ul><ul><li>Travel and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Commissions </li></ul><ul><li>Residencies </li></ul><ul><li>Deis </li></ul><ul><li>Others – through external bodies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Funding for Individuals <ul><li>Bursary </li></ul><ul><li>Projects – New Work </li></ul><ul><li>Projects – Once Off </li></ul><ul><li>Travel and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Commissions </li></ul><ul><li>Residencies </li></ul><ul><li>Deis </li></ul><ul><li>Others – through partnerships with key organisations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bursary Award <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Development of practice </li></ul><ul><li>Buying time </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Value to individual </li></ul><ul><li>For what and how much can you apply? </li></ul><ul><li>Up to €15,000 per year </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Costs associated with living, materials, equipment, third-party expertise, hiring of services, production, dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Additional costs relating to a disability </li></ul>
  8. 8. Projects – New Work <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the development and production of New Work </li></ul><ul><li>Development phase/Production phase </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>For what and how much can you apply? </li></ul><ul><li>€ 5,000 - €50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Costs incurred in the development, production, presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Additional costs relating to a disability </li></ul>
  9. 9. Projects – Once Off <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Enable individuals and organisations to carry out stand-alone projects </li></ul><ul><li>Production and presentation of initiatives and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Public presentation – concerts, productions, exhibitions, performances, events </li></ul><ul><li>Artform / Artpractice specific </li></ul><ul><li>For what and how much can you apply? </li></ul><ul><li>€ 10,000 - €100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Costs incurred in the development, production, presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Additional costs relating to a disability </li></ul>
  10. 10. Travel and Training <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Come see </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Artform/Artpractice Specific </li></ul><ul><li>For what and how much can you apply? </li></ul><ul><li>Up to €12,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Travel, subsistence, fees </li></ul><ul><li>Additional costs relating to a disability </li></ul>
  11. 11. Commissions <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>To commission specific new works of art </li></ul><ul><li>Leading to public presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Creative partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Artform/Artpractice Specific </li></ul><ul><li>For what and how much can you apply? </li></ul><ul><li>€ 1,000 - €10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Fees only </li></ul>
  12. 12. Residencies <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Location 1 Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Banff Residency </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Specific to Award </li></ul><ul><li>For what and how much can you apply? </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation, studio, subsistence </li></ul>
  13. 13. Deis <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Support Traditional Arts projects of any type </li></ul><ul><li>One off or short term projects </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Arts As defined in Arts Council policy </li></ul><ul><li>For what and how much can you apply? </li></ul><ul><li>No set limits on how much </li></ul><ul><li>All relevant costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling deadline / no application form </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other schemes <ul><li>Artist in the Community – Create </li></ul><ul><li>Performance and Touring – Music Network </li></ul><ul><li>Recording – Music Network </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Artists in Prisons - Prison Service </li></ul><ul><li>Writers in Prisons – Poetry Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Disability Award – Arts and Disability Forum </li></ul>
  15. 15. Making an Application <ul><li>The Application Form </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed Description </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Material </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Form <ul><li>The Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Short Description </li></ul><ul><li>Budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Signature </li></ul>
  17. 17. Detailed Description <ul><li>the artistic goals and ambitions </li></ul><ul><li>an expanded and detailed description of the project, ie what will happen, when will it happen, how will it happen </li></ul><ul><li>the expected results, who will benefit and how will they benefit </li></ul><ul><li>the context in which the proposal is being made </li></ul><ul><li>a schedule of the key steps of the project </li></ul><ul><li>any additional and relevant information on key partners </li></ul><ul><li>any additional and relevant administrative details </li></ul><ul><li>any additional and relevant technical details </li></ul><ul><li>any additional and relevant financial details </li></ul>
  18. 18. Support Material <ul><li>current CV(s) of personnel involved in the proposal </li></ul><ul><li>documentation of the practice of the artist/s and/or organisation/s involved </li></ul><ul><li>invitations or letters supporting any claims of collaboration or offers of funding etc </li></ul><ul><li>other material as recommended under individual schemes </li></ul>
  19. 19. Assessment Process <ul><li>Eligibility checked </li></ul><ul><li>Designated to team </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and recommendation (by Adviser or Head of Team) </li></ul><ul><li>Peer panel assessment and recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Grants Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Council </li></ul>
  20. 20. Assessment Criteria <ul><li>Quality of the idea presented </li></ul><ul><li>Track record (or potential) of the applicant </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility of the entire proposal, including financial feasibility; </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive context and available resources </li></ul><ul><li>Specific priorities of the award for which you are applying </li></ul><ul><li>Specific art form/art practice priorities or criteria </li></ul>
  21. 21. Useful Resources <ul><li>www.artscouncil.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.visualartists.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.musicnetwork.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.create-ireland.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.filmbase.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.script.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.danceireland.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.theatreforum.ie </li></ul><ul><li>www.artquest.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.a-n.co.uk </li></ul>

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