Thursday, 24 January 2013

Grants in Laois

Laois have a Tyrone Guthrie bursary which I highly recommend and covet.

Laois County Council Arts Service – Awards and Opportunities | Call for Applicants

Closing date: 28th February
Laois County Council Arts Service invites applications for the following awards and opportunities to individuals/groups and organizations from County Laois.

- Arts Act Grants 2013
Provision has been made by Laois County Council for the payment of grants to arts organisations and individuals who meet the artistic and financial criteria set down by Laois County Council and who provide adequate information on their proposed activities. Maximum amount payable will not exceed €1000.

- Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary Awards 2013
A Bursary is available to enable a Laois artist to spend one week working at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan. The bursary is open to artists in all fields and is selected on previous achievements and project/s in hand.
In 2013 a special Bursary for Printmakers is available and will enable two print artists to spend a week sharing and working in the new Print Studio at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. One of the artists must be an experienced printmaker and preferably a member of a recognised print studio.

- Artists in Schools Scheme 2013
Grants are available for artists’ residencies in schools, to include all art forms. This scheme gives primary and post primary schools the opportunity to select and work with professional artists and explore new arts media.

Details and application forms regarding the above schemes are available on request from: The Arts Office, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Telephone: 057 8674342 email: or can be downloaded from the website:

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