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Fingal County Council announces 50% increase in the 2018 Artists’ Support Scheme.

Fingal County Council is delighted to announce the 2018 Artists’ Support Scheme. This strand of funding, which has increased by 50% this year, allows professional artists to avail of an award towards travel/professional development opportunities, a residency or the development of work.

The objective of the Artists’ Support Scheme is to support individual professional artists from Fingal to develop their artistic practice. The award is open to practising artists at all stages in their professional careers working in music, visual art, drama, literature & dance. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area.

Speaking about the award, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said “Last year 27 bursaries were awarded to artists across all disciplines. Fingal County Council is proud to provide funding to professional artists through this scheme and the increase in funding reflects the Council’s continued commitment to support and encourage artistic excellence in Fingal.”

The funding is for projects/initiatives which will take place from 1 June - 31 December, 2018. Closing date for receipt of applications is 23 March, 2018 at 4pm. For further information and application forms please see Contact: 01 890 5733

Artists Professional Training & Mentoring Session

Developing a Creative Proposal

Thurs 8 March (10.00 – 17.00), Malahide Castle Visitors Centre.

Fingal County Council in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland will present a Creative Proposal Writing and Mentoring session for artists working in Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theatre and Literature. The workshop will provide advice on preparing and developing proposals. Mentors include: Annette Moloney – Visual Art; Ian Wilson – Music; Helen Meany - Literature – Theatre.

For further information please contact Monica Flynn:

Tel: 01 672 9488

Places prioritised for artists based in or originally from Fingal County.

Fee for artists from outside Fingal: €15

Images are from Colm Mac Athlaoich, one of the artists awarded funding in 2017