Grant Opportunities

Grants to Promote Irish Arts Worldwide

Grants to Promote Irish Arts Worldwide


Deadline: 1-Aug-21

Applications are now open for Culture Ireland’s promoting Irish Arts Worldwide to support Irish professional artists, arts organizations, and international presenters to present work by Irish artists at significant international venues and festivals.

In supporting an event, Culture Ireland traditionally offers grant funding towards costs which relate directly to the international presentation of the event, i.e. travel and travel related costs such as transport, freight, accommodation and subsistence.

In response to the current Irish Government travel guidelines and the ongoing uncertain situation regarding international travel into 2021, Culture Ireland is now also accepting applications from Irish artists and Irish or International arts organisations for the presentation of work online to International audiences. In order for an application to be considered, the applicant must have an International partner or be an International presenter who will provide a fee to the artist and assist with promotion and presentation costs.

Artistic quality can be defined as work that is ambitious, excellent and original, connects to audiences and has been presented nationally to critical acclaim. It should be noted that the assessment of the artistic quality of the proposed work is made using knowledge, experience and specialist advice.

Conditions applying to the award of a Grant

Grant Offer
In accepting a grant offer, the grantee accepts these conditions in full.
A grant may only be used for the specific costs approved by Culture Ireland as outlined in your grant offer and in a manner that maximizes value for money.
Acknowledgement of Culture Ireland support
Grantees must acknowledge the support of Culture Ireland and the use of the appropriate Culture Ireland logo in all promotional material associated with an event including those of venue/festival/gallery, etc. Such recognition must match that given to corporate or other sponsors or donors for similar support.
Travel Advice, Insurance and Changes to Event
Culture Ireland’s agreement must be obtained in advance and in writing for any proposed alteration to the event (i.e., changes to date, venue, named artist or other significant element). Culture Ireland reserves the right to withdraw or revise its grant offer where significant changes to an event are involved.
Please note that strict adherence to the Irish Government’s travel advice is essential and travel insurance must be in place to cover any alterations to or cancellation of travel arrangements.
Online Report Form
Grantees must complete a post-event review using an online Report Form when submitting a grant drawdown claim.
Media Coverage
You are required to email links to any press coverage, reviews and any relevant photographs, video or audio material in relation to the event to Culture Ireland.
Child Protection Policy
Irish-based grantees are obliged to inform Culture Ireland if their event will involve any work or activity that will involve contact with children or relates to the provision of educational, research, training, cultural, recreational, leisure, social or physical activities to children.
Freedom of information
Information provided to Culture Ireland may be disclosed in response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. Every effort will be made to protect grantees confidentiality in line with the terms of the Act.
Publication of Grant Awards and Privacy Statement
Culture Ireland has a policy of publishing relevant details of grants awarded online including but not necessarily limited to the names of the grantee, the amount of the grant offered and a summary of the proposed event. Culture Ireland operates under the following Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media obligations under GDPR.
Eligibility Criteria

Application must be in respect of an Irish professional artist/s or arts organization
Application must be in respect of an art form defined under the Arts Act 2003
Only international events are supported (i.e., outside the island of Ireland)
The event must be accessible to an open public audience and fees must be payable to the artist/s or arts organization
Funding support is limited to travel and travel related costs
Grants are only payable to the person/organisation named on the initial application
Applications deemed eligible are assessed in line with the following criteria:
Artistic quality of work and track record of artist/s or arts organization
Financial and operational viability of the event (including fees and level of support from presenter/venue/other partners)
Profile of international venue/festival
Proven capacity of applicant, artist/s or arts organisation to present work internationally
Wider promotional and media impact
Note: Because of the competitive nature and context of each grant round, limited funding and the large number of applicants, it is not possible to recommend funding for all eligible applicants. Eligibility and compliance with criteria for assessment alone does not guarantee that you will receive grant funding.

For more information, visit https://www.cultureireland.ie/funding/about/eligibility-requirements-and-criteria

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