The Arts Council Touring of Work Scheme

9 April 2024 17:30 - 9 May 2024 17:30

The Touring of Work Scheme - Round 1 invites applications for proposals seeking funding to support the touring of work across all artform and arts practice areas for tours taking place in the Republic of Ireland starting from January to December 2025, with guidelines and application form to follow. Please note that the Touring of Work Scheme - Round 2 will occur later in 2024, with exact dates and details to be confirmed.   

Closing date: 17:30, Thursday 09 May 2024
Maximum awarded: Unlimited
Artform and practice(s): Architecture, Arts Centres, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Opera, Spectacle, Street arts, Theatre, Touring, Traditional arts, Visual arts, YPCE
Applicant type: All
Collaborative application possible?: Yes
Contact: Muireann Walsh
Telephone: 01 618 0200

Please note, the Arts Council is currently reviewing the way we fund touring and the parameters of this award are set to change. We consider change to be an integral part of our role as the development agency for the arts in Ireland. Changes to our decision-making and policy-making are informed by data provided by the sector. 

Recent changes we have made to the scheme:

We have aligned the objectives and priorities of this award more closely to the Arts Council strategy Making Great Art Work;
Applications for tours planned throughout 2025 will be accepted;  
We have standardised the mandatory supporting material required for all applicants – some exceptions remain, so please read this guidance carefully;
We have added a new application artform area (MDA / Arts Participation / YPCE). Applicants with a particular focus on Arts Participation or YPCE should select this as their primary artform area;
We have aligned our assessment and decision-making processes to follow Arts Council peer-panel procedure.

If you have general queries in relation to this scheme please contact    

If you have questions specifically related to artforms or arts practices, then please email the relevant team. All contact details are on the Arts Council's Contact Us page.