Bursary Awards 2021 - Dublin City Arts Office

Deadline: 16 November 2020 12:00

Dublin City Arts Office is a developmental unit within Dublin City Council. It supports quality access, participation, learning and innovation in the arts through collaboration and strategic partnership at local, regional and international levels. 

Dublin City Council through its Strategic Policy Committee has supported a review of Arts Grants in 2020/21 and the interim findings of this report are reflected in the changed nature of funding categories this year. The effect of the Covid 19 pandemic on the Arts has also led to less opportunity for public events of all kinds and in 2021 the Arts Grants process will increase the amount of Bursaries available to support capacity building for individual Artists.


All applicants must live within the Dublin City Council Administrative Area. Click here for Map

All applicants to Arts Bursaries must show awareness of the challenges of Covid19 and be prepared to adhere to all Public Health Guidelines.

This award is an individuals Artist's work plans taking place in 2021 in the pursuit of training, mentoring, research and capacity building.
Bursary 2021 applications are welcome from applicants of all artistic backgrounds.
Maxmium Bursary Award €5,000 (19 individual Awards to be made). 
Bursaries may be in any Art form.


1. Quality of existing work and Bursary proposal idea (40%)

As evidenced by:

(a) Description of your Bursary proposal.

(b) C.V.

(c) Up to 6 examples of previous work.

2. Relevance and Timeliness of proposal to the development of your practice (30%)

As evidenced by:

(a) Recent achievements.

(b) General overview of your main interests and ambitions.

(c) The reason you wish to pursue this line of research/training at this time and the impact you hope it will have. 

3. Feasibility (30%)

As evidenced by:

(a) Details of the quality of study/training course proposed with a letter of offer where appropriate. 

(b) If you have an alternative approach to capacity building outside of formal study, e.g. action research, you are encouraged to apply. You must however clearly outline the intended developmental impact on your practice. 

(c) If you have proposed using a mentor please include C.V. and rationale for this person.

(d) Research method outline.

(e) Work plan and budget.

All applications must be submitted online no later than 12 noon on Monday 16th November 2020.

No applications will be accepted later than this date and time.