Home News Council Grants and opportunities from Laois County Council available with local creativity

Grants and opportunities from Laois County Council available with local creativity

Artists in Schools- Artist Monica O'Meara with Shanahoe NS students 3

Laois County Council has announced details of grants and opportunities to support the development and presentation of creative and artistic projects in the county in 2023.

Applications will be accepted from individuals, groups and organisations.

Laois County Council Arts Service will host two information sessions on upcoming grants and funding opportunities in 2023.

The first information session will take place in-person at the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Thursday January 19 at 7pm.

The second information session will take place online via Microsoft Teams on Thursday January 26 at 7pm. Anyone interested should email artsoff@laoiscoco.ie to register.

Under the Arts Act Grants 2023, provision has been made by the Council for the payment of grants to Laois 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.

The maximum amount payable will not exceed €1,000.

The Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary Awards 2023 will see support given to two Laois artists 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 based on previous achievements and projects in hand.

Through the Artists in Schools Scheme 2023, 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.

Expressions of interest are invited from arts and culture groups and individuals interested in organising events to be included in the funding application process for Culture Night taking place on Friday September 22.

Finally, expressions of interest are invited for Laois Arthouse Studios and Residential Studios in Stradbally.

Studios at €250 and residential studios at €250 per month, including utilities and waste disposal are available for a period of up to six months. Facilities include an exhibition space, kiln, garden, public library and WIFI.

Application forms and information about each of the opportunities be downloaded from Arts sections on Laois County Council website – https://laois.ie/departments/arts/grants-schemes/

Closing date for receipt of these completed applications is Friday February 17.

SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Kind-hearted Laois locals come together to free a swan tangled in fishing wire

Previous articleEuropean Cross Country medal winning Laois athlete set to receive Civic Reception
Next articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, January 19, 2023
Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.