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For the first time since 2009, the Kilkenny Arts Office at Kilkenny County Council will be able to provide Arts Act Grants to the public and they’re now calling out for applications for the 2015 Arts Act Grants along with the Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award for this year.

Arts Act Grant

As a background, the 2003 Arts Act permits a local authority to provide financial assistance for the purposes of stimulating public interest in the arts, promoting the knowledge, appreciation and practices of the arts or improving standards in the arts. In this act, the expression “the arts” means creative or interpretative expression (traditional or contemporary) in whatever form and includes in particular visual arts, theatre, literature, music, film, literature, dance and multi-disciplinary events.

Those eligible for the grant include

  • 1.Groups and Organisations promoting the Arts
  • 2. Individual Artists – all art forms – to enable them to pursue their practice, to develop within their chosen discipline and deliver projects.

Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award

The Tyrone Guthrie Bursary award is an annual residency opportunity for a practitioner in any art form currently based in Kilkenny to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre artists’ workplace, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan.

The aim of the Residency is to assist and encourage both established and emerging practitioners, in giving them an opportunity to work intensively on a project alongside others in a very unique environment.

How To Apply

Application forms can be downloaded from the links below (external links) and must be returned to the Arts Office no later than 4pm on Monday 16 February 2015.

For more information, the Arts Office in Kilkenny can be reached via phone on 056 779 4138.