|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 07 September 2023|
|Maximum awarded||Unlimited |
|Telephone||01 6180200/01 6180243|
Purpose, aims and objectives
The purpose of Strategic Funding is to invest in and support the organisations needed to lead, sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.
Organisations that receive Strategic Funding must play a critical part in delivering the policy priorities of Making Great Art Work, the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy.
In offering Strategic Funding to organisations, the Arts Council wishes to ensure:
The delivery of excellent artwork and/or events activities and services
Excellent opportunities for artists and/or arts professionals to develop their practice and/or to create or to be engaged in high-quality work
That the diversity of contemporary Ireland is reflected in the work it supports
That more people will enjoy high-quality arts experiences
Increased depth of engagement by and with the public
Excellent standards in governance and management in the arts.
Who can apply?
Organisations that are formally constituted and have a track record for the delivery of the arts.
Preparing your engagement information
Additional guidance on preparing engagement information for your application is available in our new public engagement section which includes definitions, tools
and resources to support you.
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.
- You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.
Still need help?
A listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
A listing of funding-related tweets