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26/09/2021

National bursary scheme open to artists from Kilkenny

National bursary scheme open to artists from Kilkenny

The closing date is November 30

One Kilkenny artist will be awarded an €8,000 bursary along with other supports.

Applications are still being accepted for PLATFORM 31 - a collaboration between The Association of Local Authority Arts Offices (LAAOs) and The Arts Council which is  a national opportunity for artists to develop their practice and test new ideas of collaboration, research, audience development, place-making and sharing their work.
Designed to support and offer career development for 31 mid-career artists (one artist in each of the 31 local authorities around Ireland), there are two elements of support for participating artists in the scheme: financial and developmental.
Participating artists will receive an €8,000 bursary to invest in themselves and their practice, combined with participation in an advisory and developmental framework and a peer network.
“The bursary seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, test new ideas, research new approaches and to reflect and engage with their artistic practice,” said Maureen Kennelly, Arts Council Director.
“The Arts Council is delighted to partner with local authorities, who are responding thoughtfully and ambitiously to the challenging environment for artists. The carefully considered support network built into Platform 31 sets this bursary scheme apart.”
The award is open to artists of any discipline and practice, based in Ireland, as well as multi-disciplinary practice and design of all kinds. It is designed to support mid-career artists who must have been in receipt of support/investment from a Local Authority Arts Office or the Arts Council within the last three years.
For more information email localartsireland@gmail.com

The closing date is November 30.

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