Sunday 13 October 2019

Artist Support Scheme for 2019 launched by Fingal County Council to encourage local art

Aoibheann Greenan The Life of Riley, 2018
Aoibheann Greenan The Life of Riley, 2018

Fingal County Council has announced the 2019 Artists' Support Scheme.

The funding allows professional artists to avail of an award up to €4,000 that can be used for travel, professional development opportunities, residency opportunities and the development of work.

The objective of the Artists' Support Scheme is to support individual professional artists from Fingal to develop their artistic practice.

The award is open to practising artists at all stages in their professional careers working in a variety of media.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area.

Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said: 'I am pleased to announce the 2019 funding scheme which enables Fingal based artists to develop their professional arts practice. 150 bursaries have been awarded to artists working across all artforms since the initiation of the scheme in 2014 and Fingal County Council continues its commitment to supporting and nurturing the Arts in Fingal.'

The funding is for projects/initiatives which will take place from 1 May - 31 December, 2019. Closing date for receipt of applications is 29 February, 2019 at 4pm. For further information and an application form please see Contact: t: 01 890 5014

Aoibheann Greenan, a native of Swords, was awarded through the Artists' Support Scheme last year. Funding was used towards the production of The Life of Riley, for the opening of Tulca Festival of Visual Arts in 2018.

Fingal Independent