Arts and Grants

Ards and North Down Borough Council Arts funding streams are currently open for applications.

If you are a community group, special interest group, charitable organisation, an individual artist or a young artist, don’t miss out on this opportunity to access funding for arts-related activities and projects.

The following funding opportunities are currently available:

Arts Project Grant

Available to arts, community and special interest groups throughout the Ards and North Down Borough area who wish to enhance existing, and undertake new community arts activities. 

A maximum grant of £1,000 is available. For opportunities taking place between 20 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.

Application form and criteria can be downloaded below. Completed applications should be returned to: artsgrants@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Individual Artist Grant

Professional artists working and living in the Borough may apply through the Artistic Development Scheme for support towards training costs and artistic residencies.

A maximum grant of £250 is available. For opportunities taking place between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.

Application to the Individual Artist Grant is by an online application form which you can complete by: CLICKING HERE

Guidance notes can be downloaded below.

Youth Arts Training Grant

Available to young people living in the Borough who wish to undertake short term or one-off youth arts training or development opportunities. 

A maximum bursary of £250 is available. For opportunities taking place between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.

Application to the Youth Arts Training Grant is by an online application form which you can complete by: CLICKING HERE

Guidance notes can be downloaded below.

Bursaries

The Council is also pleased to offer two Arts Bursaries; the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary, which is a two-week residency in Ballycastle, County Mayo. The residency is aimed at visual artists and craft makers providing them with time to develop their artistic practice. The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary is a one-week residency for practitioners in all art forms who are based in the Borough. The aim of the bursary is to assist and encourage both established and emerging practitioners.

Application to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary is by an online application form which you can complete by CLICKING HERE

Application to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary is by an online application form which you can complete by CLICKING HERE

Guidance notes for both bursaries can be downloaded below.

 

Deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 9 March 2022 at 4pm.

Please ensure you read guidance notes thoroughly before completing your application form.

If you require any assistance with your application, please email: http://artsgrants@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk