The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support individual artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice and to connect with arts organisations and arts professionals in Ireland.
It offers artists an opportunity to; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; engage in new learning experiences; develop new working relationships; buy time to research and develop work; to make and present new work to audiences.
Artists can apply for 4 different awards: New Work €15,000, Research and Development €5,000, Mentoring €3,000 and Training €1,000.
Round 1 - Opened Tuesday 06 April 2021.
Deadline is Monday 24 May, 2021 at 4pm.
Round 2 - Opens Monday 30 August 2021.
Deadline is Monday 18 October, 2021 at 4pm.
Application forms, guidelines, Easy Read information and FAQ’s for Round One 2021 can be downloaded from our website: https://adiarts.ie/artists/funding/connect/
Arts and Disability Connect information session with Amie Lawless.
Tuesday 20 April 11:00am – 12:00pm.
To book your place for the Arts and Disability Connect information session click here
Arts and Disability Connect information session: New Work with artist Ciara Chapman.
Tuesday 27 April 11:00am – 12:00pm.
To book your place for the New Work information session click here
Arts and Disability Connect information session: Mentoring with Emily Gillmor Murphy.
Tuesday 04 May 11:00am – 12:00pm.
To book your place for the Mentoring information session click here
Artists and people supporting them to apply can book in applicant support up until Wednesday 19 May. This is for up to one hour of support either on the phone, Zoom or by email. During this time we could review a draft application and give feedback. To book applicant support email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.