Leitrim County Council Arts Office announces 2013 Arts Festival and Artists Bursaries schemes.
The Festivals and Events Scheme is open to organisations that promote festivals or events with a clear artistic purpose that will take place in 2013. Applicants will be assessed on the quality and ambition of the proposed activities and the feasibility and the completeness of applications in terms of budget and personnel, and other planning such as Health and Safety, Child Welfare Policies etc. Applicants should emphasise how their proposals will stimulate interest in the arts, promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts or assist in improving standards in the arts. It should be noted that there is no certainty of the level of funding available in 2013. Applications are being sought so that the Council will be in a position to process applications as early as possible in 2013, and notify applicants so that appropriate plans can be made early in the New Year. Given the limitations of current resources, it will not be possible to fund all applicants and available funding will be allocated to those applications which best meet the criteria outlined above.
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The Individual Artists Bursary programme is designed to further the development of individual artists from any arts discipline. Bursaries can be for any purpose that will demonstratively contribute to an artist’s development. There are three strands to the programme – a) Individual artists working independently; b) artists whose professional develop opportunity forms part of the work of an arts organisation such as a theatre company, artist’s collective etc.; or c) artists whose professional development opportunity comes from working with a community group. While there is no fixed number of awards, there is generally a larger number of lesser value bursaries and a small number of maximum value ones. Bursary amounts depend on available resources, number of applicants and the quality of applications.
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The closing date for receipt of applications for both programmes is 4pm, Friday 30th November 2012. Application Forms and information sheets are available through the links on the left or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 071 96 21694.
The Arts Office will also advise and assist groups and orgnaisations who wish to plan projects or prepare applications to other funding bodies.
Artists can also avail of opportunities through other programmes which the arts office organises, such as TRADE, the Artist in Schools Scheme, Spark etc. Further details of these opportunities can be found in the relevant part of the programmes section of the website.
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