New Arts Funding measures for 2018 announced by Cork County Council

West Cork Arts Centre

Cork County Council has announced details of its Arts funding opportunities for 2018

The Council is accepting applications to the following schemes

  • Arts Grant Scheme

  • Artists In Schools Scheme

  • Irish Language Arts

  • Artists’ Funding Schemes (open To Practicing Artists Only)
  • Artists’ Creative Bursary
  • International Touring And Exhibition
  • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary
  • Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary


The purpose of the Arts Grant Scheme is to support the arts throughout Cork County.  The type of arts activity that is supported is wide ranging and includes arts festivals and events, the work of voluntary arts groups such as pipe and brass bands, traditional music groups, local arts centres, writers groups etc.  The scheme also supports access to the arts for more marginalised groups such as, people with disability, the elderly, those living in remote areas, young people.  Individual artists can apply for funding to help cover costs of developing a new body of work.  Primary and post-primary schools seeking to work with an artist on a specific project can apply through the Artist in Schools strand


A number of new arts funding opportunities have been introduced by Cork County Council in 2018.  These include a new fund specifically designed to promote more arts activity using the Irish Language and a new strand that aims to support international performances or exhibitions by County based artists.


For the first time individuals and organisations will be able to make applications using a new online applications system. Council Arts Officer, Ian McDonagh said; we are bringing our grants applications process online as part of Cork Council Council’s customer services transformation programme. We have made this process as user-friendly as possible and hope that applicants will find it easy to use.



 The closing date for applications is

Friday, 8th December 2017.


For further information and make an online application click


For any enquiries regarding applications contact

The Arts Office,

Cork County Council,

County Hall,


Tel: 021 4346210