The Arts council accept applications for Grants each year. Several have deadlines in the month of October. If you have a large project in the works that you plan to have developed in the next few months, The arts council grants can be a huge stepping stone in finishing the project to the highest standard one can achieve. This month the following Arts Grants are open for applications:

Visual Artists Workspace Scheme: This grant will award up to €40,000 to a visual artist for the upkeep of his or her workspace, such a s heating, lighting, rent, admin and other costs. The deadline for applications is Thursday 12th October at 17:30.

Reel Art Scheme:This grant is particularly for film, with a maximum award of €80,000. This award is to allow the successful applicant to make high quality, interesting documentaries based on an artistic theme.The films should be created to be shown in cinemas and or art houses, and those who are successful may be eligible for a further €12,500 from the Arts council. Its aim is to maximise an international audience for the filmmaker. Deadline 13th October 17:00.

ilDANA: This is another opportunity for two  filmmakers to receive an €80,000 grant towards the production of a 60-70 minute arts documentary in Irish. The successful applicants will also receive a slot on TG4 for their documentaries. Deadline Friday 20th October 15:00.

Holly Lloyd – Arts & Events Editor