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Arts Council Engaging with Architecture Scheme


The Arts Council’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme is now open for applications, the closing date is 11 June.

The purpose of the scheme is to support ambitious, innovative and creative, high-quality initiatives that specifically aim to enhance and extend the public’s experience of architecture. The Engaging with Architecture Scheme also seeks to build an expert network of architects, curators, arts programmers, festivals and arts centres working in this area. Please note that successful applicants may be required to participate in an Arts Council research projects seeking to gather data on the public’s engagement with architecture. There are two strands to the scheme. Funding is available under strand 1 to support the research and development of a project and, under strand 2, for the realisation of a project.

The scheme is open to individuals, local authorities and organisations (including organisations that are in receipt of funding under the Arts Council’s three main grant programmes – Regularly Funded Organisations; Annual Funding; Annual Programming Grant).

The award is open to individuals and organisations who are resident in (the Republic of) Ireland. There are certain exceptions where the Arts Council may deem eligible applications made by those based outside (the Republic of) Ireland. However, before admitting as eligible any such application, the Arts Council would need to be satisfied that the outcomes of any such proposal would benefit the arts in (the Republic of) Ireland.

The maximum grant offer available under strand 1 is €2,000 and, under strand 2, is €20,000. In exceptional circumstances a larger grant may be offered. Timeline-funded activities must take place within one year of notification of an offer of funding.

More information and downloads available HERE

Image courtesy Cork City Council