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Mayo County Council Arts Service Funding Applications Deadlines Announced

Date: 26-01-2023

Mayo County Council Arts Service is pleased to announce the deadline for their annual Grants and Bursaries for 2023.   

The deadline is Thursday 16th March 2023 at 5pm.

The following grants and bursaries are currently open for applications:

Mayo Artist Bursary: The Artist Bursary Award aims to support the work of professional artists, working in any artform, at all stages of their career, currently resident in Mayo.

Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary: Mayo County Council is offering two bursaries to artists living and working in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. The centre has a variety of workspaces including studios, a music room for composers and musicians, and a large rehearsal and performance space. Applicants should show significant achievement in their chosen field or demonstrate a high degree of promise.  This bursary is open to practitioners in all art forms.

UPSTART Grants: UPSTART is an initiative of Mayo County Council’s Arts Service which aims to incentivise quality artistic collaborations between groups/ people with disabilities, artists, arts venues and organisations within County Mayo. The award supports opportunities for people with disabilities to develop arts projects in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December. Please note Damien O’Connor is currently on leave. Queries should be directed to or 094 90 64666.

Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary: Two awards of €500 will be allocated to groups who demonstrate innovation, quality and creativity in their work. To be eligible, groups must have put on a production in 2022 and be keen to improve the Amateur Drama sector in their local area. Please note, one individual from per group may attend the summer school.

Arts Act Grants: The Arts Act permits a local authority to assist with money, or in kind, events or activities which would, in the opinion of the local authority: stimulate public interest in the arts, promote knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts or improve the standards of the arts within its functional area.  The scheme is open to groups, organisations, festivals in the county seeking support toward the cost of arts events/projects/activities.  Applications from individuals are not eligible for funding. 

Detailed guidelines for applicants and application forms are available here or from Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council at

The closing date for applications is Thursday 16th March 2023 at 5pm.

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