UPSTART 2019

Posted in Connect on February 14, 2019.


Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is now inviting applications for UPSTART 2019.  The deadline for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Mayo County Council’s Arts Service has made a considerable commitment to the development of quality Arts and Disability activity in County Mayo through flagship projects and ongoing programmes.

Since 2010, through the UPSTART programme, the Arts Service has provided funding for 46 collaborative projects involving arts organizations, artists, venues, disability organizations/ groups of people with disabilities.

The collaborative projects in Mayo have led to a variety of extremely high-quality artistic outcomes including exhibitions, films, workshops, music, theatre and dance performances.   For information on UPSTART projects to date, see: www.mayo-upstart.ie

If you would like to apply to the scheme please download an application form, with information about the eligibility criteria, at this link: http://www.mayo-upstart.ie

If you would like to book a place on a One to one information session to discuss a project application on this year’s scheme, contact Damien O’Connor on 094 906 4363 or doconnor@mayococo.ie

Information sessions will be held at:

  • Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet on 27th February from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar on 6th March from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina on 13th March from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

For further information on the UPSTART programme, contact Damien O’Connor, Disability Arts coordinator, Mayo County Council, 094 906 4363, doconnor@mayococo.ie |

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