KCC Arts Grants, Creative Ireland

KCC, Creative Ireland, and Decade of Commerations – grants

Kildare County Council announce Arts Grants, Creative Ireland, Decade of Commemorations and Short Grass Films Award opportunities for 2022

Kildare County Council has published details of 17 separate grants and award opportunities to support the development and presentation of creative and artistic projects in the county this year.  Applications will be accepted from both solo artists, collectives and community groups.  Full details of the eligibility criteria are available through each individual call out.

Submissions can now be made to any of these awards through the online portal at https://kildarecoco.submit.com/

The deadline for receipts of applications for all awards is 5pm Monday 21st March 2022.

Kildare County Council Arts Service welcomes applications for Arts Grants, Bursary Awards and Film Commission Opportunities 2022.

The Arts Service supports arts events, programmes and artists in a variety of ways annually. Artists, arts collectives and community groups, schools and youth groups may consider the following grant and award opportunities.

Kildare County Council Arts Service Arts Grants 2022:

  • Arts Act Grant Scheme
  • Arts in Education Residency Bursary Award
  • Artistic Entrepreneur Bursary Award, in partnership with Kildare Local Enterprise Office (LEO)
  • Dennis O’Driscoll Literary Bursary Awards for emerging and established writers
  • Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award
  • Emerging Artist Solo Exhibition Award, in partnership with Riverbank Arts Centre
  • Executive Coaching for Creative Professionals Bursary Award
  • Kildare Arts Service First Fortnight Award
  • Local Publishing Award
  • Platform4 Recording Studio Bursary Award
  • Short Grass Short Film Bursary Award
  • Short Grass Short Film Commission Award
  • Research and Thinking Award
  • Youth Arts Residency Bursary Award

Kildare Creative Ireland Bursary Awards 2022

As part of Kildare’s 2022 Creative Ireland programme, applications are welcomed from individuals and groupsfor the Kildare Creative Ireland Bursary Awards 2022 for projects that plan to develop bodies of work with a public interface/engagement.  Kildare County Council invites applications that creatively explore themes of wellbeing; sense of place; heritage (built, natural, archaeological and historical exploration); Brigid 1500 (towards commemorating the 1500th anniversary in 2024, of Brigid of Kildare’s death); music; STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics); Irish language and climate change.

Creative Ireland Cruinniú na nÓg Bursary Award 2022

Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of creativity for children and young people, takes place on Saturday, 11th June 2022.  It aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity by providing free, activity-based action in their own locality.  2021’s festival presented over 600 free creative activities for young people to choose from around the country.  Now in its 4th year, we hope that Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 will be even better.

Kildare County Council’s Creative Ireland team now invites proposals from artists and organisations to host and facilitate creative engagements for and with children and young people across the county for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022.  The Cruinniú na nÓg Bursary Awards 2022 are supported by Kildare County Council’s Creative Ireland team. Creative Ireland is a Government of Ireland Initiative.

Kildare Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award 2022

Kildare County Council invites applications to the Decade of Commemorations Creative & Artistic Bursary Award 2022. Applications are welcome from individual artists, art groups and community groups from County Kildare for artistic and creative community-led responses based on the Decade of Commemorations themes.  Applications that relate in some way to County Kildare in the 1922-1923 period are particularly encouraged.   Applications can be made for awards up to €7,500.  Applications should explore a theme(s) relevant to Kildare’s Decade of Commemoration programme, with a local relevance.  The County Strategy and Programme for 2022 is available by emailing localhistory@kildarecoco.ie.

The Kildare Decade of Commemorations Award is supported by Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.


Further information

Grant Information Workshops

Information sessions will be held on Saturday 12th February, 11am and Tuesday 15th February, 11am to provide guidance on all Arts Grants, Creative Ireland and Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award and Commission opportunities available through Kildare County Council in 2022.  This session might be of particular interest to creative practitioners, artists, arts collectives, community groups, schools and youth groups in County Kildare intending to apply to one or more of awards available this year. All are welcome to attend this FREE session, but booking is recommended.

Book your place to attend the Information Session on Saturday 12th February here

Book your place to attend the Information Session on Tuesday 15th February here.

The presentation will be recorded and will be available to view afterwards via Kildare Arts Service’s YouTube and social media channels.