Strategic Art Projects

Call for proposals: new initiatives for WCAO programme 2016

As part of its plan for the development of the arts, Wicklow County Arts Office invites applications from interested parties for funding to develop and deliver new projects of high quality and impact during 2016 which will enhance and complement the strategic development of the arts in the County.

This call is open to organisations and individuals from any part of Ireland across all arts disciplines. Proposals should add significant value to arts practice, experience and/or participation in the arts in County Wicklow and support the Council’s strategic goals for the arts 2014-2016. 2016 is the third year that this initiative has been offered, for information on projects which were awarded in 2015 see the successful project section below. Projects include a new musical commission for musician Francesco Turrisi, an architectural commission with Dominic Stevens and a visual arts commission by Kiera O’ Toole.

Reflecting the balance of other elements of its programme, the Arts Office would particularly welcome strong applications in literature, film, architecture, and artist development. The Arts Office is also interested in proposals in the visual arts and music.

The Arts Office is particularly interested to hear from national resource organisations, individual curators and artist collectives who have the potential to propose projects which will nurture practice, create connectivity, generate new perspectives and voices within the cultural life of the county and support a diversity of approach.

The total amount of the fund available is subject to finalisation of Wicklow County Arts Office own funding for 2016, but is likely to be a maximum of €30,000. It is intended that a number of projects may be supported through this call to a maximum of €15,000.00 per project.

The closing date for applications is Friday the 26th of June at 5pm.

Decisions will be made by Wicklow County Arts Office during August 2015 and applicants will be notified of the Arts Office decision shortly thereafter.

Guidelines & Application Forms

WCAO programme 2016 - Guidelines & Information

Please fill in all sections of the form whether an individual or an organisation

Successful applicants in 2015

Applicant Project Title Artform Awarded
Kiera O’ Toole Drawing as Research: Ways of Constructing Identity: Returning Irish artist examining notions of cultural identity Visual Arts €8,000.00
Dominic Stevens Wicklow – An Objectivised Landscape: Engaging Wicklow communities to create an interpretation of the landscape Architecture €9,015.00
Francesco Turrisi Isole: Images and sounds from Ireland and Sicily in the 1950’s Music €10,000.00