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Arts Act Funding

Apply for Funding & Support Wicklow County Arts Office Funding Schemes 2021. Closing date is 4pm Monday 15th February.

Wicklow County Council Arts Office established its Funding Schemes to support artists, festivals, communities, arts participation and artform development. These schemes form part of a wider set of actions initiated or supported by Wicklow County Council directed at supporting quality practice and public participation in the arts in the county.

This year Wicklow County Council Arts Office will be accepting applications under 2 schemes. 

Scheme purpose

The purpose of the Funding Schemes is to support programming and development of Artists and Communities in County Wicklow. It is the intention of these award schemes to fund, in full or in part, a particular aspect of an Artists  and Communities project, development plan or programme for 2021. 


NB: Please note the Arts Festival Award Scheme is not proceeding at this time. 

Application Deadline

Monday February 15th at 4.00pm


How do I apply?

  1. Read the Criteria and Guidelines below relating to the category you are applying for.
  2. Download our Criteria and Guidelines for Arts Grants which explains the application questions in greater detail.  We recommend printing this and keeping it beside you through the process.
  3. Download one of our budget templates to upload as part of your suppporting documentations with your online application.
  4. All applications are made through *Submittable where you will be able to upload all supporting material along with your application form. 
    *The Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported.
  5. Submittable's submitter collaboration tool enables groups of applicants to work together on collective applications.  Click here to find out how to invite people to collaborate with you on a submission 

Criteria and Guidlines for each Award.

Apply Online 

Apply Online through Submittable below

Apply Here


You will receive and acknowledgement from Submittable once you have made an application? Applicants will be notified of the outcome in March 2021. 

Get help with a funding application. 

Wicklow County Council Arts Office is making available a series of supports to assist artists and organisations in Wicklow in making their funding applications in 2021.  To book please review the opportunities and click the links to sign-up below.  

On the 20/01/21

There will be an online webinar for INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS or ARTISTS in organisations to assist them in the preparation of funding applications.  At this webinar meeting we will share information about upcoming funding opportunities through the Arts Office and tips on how to apply. We will also be joined by Sinead O’Reilly, Head of Local, Place and Public Art at the Arts Council, who will give a brief overview of opportunities for artists in 2021 and highlight the Council’s particular priorities in the coming year. Arts Consultant Helen Meany will provide tips on what makes a good funding application from an assessor’s point of view and musician Dr Eamon Sweeney will share his experience of writing winning applications. 

Artists can sign up to this workshop here:

On the 21/01/21 and 22/01/21

There will be online 45 minute clinics for INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS applying to the Arts Council's Bursary Scheme for the upcoming deadline of 28th of January 2021.  Artists will have the opportunity to review / receive advice on a draft of their applications by Helen Meany and Paul Johnson.  Go the EventBrite page below and book your 45 minute slot with either Helen or Paul on one of the dates the 21st or 22nd of January only.

To sign up you must be available on either of those days.    

Once you have booked you will receive further booking information.

Artists can sign up to these workshops here: 

On the 25/01/2021

There will be an online workshop which will take people through the new process of applying and submitting online for Wicklow County Council Arts Office Funding 2021 for individual artists and  community groups or organisations, clarifying any technical questions you may have or providing assistance with using the platform Submittable. The session will be delivered by Denise McDonagh and Liz Kelly.

You can sign up to this workshop here: