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2023 Arts Act Funding

Apply for Funding - Wicklow County Arts Office Funding Schemes 2023


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 3 schemes:

  • Artist Award Scheme 2023
  • Artist & Community Collaboration Award Scheme 2023
  • Arts Festival Award Scheme 2023

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 that these awards will fund, in full or in part, a particular aspect of an Artist, Festival and Community project, development plan or programme for 2023. 

Funding Clinics

Wicklow Arts Office is providing two Arts Act Funding Clinics to support artists and communities who plan to submit applications for the Individual Artist Award and Artist & Community Award.

The first clinic, taking place on Wednesday 1st February from 1-2pm, will focus on the Individual Artist Award. This clinic will feature an introduction to the Award by Wicklow Arts Officer Jenny Sherwin and presentations by past recipients of the Award, independent artists Ali Clarke and Shane Finan followed by an open Q&A. Ali and Shane will reflect on their experiences of applying and will share their insights and practical experiences of receiving the award.  

The second clinic, taking place on Thursday 2nd February from 1-2pm, will hone in on the Artist & Community Award. This clinic will also feature an introduction to the Award by Wicklow Arts Officer Jenny Sherwin and a presentation by Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement at Create. Áine will explore the practicalities of realising high quality collaborative artist and community projects. The session will then draw to a close with a facilitated Q&A.

Watch the Funding Clinic recordings HERE

Application Window

The application window opens on Monday 9th January and closes on Monday 27th February 2023 at 4pm.

Online Submissions ONLY

How do I apply?

  • Read carefully the guidelines relating to the category you are applying for in the 'Guidelines and Criteria for 2023 Funding Applications' section below. The resources can be downloaded and printed.
  • Download one of the budget templates provided below, complete and upload as part of your suppporting documentation within your online application.
  • All applications must be made through *Submittable. Here 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.

Apply Online 

Applications must be submitted online through Submittable. APPLY HERE                



You will receive an acknowledgement email from Submittable once you have made an application.

Applicants will be notified of outcomes as soon as is practicable, however it is anticipated that the overall process from the submission of applications to notification will take 6-8 weeks.


Questions relating to the application process can be directed to