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2024 Strategic Projects Award Scheme

This funding round is open in 2023 for projects which will be delivered in 2024

Image is courtesy of Finn Richards, a recipient of a 2023 Strategic Projects Award.


Wicklow Arts Office invites submissions to the 11th edition of the Strategic Projects Award Scheme. Open to artists, national resource organisations, individual curators, and / or artist collectives, applications should focus on nurturing practice, enhancing connectivity, generating new perspectives and cultivating new voices within County Wicklow.

There are two funding streams available for the 2024 round of Strategic Projects Award:

A - New applicants and proposals

Under Stream A, support for new initiatives will be prioritised for those projects which add significant value to existing arts practice, experience and participation in Wicklow, and which support Wicklow County Council Art's Office's Strategic Goals. 

B - Consolidation / development of strategic projects previously awarded under this  scheme

Under Stream B, consideration will be given to repeat applications for existing Award recipients, from practitioners who wish to consolidate a project currently underway or to develop an area of practice previously awarded under the scheme. Previously supported work which qualifies under this scheme includes visual arts engagement, digital arts, arts in the public realm, arts and health, early years, and arts and disability.

** If applying under Stream B (Consolidation of existing Projects), Section 2.4 of the Application Form must be completed.

Questions relating to the Award application process may be directed to:

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - Friday 11th August 2023 at 4pm

Compulsary Submission Requirements

The completed online application form with: 

  • A full description of the project proposed or business plan or research plan
  • A full supporting budget outline should be completed on the budget template provided Below for eligibility
  • Up to five supporting images or writings files to represent your idea
  • Supporting documents – artists / group / organisation biographies or profiles
  • Any venue confirmations required
  • Letters of support
  • Other relevant supporting documents, images or materials which provide evidence of the track record of the applicant(s) e.g. links saved on a word document, reviews of work or relevant websites

How to Apply

Apply online HERE 


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must apply through the Arts Office's online platform *Submittable where you will be able to upload all supporting materials along with your online application form.

*The Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Internet Explorer is not supported. We strongly recommend you test this process prior to the closing date so that if necessary we may provide technical support.

  • E-mailed or posted Applications will not be accepted.
  • Late and / or incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Make your subject line “Strategic Projects Award Scheme 2024 Stream A or Stream B”

* If applying under Strand B (Consolidation of existing Projects), Section 2.4 of the Application must be completed.