The Arts Office in partnership with Creative Ireland is pleased to announce they are launching a new Artists’ Workspace Grant Scheme.
This scheme is seed funding to help visual artists, craft makers and creatives establish a practice by offering support in suitable, affordable and flexible workspaces throughout the county, and enable a level of subsidy for artists/creatives working in these spaces.
The total fund is € 20,000 and applicants may apply for a maximum fund of €5,000.
Awards will be in the region of €3,000 - €5,000 each. Workspaces must accommodate at least three professional artists working on site and show in your application how you will share resources for the benefit of all artists sharing the workspace.
The scheme is in line with the Creative Ireland Wexford’s Culture and Creativity Plan and the Wexford County Arts Plan, to support artists accessing affordable and flexible workspaces for making, exhibiting and selling work. It also aligns itself with the Arts Council ten-year strategy (2016-25), which commits ensuring a supportive working environment for artists.
Public engagement is an important part of the remit of Creative Ireland and artists/creatives awarded under this scheme are asked to take part in Culture Night in Wexford on 17th September 2021 via open studios & exhibitions (online or offline depending on Covid guidelines).
Successful candidates are also asked to develop their online presence via their individual websites and develop ‘Meet the Artist / Maker’ online studio visits, talks and/or workshops during their time in this funded workspace.
The guidelines are available to download here.
The application form is available to download here.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 26th July on or before 2.00pm.
For any queries please contact the Arts Department by email email@example.com