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2022 Arts Practice and Venue Grant applications close this Friday, 8th October

The application process for the 2022 Arts Practice and Venue Grants, which has been open since the beginning of September, is due to close on Friday 8th October.

The grants offer a fantastic and unique opportunity for people involved in the arts to avail of funding from the Arts Office of Waterford City & County Council.

Who can apply you might ask? Well, there are three different categories of grants from which funding will be awarded to. Firstly, professional and amateur organisations and individuals are invited to send in an application. Secondly, individuals or groups involved in rural arts networking can apply to avail of funding. And finally, playwrights and producers or screenwriters and producers are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be based within Waterford City and County’s administrative area and the project has to have some public manifestation within Waterford.

Specific criteria regarding who can qualify for grant aid can be found on, under the 2022 Arts Grants Guidelines and the Waterford Arts Strategy 2016-2021. Applicants must read these documents to ascertain if they are suitable candidates for grant aid. The links to the relevant application forms can also be found here. Applications will only be accepted via the on line application process. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday the 8th of October 2021 at 5p.m, but it is advised that you send in your application at least two days before the deadline.

The arts office have incorporated a transparent, detailed marking system in the application process so that applicants are able to see the marks for the individual areas from which they will be adjudicated. It is also advised that the maximum grant you can apply for is €6,500.

Please note that individuals applying for grants are required to be registered members of Artlinks. If you are not already registered, you can do so by contacting Margaret Organ,, with ‘Artlinks’ in the subject matter box. For any further queries relating to the grants, you can contact 076-1102983.

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