South Tipperary County Council invite applications for artist bursary scheme

The Art Service of South Tipperary County Council is pleased to announce that applications are now being invited from individual artists, resident in or originally from South Tipperary, for the 2013 Artist Bursary Award Scheme. This scheme aims to support artist’s living in and from South Tipperary in developing their own practice.

The Art Service of South Tipperary County Council is pleased to announce that applications are now being invited from individual artists, resident in or originally from South Tipperary, for the 2013 Artist Bursary Award Scheme. This scheme aims to support artist’s living in and from South Tipperary in developing their own practice.

The Arts Bursary Awards are aimed at: supporting the development of an artist’s existing practice, encouraging artists to live and work in South Tipperary and contribute to the growth of skilled artists in the county.

There are two awards: 1. the emerging artist award (E1,000 - one award available), 2. artist award (E2,000 - two awards available).

Applications will be considered from artists working in all art forms: for the creative research and development of new work, initiatives that can demonstrate the development of an artist’s existing practice, to allow time for an artist to concentrate on their practice, releasing them from other commitments.

This is not an education bursary.

The Bursary Award is open to individual artists at all stages of their career (one award will be allocated to an emerging artist) and working in any art-form, art practice discipline or genre.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are practising professional artists.

For further information, guidelines and an application form please contact Sally O’Leary (Arts Officer, South Tipperary County Council) at the County Museum in Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel. Phone: 052 6134565. Email: sally.oleary@southtippcoco.ie. Application forms and guidelines can also be downloaded from southtipparts.ie orsouthtippcoco.ie/arts.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, April 25th 2013. Applications received after this date will not be considered.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE ARTS ACT, 1973

Applications are also invited from individuals and groups in South Tipperary organising an exhibition, performance or other event in 2013, the effect of which when held would stimulate public interest in the arts, promote knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, and assist in improving the standard of the arts.

The arts are defined in the act as including painting, sculpture, architecture, music, drama, literature, design in industry, the cinema and the fine arts and applied acts generally.

Application forms are available from Sally O’Leary (Arts Officer, South Tipperary County Council) at the County Museum in Clonmel. Telephone: 052 6134565. Websites: southtippcoco.ie or southtipparts.ie. Email sally.oleary@southtippcoco.ie. Applications must be lodged not later than 4pm on Friday, June 28th.