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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invited applications for Creative Ireland Bursaries early this summer.

Creative Ireland is a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. The core proposition is that participation in cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, with significant implications for individual and societal wellbeing and achievement.

Creative Ireland focuses on 5 pillars and local authorities are leading on pillar 2, Enabling Creativity in Every Community. These bursaries will offer the opportunity for local communities and organisations to lead on creative projects in their own area. They will celebrate the engagement of local communities and allow new and exciting opportunities for people to get involved in a diverse variety of creative activities.

Awarded bursaries were between €2,000 and €4,000, a minimum of one was awarded in each of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s six electoral areas.

The bursaries may be for any creative activity but must respond to Creative Ireland pillar number 2 which is: 

Enabling Creativity in Every Community

Bursaries are available for activity taking place from September to December 2018.

For full details and an application form please click on the guidlines on the right hand side of this page.

The closing date for these bursaries has now passed.