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dlr Creative Ireland Bursaries 2019

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to invite applications for the dlr Creative Ireland Bursaries 2019. The deadline has now passed.

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.

dlr Creative Ireland bursaries offer the opportunity for local communities and arts organisations to lead on creative projects in their own area. They will support new and exciting opportunities for people to get involved in a great variety of creative activities.

The awards aim to encourage the development of partnerships between local communities and artists, creative practitioners and/or arts organisations in the design and development of creative and cultural projects and events throughout the County.

Bursaries will be awarded from €2,000 up to a maximum of €7,000.

The awards can support any creative activity but must respond specifically to Creative Ireland pillar number 2 which is:  Enabling Creativity in Every Community

The lead applicant must be a local community group or an arts organisation. The project or activity must take place in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Bursaries are available to support activity taking place between May to December 2019.


Application form

dlr Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018- 2022


Creative Ireland Bursaries 2018 announcement

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce the recipients of the dlr Creative Ireland Bursaries 2018.

The bursaries aim to support the considerable number of individual artists and cultural organisations that sought to engage with Creative Ireland in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County.

The awards are funding by Creative Ireland, a five year all-of- Government initiative, from 2017 to 2022, to place creativity at the centre of public policy. The Creative Ireland Programme is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. 

9 projects are awarded bursaries, amounting to €25,000 in total, supporting activity taking place in Cabinteely, Ballybrack, Glencullen, Glasthule, Stillorgan, Dundrum, Dalkey, Dún Laoghaire.

The projects include Festivals, Early Year Family, Older Persons and intergenerational art activities and Community Arts. The artforms supported include architecture, craft, animation, choral music, theatre, literature, visual art and dance.

Welcoming the announcement, An Cathaoirleach Councilor Ossian Smyth said

 “We are very pleased to partner with Creative Ireland to offer bursaries for communities throughout Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to engage in our local culture through festivals, events and workshops. We look forward to seeing a variety of creative projects throughout the County in the coming months”.




where activity will take place

Award amount


Dublin Animation Film Festival

Dun Laoghaire


Support for the 2018 animation film festival

Ballyogan Resource Centre



Early years art activity with families

Blaithin Quinn






Village Encounters, an architecture project engaging local villages communities resulting in a publication.

Dance Theatre of Ireland



Weekly dance classes for older people

Conlent Gent



Wood Carving with older persons groups leading to an exhibition

Floating World



Create an intergenerational family singing group/choir

Floating World



Participatory project for those over 65yr to create a site specific work of theatre

Dalkey Creates



Support of Dalkey Creates Festival

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre



Support for Echoes 2018, festival celebrating Maeve Binchy and other Irish Writers