Arts Office funding up for grabs for 2015 projects

The Laois Arts Office is now welcoming submissions from groups and individuals from around the county to avail of the council’s various arts grants for 2015.

The Laois Arts Office is now welcoming submissions from groups and individuals from around the county to avail of the council’s various arts grants for 2015.

First off are Arts Act Grants, which offer a chance to receive a grant of up to €1,000 from organisations and individuals who meet the artistic and financial criteria and who provide adequate information on their proposed activities.

There’s also an Artists in Schools Scheme which provides grants towards artists’ residencies in schools, to include all art forms currently being delivered. This scheme gives schools the opportunity to select and work with professional artists and explore new arts media.

A bursary is available to enable two Laois artists to spend one week working at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan. This is open to artists in all fields and is selected on previous achievements and projects in hand.

And expressions of interest are also being invited from groups and individuals interested in being included in the funding application process for Culture Night 2015.

Closing date is February 19. For more, contact artsoff@laoiscoco.ie, or 057 8664033.