Still time to apply for Laois arts grants

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Still time to apply for Laois arts grants
By arts reporter ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

The deadline is fast approaching for individuals, groups and organisations to apply for grants and awards through the Laois County Council Arts Service.

Provision has been made by Laois County Council for the payment of Arts Act Grants to Laois arts organisations and individuals who meet the artistic and financial criteria.

The maximum amount payable will not exceed €1,000.

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

There are also grant available for artists’ residencies in schools, to include all art forms. This scheme gives primary and post primary schools the opportunity to select and work with professional artists and explore new arts media and to include all art forms.

Expressions of interest for events for Culture Night 2018 are now being sought.

If you have an idea or a suggestion fill out the detail and send it back in to the Arts Office.

Details and application forms are available from The Arts Office, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Call 057 8664033, email artsoff@laoiscoco.ie.

The closing date is Thursday, February 15.