Assistance under the Arts Act
Grants Scheme 2009
Applications are now invited for Clare
County Council's Assistance under the Arts Act Grants Scheme. This grant
scheme is intended to assist artists and organisations stimulating public
interest in the arts, promoting the knowledge, appreciation and practice
of the arts or in improving standards in the arts in the county.
Applications will only be accepted on the official
application form and are required to comply with the guidelines as set
out by Clare County Council, both of which are available from the County
Arts Office, County Library, Mill Road, Ennis, Co. Clare, email: email@example.com
or telephone 065 684 6267.
The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 5th
Please read these guidelines carefully to see if your project
for assistance under this scheme
- Assistance shall be restricted to “the
arts” as defined in the Arts Act 2003. Arts means any creative
or interpretative expression (whether traditional or contemporary)
in whatever form, and includes, in particular, visual arts, theatre,
literature, music, dance, opera, film, circus and architecture,
and includes any medium when used for those purposes.
- The term 'artist' is used to denote anyone engaged
in artistic expression e.g. musicians, dancers, writers etc.
- There are four categories under which an application
may be submitted:
(a) Artist Support
(b) Organisational Support
(c) Traditional Arts (Traditional Music, Dance etc)
(d) Events & Projects Assistance
- Applicants can apply under the Assistance under
the Arts Act Scheme or the Irish Language Grant Scheme - not both.
- Assistance shall be given only in respect of
activity which when held would stimulate public interest in the
arts, provide knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts or
improve the standard of the arts in
Clare. Charity events and activities are not eligible for assistance.
- The artist, organiser or organisation must be
Clare based and be able to provide a proven track record / professional
qualifications of working in the arts.
- Schools should contact the County Arts Office
prior to making an application to check to see if their proposal
can be accommodated through the Arts Education Schemes.
- The maximum grant allowable in respect of any
event shall be EUR1,000. Applicants must state explicitly how much
money they are seeking or their application will be void.
- Payment of a grant will be in respect of specific
activities and not towards the payment of former debts.
- Apart from the foregoing, applications shall
furnish such further particulars or information as the Council may
deem necessary to consider the application.
- There is one closing date annually for the scheme.
In 2009 this is Friday 5th June, thereafter the closing date shall
be 31st March each year.
- These guidelines may, at any time, be reviewed
by the Council but such reviews shall not prejudice applications
received before these reviews.
- It is understood that if an application is successful
that the recipient will credit Clare County Council on all publications
and or media interviews. Failure to credit Clare County Council
may jeopardise future applications.
- The awarding of a grant is a matter for the elected
members of Clare County Council who reserve the right to refuse
to make a grant without giving any reason. The decision of the County
Council is final.
- The payment of a grant is not to be taken as
an indication that a grant will be made to the individual or organisation
in respect of further projects.
- Applications for assistance should be addressed
to the Arts Officer, County Library Headquarters, Mill Road, Ennis,
Co. Clare, and must reach there before 5pm, Friday 5th June 2009.