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Arts Grants & Bursaries 2016

Update 26/5/2016

REVISED COLLABORATION & YOUTH INCLUSION GRANTS

Applicants for the Professional Creative Collaboration Production grant and the Youth Social Inclusion Arts programme grant are invited to reapply with new or reworked proposals. This follows the workshops held on May 19th in Greyfriars, Waterford.

In applying for the grants please ensure that you follow the Guidelines.

Please note: This is a revision of the two grants that were published in December 2015 and thus is only open to those who originally applied.

Professional Creative Collaboration ProductionCollaboration

This grant is for a multidiscipline collaboration between a number of organisations leading to a unique special event or programme that could otherwise not be realised. It is for new creative products that are born from collaboration as opposed to a product that would generally be “business as usual” for  a single organisation’s (e.g. a play or a film). While the grant will be awarded for a unique proposal, due cognisance will be given to programmes that lead to self-sustainability.

A good example of a multidiscipline collaboration between a number of organisations leading to a unique special event/programme was “Waterford Sings” (a collaberation between massed choirs, composers, poets and a major event).

Waterford City & County  Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Collaboration Grant Application

Youth Social Inclusion Arts Programme

Inclusion

This programme is largely aimed at disadvantaged youth and early school leavers. The City & County Council is interested in approaches made with other partners on-board. The programme could follow a narrative style, possibly along the lines of a social history project. The programme must be fully documented and culminate in a film, a performance or a documented exploration and exhibition. As this is part of a coordinated youth programme, the application must also detail a section that deals with, or explains, the depth and context of the arts in everyday life. Preference will be given to a programme that covers as much of the county as possible. The Council understands that this grant is only one part of a package needed to support such a venture.
Youth Social Inclusion Grant Application

Timeline:

  • May 19:                 Workshop
  • May 26 – June 13 Grant process open
  • July TBA Council decisions

Note: Council Arts Bursaries and Arts Grants now closed.


Waterford City & County Council Arts Practice and Venue Grants 2016

Waterford City & County Council awarded conditional Arts Grants for 27 projects at the April 14th Waterford Plenary meeting. The Council also recommended that for two of the categories, that weren’t awarded, workshops are convened for the specific applicants (details to be announced later). Those applicants are then invited to re-submit stronger applications or new applications for adjudication.
A venue grant for six organisations was also passed.
The Arts Service is now writing to all applicants with details and feed-back. Successful applicants will also receive terms & conditions for drawing down their grants.

(Please note that unsuccessful applicants are not listed below)

Production of Quality Arts Programmes & Arts Audience Development Total 2016
1 Amateur-Arts-Production
Curtain Call Productions: The Graduate (Tour) 1000
Stagemad Theatre Company:16mins For 1916 4000
Brideview Drama:  Belfry 1000
2 Amateur-Musical-Production
Waterford Musical Society: Oklahoma 1500
3 Arts-in-Health/Arts-Disability-programme
Waterford Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland: Traces Dance Ensemble 3000
Waterford Healing Arts Trust: Iontas – Participatory Arts & Mental Health 3000
4 Concerts Programme
Waterford Music Club: Annual Programme 2000
Symphony Club of Waterford: Annual Programme 1000
Ukrainian Community: Christmas Concert 250
Madrigallery: 25th Anniversary Concert 250
5 Intergenerational-Inclusion-Arts-programme
Waterford Youth Arts:(St. John’s Park Film) 4000
6 Marching–Band-programme
Deise Brass Band (Annual Programme) 500
Barrack Street Concert Band (Annual Programme) 1000
Dungarvan Brass Band (Annual Programme) 500
DelaSalle Pipe Band (Annual Programme) 1000
City Of Waterford Brass (Annual Programme) 5000
7 New Play &Producer grant
The Green One New Play/Opera  Eric Sweeney & Mark Roper 2000
Central Hall by Pat Daly 2000
When love to hatred turned by Eamonn Dolan 1000
Prospect House by Ronan FitzGibbon 2000
Pulled: Central Arts Production& Niamh Moroney 2000
Will it fit in the Van by Conor Cleary 2000
8 Primary-Schools-programme-exploring-the-arts
Little Red Kettle(Primary Schools Play-exploring-the-arts 6000
9 Professional-Creative-Collaboration-Production (Workshop, re-submission process & re-adjudication) 9000
The Viking Triangle Trust Co ltd: Open Air participatory ‘Social Dance’
Waterford Walls Project:  Art on Walls (Exhibition/Festival)
SOMA Contemporary Gallery: Art Project with WIT & Young Bloods (NVS)
The Viking Triangle Trust Co ltd Art in Open Spaces (Exhibitions)
Colette Rockett Dalgarno: The Golden Butterfly(Play)
Rebel Sister Films:(The Art of Revolution(Film)
Rigout Productions: The Happy Prince (Play)
Magdalena Lipinska: Kutiman  -Thru Waterford City(AV Project)
10 Publishing-Purchase-Scheme
Neil O’Driscoll: Graphic Comic book based on Lafcadio Hearn 1000
Christine O’Brien & Jack O’Hare: The Pleasure of Painting in Watercolour 1000
11 3rd Party Bursaries
Ted and Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary 1500
12 Youth-Pre-professional-production
Waterford Youth Arts(Summer Play – directed by Conall Morrison written by Martina Collender 6000
13 Social Inclusion Programme Grant: (Workshop, re-submission process & re-adjudication) 11000
Central Arts: Social Inclusion Programme
Waterford Youth Arts: Waterford Young Arts Producers (WYAP)
Arts Practice and Audience Development TOTALS 75500
Venues Grants 2016
Garter Lane 61000
Theatre Royal 65000
Christ Church Cathedral 5500
Central Hall 12000
Coastguard Cultural Centre Tramore 10000
Soma Contemporary Gallery 10000
Venues TOTAL 163500

BURSARIES CLOSING DATE FRIDAY APRIL 29th.

The Arts Service of Waterford City & County Council has announced a suite of bursaries which are available to artists in all disciplines from Waterford.WCC new Logo

  • Applications are currently open to attend The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, the artists’ workplace in County Monaghan during 2016. Artists can avail of residential stays during 2016 to work on specific artistic projects. TGC Guidelines & Application form
  • The 51st annual residential Drama League of Ireland Summer School takes place at the University of Limerick from the 23rd to 30th July 2016 which a wide range of courses available to Waterford drama practitioners. DLI Guidelines & Application form
  • Young Waterford musicians will be supported to attend the Irish Youth Choir Summer School, the Irish Youth Orchestra Summer School and the Blas Traditional Music Summer School. IYC Guidelines & Application formIYO Guidelines & Application formBlas Guidelines & Application form
  • The Arts Office is offering Waterford Writers’ the opportunity to attend the Molly Keane Writers Retreat Week in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. A number of non residential bursaries are on offer for the annual writing course from 15th to 21st August 2016. Molly Keane Retreat Guidelines & Application form

The closing date for receipted of application forms for all of the above is Friday 29th April 2016. 

In addition the Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council’s is a partner in the annual Ted and  Mary O’ Regan Arts bursary which nurtures creative talent. Full details on how to apply for this bursary are available on www.waterfordyoutharts.com

The Arts Office gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon towards it’s annual arts programme.

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Update 17.30 January 29, 2016
Waterford City & County Council Arts Practise Grants are now closed.
However the deadline for Artlinks is Friday February 12th at noon.


Deontais Ealaíon Chomhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge (Cliceáil Link)

Waterford City & County Council Arts Grants

Waterford City and County Council has allocated significant funding for the provision of Arts Practice, Arts Audience Development and Arts Venues Grants as part of its support for the development of the arts in the City and County in 2016.

Practice, Audience and Venue grants are processed through a competitive process. Application forms are available online from 23rd December, 2015, with a closing date of Friday 29th January, 2016 at 4pm.

The Arts Practice and Arts Audience grants structure complies with Section 6 of the 2003 Arts Act. These grants are for funding towards arts projects and programmes which are complementary to the following objectives:

  1. Stimulating public interest in the Arts
  2. Promoting knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, or
  3. Improving standards in the arts

In the Act, the arts are defined as painting, sculpture, architecture, music, film, drama, dance, literature, design in industry, the fine arts and applied arts generally.

Available Grants:

Arts Practice

  • New Play & Producer Grants
  • Professional Creative Collaboration Production
  • Amateur Arts Production
  • Amateur Musical Production
  • Youth / Pre-professional production
  • Marching / Concert Band programme
  • Concerts programme
  • Arts in Health /Arts & Disability programme

Arts Audience Development

  • Primary Schools Arts programme (exploring the arts)
  • Youth Social Inclusion Arts programme
  • Intergenerational Inclusion Arts programme
  • Publishing Purchase Scheme
  • Third Party Support Scheme

Arts Venues

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The 2016 Arts Grants programme is based on the recommendations and policies of Waterford City Council’s Arts Plan 2011 – 2016 and Waterford County Council Arts Plan 2012 – 2017.
The Council is providing guidelines to help applicants. Click Below for details.

Waterford City & County Council invites applications under the following programmes:

Arts Practice

These grants are for the purpose of animating our County with great programmes, events and performances. With the exception of the Arts in Health /Arts & Disability programme, all these grants are for projects that the public can attend. They must all be of a high standard and employ/utilise local professional talent and services.
Please note that the Professional theatre / Performance Production grant is on hold as we evaluate new criteria.

New Play & Producer Grants

This is a new scheme that replaces the Professional Theatre Performance Production Grant. It is based on two tenets

  • To build up a new cannon of South East plays
  • To enable and empower South East playwrights and to encourage new local theatre producers

Waterford City & County Council invites applicants to submit new narrative based plays with plans for their production. The Council will award three grants of up to €3,000 each for the writing, rehearsed reading and a budget controlled proposal for six performances of the play. Plays should be based in, or cover issues pertinent to Waterford or the Southeast. Plays written in Irish are welcome. We see this as a partnership between a Playwright and a Producer and Waterford City & County Council with the hope of encouraging outside finances.

As this is a replacement for the Professional Theatre Performance Production Grant, it is not intended for Amateur Theatre groups, Musical Theatre groups/companies or Venues. That said, the Writer/Producer teams may obviously engage with one or possibly all groups mentioned above when formulating their proposal.

This is a two part process. At this stage applicants must submit either a draft of a new work of between 45 and 180 minutes or a detailed synopsis and plot. In addition the applicant must supply:

  • A summary
  • Theme/s
  • Plot
  • A list of character (with notes)
  • Basic stage setting

Successful applicants will then receive staged payments of up to €2,000 leading to the handover of the script. Upon production of an agreed rehearsed reading and the handover of a proposed production schedule for 6 performances an additional €1,000 will be released.

All works must be unproduced and unfettered from publishing rights or previous agreements and must be the work of the applicant(s) who must either live and work in Waterford or who must originally be from Waterford. WC&CC reserves the right for first production and/or a production in 2020. WC&CC reserves the right to 2% of all royalties in perpetuity* and the right to publish the play as part of a compendium in 2016/17 and again in 2020. All other rights and royalties will remain the reserve of the author(s). Contact conornolan@waterfordcouncil.ie for any further clarifications.
(*Royalties will only be used to expand and enhance future Council theatrical writing and producing schemes.)
New Play & Producer Application

Professional Creative Collaboration Production

This grant is for a multidiscipline collaboration between a number of organisations leading to a unique special event or programme that could otherwise not be realised. It is for new creative products that are born from collaboration as opposed to a product that would generally be part of a single organisation’s general remit (such as a play or a film). While the grant will be awarded for a unique proposal, due cognisance will be given to programmes that lead to self-sustainability.

A good example of a multidiscipline collaboration between a number of organisations leading to a unique special event/programme was the New Street Gardens ( a collaboration between artists, musicians, gardeners, social groups and the general community).  ‘Waterford Sings” was also a good example (massed choirs, composers, poets and a major event).

Waterford City & County  Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Collaboration Grant Application

Amateur Arts Production

This grant is to support the amateur/voluntary  arts sector for which the public must be able to have access to performances/exhibitions and which fulfill the criteria as laid down in the guidelines. The grant favours original work and/or in-production learning through the employment of professional directors, choreographers, writers. The grant also favours extraordinary circumstances such as a three or four venue tour. It must have at least four performances excluding previews, rehearsals and charity nights.
There will be three grants of €1,000 (one per district) and one grant of €4000 for a unique programme (a recent example of this would the touring of a new work by Stage Mad to the Irish Arts Centre in New York).
Amateur Production Grant Application

Amateur Musical Production

This grant is to support an amateur/voluntary Musical Theatre production to which the public must be able to have access. It must fulfill the criteria as laid down in the guidelines. The grant will favour original work and preference will be given to a production that has a countywide remit. The grant is primarily for a production by adults. It must have at least four performances excluding previews, rehearsals and charity nights. Waterford City & County Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Amateur Musical Grant Application

Youth / Pre-professional production

YouthA grant for a Theatre production either developed for and including youth or a theatre production by a new young pre-professional theatre company. The production must have a professional ethos, must be open for the public to purchase tickets and should have at least four performances excluding rehearsals and previews. Waterford City & County Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture. Preference will be given to a production that has a countywide remit.
Youth / Pre-professional production Grant Application

Marching / Concert Band programmeTFM Band

The majority of the award will be on a competitive, but rotational basis to one of Waterford’s Marching/concert bands. Applying bands must have at least 12 public performances per year.Waterford City & County Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Marching / Concert Band Grant Application

Concerts programme

ConcertsThis is aimed at formal concert providers  (e.g. Waterford Music Club and the Symphony Club of Waterford). It’s on a competitive basis for a 12 month long programme. Waterford City & County Council is interested in a varied programme that includes both City and County. The Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Concerts Programme Grant Application

Arts in Health /Arts & Disability programmeHealth

This is aimed to provide an arts programme which is Arts in Health or Arts and Disability based. Specific projects must be identified for funding for this grant. Applicants from qualified arts therapists in conjunction with a hospital or medical facility will be considered under this scheme. The programme must have a professional ethos and source talent locally.
Arts Health Grant Application

 Arts Audience Development/Inclusion

The premise of this programme is to encourage people to get involved in the arts by inculcating a curiosity, an interest and appreciation of the arts. It is also an opportunity for established Arts Organisations to widen their practice base by producing one or more of the following initiatives.

Primary Schools Arts programme (exploring the arts)

LRKWaterford City & County Council is aiming this programme at primary schools in Waterford.  As this is part of a coordinated school’s programme, the application must also include a section that deals with, or explains the depth and context of the arts in everyday life.  All artistic disciplines will be considered under this scheme. Preference will be given to a programme that covers as much of the county as possible. The Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Primary Schools Arts programme Application

Youth Social Inclusion Arts programme

This programme is largely aimed at disadvantaged youth and early school leavers. The City & County Council is interested in approaches made with other partners on-board. The programme should follow a narrative style, possibly along the lines of a social history project. The programme must be fully documented and culminate in a film, a performance or a documented exploration and exhibition. As this is part of a coordinated youth programme, the application must also detail a section that deals with, or explains, the depth and context of the arts in everyday life. Preference will be given to a programme that covers as much of the county as possible. The Council understands that this grant is only one part of a package needed to support such a venture.
Youth Social Inclusion Grant Application

Intergenerational Inclusion Arts programme

This is aimed at an interaction between youth and older people to encourage respect through exploring common themes to both. We would like this to take a narrative style, possibly along the lines of a social history project and leading to a production. The programme must be fully documented and must include a section that deals with, or explains, the depth and context of the arts in everyday life. Preference will be given to a programme that covers as much of the county as possible. The Council understands that this grant is only one part of a package needed to support such a venture.
Intergenerational Inclusion Grant Application

Publishing Purchase Scheme

This scheme is aimed to support writers by the purchasing of their publications and we also support the purchase of artistic CDs/DVDs .  Purchases are used by the local authority to be made available to the public via our Library Services. They will also be used as presentations for prizes and as courtesy gifts of the local authority where appropriate.
Publishing Purchase Scheme Grant Application

Third Party Support Scheme

3rd party grantsThis is to assist with other private arts bursary schemes aimed at arts practitioners such as the Ted & Mary O’ Regan Awards scheme.
Third Party Support Scheme Grant Application

Professional Development Grants

From 2015, Professional Development Grants were awarded under the ArtLinks Bursaries. For 2016 we are keeping with ArtLinks who provides professional development opportunities for emerging and professional artists in all disciplines. This initiative is in partnership with Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny Local Authorities and the Arts Council. Waterford artists can register free of charge on www.artlinks.ie

Specific Arts Bursaries

Details have yet to be confirmed – grants under this criteria will be advertised in Spring.

Venues

Waterford City & County Council is proud of the quality of the venues it has helped develop. Whilst the primary focus of these buildings relates to performance and exhibition of finished work, the venue should also be a place where new work can originate. Funded venues tend to be places that have continuous staffing whether their performance/exhibition areas are open or not.  Council grant-funded venues will be expected to maximise the use of scarce resources and to foster the development of new and accessible arts projects.

The Council invites applications from developed venues for artistic purposes. The application form is an MS Document.

venue-application-form-2016

Download it, fill it in, gather all relevant additional information and send it to: Mr Conor Nolan, Arts Officer, Waterford City & County Council, The Mall, Waterford to be received no later than 4pm on Friday 29th January, 2016.

For queries on the Arts Grants Application process, please fill in form below. We would hope to resolve the issue within 48 hours.

 

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