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Waterford City & County Council Arts Grants
Deadline: Monday October 2nd 2017 at 4pm.
Waterford City & County Council has allocated significant funding for the provision of Arts Practice, Arts Venues and Arts Festivals Grants as part of its support for the development of the arts in the City and County in 2017. Detailed below are the Arts Practice Grants and Arts Venue Grants. The arts grants are an essential part of the Waterford City and County Arts Strategy 2016 – 2021 – “A Shared Vision for Waterford Arts” and follow closely the relevant actions under its three themes:
We suggest you read the strategy and see where your proposal would sit with it.
The Arts Practice 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:
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.
The Arts Practice grants are adjudicated through a competitive process. Application forms are available online from Friday September 1st 2017 with a closing date of Monday October 2nd 2017 at 4pm.
The five grants available under this application are:
For the purposes of clarity we are working on the following assumptions:
Waterford City & County Council invites applications under the following programmes:
Voluntary Amateur Arts Grants (Arts Act Grants)
These grants are for the Amateur/Voluntary strata and would include Amateur Drama Organisations, Choirs, Marching Bands, Amateur Visual Arts Cooperatives, Volunteer Concert providers, Amateur Writing Groups etc. These grants are for specific artistic projects to bring them into the public domain with preference being given to:
Please note that if you are a voluntary/amateur theatre group please read the Drama financial indicatives guide (as this is a competitive process there is no guarantee of funding). Please note also that these grants are not for administration or for events that happened in the past. (Read the Guidelines 2018 before applying.)
Arts Act Grant Application form for a group (In the 1st dropbox select “Voluntary/Amateur”. In the 3rd box select “Arts Act Grant”)
Professional Project Grants
These grants are for the Professional arts strata and would include professional arts organisations, arts service companies, professional artist and professional arts collaborations. These grants are for specific artistic projects to bring them into the public domain. Preference being given to:
Please note these grants are not for administration or for events that happened in the past. If the proposal is based on theatre activity read the Drama financial indicatives guide (Also read the Guidelines 2018 before applying).
Professional Project Grant Application form for a Collective or Arts Organisation (In the 1st dropbox select either “Professional Collective” or “Arts Organisation”. In the 3rd box select “Professional Project Grant”)
Rural Arts Network Grants
The development of a Rural Arts Network is to ensure accessibility to the arts for artists and audiences. It was identified as a specific need in the Waterford City & County Arts Strategy 2016 -2021.
It is now proposed under this grants scheme to invite proposals for projects which will contribute to the development of the Rural Arts Network.
Innovative projects in any art form will be considered. Submissions from arts collectives/groups only are admissible.
Projects focusing on the ongoing or regular output of existing groups cannot be considered under this scheme.
(Read the Guidelines 2018).
Rural Arts Network Grant Application (In the 1st dropbox select “Professional Collective”. In the 3rd box select “Rural Arts Network Grant”)
Playwright & Producer Team grants (Theatre)
This two stage grant scheme is part of the Theatre Programme of the Arts Service. We see this as a partnership between a Playwright and a Producer and Waterford City & County Council with the hope of encouraging great drama and outside finances.
The scheme is based on three tenets:
For the first part (worth up to €1,500) applicants are invited to submit:
These applications will be judged, on their merits, by a theatre practitioner panel where preference will be given to plays based in Waterford or the Southeast, or that cover issues pertinent to Waterford or the Southeast. Up to three scripts will be commissioned to the value of €1,500 each – payment on receipt of the finished script.
For the second part, worth up to €1,500, following the completion of the script and a meeting convened with the Arts Officer responsible for Theatre, the creative team must supply:
For further information regarding publishing, royalties, accreditation etc Click here.
In the description dropdown menu please use the Professional Collective option.
Playwright & Producer Team Application form (In the 1st dropbox select “Professional Collective”. In the 3rd box select “Playwright / Producer team”)
Screenwriter & Producer team grant (Film)
This is a two stage grant scheme – a partnership between a Screenwriter and a Producer and Waterford City & County Council with the hope of making great films and encouraging further finances towards the project.
The scheme is based on four tenets:
For the first part applicants must submit along with their application:
Up to five applicants will then be chosen to submit their full screenplay for which they will be awarded €250 each.
The five applicants will then be invited to compete for three grants worth €3,500 each plus a Waterford FilmLAB bursary that includes 10 days free rental of equipment and use of the offline editing suite for 7 days.
For this WC&CC Arts Service will expect:
Following this three productions may be chosen. Payment will be given on completion of the film or in agreed stages.
For further information regarding formats and accreditation Click Here.
Screenwriter & Producer Team Application (In the 1st dropbox select “Professional Collective”. In the 3rd box select “Screenwriter / Producer team”)
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 and must be returned as an MS Document. A PDF/Scan/Photo will NOT suffice.
Download it, fill it in, gather all relevant additional information and email it back to conornolan @ waterfordcouncil.ie
Send any other support documents to: Mr Conor Nolan, Arts Officer, Waterford City & County Council, C/O Customer Care Desk, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.
DEADLINE OCTOBER 2ND, 4PM.
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