The 2015 Artlinks Bursaries (that replaced the City’s Artist’s professional development grants) are now open for applications.

The scheme, run by Waterford City & County Council Arts Service in association with the ArtLinks partners in Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford, has been running for 9 years and has now opened its doors to artists from Waterford City.

It supports artists who are members of ArtLinks with three separate awards:

  1. Emerging Artist Award (for those commencing a career in the arts sector)
  2. Professional Development Award (for professional artists)
  3. Collaborative Award (for collaborative projects between ArtLinks members)

Artists interested in applying for an ArtLinks Bursary can download the application forms and guidelines at or they can contact the Waterford Arts Service on 058/41416 if any further clarification on any aspect of the scheme is required.

Artists must be a Member of ArtLinks to avail of these supports.  Membership is free and is open to both Professional and Emerging Artists who are resident within the four partner Local Authorities. If you are not already a member log on to to register for membership today.

The closing date for receipt of Bursary Award Applications is  

Thursday 5th  February 2015 at 4pm.

ArtLinks is a partnership of the four Local Authority Arts Offices in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford . It is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. ArtLinks provides professional development opportunities and supports for established and emerging artists who are resident in the four partner local authority areas in the South East region.

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