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Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects.

The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts eg arts and health; arts in prisons; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage.

Project Realisation, is open to communities of interest or place (or their representative organisations), planning a project with an artist of between 6 weeks and 5 months duration with a maximum award of €5000, or between 6 months and 9 months with a maximum award of €10,000.

2019 Deadlines: (Round 1) Monday 25 March; (Round 2) Monday 29 July.

Application forms are available below in English. For forms in Irish or large format, for further information on application criteria and assessment, or to book an advisory session about the Scheme, please contact Áine Crowley, 01-4736600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2018 Application Packs (form + guidelines) for the short term and longer term awards:

Please note that the attached application packs (guidelines and application forms) have been updated on the 21st May 2018. Applicants are required to use only these application packs. Applications will now only be accepted when sent using WeTransfer

AIC Project Realisation [DOCX] 2018
AIC Project Realisation [PDF] 2018

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