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Community Arts & Education


Arts Funding Opportunities

 

Community Festivals Fund 2020/21

The Community Festivals Fund is jointly funded by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and the Department for Communities (DfC) to recognise the role that festivals can play in increasing social cohesion, economic regeneration and strengthening community relations.

This grant scheme aims to assist constituted groups working within the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area to organise their own locally-based festivals.

Information to follow.

 

VE Day Celebration Grant Scheme

The Communities Unit of the Council's Leisure & Community Wellbeing Department is now inviting applications for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day Celebration Grant Scheme 2020 on Friday 8th May 2020.

How To Apply

Online applications are available now. Alternatively for hard copies of the application or for further information please contact Island Civic Centre, Lisburn, BT27 4RL on 
T. 028 9244 7679 or E. rosembary.burns@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Please click here for application forms and guidance notes.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION 4.00pm Friday 6th March 2020 (late applications will not be accepted)

 

 

Professional Development for Artists:

 

The John Hewitt International Summer School Residency Award

This award enables a local writer to spend a week at the popular Summer School in Armagh enjoying a varied programme of talks, readings and workshops led by a host of internally renowned writers and speakers (food and accommodation are included).

Application deadline is Friday 29 May 2020, 4pm.

John Hewitt International Summer School Application Form.

 

 

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary

This bursary allows a successful Artist to spend two all-inclusive weeks at the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan. This idyllic artists’ retreat play host to artists from around the world working in a variety of art forms.

Application deadline is Friday 29 May 2020, 4pm.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre Application Form.

 

 

Young Artist of the Year Award 2020

LCCC invites applications from young people aged 16 - 25 years for a financial award of up to £1000 to support arts projects, residencies or approved study, over and above full time second or third level education. All art forms are eligible for the award. 

It may also cover the purchase of specialised equipment/materials or to cover travel and attendance at arts events outside of Northern Ireland.

Applications are now closed.

 

Please contact Lynda McCord, Assistant Community Arts Officer for further information and advice on all schemes above on T: 02892447503 or E:
lynda.mccord@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk