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Funding

Funding Opportunities

Making Art in the Communities Grants Scheme (MAC)

Making Art in Communities Funding Programme (MAC) is to support constituted community groups/organisations based in the Council area to participate in, develop to promote the Arts.

MAC will provide funding in a range of artistic categories to raise community awareness about issues, including health promotion, environment and sustainability, urban renewal, rural revitalisation, cultural planning, community strengthening, social inclusion and cultural diversity.

Up to £1500 is available for any one organisation in each financial year.

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 18 March 2022.

Click here to apply.

LCCC Arts Grants Scheme

Applications for arts grants to assist arts events, projects or related activities up to £3000 are welcomed from individual artists, (domicilled in or have their base in) and constituted arts organisations, (where project location and beneficiaries are within) the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 18 March 2022.

Arts organisations, click here to apply.

Individual artists, click here to apply.

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).

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 20 May 2022.

Click here to apply.

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.

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 20 May 2022.

Click here to apply

Young Artist of the Year Award

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.

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 18 March 2022.

Click here to apply.