The Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland have announced the 2018 deadline for Arts and Disability Connect, a funding scheme for artists with disabilities.
Specifically targeted at individual artists with disabilities, Arts and Disability Connect includes New Work, Mentoring and Training awards. The scheme offers artists the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring or training.
Arts and Disability Connect deadline: Thursday 26th April at 5pm
Application forms and guidelines for Arts and Disability Connect are available to download from Monday 5th March at www.adiarts.ie/connect.
Arts & Disability Ireland will visit Waterford, Sligo, Ennis, Dublin and Portlaoise to talk to artists with disabilities about this funding scheme.
Tuesday 13 March, 2pm at Garter Lane, Waterford
Tuesday 20 March, 2pm at The Model, Sligo
Thursday 22 March, 2pm at Glór, Ennis
Tuesday 27 March, 2pm at Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Wednesday 11 April, 2pm at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
At these information clinics we will talk through the guidelines, application process and answer any questions artists have about the scheme. Please RSVP in advance to Amie Lawless: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any access requirements please get in touch.
Irish Sign Language, speech to text and a loop system will be available at the Project Arts Centre on Tuesday 27 March. All venues listed are wheelchair accessible.