Arts & Disability Ireland and the Arts Council announce details for the 2017 Arts and Disability Connect scheme, open to artists with disabilities working in eleven artforms.

This scheme is designed to support artists with disabilities to make new and ambitious work. It 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 and training.

Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland, Arts and Disability Connect continues to be tailored closely to the needs of artists living in the Republic of Ireland in a way that complements other funding opportunities available.

Arts and Disability Connect has three funding strands:

Arts and Disability Connect New Work
2 awards of up to €8,000 each
For more established artists with a strong track record in their professional practice who wish to work with artists and arts partners to develop new work and present in established arts organisations, venues, and festivals etc.

Arts and Disability Connect Mentoring
5 awards of up to €2,000 each
For artists at all stages of career development including emerging artists who wish to engage in mentoring opportunities.

Arts and Disability Connect Training
3 awards of up to €1,000 each
For artists at all stages of career development, including emerging artists, who wish to engage in professional development and other learning opportunities.

Information Clinics
Arts & Disability Ireland will host information clinics in Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin, Limerick and Leitrim.

Galway, Monday 27th March 3pm at Town Hall Theatre
Cork, Monday 3rd April 3pm at St Peter’s
Kilkenny, Thursday 6th April 3pm at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Dublin, Friday 7th April 2pm at The Ark
Limerick, Monday 10th April 2pm at Limerick City Gallery of Art
Leitrim, Wednesday 12th April 2pm at The Dock

To attend please RSVP to info@adiarts.ie.
All of the venues are accessible for wheelchair users.
Irish Sign Language interpretation and speech to text will be provided at the Dublin information clinic on the 7th April at The Ark.
Please contact us if you have any additional access requirements.

Application process and deadline:
All application forms, guidelines and information documents can be downloaded here: www.adiarts.ie/connect

A completed application form along with all supporting material must be sent to info@adiarts.ie using WeTransfer by 5pm on 4th May, 2017.

Please note: applicants may submit an application for only one strand of ADC i.e. you must choose to apply either for Arts and Disability Connect New Work or Arts and Disability Connect Mentoring or Arts and Disability Connect Training.

Further information:
Contact Arts & Disability Ireland at 01 850 9002 or email info@adiarts.ie.
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