KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL GRANTS 2021
COMMUNITY HERITAGE, ARTS, CREATIVE IRELAND & DECADE OF COMMEMORATIONS GRANTS
Kildare County Council is offering a number of grant opportunities for individuals and groups at present. These will be of interest to local history and heritage groups throughout County Kildare.
2021 Community Heritage Grant Scheme
Kildare County Council is seeking applicaitons from individuals/groups/organisations carrying out local heritage projects. Heritage can include monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, geology, heritage gardens, parks and inland waterways. All projects funded must have a community benefit.
Closing date of 5PM on Tuesday 16th March 2021. Application form & further details available through this link: http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/AllServices/Heritage/HeritageProjectsandGrants/
2021 Arts Service & Creative Ireland Awards (Including Local Publishing Award)
The Arts Service are again co-ordinating a number of grants schemes, including local publishing award and Creative Ireland Sense of Place and Heritage awards (the latter may include historic exploration). The closing date is Thursday 18th March at 12 noon. Further details, including the online application process available and information sessions on this is available here: http://kildare.ie/ArtsService/PressReleases/KildareCountyCouncilArtsCreativeIrelandDecadeofCommemorationsandShortGrassFilmsAwardOpportunities2021.html
Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award 2021
Individual artists, art groups, and community projects from Co Kildare may apply for the Decade of Commemorations Bursary Award, 2021, for artistic and creative community-led responses based on some of the themes set out below. An award of e7,500 will be made.
It is envisaged that the interpretation of the historical events by Kildare based artists and creative practitioners will provide a platform to encourage reflection and the consideration of issues, both past and present, which may be challenging, difficult and sometimes deeply personal. Applications for projects in all art forms are welcome.
Decade of Commemorations Short Grass Film Award
Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations/Short Grass Films wishes to further develop its support for film production in the county, by commissioning an original film to be shot in County Kildare in 2021/22, based on some of the themes set out below. Films should have a Kildare focus and may focus on human/personal stories, real or imagined. Under this commission scheme, one award of €12,500* will be made. The award will be made towards the cost of the film production. Short film, feature film, documentary, animation, experimental and artist films will all be considered. Closing date of Thursday 18th March at 12 noon. See http://kildare.ie/ArtsService/PressReleases/KildareCountyCouncilArtsCreativeIrelandDecadeofCommemorationsandShortGrassFilmsAwardOpportunities2021.html
These Decade of Commemorations grants are supported by Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.