Kilkenny County Council 2023 Grants Information and Guidelines

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Kilkenny County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce their annual call out for applications for the Arts Act Grant, Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award 2023. Deadline for both awards is Monday 30th January 2023 at 4pm.

For all queries please contact Deirdre Southey at 0567794547 or

Arts Act Grants 2023

The 2003 Arts Act permits a local authority to provide financial assistance for the purposes of stimulating public interest in the arts, promoting the knowledge, appreciation and practices of the arts or improving standards in the arts. In this act, the expression ‘the arts’ means creative or interpretative expression (traditional or contemporary) in whatever form and includes in particular visual arts, theatre, literature, music, film, literature, dance and Multi-disciplinary practices and events.

The Arts Act Grant Application form and guidelines are available to  download here:

Arts Act Grant Application Form 2023

Arts Act Grants 2022 Information Sheet


  1. Groups and Organisations promoting arts: Kilkenny County Council will consider applications from organisations involved in the promotion of the arts in Kilkenny.
  1. Individual Artists all Art forms : Kilkenny County Council will consider applications from practising artists living in Kilkenny to enable them to pursue their practice and to develop within their chosen discipline, including professional development and project awards

An application for a grant may be made under one of the above categories only. Groups and individuals can only make one application for an Arts Act Grants annually. 


Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2023

Kilkenny County Councils Arts Office in partnership with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is offering a two-week residency at Annaghmakerrig to a practitioner in all art forms.

The practitioner must be currently based in Kilkenny. They will be selected based upon their previous achievements and the project they intend to undertake during their residency. The selected Artist Residency should take place within 12 months of receipt of their award.

The aim of the Residency is to assist and encourage both established and emerging practitioners, to give them an opportunity to work intensively on a ‘project’ alongside others in a very unique environment.

Artists should apply by sending their C.V., samples of recent work and an outline of the project they intend to undertake at the Centre with the completed application form available to download below: 

Tyrone Guthrie Application Form 2023


DEADLINE for both awards is Monday 30th January at 4pm 2023





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