Dublin City Council Project Grants 2024

Applications close at 12 Noon Wednesday 22 November 2023. 

Dublin City Arts Office is a developmental unit within Dublin City Council. It supports quality access, participation, learning and innovation in the arts through collaboration and strategic partnership at local, regional and international levels. 

The Purpose of the Arts Grants Programme of DCC is to support Arts Practice, Arts Participation, and Audience Development in the DCC Administrative Area through focusing the funding on requests for developmental projects, training and vocational support for Artists, community development outcomes through quality arts actions or process with an overarching emphasis on diversity and equality of opportunity.


Supporting Arts Organisations and Individuals to realise public presentation of new work for the Dublin City Council Administrative Area.  Click here for Map
Project must be taking place in 2024.

Minimum Award €5,000, Maximum Award €10,000



Quality and Artistic Ambition of the Project Proposed (40%)
As evidenced by:

(a) Artistic ambition and quality of the Project idea.

(b) Involvement and track record of the professional Artists(s) involved.


Feasibility of the Project in Confirmed and Potential Resources (40%)
As evidenced by:

(a) Technical achievability (Can your Project or Programme be realised in 2024 with the Financial and other resources you expect to have).

(b) Letters of support or confirmation of funding.

(c) Ability to secure at least 30% of the total funding required from other sources. Failure to provide evidence of this makes the application immediately invalid. 

(d) An identified audience and a clear marketing / sales plan to reach that audience within the Dublin City Council administrative area.

(e) Clear budget including equitable payment to Artists.


Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion (20%)
Dublin City Council through all of its programmes wants to engage with all of the residents and visitors to Dublin. We know that some may feel excluded for physical, cultural, economic, racial, gender or other reasons and as a Local Authority we want to address this exclusion and celebrate the diversity of Dublin. 

As an applicant for an Arts Grant, please let us know how you address diversity whether by including and encouraging diverse practitioners or participants in your programme or through catering to diverse audiences. The main evidence for your understanding of diversity, accessibility and inclusion will be evidenced by:

(a) Policy and policy documents. 

(b) Specific marketing to diverse audiences.

(c) Collaboration and inclusion of diverse practitioners and artists.

(d) Partnership with organisations that increase your knowledge and skills in the area of Diversity.

As diversity is a developing area for the Arts and for Arts Grants it is not expected that you would be equally proficient in all areas but that you are aware of the importance of diversity, accessibility and inclusion and are taking concrete steps to continually learn and increase your ability.

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