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International Arts Award

The International Award programme is designed to support Leitrim based professional artists from any arts discipline to develop new opportunities to perform, exhibit or have their work presented outside the island of Ireland.

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 18th September 2022.

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Culture Night 2022


Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours and organise special and unique events and workshops which are available to the public free of charge. This year, it will take place on Friday 23rd September 2022. Culture Night is particularly suited to venues seeking to encourage new audiences and organisations such as choirs, theatre companies or book clubs who could host an evening of novel or exciting activities designed to engage new members. So if you are interested in organising or hosting a Culture Night event we would like to hear from you.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 8th July 2022.

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Small Sparks

Call for Proposals

Small Sparks is project where artists can work with a Leitrim businesses of any size and function for three weeks to explore common interest and opportunities for how creative activity can carry benefit for both the company and the artist. There are no preconditions on what an artist (who may be from any arts discipline) might do, and it is not obligatory to have produced anything by the end of the project - although a materials budget is available if required. Particiaping companies in 2022 are The Old Rectory Country House, Jinny's Bakery and Caz-Cards Gift Shop & Printing.

Closing Date for submission of proposals: Midnight on Sunday 31st July 2022.

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2022 Programme Deadlines and Funding Opportunities

Leitrim County Council has published closing dates for a number of programmes that artists and arts organisations can apply for this year. Application forms are currently available for those programmes where live links are provided.

ProgrammeEligibilityClosing Date
Creative Ireland Open CallCommunity Groups/NGOs/Arts CentresClosed
Leitrim Live Performance Scheme 3Artists and Event OrganisersClosed
Arts FestivalsArts Festivals OrganisersClosed
Cruinniu na nOg projectsYouth & Community or Arts GroupsClosed
Creative Ireland Intern ProgrammeCultural OrganisationsClosed
Platform 31ArtistsClosed
Artist Mentoring ProgrammeArtistsClosed
Small Sparks - Call for companiesBusinessesClosed
Culture night - Call for ApplicationsCommunity Groups/NGOs/Arts CentresClosed
Small Sparks - Call for ProposalsArtistsClosed
Leitrim Live Performance Scheme 4Artists and Event OrganisersClosed
John McGahern AwardWritersFri 29th Jul
International DevelopmentArtistsSun 28th Sep
Individual Artist Bursary ProgrammeArtistsSun 6th Nov

  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union