Kildare Arts Service : Grants and Opportunities

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Kildare County Council Arts Grants and Bursaries Awarded 2023
Arts Act Grant 
First name Last name Municipal District Brief summary of proposed project  Award 
Lisa Freeman Athy Support the development of a new artist film work that explores the tension and connection between architecture and the body. To achieve this ambitious project I will work site-specifically with professionals across the disciplines of acting, music and film.  €2,500.00
Martina Foley Athy We wish to compete in World Irish Dancing Association's World Championships in April 2023, where we will represent our dancing class, our town, county and country at this prestigious event.  At age 65++ this is a wonderful achievement. €300.00
Valerie Malone Athy To write a novel about a former IRA commander. Living in a remote area, he reflects on his life, and how he is the known but unnamed suspect involved in the deaths of 5 people during the Troubles. He hears the lowing drum beat of another war. €1,000.00
Aoife McAtamney Celbridge/Leixlip I am a multi-disciplinary artist from Celbridge and I propose to use an Arts Act Grant to create photographic imagery and music videos for my forthcoming album Pink Breath, based on the natural landscapes and village of Celbridge, with visual artist Katie Freeney. €2,400.00
Biaina Ryan Celbridge/Leixlip Production of ANGIE'S EASY, a two-person play that deals with the topic of sexual assault, set in Co. Kildare.  €1,500.00
Clodagh Kelly Celbridge/Leixlip Completion artwork for a solo exhibition, incorporating research from Kildare Arts Research and Thinking Bursary 2021 'Archeology of Consciousness', themes from the solo exhibition 'Invisible Cords' Riverbank Arts Centre 2022 and commissioned artwork 'Veil' Kildare Arts Services First Fortnight Award 2023.  €1,000.00
Deirdre Banfield Celbridge/Leixlip Start with Art, a group for carers of their adult children with disabilities, propose to engage an artist to faciltate a series of eight art classes for beginners providing guidance on the essential skills involved in painting using oils, acrylics and watercolors in Leixlip and Maynooth libraries €400.00
Frank Butler Celbridge/Leixlip The Cellbridge Camera club are seeking funding to support their annual photographic exhibition in Castletown House. €400.00
John  Conway Cellbridge/Leixlip Training to learn how to use an Einscan handheld digital 3DScanner, use of digital workspace in Fire Station Artist Studios. €1,200.00
Patricia Logan Celbridge/Leixlip To host a series of workshops in traditional music, song and dance featuring renowned teachers and performers.These masterclasses will take place in Leixlip over four Saturdays in October and November 2023 and February and March 2024. These classes will be available to members and non members are also welcome. €2,000.00
Philip Byrne Celbridge/Leixlip The group proses to produce a full-scale production of Philip Ridley's The Pitchfork Disney in the spring of 2023. The play is a seminal work in the confrontational 1990s style of British drama termed 'in-yer-face' theatre.  €500.00
Triona Homan Celbridge/Leixlip OLGC would like to hold a free community concert at the end of May, held in Leixlip at the time that the traditional Salmon Leap festival/Leixlip festival would have taken place in previous years.  €400.00
Amy Douglas Clane/Maynooth We plan to stage our annual pantomime in the Aula Maxima, Maynooth College which will run from the 30th November until 3rd December. €500.00
Collette Kelly Clane/Maynooth Complete the recording of our CD that we began pre-covid (March 11th and 12th in the Boys Chapel Clongowes Wood College, Clane) and hold summer and Christmas concerts. In addition we hope to compete in the AIMS Choral Festival in New Ross on 21/05. €500.00
Eimear Crehan Clane/Maynooth This proposal is for funding for our youth group - 'SUSO Focus Choir'. This is to work on personal development, creativity and expression. These teens aged 12-18 are highly engaged and interested in developing themselves and we feel with the right support we could really enrich their lives €2,200.00
Marie Kelly Clane/Maynooth We will be staging a Musical, called Kinkey Boots from 11 - 15th April 2023, in Kilcock GAA for five nights €500.00
Pat Boyd Clane/Maynooth St. Mary's Brass and Reed Band Maynooth propose to hold a joint recital with St. James's Brass and Reed Band, Mount Brown, Dublin in the Square in Maynooth on Sunday 9th July 2023. €500.00
Sadie O'Reiily Clane/Maynooth In this our 40th Anniversary our musical is the  fun filled  All Shook Up featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, with exciting dance routines and tongue in cheek comedy and drama.  €500.00
Sarah Buckley Clane/Maynooth To record two live performance videos. These would be used to apply for performance opportunities and to share my original music across social media platforms. €500.00
Shane Hynan Clane/Maynooth I've been invited to take part in a group exhibition of photographic visual artists in Worpswede, Germany. The production costs are already covered. I'm making this application to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend exhibition events that require artist participation and spend the remaining time visiting local German bogs. €370.00
Sheena Malone Clane/Maynooth I am applying for financial assistance for my first solo exhibition which will take place in Riverbank Arts Centre in late 2023. It will continue my research on Irish folk medicine and will comprise drawings, textile artworks using medicinal plants, and a film about traditional healers with 'the cure'. €1,600.00
The KNUCs Clane/Maynooth The Kildare North Ukulele Club (KNUCS) would like to apply for assistance with the rental costs of our rehearsal space and some basic equipment for the group. €400.00
Baiba Gaigra Kildare/Newbridge The project will be implemented by the Latvian amateur theatre group 'Sliedes', which has 27 members and is directed by Baiba Gaigra. The project will include the production of the play North of Riga by Irish playwright Eoin MacNamee in Latvian and the organisation of its premiere. €1,500.00
Crooked House Theatre Company Kildare/Newbridge Nasc is a newly devised theatre project, looking at creating a multilingual piece with young people about the ideas of land ownership and the environment. It will be a weekly workshop with theatre-maker Cian O'Náraigh leading to a site-specific performance in Newbridge. €2,500.00
David Butler Kildare/Newbridge Funding for guest speakers at CelticCon - Midlands Comic Con €500.00
Fizz and Chips Productions Kildare/Newbridge To develop and present our new interdisciplinary show Juno and the Jetpacks at the Riverbank Arts Centre in May 2023. It was recently awarded Pick of the Fringe at Colchester Fringe Festival, and we now wish to continue developing it and present it to Irish audiences in Kildare. €2,500.00
Kate Murphy Kildare/Newbridge This grant would support the development of a body of sculptural work for my first solo-exhibition. This includes the technical costs of installation and support, travel costs across Ireland, workshop facility fees to create work, material costs, fee for accompanying texts and transport costs.  €1,700.00
Margaret Kane-Rowe Kildare/Newbridge To complete a project-based online course using Premier Pro editing software so I can create and edit my content and films in a cinematic format. Use these skills to execute and edit a poetry film or a short narrative film. €500.00
Michelle McBride Kildare/Newbridge I am creating a body of work investigating homo-sapien connections to avians. This funding will be used for upgrading and purchase of new equipment to facilitate the research and development of photographic and digital artwork. €700.00
Newbridge Musical Theatre Kildare/Newbridge Newbridge Musical Theatre's staging of Disney's The Little Mermaid from 10th to 15th  April 2023 in Newbridge College Theatre.  We will cater to an audience of c1,500 people with c100 people involved.  €500.00
Noel Hensey Kildare/Newbridge Fund a two-person exhibition at Ardgillan Castle, Co. Dublin and two international exhibitions at; OUTPOST, Norwich, U.K. and Rera Space, Freiburg, Germany.   €1,700.00
Susan  Connolly Kildare/Newbridge To develop Bring Them In, a play based on my experiences growing up in Goldenbridge Industrial School. This new work for the stage will be developed during a residency at Riverbank Arts Centre in collaboration with theatre professionals including Noelle Brown (dramaturg) & Professor Emilie Pine (mentor).  €2,460.00
Brenda Donohue Naas Vita mia is a play that engages with the theme of mortality by Italian playwright, Emma Dante. This proposal brings a draft translation to the table with dramaturg Dr Tanya Dean, and then to a rehearsed reading with a director and actors, aiming to create a text ready for production. €2,000.00
Caoimhe McGuckin Naas Development of a new body of visual art work around the concept of home and belonging.  €1,600.00
Conor Burke Naas An exploration of toxic fandom, the art that defines a person, and the American television show Glee, Gleek of the Week is a brand-new performance piece written and developed by actor and playwright Conor Burke. We are currently seeking funding to stage the show at The Moat Theatre. €1,000.00
Eilis Rafferty Naas We propose to run a Directors Mentoring Programme, the aim of which is to develop new directors within the Moat Club, Naas. It has been designed to cater for a group of 3 novice directors. It will culminate in each of them producing a one-act play in April 2024. €2,000.00
Isobel Tighe Naas I plan to attend a one-on-one specialist gold gilding course in July 2023. The course is taught by Richard Walker at the Watergild Studios in Hants, UK. I am developing a new body of work that will incorporate gold gilding and will require a subsequent month of studio time to develop this new technique. €1,000.00
John Geoghegan Naas Collaborating with Craddockstown Nursing Home on a writing project. €350.00
Lucy Sheridan Naas My application is for two separate projects:Funding to document an upcoming exhibition at the Luan Gallery in Athlone, which runs from the end of April until the end of June.Funding for time in the studio and materials for the creation of a new body of work. €500.00
Martina O'Brien Naas To create a new gallery-specific installation for solo exhibition in Galway Arts Centre, in Spring, 2023. €2,000.00
Maura McElhone Naas Full revision of my novel-length manuscript, The Promise of Portham following Reader's Report feedback - a paid service via The Inkwell Group. €650.00
Megan O'Neill Naas To write, create and develop new song material with the intention of testing out this new material in front of a live audience in Co Kildare later this year. This creation and songwriting process will be alone, but the future performances would involve other Kildare-based musicians and creatives. €1,000.00
Richard Lennon Naas As an independent filmmaker/director of photography who suffers chronic pain from degenerative spinal/muscular issues and regularly needs to operate heavy camera rigs, I am applying for funds to purchase a vest-based camera support system called an EasyRig to be able to mitigate damage to my back, prolonging my career. €1,000.00
Sarah Hayden Naas We will compete in the All Ireland Ballroom  Championships in June and if successful we would use funds to support training for this competition. We hope to improve our training with the support of Kildare arts to further develop our craft and in turn promote dance in Kildare. €300.00
Total Arts Act Grants Awarded        
Artistic Entrepreneur in association with Kildare Local Enterprise Office (LEO)
First name Last name Municipal District Brief summary of proposed project  Award 
Embrace  Music Naas Embrace Music is a socially-driven entity run by freelance musicians/Arts & Health specialists Sharon Murphy and Sadhbh O'Sullivan. Having delivered project-based initiatives and opportunities for meaningful arts engagement in both community and healthcare settings, we now feel it is time to formalise the partnership and devise a business model. €1,500.00
Arts, Health & Wellbeing Bursary Award
Patty  Abozaglo Cellbridge/Leixlip This Arts, Health and Wellbeing project addresses needs of members of the communities in Celbridge, Maynooth and Leixlip especially those affected by isolation and challenges of integration including asylum seekers/ refugees from Ukraine and other countries, fostering connectivity and inclusion through TEN Dance and Visual Arts sessions during autumn 2023. €3,880.00
Arts in Education Bursary Award      
Margaret Brennan Clane / Maynooth Manar Al Shouha will come to Clongowes Wood College. Looking at the body through life-drawing we will explore our identities as world citizens. We will explore the concept of 'home' & citizenship through the lens of the SDGs 3&16 (Sustainable develpoment goals)  The project will end with an exhibition in school and online.  €2,500.00
Marta Golubowska Naas We want to propose a residency bringing together an artist Marta Golubowska and Mrs Fildelma Murphy's 6th-class pupils from Robertstown NS, to explore contemporary art in a broad context.  We propose an 8-week long collaboration with a child-led approach.  €2,500.00
Georgina Kemmy Kildare / Newbridge Georgina Kemmy will facilitate an 8-week project exploring nature as an art medium through interactive workshops such as rowan berry jewellery making, elder tree pencil making, leaf printing, and other seasonal art projects in the school garden of Scoil Bhríd Nurney in the Autumn term of 2023. €2,500.00
Paul Woods Kildare / Newbridge The aim of this residency would be to engage with pupils who have differing ethnic and cultural backgrounds in order to facilitate an art project on the school grounds. The long driveway into the school would become the canvas to deliver a series of painted and sculptural works. €2,500.00
Culture Night Commission Award
Cathy Callan Athy Artist Cathy Callan and members from the Irish Wheelchair Association will collaborate through practical workshops to choose an image for Here's looking at you... on Culture Night. Symbolising Brigid of Kildare, members and local community will come together with Cathy to create a 'live' painting event on Culture Night 2023. €4.000,00
Kasia Eliasz Clane / Maynooth Earthing is a music project exploring the sounds of climate change. Translating deforestation, wind storms or water shortages into improvised original compositions played by three female musicians (harp, cello, alternative instruments / percussion / vocal). €4.000,00
Martina Murphy Clane/Maynooth We wish to stage a play, written by Martina Murphy, chronicling John Devoy's early life before he was deported to America.
Laced with humour and history, it will appeal to all age groups and humanize the Kildare man who went on to be 'the most dangerous enemy of this country (Britain).
Lianne O'Shea Naas "The Play's The Thing" is a site-responsive promenade theatre piece taking place in the non-conventional spaces in the Moat Theatre. Parts of Shakespeare's Hamlet will intersect with the fabric of the building, the history of the drama club resident there and the echoes of many rehearsals past. €4.000,00
Dennis O'Driscoll Literary Bursary Awards     
Eva Griffin Clane/Maynooth I propose to research and write poems that will explore the fluid, shifting potentials of video game landscapes, timelines, narratives, and bodies. I intend to explore visual poetry, building on the DIY ethos of zines. It is hoped that these poems will form the manuscript for a book-length work. €1,500
Ed O'Loughlin Kildare/Newbridge I want to write an historical novel, The Winter Wife, about a Donegal woman and a Kildare man who briefly come together in the Klondike gold rush in Arctic Canada in 1897. The novel will explore the fragility of human contact, and how memories become more precious as they fade. €2,000
Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award     
Mary  Newman Naas It is my intention to do an advanced director's course. I feel that this would provide the maximum benefit for our theatre as directors are currently in short supply. €575.00
Biaina Ryan Cellbridge/Leixlip I feel that I would like to further my acting practice by attending Course E: Digging Deeper for Detail €575.00
Emerging Visual Artist Solo Exhibition Bursary Award, in association with Riverbank Arts Centre   
Kym  Tracey Clane/Maynooth What’s the Occasion? will be an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and drawings. Influenced by the artists archive of images the work will portray the act of an occasion, from parties to more traditional events the artist aims to draw the viewer in with scenes they may feel connected to.  €2,500.00
Executive Coaching for Creative Professional Bursary Award     
Debbie Thomas Cellbridge/Leixlip This award would benefit my work as an author and writing facilitator in Kildare, and throughout Ireland, by rebuilding my creative confidence and rekindling my writing passion without me burning out. It would help me pursue new goals, particularly my dream to stage a musical I’ve written about St. Patrick. €600.00
Sadie Wheatley Kildare/Newbridge Executive Coaching will help explore ideas, focus, clarify goals, set targets on creative arts for well-being.
This award will provide my practice with a direction in order to set up and implement art for well-being in county Kildare.
First Fortnight Award in association with First Fortnight Festival     
Martina McDonald Clane/Maynooth Develop & Present 3 Tactile Mark-Making Art Workshops, encouraging wellbeing and mental health by becoming expressive with art materials. Create 50 x 'at home' Mark-Making Creative Packs for Kildare residents, free of charge, making the experience accessible for all. €4,000.00
Rosemary Noonan Naas As a portrait/figurative artist, Rosemary has, over the years developed an interest in the depiction of the mother in art which has coincided with her own journey into motherhood in 2017. This project will focus on how motherhood can change identity, the physical emotional turmoil of role in itself €2,700.00
Local Publishing Award      
Eoin  Armstrong Naas ISBN registered publication of Cuisle Cill Dara (The Heartbeat of Kildare) Vol II an anthology including a mix of short stories, poetry and sketches, much of which is inspired by the local area, local traditions, the local community and life in general around the country. We also base some pieces further afield, to acknowledge how our locale is becoming more culturally diverse. We aim to have c.150 pages (including introduction and brief author biographies) with foreword by author Pauline Clooney. €650.00
Carmel  Lalor Kildare/Newbridge Printing of poetry book by Brian Day. This gentleman left school early with low literacy. Poetry is his gift that he discovered later in life. With support of staff typing his work, he has written over 50 poems. He wishes to compile them into a book and showcase them. €650.00
Platform 4 Recording Bursary Award      
Conor Matthews Cellbridge/Leixlip My proposal is for the recording and publication of a limited series horror podcast, set in Leixlip featuring local landmarks, telling the story of a nameless narrator and his dog Diva when their lives are flipped upside-down by a horrifying mystery surrounding trees in the local park. €900.00
Rufina  Tishina Naas We plan to record an EP in Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio with the help of Resident House Engineer by the end of 2023. €900.00
Research and Thinking Bursary Award      
Cian O'Náraigh Kildare/Newbridge My proposal is to focus on developing a full play (working title: Obscene and Morally Corrupting), about censorship and media, inspired by the 'Committee of Evil Literature' of 1926. The work will involve me researching the historical archives, figuring out a potential structure, and working on a draft. €2,500
Lara Coady Cellbridge/Leixlip Develop my creative and directorial theatre practice through dedicated research, thinking, and writing time. Focusing on refining and further developing my methods of theatre-making, particularly in the early stages of the creative process. Supported by my mentorship with acclaimed theatre maker and director Dan Colley. €2,500
Louise O Meara Cellbridge/Leixlip To develop and improve my physical and dance theatre devising skills by working with dance artist Phillippa Donnellan through a series of one-to-one sessions online from May-July followed by an in-person workshop, using visual and written materials about farming as the thematic starting point. €2,500
Short Grass Film Bursary Award      
Eamon  Hughes Clane/Maynooth George is a quiet child, who finds solace in his own creative outlets. A fascination that struck him in a formative moment when he met THE PAINTED MAN, a transfixing street performer. Their connection deepens as The Painted man gives George the required room for his creativity to blossom. €12,500.00
Fergus Mulligan Clane/Maynooth BEYOND THE SYSTEM is an innovative Dystopian Science-Fiction short film that utilizes virtual production technology. Produced entirely within a studio located in Kilcock, Co. Kildare, the production pipeline uses Unreal Engine 5 for world-building, green screen capture of the actors' performances, and a comprehensive post-production workflow for compositing. €1,500.00
Allyn Quigley Cellbridge/Leixlip FINDLATER is a short chamber piece drama about two women brought together in front of a microphone to discuss their shared past. It deals with issues of addiction, mental health and intergenerational trauma. The project was filmed late last year and funding is now required for post-production and festival submissions. €1,500.00
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Award       
Declan  Toohy Clane/Maynooth My proposed project is a collection of experimental essays that blends family history, personal obsessions, surreal humour and obvious fantasy. Naturally, I wouldn't compose the entire collection at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, but rather follow on from previously published work and compose new essays for the collection. €400.00
Maria  McDonald Kildare/Newbridge My latest manuscript has a working title of After Harvey. It is set in present-day Kildare, but refers back to the lives of previous owners. The hotel was originally the manor house of a large country estate which was burned during the Civil War.  The main bulk of the story is written however it needs major editing. First, I need to complete a structural edit, which should take approximately one week. Then a copy edit before looking at a final edit. €400.00
John Phelan Kildare/Newbridge I propose to work on the script of a play, 'The Two Philosphers and the Ancient Gods', which involves an encounter between an ancient fallen God and two philosophers. Satire and humour propel the narrative through an otherworldly performance of absurd ritual. €400.00
Olga  Anacka Kildare/Newbridge Develop a series of experimental printing in a social context with application of organic and inorganic objects found in the vicinity of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. €400.00
Youth Arts Bursary Award      
Karina Power Clane/Maynooth We propose that Kildare based theatremaker Anna Galligan, will work with our members to devise a piece of physical theatre using themes of County Kildare as inspiration. Anna will work with the group on a variety of theatre styles over a two week period and culminate in a public performance. €2,500.00


The application window for Creative & Arts Grants 2023 closed at 5pm, Tuesday 28th February 2023

Kildare County Council has published details of 19 separate grants, commissions and bursary award opportunities to support the development and presentation of creative and artistic projects in the county in 2023. Applications will be accepted from individual artists and creatives, arts collectives, community groups, youth groups and schools.

The deadline for receipt of applications for all awards was 5pm, Tuesday 28th February 2023. Full details of the eligibility criteria are available through each individual call out.

Kildare County Council supports creative and arts events, programmes and artists in a variety of ways annually.  Artists, arts collectives and community groups, schools, and youth groups may consider applying for the following grant and award opportunities to support their artistic projects in 2023:

The Arts Act Grant aims to provide financial assistance to individual artists, art groups and community projects engaged in arts practice or projects/events at local or county level in Kildare.

The Arts in Education Residency Award is open to all primary and post primary schools in County Kildare who wish to engage a professional artist to enhance the school's Arts Education programme.

The Arts, Health & Wellbeing Award will provide a grant to support the development and/or creation and/or presentation of new artistic work that supports public engagement with the arts, in particular with hard-to-reach communities or those limited access to the arts, whether for physical, social or geographical reasons.

The Artistic Entrepreneur Bursary aims to support the initiation or development of an artistic business based in Kildare. The seed funding may act as a catalyst for an artist to develop their business idea or for a fledgling arts business to expand.

Kildare County Council invites applications for bursary awards that will develop bodies of work with a public interface/engagement that focuses on cultural activity involving the arts, creative industries, heritage and the Irish language.

Applications welcome from artists, creatives practitioners and organisations for new public-facing artistic projects of ambition across art forms to coincide with the county's Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations in 2023.

Applications are invited from individual artists and/or groups of artists for new public-facing artistic projects of ambition across art forms to coincide with the county's Culture Night celebrations.

The Dennis O'Driscoll Literary Bursary Award is open to both established and emerging writers and critics from or currently residing in county Kildare.

The Drama League or Ireland (DLI) Summer School Bursary Award is open to applications from individual theatre/drama practitioners from or currently residing in county Kildare who wish to attend and participate in the DLI Summary School 2023.

The Emerging Visual Artist Solo Exhibition Bursary Award is open to Visual Art students due to graduate in summer 2023, and other emerging visual artists who have or are in the process of creating a significant body of work. The recipient of the bursary award will be invited to present a solo exhibition in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

This award will provide professional artists based in County Kildare an opportunity to discuss artistic career and explore goals and how best to achieve them with a specialist Executive Coach Matthew Ralli,  over a number of sessions.

The award, in collaboration with First Fortnight, aims to support the development and presentation of new work that provokes conversation around mental health and promotes mental health awareness and wellbeing.

The Local Publishing Award was established to assist Kildare based individuals and groups with the costs associated with publishing writing of local interest. The aim of the award is to recognise the contribution of scholarly work to our knowledge of the history and heritage of County Kildare and to assist with the publication of said scholarly work. 

The Platform 4 Recording Bursary Award provides three days recording in the Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio or use of the studio’s portable recording rig for live recordings. An integral part of the bursary is working with the Platform 4 resident House Engineer on how to get the most out of the studio time.

This bursary award aims to support the professional development of artists in county Kildare by offering the time to research and think about their arts practice or explore a new area within it, without the pressure of producing work.

The Kildare Short Grass Film Bursary award is open to both established and emerging filmmakers and production companies in all genres, from or living in Co Kildare to support the development of film practice or the progression of an original film project.

This Commission aims to support film production in the county, by commissioning an original film to be shot in County Kildare in 2023/24. Applications are invited for original script ideas from filmmakers at all stages of their development.

Applications are welcome from individual artists from all fields born or living in County Kildare to enable them to spend up to 2 weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, the artists’ workplace in Monaghan.

The Youth Arts Bursary Award is open to all youth clubs and youth arts groups in County Kildare who wish to engage a professional artist for an Arts project.



Kildare County Council Arts Service hosted a number of Information Sessions in locations throughout the county about applying for Creative Ireland, arts grants and bursary awards with Kildare County Council. Sessions are of particular interest to individual artists and creatives, art collectives, community groups, youth groups and schools who intend to apply for Creative Ireland and Arts Grants from Kildare County Council in 2023.

  • Tuesday 17th January, Athy Library, 6.30pm -7.30pm
  • Wednesday 18th January, Riverbank Arts CentreNewbridge, 11.00am – 12.00pm 
  • Saturday 21st January, Leixlip Library, 11.00am – 12.00pm 

All are welcome to attend a FREE session, but booking is recommended. 

In addition, a presentation will be recorded and made available via Kildare Arts Service’s YouTube and social media channels from Tuesday 24th January 2023.


Further information

  • Application forms for all awards, with eligibility criteria, are available on
  • Queries to Kildare County Council Arts Service: T: (0)45 980872 / E:
  • The closing date for Arts Grants Awards was 5pm, Tuesday 28th February 2023.