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Creative and Arts Grants 2023

Kildare County Council announces Creative Ireland, Arts Grants, Commissions and Bursary Award opportunities for 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.


Submissions can now be made to any of these awards through the online portal at The deadline for receipts of applications for all awards is 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:


  • Arts Act Grant Scheme
  • Arts in Education Residency Bursary Award
  • Arts, Health & Wellbeing Award
  • Artistic Entrepreneur Bursary Award, in partnership with Kildare Local Enterprise Office (LEO)
  • Creative Ireland Bursary Award
  • Cruinniú na nÓg Commission Award
  • Culture Night 2023 Commission Award
  • Dennis O'Driscoll Literary Bursary Awards for emerging and established writers
  • Drama League of Ireland Summer School Bursary Award
  • Emerging Artist Solo Exhibition Award, in partnership with Riverbank Arts Centre   
  • Executive Coaching for Creative Professionals Bursary Award
  • First Fortnight Award, in partnership with First Fortnight Festival
  • Local Publishing Award
  • Platform4 Recording Studio Bursary Award
  • Research and Thinking Award
  • Short Grass Short Film Bursary (€1,500) Award
  • Short Grass Short Film Commission (€12,500) Award
  • Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency
  • Youth Arts Residency Bursary Award


Kildare County Council Arts Service will host 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 will be 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 Centre, Newbridge, 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. Registration to attend is via

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 is 5pm, Tuesday 28th February 2023.



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