South East Venue Network Bursary Award 2024-25

The South-East Venue Network (SEVN) is delighted to announce details of its Arts Council-funded Artist Bursary award for 2024-25, which includes €14,000 in financial support awarded to an artist living and working in the South-East region.

“We are excited to be in a position to bring this bursary opportunity to South-East artists again in 2024. We could not do this without the support and funding of the Arts Council and Waterford City & County Council”
– Síle Penkert, Executive Director, Garter Lane Arts Centre.

Who can apply
This award is open to professional artists of all disciplines (arts practitioners, artists, curators, technicians or producers) living and creating art in the South-East region.
SEVN encourage and welcome applications from people of all genders, nationalities, races, cultural backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, abilities, sexual orientations and socio-economic statuses.

The award will financially support the chosen artist over 1 year allowing them time and space to reflect and develop their work at any stage in their career.
Each participating arts centre/venue contributes significant support to the award apart from NOH (Non Arts Council funded contributing BIK – space/mentor marketing/PR).

What will the artist receive?
The successful artist will receive a €14,000 bursary to support art practice development across 2024-2025. The expected work timeline will run from July 2024 to June 2025.
Aside from financial supports, the recipient will also receive support in-kind and – where relevant and possible – access to facilities, technical, management and communications supports, as well as mentoring, from the most suitable participating arts centres within the network.
These venues are Wexford Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Waterford, Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, National Opera House, Wexford, Visual, Carlow and Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny.

Terms and conditions for the successful applicant

  •  The recipient will be asked to create a report and to participate in an artist talk or presentation on the development of their work at any one of the SEVN venues, which will also be recorded for online sharing by the participating SEVN
  • The ability to collaborate with and adapt to a flexible timeline for the bursary
  • The recipient will be asked to complete an evaluation of the bursary and budget in order to assess the impact of this opportunity and for the purpose of sharing information with stakeholders
  • Participation in publicity relating to the SEVN bursary
  • Possible public engagement activity which may be in the form of an exhibition/workshop/performance/talk online and/or live to be agreed with SEVN Management

Submission of application
Please apply by submitting:

  • An outline of how the bursary will support the development of your art practice. This can be in written format (max 1 A4 page) or by video/audio file (max 3 mins)
  • Images where applicable (max 3)
  • Your CV to

Please note  ‘SEVN Bursary Award 2024‘ should be written in the subject line of email.
If you have any access requirements or additional needs, please let us know and we will find a way to support and facilitate your application.
Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 21st June 2024.

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