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2022 dlr Arts Grants Scheme Now Open

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Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin

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Closing Date: 28th January 2022

dlr Arts Office runs an annual grant scheme. Grants are available to provide financial assistance to individual artists, arts groups and arts organisations engaged in arts projects or events at local or county level and to support the professional development and arts practice of individual artists, arts groups and organisations. There are also Arts Access Grants available for older persons and Community Arts Grants for small scale community arts events.

An online grant clinic to answer any questions you might have will be held on Tuesday 18th of January at 6pm. To register please email cbrown@dlrcoco.ie

General Guidelines for applicants

Applications must refer to activities taking place in the County which have a benefit to the wider community.
The applicant must have a dedicated bank account.
Grants will not cover third party grants or assistance to cover loans or deficits, charity fundraising events or the hire fee of Council premises.
Applicants must have no outstanding debt owing to the Council or any Council Controlled Organisations.
Applicants must fully declare any additional council, government or council controlled organisation funding or grant.
Applicants seeking funding over €10,000 must submit a valid Tax Clearance Certificate with their application.
Applicants must comply with all Council regulatory and statutory requirements relating to the preparation and delivery of any events, including obtaining all necessary permits and consents, if required.

Events of the following nature will not be considered:
Events that promote religious or political purposes or events that exclude or offend parts of the community.
Events that have breached previous funding agreements with the council, including post-event reporting criteria, and where no commitment has been made to rectify this.
Employees or Councillors of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are not eligible to apply.
The decision of the County Council on the dlr Grants Scheme is final.

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