Begin Together Arts Fund third round

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All-island funding for arts projects by artists in any art form which can enhance the wellbeing of their communities

The third round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts, has opened to applications.

The all-island fund will make a total of €1 million in arts funding available over three years, awarded to projects that are enhancing the wellbeing of their communities.

The fund supports or commissions artists and arts organisations to develop arts projects that engage the individuals, audiences and communities involved. All art forms are eligible to apply to the fund. With this third round, Bank of Ireland and Business to Arts are encouraging applications from artists in any art form, which enhance the wellbeing of their communities.

For this third round, only projects that plan to take place between October 2022 and December 2023 are eligible.

Applicants can request funds between €5,000 to €15,000, or sterling equivalent. Average grants will be €10,000, with maximum grants of €15,000. Artwork(s) / arts project(s) with larger budgets that have secured funds elsewhere are encouraged to apply.

Find out more about the Begin Together Arts Fund, eligibility criteria and FAQs, and how to apply.

The third round of the fund will close to applications at 17:00 on 23 June 2022.

First published 24 May 2022