February 28, 2024

A woman’s art: Kilkenny artists urged to apply for special €25,000 bursary

Kilkenny artists and performing artists are being urged to apply for a national bursary that recognises the role women have played in Irish society.

Kilkenny Heritage, through Kilkenny County Council, is encouraging local artists to apply for The Markievicz Award, which can provide funding of up to €25,000.

The bursary aims to support artists developing their craft while commemorating the role of women in Ireland over the past 100 years.

Arts Minister Catherine Martin recently announced the scheme would be significantly enhanced for the next two years. It covers all areas of the arts, including architecture, arts participation, circus, dance, film, literature, music, opera, street arts, theatre, traditional arts, visual arts, and young people, children and education programmes.

There are 10 awards available for 2021, with a total fund of €250,000 available.

Applications for the Markievicz Award opened on the Arts Council’s website this week and will close at 5.30pm, Thursday, February 4.


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