Docklands Arts Fund

River Liffey and Dublin Docklands from Liberty HallPrint

River Liffey and Dublin Docklands from Liberty Hall

We are very happy to announce that Business to Arts are seeking applications for the Docklands Arts Fund Small Grants 2018 from artists and not-for-profit, charitable & voluntary arts organisations.

The objective of the grant round is to contribute funds to a range of artists and arts organisations with projects focussing on longer-term impact on the Dublin Docklands area.

Providing funds to artists and arts organisations which have strategic partnerships supports our mission to develop quality arts experiences with a lasting impact on the local community in the Dublin Docklands area.

Approximately 3 grants of between €2,000 and €5,000 each will be given to projects by September 2018.

The Open Call for Projects is live until Thursday, 28th June 2018 at 5pm.

All applications must be received via the online link below:

Apply Now Docklands Arts Fund Small Grants 2018

For full details, please click here.

For any queries on the application process, please contact Eileen.

 

About the Docklands Arts Fund:

The Pilot Docklands Arts Fund was launched in September 2015 on behalf of Business to Arts, and Dublin City Council’s Art and Docklands (former DDDA) offices. The pilot scheme aims to:

1) Develop large scale Business to Arts Partnerships

2) Raise unrestricted funds for artists to apply for small grants – through an Open Call

Docklands Arts Fund Purpose Statement:

“The purpose of the partnership between Dublin City Council & Business to Arts is to enhance develop and grow the practice, appreciation and development of quality arts experiences in the Docklands Area. Fostering a partnership with artists, businesses, residents, educators and appropriate agencies, we support the ongoing investment in this unique area by securing new financial and other resources.”       

Thanks to Oaktree Capital/Target Investment Opportunities/The South Docks Fund, the 2015 Docklands Print Commission, with artist Chris Judge, raised over €20,000 for the 2016 Small Grants Open Call. Three art projects with community partnerships were selected to take place from September 2016 – June 2017.  Read about them here.

Thanks to Savill’s Ireland alongside Oaktree Capital and TIO, the 2016 Docklands Print Commission, with artist Colin Martin RHA, raised the funds for the 2017 Small Grants Open Call. Three art projects with community partnerships were selected to take place from September 2017 – June 2018. Read about them here.

Thanks to Oaktree Captial and TIO, the 2017 Docklands Print Commission, with artist Kelvin Mann, raised the funds for the 2018 Small Grants Open Call, which was launched in May 2018.

If you are a business, organisation or individual based in the Dublin Docklands area and would like to support later phases of the project, please get in touch.

Artist Opportunities:  If you are a creative practitioner and would like to sign up for Open Call Artist Opportunities, please sign up to our Arts Training newsletter here.

The wider Dublin Docklands area comprises the five villages of Ringsend/Irishtown, Pearse Street area, Grand Canal Dock, NorthWall/Spencer Dock area and East Wall.  See here a map of the wider docklands (marked in red), with the Grand Canal SDZ within that (marked in brown).

Docklands SDZ and Wider Docklands Area

Docklands SDZ and Wider Docklands Area

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