Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts

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Launching the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts, Francesca McDonagh, Group Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland and Andrew Hetherington, CEO, Business to Arts at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds.

The Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts (The Fund) will distribute a total of €1million between 2020 and 2022 to support artists and arts projects across the island of Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), including all art forms whose projects benefit a range of audiences.

The Fund will support or commission artists or groups of artists to work with a partner organisation (e.g. a venue or event, arts organisation, community/voluntary organisation or another funding agency/organisation) in the development of new or existing artwork(s) / arts project(s).

36 projects spanning music, theatre, dance, traditional music, and the visual arts will receive support from the first phase of The Fund. Funding of €300,000 will be provided to artworks or arts projects which have been inspired by the experience of living through COVID-19 or have been adapted in response to the pandemic. Read more here.

We plan to open a second and third round for applications in May 2021 and in April/May 2022.  Further information will be available on this webpage in the coming months.

If you have any questions about the Fund, please contact the Fund team by email on begintogetherartsfund@businesstoarts.ie and they will be able to assist you.

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