Knowledge Centre Criteria & Guidelines






Application Criteria

  • Selected cultural organisations must be not-for-profit organisations, that are registered companies and have an existing CHY number
  • All National and regional cultural organisations in the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply

Selection criteria will include:

  • Consideration of the size of organisation (eg. by existing employee numbers, turnover etc.)
  • Audience participation/profile across Ireland or regional areas
  • Whether the organisation has already taken steps towards development/training in fundraising

Selection is based on the readiness of cultural organisations and preference will be given to:

  • Organisations that have a minimum of three full-time staff members, including: Artistic Director/Director, General Manager/Producer & Administrator (or similar structure)
  • Organisations that have written or implemented a (minimum of) three-year strategic/business plan for their organisation
  • Organisations that have completed fundraising/capacity building programmes including Business to Arts’ New Stream programme with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland and/or training OR The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon RAISE Initiative

*Applications are now closed.

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