Call out for Leitrim festivals and events

Get your funding application in for this year

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

Call out for Leitrim festivals and events

An Tostal Drumshanbo parade

The Arts Office of Leitrim County Council with the support of the Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2019 Arts Festivals Support Scheme.


The scheme is open to organisations that develop and present arts events that maintain the highest standards of programming and presentation for audiences in Leitrim.


Applicants should emphasise how their proposals

a) stimulate interest in the arts,

b) promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts or

c) assist in improving standards in the arts.


Applicants will be assessed on the quality and ambition of the proposed activities and the feasibility and the completeness of applications in terms of budget and personnel, and project management capacity. Given the limitations of current resources, it will not be possible to fund all applicants and available funding will be allocated to those applications which best meet the programme criteria.
Completed applications, should be returned to Leitrim County Council Arts Office, Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim by 4pm Wednesday, February 20.


2019 and 2020 Artist in Schools Scheme.
Leitrim County Council Arts Office is looking for four artists who have experience in delivering high quality arts experiences for children and young people and who are interested in working collaboratively with schools, to take part in its Artist in Schools Scheme 2019 and 2020.


The scheme provides the opportunity for an artist to work with a primary school for 55 hours over the course of a number of months. Projects are planned to occur for the most part in the September to Christmas term but may be completed in the first term of the following year.


If you are interested in becoming involved, please apply in writing and include a CV of relevant experience (you may include images, video or sound recordings relating to this); details of two referees; a copy of your HSE approved Keeping Safe certificate and the distance you are willing to travel to a selected school.
Applications should be sent by Friday, March 1 to Leitrim County Council Arts Office, Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.


Further information at www.leitrimarts.ie or contact Christine Kelly, on 071 96 21694 or email ckelly@leitrimcoco.ie