Grants & Opportunities

Leitrim County Council Arts Office provides financial assistance to individual artists, organisations and festivals to further their development and to help provide for arts activities in the county through the schemes listed below. Further details and application forms for these scheme are available through the appropriate link in the menu on the left.

Artists can also avail of opportunities through the many programmes which the arts office organises, such as Creative Frame, Spark and Small Sparks, the Artist in Schools Scheme etc.  Further details of these opportunities can be found in the relevant part of the programmes section of the website.

Artists and arts organisations and festivals may also be interested in funding available for both groups and individuals from a wide range of national organisations, details of which can be found in the links section on the main menu to the left.

SchemeEligibilityClosing Date
Venues Programming SupportArts Venues11th November 2019
Arts Festivals Support SchemeArts festivals11th November 2019
Individual Artists BursariesIndividual artists11th November 2019
Mentorship ProgrammeIndividual artists29th March 2020
International Performance Exhibition AwardIndividual artists29th March 2020

In addition to the grant schemes above, the following closing dats may be of interest to artists and groups:

SchemeEligibilityClosing Date 2019
Artist in Schools SchemeSchoolsclosed not applicable in 2020
Artist in Schools SchemeArtistsclosed not applicable in 2020
Creative Ireland Open CallCommunity Groupsclosed
Creative Ireland Open CallArtistsclosed
Small SparksCompaniesclosed
Small SparksArtistsclosed
Culture NightVenuesclosed
John McGahern AwardWritersclosed
Wild Words AnthologyWriters Aged 14 - 17closed


  • Ireland Structural and Investment Funds
  • EU European Regional Development Fund