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dlr Arts Grants

The closing date for all applications for the 2018 dlr Grant Scheme was Friday 13th October 2017.

dlr Arts Office runs an annual grant scheme. Grants are available to provide financial assistance to individual artists, arts groups and arts organisations engaged in arts projects or events at local or county level and to support the professional development and arts practice of individual artists, arts groups and organisations.

Arts Access grants are specifially to support projects with older people and youth services within the County.

To view guidelines click here and to download a word document version of the application forms please go to the dlr Grants Scheme 2018 page here and scroll down to the section you wish to apply for.

These are the recipients for 2017: 

Professional Development:

Muireann Mulrooney                                                           €1,000

Lisa Harding                                                                        €600

Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society                        €1,500

David Lunney                                                                       €400

Vera Ruklova                                                                       €600

Amy Fox                                                                               €400

Sabina MacMahon                                                               €1,000

Roseanne Lynch                                                                  €500

Riona Sally Hartman                                                           €1,400

Adam McDonagh                                                                €1,400

Jackie Ball                                                                           €300

Ali Kirby                                                                                €700

Kate MacDonagh                                                                   €360


Event & Project:

Dublin Painting & Sketching Club                                      €1,500

Ciara Fleming & Dara O’Cairbre                                       €500

Monica Munoz                                                                   €800

Willfredd Theatre                                                               €3,800

Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society                      €1,300

Niamh Lawlor & Carol Walsh                                            €3,000

Sonia Sheil                                                                        €800

Illustrated Productions                                                      €1,000

Dún Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts                          €1,000

Watercolour Society of Ireland                                          €1,500

Brian Lawler                                                                      €300

SWAN                                                                                €500


Participation & Learning

Creativity in the Classroom                                                €3,000

Tunde Toth                                                                         €2,840

Cathy O’Kennedy                                                               €3,000


Arts Access        

Mounttown NYFP                                                            €1,525

Furry Hill Youth Groups                                                   €2,891.58

Sallynoggin Youth Project                                                €2,720

Loughlinstown Youth Project                                            €358.85

Rosemount Community Development  Group                   €1,100

Vintage youth Dance Ensemble                                        €3,000

Fiona Dowling                                                                    €2,455




Arts Grants

Individual artists, arts groups and arts organisations working in all art-forms (architecture, circus, craft, dance, film, literature, music, opera, spectacle, street art, theatre, traditional arts and visual arts) are welcome to apply.

Arts Access grants are also available to provide financial assistance to Youth Service Providers and Older Persons Groups in order to give these groups access to the Arts. 

Grant recipients:

19 Arts Grants were awarded in 2016.

They will encourage and enable the creation of new projects, events or educational opportunities such as exhibitions, performances and school workshops. The grants will also support artists’ career development.

Additionally, 4 Arts Access Grants were awarded to support our local youth projects. Arts Access Grants are supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

The award recipients for 2016 are:

Events and Project/Participation & Learning


Anthony Kelly & David Stalling


DLR Artist’s Network


Dalkey Creates


Dún Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts


Mary Delaney


Music In Monkstown


The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club


The Supertones


Umbrella Theatre Company


Willfredd Theatre


Carla Fazio


Creativity in the Classroom


Dun Laoghaire Choral Society


Terry O'Farrell & Julie Merriman




Professional Development


Julie Merriman


Kate Strain


Lorcan Mac Mathuna


Riona Sally Hartman


Yvonne Cullen




Arts Access


Hillview Youth Project


Kilcross Mixed Group


Loughlinstown Youth Project


Nutgrove Youth Centre