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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.

The dlr Grants Scheme 2021 is now open. The closing datehas been extended to the 23rd of April 2021.

For more information and to apply please click here

For Emerging Artist Bursaries please click here

Grants Clinic

On Monday 12th of April at 11am  dlr Arts will hold online grants clinic at which you will have an opportunity to ask members of the arts office any questions you might have regarding the Arts grants. To book a place please email


2020 Arts Grants announced

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that it has awarded the Arts Grants through the 2020 grants scheme. These grants will encourage and enable the creation of new projects, events or educational opportunities such as exhibitions, performances and school workshops; all of which will be showcased or celebrated in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The grants will also support artists’ career development.

Additionally grants were awarded under Arts Access Grants. These grants support areas of greatest need where a gap has been identified in the provision of artistic expression within communities, for example our local retirement groups. Arts Access Grants are supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Arts Grants:

Graphic Studio Dublin

 Andrea Kavanagh

 Annmarie Greevy

Christopher Guilfoyle

Derek Fitzpatrick

 Heather MacLeod

Hugh Hick

Jason Dunne

 Laura Connolly

 Leah HIlliard

Floating World Productions

 Bex Shelford

Colin Murphy & Conall Morrisson

Conor Linehan

Dún Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts

Joyce Duffy

Dun Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society

Púca Puppets

Scream for Ireland


Arts Access grants:

The Mill Theatre over 65s Group

Kilmacud Musical Society

Balally Players

Glencullen Dundrum Musical & Dramatic Society

Dalkey Players

Dublin County Choir

Dundrum One Act Drama Festival

Dance Theatre of Ireland CLG

Creative Adventures


We are also delighted to announce the following recipients of Community Arts Grants:


DLR Creativity in the Classroom

NCCWN SWAN - Southside Women's Action Network

Vintage Youth Dance Ensemble

Young at Art

Rosemount Community Development Group

Shankill Day Care Centre

Saint John of God Hospital clg; Saint Joseph's Shankill

Saint John of God Hospital clg; Saint Joseph's Shankill