Eamon Kelly Bursary tops annual awards

Talented actor Margaret O’Sullivan, (front left) receives the 2017 Eamon Kelly Bursary from Eamon’s sister Bríd Sugrue, Cllr Brendan Cronin, and Kerry Arts Officer Kate Kennelly, with at back, Sharon O’Keeffe, Arts Office, Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael Gleeson, Mary Murphy, Aidan Reidy, Val Moynihan and Cllr John Joe Culloty.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

THE annual call for applications to Kerry County Council for arts grants and bursaries is underway with the process co-ordinated by Kerry Arts Officer, Kate Kennelly.

Applications across all funding streams are invited and the closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday. January 10.

“The grants and bursary awards assist the promotion of the arts in our communities

and they also support our artists who are based in and have strong links to Kerry”, said Mayor of Kerry.

In accordance with the core values of Kerry County Council’s Arts Strategy 2016-2021, priority will be given to festivals, events and activities that seek funding for the paid involvement of professional artists. The individual artist bursaries support the artistic work development of artists based in Kerry.

There are five different bursary categories:

  • Artists’ Retreat
  • Purchase of Materials and Equipment
  • Creative Work Development
  • Further Arts Education
  • The Eamon Kelly Bursary for Creative Practitioners (Killarney Municipal District only)

The bursaries offer supports to artists across all art forms and are open to artists with

significant track record in their chosen discipline. The artist in schools awards support

schools who wish to give children and young people the opportunity to work with professional artists on a specific project that enhances the curriculum without replacing the work of the curriculum.

Application forms available by email to arts@kerrycoco.ie or online via www.kerrycoco.ie/en/allservices/arts/. Alternatively, call 066-7183541.

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