Strategic Funding

Arts Council

Relevent Country: Ireland

The Arts Council is currently inviting applications for the Strategic Funding to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.

Recipients of Strategic Funding must play a critical part in delivering the policy priorities of Making Great Art Work, the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy.


In offering Strategic Funding, the Arts Council wishes to ensure:

  • The delivery of excellent artwork and/or events activities and services
  • Excellent opportunities for artists and/or arts professionals to develop their practice and/or to create or to be engaged in high-quality work
  • That the diversity of contemporary Ireland is reflected in the work it supports
  • That more people will enjoy high-quality arts experiences
  • Increased depth of engagement by and with the public
  • Standards of excellence in governance and management in the arts.

Eligibility Criteria

Strategic Funding is only open to organisations. You can make only one application each year for Strategic Funding. To be eligible for Strategic Funding, your organisation must:

  • Be formally constituted as either a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) or a Designated Activity Company (DAC) or a statutory body
  • Apply in its own name, and not in the name of another company or individual
  • Have previously successfully applied for Arts Council funding either in the name of your organisation or in the name of a key person involved in the organisation.