Wicklow County Council’s Arts Office will hold a workshop to help artists secure funding
The County Wicklow Arts Office will host an online event to help artists apply for funding.
he fundraising clinic for artists will take place online on Wednesday, February 23. The county arts office has also confirmed that it will hold one-on-one funding counseling clinics for up to 20 artists and coaching sessions for up to 20 artists.
This follows a successful pilot in 2021.
Artists are invited to join the fundraising clinic on Wednesday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. The clinic will share tips when applying for funding.
The session will be chaired by Paul Johnson, former CEO of Dance Ireland and Board Member of Theater Forum. Paul has also worked at the Arts Council and currently works independently supporting artists and organizations in their strategic development and achieving their goals.
The workshop will also feature artist Anna Newell, who will share tips and tricks on preparing funding applications from her experience.
Anna has been based in Bray for several years and is one of Ireland’s leading creators of theater for young audiences, creating unique theatrical adventures for babies, early years and children/young people with complex needs.
Sinead O’Reilly, Head of Local Arts Development at the Arts Council, will also present on current Arts Council funding programs and timelines, as well as tips on how to connect with staff and The advisers.
Artists can also request to receive two workshops from Paul Johnson and Helen Meany, independent arts managers, curators and strategists to support the preparation of funding applications.
In the continuity of the group clinic, these are additional supports for artists. Each artist will receive two individually delivered sessions tailored to their own needs from either Paul or Helen. Advice clinics will take place via Zoom and artists interested in applying can express their interest via the short application on the wicklow.ie website under Arts Office – Artist Supports.
Applicant artists must have identified a body of work and funding goals for 2022 in order to host a workshop with the advisors. If successful, two sessions for each artist will be offered via Zoom. The Arts Office will connect successful applicants with advisors. In case of oversubscription, a pre-selection may apply.
As part of its series of clinics and development opportunities in 2022, the Arts Office is offering coaching/mentoring sessions with experienced coaches and expert consultants in the arts sector.
It is hoped that this opportunity will support people’s resilience and planning in 2022. The aim is to build the confidence and ability of artists and arts professionals to perform at their best in 2022. Artists will express their interest through a process online application and if successful, they will receive two coaching sessions from one of the coaching panels.
Coaches facilitating this opportunity are Katherine Zesserson, Susan Coughlan, Paul Johnson and Helen Meany. Artists can apply now on wicklow.ie via the Arts Office pages. In case of oversubscription, a pre-selection may apply.