Arts And Disability Connect, A Funding Scheme For Artists With Disabilities.

The Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce the 2018 deadline for Arts and Disability Connect, a funding scheme for artists with disabilities.

Specifically targeted at individual artists with disabilities, Arts and Disability Connect includes New WorkMentoring and Training awards. The scheme offers artists the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring or training.

Arts and Disability Connect deadline: Thursday 26 April at 5pm

Application forms and guidelines for Arts and Disability Connect are available to download from Monday 5 March at

Arts & Disability Ireland are looking forward to visiting Waterford, Sligo, Ennis, Dublin and Portlaoise to talk to artists with disabilities about this funding scheme.

Information clinics

  • Tuesday 13 March, 2pm at Garter Lane, Waterford
  • Tuesday 20 March, 2pm at The Model, Sligo
  • Thursday 22 March, 2pm at Glór, Ennis
  • Tuesday 27 March, 2pm at Project Arts Centre, Dublin
  • Wednesday 11 April, 2pm at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

At these information clinics we will talk through the guidelines, application process and answer any questions artists have about the scheme. Please RSVP in advance to Amie Lawless: If you have any access requirements please let us know.

Irish Sign Language, speech to text and a loop system will be available at the Project Arts Centre on Tuesday 27 March. All venues listed are wheelchair accessible.

Arts and Disability Connect is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.