Arts and Disability Connect includes Mentoring, Training, New Work, and Research and Development awards for individual artists with disabilities.

In 2023 these four awards are split across two opportunities.

The first opportunity includes Mentoring or Training awards. The second opportunity includes New Work or Research and Development awards.

Opportunity 1
Opens: Monday 3 April.
Deadline: Wednesday 7 June at 4pm.
Applicants will be contacted with their outcome by the end of July.

Opportunity 2
Opens: Monday 14 August.
Deadline: Tuesday 10 October at 4pm.
Applicants will be contacted with their outcome by early December.

The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice and to connect with arts organisations and arts professionals in the Republic of Ireland.

Application forms, guidelines and other resources can be found below. If you have questions about the scheme, please email

Information sessions

A new online Information Session with the ADI team for Arts and Disability Connect 2023 will be available soon.

Click here to listen to previous information sessions on SoundCloud, including interviews with previous awarded artists for Training, Mentoring and New Work awards.

Come Ask Questions: Information sessions

Artists and people supporting them to apply for Arts and Disability Connect can join the ADI team for an online live information session and ask any questions about making an application. This will be held on Tuesday 16 May at 12-1pm via Zoom.

ISL interpreters will be provided by Bridge Interpreting and speech to text will be provided by MyClearText.

Click here to register Applicant Support

Artists and people supporting them to apply for Arts and Disability Connect funding can book one on one applicant support.

Sessions applicable to 2023 funding will be available to book soon.

Descriptions of awards

If you click on ‘Previous Awardees’ below you can see a full list of artists with disabilities who have been awarded funding through the Arts and Disability Connect scheme from 2014-2023. Click on the artists names to read a short description of what they were awarded funding for.

Further information
For updates about Arts and Disability Connect, please see Arts & Disability Ireland on FacebookInstagram or Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter here.

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

About Arts and Disability Connect Scheme 2023

Mentoring Application Form 2023

Mentoring Guidelines 2023

Training Application Form 2023

Training Guidelines 2023

Frequently Asked Questions for the Training Award and the Mentoring Award 2023

What Is Mentoring 2023

Easy Read Guidelines 2023

ADC Easy read on how funding decisions are made

More Info
Date Posted: 5 April 2023
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