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

It offers artists an opportunity to; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; engage in new learning experiences; develop new working relationships; buy time to research and develop work; to make and present new work to audiences.

Artists can apply for 4 different awards: New Work €15,000, Research and Development €5,000, Mentoring €3,000 and Training €1,000.

Deadline is Tuesday 1 November, 2022 at 4pm.

Application forms, guidelines, Easy Read guide, FAQ’s for round two 2022 can be downloaded from our website:

Recordings of previous information sessions about the scheme are all available at

Come Ask Questions: Information sessions
Join the ADI team and ask any questions you have about making an application to the Arts and Disability Connect scheme.

Tuesday 20th of September 12-1pm. Click here to register for Come Ask Questions

There will be a second Come Ask Questions information session in October. Details will be available on

Applicant support
Artists and people supporting them to apply can book in applicant support up until Thursday 27 October. This is for up to 30 minutes of support either on the phone, Zoom or by email. During this time we could review a draft application and give feedback. Bookings will be available from 27 September for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Click here to book applicant support

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

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Date Posted: 19 September 2022
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