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Scheme of Arts Grants

Donegal County Council’s annual Scheme of Arts Grants enables the local authority to provide funding assistance to individuals and groups engaged in creative projects involving any or a combination of the following artforms - Theatre, Visual Art, Music (all forms), Dance, Traditional Arts, Literature, Film, Digital Media, Community or Participatory Arts, Youth Arts and Arts Education. 


Assessing applications 

In considering applications to the Scheme, Donegal County Council takes into account the extent to which the activities for which an arts grant is being sought accord with our own policies and priorities in the development of the arts.  See Cultúr ‌A Strategic Vision for Cultural Services 2016 - 2020.


Priority is given to activities which contribute significantly to the cultural life of the host community and to the cultural life of the county.


Scheme of Arts Grants 2018

Donegal County Council welcomes applications from individual artists, arts groups, community groups, schools, festivals and events organisers, to its Scheme of Arts Grants 2018. 


The Scheme provides limited financial assistance for the Promotion of Arts Activities in the County. Projects in the following art forms are eligible for support -Theatre, Visual Art, Music ( all forms ), Dance, Traditional Arts, Literature, Film, Digital Media, Community Arts, Youth Arts and Arts Education.


Completed Applications to the Scheme will be accepted up to 5.00pm on Friday, March 30th 2018.


Scheme of Arts Grants 2018 Application Form


Scéim Dheontais Ealaíne 2018


Further information is available from Donegal County Council Arts Service, c/o Donegal County Library, Rosemount, Letterkenny.  Tel: 074 91 53900; E: 




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