Artist and Cultural Practitioner Award Application Information

Artist & Cultural Practitioner Fund


This Award has been created by Derry City & Strabane District Council in order to fulfil action ‘2k’ under Aim 2 of the Arts & Culture Strategy (2019 / 24) to ‘Deliver quality programme, product and practice’.

Specifically the action within the Strategy states the requirement to:

Create a dedicated fund in Derry City and Strabane District to support independent Artists, theatre makers and arts organisations in the creation and dissemination of new artistic work. Commission quality local and international artists to create artworks linked to learning opportunities for programmes and events with the aim of inspiring audiences and practitioners.

This award is available to artists, practitioners and cultural organisations resident within the DCSDC area.

Organisations in receipt of other Cultural Grant Aid from Council (Cultural Organisations, Headline Events, Community Festivals or Heritage Animation) in the same year are not eligible for this award.

This link  to Audience Development for the North West update contains the  Review AD report , Thrive presentation and recorded online information session. All  will benefit those applying to DCSDC Council for  Arts and Cultural Grants as it highlights current trends and elements that Council are working towards. Click here to view

This Application has now opened

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