Individual Artists Grant – closing 25 Feb

The Arts Service of Ards and North Down Borough Council currently has Arts Funding streams open for application as well as the Heritage Grant.

If you are a community group, special interest group, charitable organisation, an individual artist or a young artist, don’t miss out on this opportunity to access funding for arts-related activities and projects.

Individual Artists Grant – this grant was established to enable artists to take part in courses/training or residency for professional development. Application deadline is Monday 25 February at 12noon. Grants of up to £250 are available.

Youth Arts Training Bursary – financial support to help improve access to youth arts training or development opportunities for young people. Application deadline is Monday 25 February at 12 noon. A maximum bursary of £250 is available.

An information evening designed to assist anyone wishing to apply for an arts grant will take place on Tuesday 29 January at 6pm – 8pm at Ards Arts Centre. Pre-booking is essential. To book a space phone: 028 9181 0803

For further information and assistance in applying for a heritage grant, a help session will be held at North Down Museum on Tuesday 29 January at 2pm. To book a space, please phone: 028 9127 1200.

To apply

Application forms can be downloaded from or or pick up a hard copy at Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards.

For media enquiries contact Stacy Eakin on 0300 013 3333 Ext 40205 or email:

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