CORK CITY COUNCIL PROJECT SCHEME 2023
The Project Scheme provides direct funding for professional arts projects across all disciplines. The project scheme supports research and development, as well as production funding across all art forms. This grant aid is open to the professional arts sector.
Cork City Council may offer amounts of grant aid less than the amount sought. Grant assistance will be awarded only where applications meet the criteria set down by Cork City Council. Applicants can apply for a maximum of €10,000
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 4PM THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2022.
ASSESSMENT OF APPLICATIONS
Applications are peer assessed by an independent panel of practitioners from the arts sector and one elected member of Cork City Council.
CRITERIA FOR ALL APPLICATIONS
· All projects must be realised within the Cork City Council administrative area. If the project extends beyond this, we will not fund that element.
· Applications must be fully complete, signed and submitted before the deadline.
· Requested supporting material must be submitted.
· Projects must be carried out on a not-for-profit basis.
· Projects must be artistic in nature.
· Where relevant, organisations must have up-to-date child safeguarding policies that are compliant with the Children First Act 2015
· Applications should not relate to ongoing employment or overhead costs.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ASSESSED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
· Quality, relevance and ambition of proposed artistic or cultural project.
· Quality of artistic work demonstrated in the supporting materials.
· Artistic, technical and / or cultural expertise of personnel.
· Potential impact of the proposed project on individual / organisation’s artistic practice development.
· Quality of the project plan
· Quality of plans for documentation and evaluation
· Where relevant, evidence of inter-phase progression from research and development to project realisation.
· Regional and / or national relevance of the project
· Quality of proposed engagement with public(s)
· Relevance to the diverse demographic of artists and audience/participants in Cork city.
· Evidence of professional management of the project
· Evidence of equitable and fair remuneration for artists /arts workers, in accordance with professional practice
· Evidence of professional financial management
· Projected income from other sources, 40% match funding applies if applying for production funding.
· No match funding required for applications seeking support for research and development.
· The project must take place in the funding year, 2023.
· Artist/s C.V. and other key personnel as relevant.
· Examples of previous work
· Evidence of local support / partnerships
· Outline of proposed evaluation
· List of enclosed documentation and material included in the application.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Cork City Council proposes that the following information relating to this grant application competition will be made available on request:
- Name of the successful applicants.
· Reasons an applicant did not qualify for grant consideration.
Cork City Council undertakes to use its best endeavours to hold confidential any information provided by applicants subject to its obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2014. Applicants are requested to consider if any of the information supplied should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity. If this is the case, candidates should, when providing the information, identify same and specify the reasons for its sensitivity. If such information is not identified as sensitive and Cork City Council on consideration does not deem it sensitive, then such information is liable to be released in response to a Freedom of Information request without further consultation with the applicants. Cork City Council will consult with any candidates about sensitive information before making a decision on any Freedom of Information Act request received.
Community Culture & Placemaking,
Cork City Council,
Tel: 021 4924000