DLR announce recipients of 36 bursaries to support development of arts

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has announced the recipients of 36 bursaries to support the development of the arts locally.

The dlr Creative Ireland Innovation and Incubation Bursaries will support the development of new ideas, projects, and ways of working in cultural organisations and institutions.

An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power, expressed her delight upon announcing the bursaries.

Cllr Power said:“I am thrilled that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is able to provide support and funding to arts organisations and artists throughout the County. It is fantastic to see that the wealth of artistic talent here in dlr continues to flourish and I eagerly look forward to seeing the work created with the support of these bursaries”

Amongst the 7 organisations receiving funding in 2020 are dlr Mill Theatre, UCD Parity Studios, and Dance Theatre of Ireland.

Additionally, dlr Creative Ireland Professional Development and Mentorship Bursaries were awarded to fifteen arts practitioners working in a variety of artforms. These bursaries support creative development among professional artists in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and grow the capacity of the arts community by supporting professional development and mentorship.

Amongst the recipients are visual artist Helen Hughes, writer Kevin Gildea and theatre practitioner Nora Kelly Lester.

Both bursary strands are funded by Creative Ireland, a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community, and national wellbeing.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, with support from the Arts Council, also awarded 14 Emerging Artist Bursaries to individual practitioners. These bursaries support artists to develop and further their practice through the creation of new work.

Those awarded Emerging Artist Bursaries include visual artists such as Cara Dunne and Chloe Dowds, theatre practitioners such as Hugh Hick and Laoise Murray and Musicians such as Aran Corcoran.

For a full list of all recipients, visit www.dlrcoco.ie/arts.

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