CQAF Launches Creative Bursary Scheme

18 January 2024

Deadline: February 16, 2024

The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has announced new Bursary awards for artists working in Music, Theatre, Visual Art and Literature.

Some of this work will be premiered at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in May 2024.

The project has been realised with funding support from Perspective Economics and Arts & Business. The music bursary scheme is supported by Belfast City Council.

Deadline for Submissions: Friday 16th February 2024 at 5 pm. Please send a CV and samples of work,

Theatre Bursary – £2,000 x2
Music Bursary – £16,000 – (16 individual awards)
Visual Arts Bursary – £2,000
Literature Bursary – £2,000


Visual Arts Bursary

The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Visual Arts Bursary is designed to support the presentation of a visual arts exhibition or project at the 24th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (2-12 May 2024) or Out to Lunch in January 2025. This can be a new or existing exhibition or project.

CQAF wish to invest £2,000 in your idea for an innovative visual arts production. Please forward a synopsis of no more than 500 words outlining your idea, ideal location, and how you would use this money, and a separate budget breakdown and short biographies of your proposed creative team.

Entries marked ‘Visual Arts Bursary’ should be sent to info@cqaf.com

Deadline for Submissions: Friday 16th February 2024 at 5 pm.

Please send a CV and samples of work.


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