Creative Bursary Scheme 2023/2024: Support for creative individuals

16 February 2023

Deadline: March 16, 2023

Belfast City Council’s Creative Bursary Scheme is open to applications from practitioners in all areas of cultural and creative expression.

For 2023, this programme will award a £10,000 bursary to 13 creative practitioners in any art form.  Three bursaries will be awarded to creative practitioners working in or identifying with these areas:

    • traditional Irish
    • a minority ethnic background
    • LGBTQIA+

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 16 March 2023.

The bursary scheme is flexible and will be responsive to the needs and ambitions of each winner to allow for innovation and experimentation.  A bursary is not for a specific project or output but will focus on career development and mentorship.

Apply for a Creative Bursary:

To receive an application form and guidance notes, contact culture@belfastcity.gov.uk. Your application should refer to BCC’s cultural strategy, A City Imagining.

Creative Bursary online information sessions

Virtual information sessions will be held on:

    • Monday 27 February at 2.30pm
    • Monday 6 March at 2.20pm

To register for an online session, email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk and include ‘Creative Practitioner Bursary’ as the email subject.


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