SIAP Major Individuals Award

14 July 2022

Deadline: August 15, 2022

The Support for Individual Artists Programme have released the Major Individual Awards. During 2022/23, 4 awards of up to £15,000 are being offered.

The Major Individual Awards are intended to create the circumstances in which established artists with national / international recognition may develop extended or ambitious work. Awards can be for specific projects, specialised research, personal artistic development and materials/ equipment.

Who can apply?

  • Artists of all disciplines and in all types of working practice who have not previously received a major award and who have achieved national or international recognition.
  • Employees of statutory bodies, undergraduates and postgraduates are eligible to apply but they must prove that the funds which they are seeking are for work/costs which are not properly the concern of their employer and/or are not related to their work or academic study.
  • Applicants must be age 18 or over
  • Applicants must have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of one year within the last five years

Important note: You must contact the relevant artform officer and discuss your proposal with them prior to submission of any application to the Major Individuals Awards. Applications submitted to the Major Individual Awards programme with no prior contact with the relevant art form officer will be ineligible for consideration. Staff contact details are available on the Arts Council website here.


What you can apply for?

  • Project assistance
  • Art materials/equipment
  • Buying time for own practice/creation of new work
  • Fees for training courses
  • Artistic fees of Mentors
  • Artistic or technical fees including those towards production or post-production costs associated with presentation or exhibition of work
  • Venue hire
  • Technical equipment related to the project/proposal
  • Translation costs
  • Documentation costs
  • Childcare costs
  • Travel costs, including mileage costs (@25.7p per mile) and air travel
  • Residency costs
  • Subsistence costs @£15 per day
  • Accommodation costs

Find out more about this opportunity and how to apply here.

Deadline for applications: Monday 15th August 2022 at 12pm


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