Upstart 2019 opens for applications

Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is now inviting applications for Upstart 2019. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, April 3.

Mayo County Council’s Arts Service has made a considerable commitment to the development of quality Arts and Disability activity in County Mayo through flagship projects and ongoing programmes.

Since 2010, through the Upstart programme, the arts service has provided funding for 46 collaborative projects involving arts organizations, artists, venues, disability organizations/groups of people with disabilities.

The collaborative projects in Mayo have led to a variety of extremely high-quality artistic outcomes including exhibitions, films, workshops, music, theatre and dance performances.

Information sessions will be held at: Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet on Wednesday, February 27 from 2pm to 5pm; Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar on Wednesday, March 6 from 2pm to 5pm and Ballina Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 13 from 2pm to 5pm.

For information on Upstart projects to date, see: If you would like to apply to the scheme please download an application form, with information about the eligibility criteria, at this link:

If you would like to book a place on a one-to-one information session to discuss a project application on this year’s scheme, contact Damien O’Connor on (094 ) 906 4363 or [email protected].


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