Mayo County Council Arts Service has advised that Thursday next, October 24, marks the deadline for a number of Awards and Bursaries for 2019 including the Amateur Drama Award, Music Recording Assistance Award and Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary.
Recognising the rich contribution artists make to the cultural life of the county, the awards are a core part of Mayo Arts Service commitment to supporting Mayo artists. Applications will be assessed by an independent panel of industry experts appointed by Mayo County Council.
Amateur Drama Awards: All Amateur Drama groups based in the county are eligible to apply for this award. Two awards of €500 will be allocated to groups that demonstrate innovation, quality and creativity in their work. To be eligible, groups must have put on a production in 2019 and be keen to improve the amateur drama sector in their local area.
Music Recording Assistance Award: The award was established to support the recording of original music across all genres by musicians/ singers/ song-writers resident in County Mayo. The award is aimed at assisting an individual or group who wish to record original music. In the case of choirs and orchestras evidence of originality must be demonstrated. This year there is one award of €1,000.
Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary: Mayo County Council is offering two bursaries to artists living and working in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Monaghan. The centre has a variety of workspaces including studios, a music room for composers and musicians, and a large rehearsal and performance space. Applicants should show significant achievement in their chosen field or demonstrate a high degree of promise. This bursary is open to practitioners in all art forms.
Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award: Film Mayo promotes film-making in the county, helping professionals to plan shoots to providing information on funding, publicity and local resources. The bursary award will enable film makers living in Mayo to spend two weeks at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in Monaghan. Applicants are required to show significant achievement in their chosen field of film making, with guidelines recommending three or more television or screen credits. As well as providing work samples, applicants are required to state what they hope to achieve during their stay at Annaghmakerrig. This should demonstrate that a completed script or film, for example, is being worked toward.
The closing date for applications is Thursday October 24, 2019 at 5pm.