Purpose of the award

The purpose of the award is to support high-quality, stand-alone initiatives that specifically deliver a presentation to, or an engagement with, an audience or public.

Potential circus proposals could be those that:

  • Involve a variety of circus disciplines within a theme-based performance
  • Allow artists to work with professionals such as choreographers, producers, directors and costume designers to develop work that is new to both the artists involved and audiences
  • Enable artists to create work that changes their own concepts of current working practices

Guidelines for the previous round of this award can be viewed herePlease note: these guidelines may be changed for the upcoming round of the award. New guidelines will available before the window for applications opens.

Access Supports

If you have a disability and would like help applying, contact our Access Officer as early as possible before the deadline.


  • 01 618 0200
  • 01 618 0243

Email: access@artscouncil.ie

You will be able to apply for additional costs if you have access needs relating to your application.

Note: applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services site. If you have not used Online Services before you must register for a login to be able to apply for funding. It is important that you register as early as possible as it may take up to five working days for your registration to be processed.


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