Read Fingal County Council's arts strategies and watch Arts, the animated film commissioned by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office for the 2013-17 Arts Plan.
Grants and Bursary Funding
Fingal Council Council supports a number of practising artists every year by way of the Artists’ Support Scheme. The objective of the scheme is to support individual professional artists from Fingal to develop their artistic practise. Find out more about the scheme and see who has benefitted from it in the past.
Artist Studios and Residencies
Our studio and residency opportunities give practising visual artists the opportunity to develop their practice in appropriate and encouraging environments. Find out about our studio, Loughshinny Boathouse, and the various residency awards that are available.
Youth and Education
Fingal Arts Office works in partnership with artists, cultural producers and educational institutions to provide opportunities for children and young people to engage with the arts as participants, creators and audience members. We also support artists developing their artistic practice working with/or producing work for children and young people, provide continued professional development opportunities for educators, and invest in educational resources to assist self-directed learning. You can learn about past and current initiatives in this section.
The Arts Office is committed to bringing art and artists into a wide variety of local contexts and communities through its Public Art programme. We invite, engage and commission artists to explore the cultural, historical, social, political, ecological and geographical landscape of Fingal to create and situate new work about who and where we are locally and internationally. We fund programmes through the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme and through collaborations with a range of specialists.
Fingal County Council owns and operates two arts and cultural centres in Fingal; Draíocht Arts Centre in Blanchardstown and the Seamus Ennis Centre in The Naul.