The third and final round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts (The Fund) will open on the 5th of May 2022 at 9.00am. Applicants will be informed by 31st August 2022.

The all-island Fund will make a total of €1 million in arts funding available over three years, awarded to projects that are enhancing the wellbeing of their communities.

The Fund supports or commissions artists and arts organisations to develop arts projects that engage the individuals, audiences and communities involved. All art forms are eligible to apply to The Fund. With this third round, Bank of Ireland and Business to Arts are encouraging applications from artists in any art form, which enhance the wellbeing of their communities.

For this third and final round, only projects that plan to take place between October and December 2023 are eligible.

Start your entry here.

Size of Grants

Applicants can request funds between €5,000 – €15,000 / (or STG equivalent). Average grants will be €10,000 / ( or STG equivalent), with maximum grants of €15,000 / (or STG equivalent). Artwork(s) / arts project(s) with larger budgets that have secured funds elsewhere are encouraged to apply.

Key dates

5 May, 2022: Open for applications

18 May, 2022: Webinar 1: General Overview & How to Apply

20 May, 2022: Webinar 2: Audience, Budget, & Evaluation

23 June, 2022, 5:00pm: Deadline for applications

31 Aug, 2022: Applicants informed by email

Oct 1 2022 — Dec 31 2023: Projects to take place

Key Documents

Eligibility Requirements and Criteria

Application Questions (for reference only)

Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply

1. Visit

2. Review the eligibility requirements to ensure the suitability of your application

3. Click ‘Enter Here‘ or go to

4. Register your details with our application system (please ensure you click the link in your verification email. You will not be able to start your entry until you do this.)

5. Complete your application

6. Ensure you submit your application before 5:00pm on June 23rd 2022


Should you require assistance, please consult the FAQs available here. There were two information webinars for applicants to The Fund on:

18th May General Overview & How to Apply

20th May Audience, Budget, & Evaluation

If you have any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Fund team by email on or call +353 1 662 9238 and they will be able to assist you.

Eligibility and Criteria Round