Creative Bursary Scheme 2023/2024: Support for creative individuals.

Belfast City Council is awarding a £10,000 bursary to 13 creative practitioners in any art form.  Three of these bursaries will be offered to creative practitioners working in or identifying with these areas:

  • traditional Irish
  • a minority ethnic background

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 16 March 2023. 

The bursary scheme is flexible and will be responsive to the needs and ambitions of each winner to allow for innovation and experimentation.  A bursary is not for a specific project or output but will focus on career development and mentorship.

Apply for a Creative Bursary

To receive an application form and guidance notes, contact us by email Your application should refer to their cultural strategy, A City Imagining.

Creative Bursary online information sessions

There will be virtual information sessions on:

Monday 27 February at 2.30pm

Monday 6 March at 2.20pm

To register for an online session, email and include ‘Creative Practitioner Bursary’ as the email subject.

To apply click here