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Rehab Visual And Performing Arts Fund

The closing date for applications for 2014 has now passed. All of the applicants will be contacted directly about the outcome of their application for funding.

About the fund

The Rehab Group Visual and Performing Arts Fund aims to provide individuals with disabilities and individuals with mental health difficulties with the opportunity to undertake projects of artistic merit and to pursue careers in the arts. These may be projects / works or a course of study in the visual arts, or in the areas of drama, dance, music, or film.

Applicants can seek funding of between €1,000 and €10,000 per project or individual.

Rehab Group has a long history of supporting people with disabilities to participate in the arts, through its training courses, support of dramatic productions and films and projects that encourage people with disabilities to engage in the arts.

This Fund enables Rehab Group to continue this tradition and to support the developing careers in the arts of a number of people with disabilities and mental health difficulties.

By applying for this Fund, successful applicants agree to take part in any promotional or publicity activities that Rehab requests, including interviews and photographic opportunities, on a no compensation basis.


Funding and Application Process
Applications will be invited from individuals with disabilities and individuals with mental health difficulties either working or studying in the arts, or wishing to commence a career or field of study, as follows:

  • Applications to support the development of a particular artistic work, in line with a defined plan
  • Applications in support of the pursuit of a field of study or period of residency for which the applicant has applied or for which they have already been accepted
  • Applications to support artistic and living expenses with a view to undertaking a particular piece of developmental work related to their chosen field of the arts



Artists must:
1. Be aged 17 years of age or over at the time of application
2. Submit a full plan for the art work or works or field of study which they intend to use the grant to pursue

As the scheme is designed to support the work of artists with a disability or mental health difficulty, eligibility must be stated in the application. However, no medical or other reports are needed to demonstrate this. We will contact you if any clarification is needed.

Funding will be provided to support individuals rather than providing support to art programmes within disability services.


Judging Process 
As part of the process applicants may be required to provide further information or samples of work.

The adjudicating committee’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Due the volume of application forms received, the Rehab Group cannot provide specific, individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants on their submitted application after the adjudication process has taken place. 

Applicants will be informed as swiftly as possible of the decision of the committee.


If you are successful
If you have been chosen to receive funding, you will be contacted as soon as possible after the adjudicating committee has made their decision.

You will receive a letter confirming that you have been successful.

You will then be asked to sign a contract of agreement.


Application Process
The closing date for applications has now passed. All of the applicants will be contacted directly about the outcome of their application for funding.


More information
For further information email: artsfund@rehab.ie or call 01 2057 397.