- 13 Jan 23
Decade of Centenaries Markievicz Award applications will close at 5.30pm on Thursday 16 February 2023.
Minister Catherine Martin TD has partnered with the Arts Council to award up to 10 artists €25k per individual or group each year.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media confirmed yesterday that the Decade of Centenaries Markievicz Award for 2023 will open for online applications via the Arts Council’s artists portal on Tuesday 17 January 2023.
"The Markievicz Award continues to both honour Constance de Markievicz – herself an artist – and to provide support for artists from all backgrounds and genres in producing new work that reflects on the role of women in the period covered by the centenary commemorations and beyond," Minister Martin said of the artists' bursary scheme.
"The Award is now in its fifth year and 32 artists across diverse genres have benefited from the €700,000 awarded under the scheme to date. Audiences in turn have benefitted from the work produced and there’s much more to come in the years ahead.”
Due to the ongoing effort to support the Irish language, the Gaeltacht, and the departments initiative to increase the importance of the Irish language revival movement, the scheme will assign one of the awards to an artist working in the Gaeltacht and through the medium of the Irish language. Other groups or individuals that are apart of culturally diverse communities or people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply as well under the scheme.
Minister Martin also referenced her department's complementary Mná100 resource, which explores content related to the National Cultural Institutions and provide useful information for artists applying for the award.
Starting January 17, the scheme will open applications via a public call to artists working in all arts genres supported by the Arts Council. Register here.
Catherine Martin will announce the awards recipient for the 2023 applicants later this April. Guidance to Applicants for the Award is available now.