Supports for Individual Artists

The principal means by which Leitrim County Council supports the professional development of artists is through Creative Frame (, which provides a year-round programme of training events and networking activities. Leitrim County Council operates the following programmes for emerging or established professional artists from any arts discipline ordinarily living or basing their practice in County Leitrim.

-Artists Mentorship Programme
-International Development Programme
-Indiviudal Artist Bursary Programme
-John McGahern Award
-Platform 31

For further information contact -;   071 96 21694.

*A professional artist can be defined as someone for whom their artform is their whole-time occupation or who holds a third level qualification in their field of practice or has been paid and advertised as a solo or leading performer/exhibitor in a state funded institution or has been published or produced by a recognised publisher or theatre/film company or venue or is recognised as a professional by his/her peers and received recognition in the form of commendations, rewards, awards, grants, appointments to panels, etc.
**Having primary residence in Leitrim or maintaining a full-time dedicated studio space in Leitrim for minimum six months prior to application orhaving current lease/residency agreement for a studio in Leitrim of minimum 6 months duration. (Dedicated Studio Space includes studios at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, The Dock, Drumshanbo Library Studios etc. or rented space where utilities are in the applicant’s name.)


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  • European Union
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