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New International Schemes 2016

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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is pleased to announce new residency opportunities in India, where it has been forging links with the British Council, Shruti Foundation, Sanskriti, the Jaipur Literature Festival and others. 

(1) Vedaaranya Artists’ Residency at Ramgarh Shekhawati Rajasthan:

We are now in a position to offer two one-month residencies in the historic town of Ramgarh Shekhawati in the princely state of Rajasthan, founded in 1791, which was one of the richest towns in 19th century India. More information on the details of the residency can be found at

(2)  The Sanskriti Foundation

The Arts Council is offering 2 x 6-week residencies at Sanskriti Kendra, the Sanskriti Foundation’s sylvan five-acre campus located on the outskirts of New Delhi. The residency opportunity runs from October 2016 to April 2017, residencies are not offered from May to August. This is a truly inspiring residency opportunity for artists in all disciplines, but especially visual arts and crafts, and writing. More information on the details of the residency can be found at

WOMEX 2016

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering a maximum of 5 bursary awards for WOMEX 16. The award [£400 per delegate] is towards the costs of return flights, registration and a contribution towards accommodation and subsistence. Only one delegate bursary will be awarded per group. The Arts Council will pay the registration fee directly (approx. €225 euro) with the balance of the £400 being paid to the artist to cover flights and contribution towards accommodation and subsistence. 

Who can apply?

Please consult the programme guidance notes before making an application


How to apply?

Applications must be completed online. Hard-copy applications will not be accepted. 


SIAP Guidance Notes 2016
Sample Application Form
SIAP Post Project Evaluation Report