Funding for Individuals

Through our National Lottery funding, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland supports hundreds of individual artists and creative practitioners each year.

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Contemporary dancer dressed all in white performs barefooted on stage against black and white striped backdrop.
‘Hard to be Soft’. Oona Doherty & Prime Cut Productions. Photo: Luca Truffarelli.

Our Support for Individual Artists Programme (SIAP), offers you the chance to apply for grants between £90 and £15,000. This programme is for artists who are ready to develop their practice. This fund offers opportunity for research, supports you by providing time to create new work, to train, to develop fresh ideas, to receive mentoring and to travel.

SIAP is open for applications once each year, usually July, while our International Travel Awards programme is a rolling programme.

Need help with your funding application or further information?

Funding Help & Advice