Townhall Cavan Scholarship Opportunity



Townhall Cavan is delighted to announce a new scholarship award aimed at supporting three visual artists whose work explores questions and ideas that are of compelling interest to our life and times.The scholarships are aimed at research, development and exploration of artistic ideas and new work. There is no expectation for scholarships to lead to an exhibition or production. The successful artists are asked to provide an artist talk on their residency and acknowledge this opportunity in future exhibitions or publications.


The scholarships will provide the three selected artists with:


  • a bursary award of €12,000
  • studio space, at Townhall, Cavan for a six-month period, 2020 – 2021

We are interested in hearing from ambitious, innovative visual artists who work in any medium and can demonstrate the need, benefit, and value to their work of a scholarship at Townhall Cavan. Artists applying for these scholarships will be motivated by one of the following:


  • Original, ambitious ideas on contemporary visual culture.
  • County Cavan – its borders, character, cultural identity, landscape
  • Natural ecology, people, environment

Selection Criteria:

To establish your eligibility for this opportunity, we will be assessing your application on the following criteria. Please ensure that you have addressed each of these criteria in this application.


  • Professional practicing visual artist
  • Quality of Work - original, distinctive, demonstrating ambition, fresh ideas, and relevance to contemporary visual culture
  • Recent work and activity
  • Quality of proposal
  • Expressed and perceived need


Townhall Cavan Scholarship Application Form Download


Deadline: 25 August 2020

Please submit your application to ‘Scholarship Opportunity 2020’, c/o Cavan County Council Arts Office, The Courthouse, Farnham St, Cavan H12 C9K1





25 Aug 2020


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