2020 – 2027

 Scéim Breisluacha Ealaíontóra Ghairmiúil

Professional Artist ‘s Value added Scheme


AIM: The purpose of the Scheme is to add value in our support to Professional Artists who have been awarded a bursary from bodies such as The Arts Council/Culture Ireland or from any national agency with a remit in funding, developing and promoting the Arts. This Scheme should allow the Artist to develop their art practice and provide Artists with the time and resources to research, reflect and critically engage with their art.


Rationale:  Our Shared Strategic actions with the Arts Council under Priority 1 of our joint framework agreement of 2020 -2027


  1. Supporting Artists Value and support the work of Artists, and extend the range of opportunities for Artists to develop their practice


  • We will provide support funding to Artists who have secured external public funds for a project commission from bodies such as The Arts Council or Culture Ireland


Policy: This Scheme is available to professional, individual Artists, at any stage of their career, whose principle place of residence is in County Monaghan. They might be applying or have received a bursary towards the development of their own practice from a designated National Arts Funding Body, such as The Arts Council, Culture Ireland or any State organisation which has a national remit in supporting the Arts.


Criteria and Conditions to observe


  • Open to Individual Artists who work in any and all Art forms
  • your principle place of residence must be in County Monaghan
  • the Bursary or award from the statutory body must be towards your own creative practice, not as part of a Residency or in collaboration with a 3rd party organisation
  • You should Include an M.O.U. from The Arts Office prior to submitting your application to the stated organisation, where possible.
  • A copy of the ‘Letter of Offer’ indicating amount being awarded must be supplied before being considered for support.
  • only 1 submission will be considered for funding per Artist per Year under this Scheme. An Artist may make multiple funding requests to external bodies.
  • There is no minimum amount for consideration under this scheme
  • The maximum amount available under this scheme will be €2,000, this sum would be realised if an Artist was awarded €10,250 or above, from the statutory funding organisation (check below to view calculations on this scheme)
  • No matter what sum awarded in bursary by the external body to the Artist, MCC’s maximum value-added investment will not exceed €2,000
  • This Scheme limit is set on a 1st come basis, when a submission may be considered.
  • The total budget available under this scheme in any year will not exceed €10,000
  • The onus is on the Artist to Notify the Arts Office of Monaghan County Council within 1 Month of being in receipt of an award, in order to be considered for this Scheme.




  • up to €3,000 awarded as a bursary to an Artist from external sources MCC commitment @ 25% of sum awarded to a maximum of €750


  • From €3,001- €5,000 if Bursary awarded to an Artist (up to €3K @ 25%) and balance @10% will not exceed €950


  • if the bursary is in the range of €5,001 – €20,000, (€950 up to €5K plus @ 20% of any figure thereafter to a maximum sum of €2,000 as a funding limit under this scheme.


  • The maximum threshold of €2K of the Value-Added Scheme will be realised at €10,250 of any bursary awarded to an Artist


Joanne Behan Visual Artist/ Sculptor
Eileen Ferguson Visual Artist/ Painter
Mary Scott Visual Artist/ Painter


Joanne Behan Visual Artist/Sculptor
Eileen Ferguson Visual Artist/Painter
Gráinne Duffy Musician/Composer
Michael Gallen Composer/Musician
Fiona Keenan O’Brien Dancer/Choreographer
Elaine Hoey Visual Artist / New Media
Neal Greig Visual Artist / Painter




Le do chás a chur ar aghaidh déan teagmháil linn /To advance your case please contact


An Oifig Ealaíon                                                         The Arts Office

Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin                             Monaghan County Council

Teach an Mhargaidh                                                 The Market House

Baile Mhuineacháin                                                  Monaghan Town

047 38162                                                                 047 38162

artsoffice@monaghancoco.ie                                                     artsoffice@monaghancoco.ie

https://monaghan.ie/arts                                                            https://monaghan.ie/arts


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