Deis – Traditional Arts Scheme
Deis is a new scheme established under the Arts Council’s Traditional Arts Initiative, 2005-2008. Deis is a proposal-based scheme which is aimed at encouraging and facilitating the traditional arts community to seek funding from the Arts Council for a range of projects.
Proposals may be submitted for any traditional arts projects, or projects involving the traditional arts in collaboration with other artforms, that are in line with the Arts Council’s policy on the traditional arts. Deis will operate on a rolling basis and proposals will be accepted from 1 September, 2005.
Deis is open to individuals, groups, bands and organisations whose projects do not fit comfortably within any of the existing funding programmes. Projects of any nature may be proposed once they are in line with the Arts Council’s policy on the traditional arts. Individuals/groups/bands/organisations interested in submitting a proposal should check with the Arts Council that this is the most appropriate scheme for their particular project.
The following criteria will be applied in the assessment of proposals:
• Applicants track record within the traditional arts;
• Quality and value of the project being proposed;
• Evidence that the proposal is in line with the traditional arts policy;
• Feasibility of the proposal.
There is no upper or lower limit on the amount that may be requested. All proposals will be assessed in a competitive context.
To assist with the proposal process, the Arts Council has established a network of Deis advisors around the country. These advisors are available to assist individuals/groups/
bands/organisations in preparing proposals for the scheme. The advisors will be available from mid-August and their details will be posted on the Arts Council web-site in due course.
For more information on Deis, visit www.artscouncil.ie or phone 01-6180200
Published on 1 September 2005