A fund to support individuals or arts groups

Tell us what you are doing!

The Exit 15 Community Award is designed to help you put on new events or activity, allow you as a individual or group to do something different and new and showcase your creativity.

This Award is ideal for emerging or established groups or creative citizens who want to try something new.  

Awards of €500 will be made to 2 different groups or individuals and will be decided by the local community at a friendly public event at which you will have the opportunity to pitch your idea.

To put your idea forward for consideration to be included at the public 'pitch' event then send in a brief outline of your idea (using the format below) by Friday 14th June.

Please write a letter or email which answers the following questions in order and send it together with our single page information form to [email protected]if you have any questions give Áine Crowley a call on 0877059108 or drop her an email. 

Who can apply?’ checklist

You need to be able to answer yes to the questions below in order to apply.

Are you a group or individual that live in Ballyogan/ surrounding area. Or/and a group or individual who put on/are planning to put on creative activities or events in Ballyogan/surrounding area.

Are you acting on a not for profit or voluntary basis?

Is your event/activity is delivering two of the main aims of the Microfund?

Are you a group of people/ individual who creates/ comes together on a voluntary basis?

Tell us about what you or your group does or is planning to do?

We recommend you think about the 5 areas. we suggest writing only one paragraph for each question.

  • Tell us about who is involved
  • Tell us what event you are holding and why it is important to you
  • Tell us how you are going to meet at least two of the main aims of the Community Awards

    Engagement; reach new audiences, participants or volunteers.

    Partnership; work with other organisations or people that enable all of you to work more effectively as a result of sharing information, skills or pooling resources.

    Innovation; use new ideas or approaches in a way that has an impact on your event. So fresh thinking that creates value.

    Creativity; creative development in your art and craft form. Your event enables volunteers and participants to develop significantly in terms of their skill levels.

  • Tell us what you are going to spend the award money on.
  • Please include an image that represents what you do
  • Include any social media or website links
  • Please state if you are happy for the partners and funder- Voluntary Arts Ireland, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Arts Council l to share the great work you do on their website and social media platforms.

Ideas do not have to be completely new, they can be part of your group’s usual programme, but if so they must address at least two of our main aims and results will be shared during the Ballyogan Festival in August 2018.

We will make awards of up to €500 to 2 different applicants. If you are planning more than one event you may apply for the fund more than once but priority will be given to new applicants.

Please send your applications to Áine - [email protected] Please remember to include the required letter or email with short answers to our 5 simple questions as well as the information form. Please remember to sign the form. Handwritten, scanned forms, or electronically completed forms are acceptable. Original signatures are required on handwritten and scanned forms. For electronically completed forms we will accept typed name and date as verification of application. We prefer email or face to face applications, if this is a problem contact Áine on 0877059108

If you require a large print or other version of this form please let us know at [email protected] or 0877059108

Exit 15 is a partnership programme between Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Voluntary Arts Ireland working with people and organisations living, working and based in the Ballyogan area. It is funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017 and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.