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Decade of Centenaries - Minister Martin announces opening of Markievicz Award for 2023

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today announced that the Decade of Centenaries Markievicz Award artists bursary scheme for 2023 will open for online applications via the Arts Council’s artists portal on Tuesday 17 January 2023 and will close at 5.30pm on Thursday 16 February 2023.


The Minister makes Awards under the scheme each year to up to 10 artists (either artists working alone or in collaboration with others) – to a value of €25k per individual or group. The Minister’s department partners with the Arts Council on the administration of the scheme and the Minister will announce the award recipients for 2023 in April.  Guidance to Applicants for the Award is available now.


Minister Martin said:

“The Markievicz Award continues to both honour Constance de Markievicz – herself an artist – and to provide support for artists from all backgrounds and genres in producing new work that reflects on the role of women in the period covered by the centenary commemorations and beyond. The Award is now in its fifth year and 32 artists across diverse genres have benefited from the €700,000 awarded under the scheme to date.  Audiences in turn have benefitted from the work produced and there’s much more to come in the years ahead.”


The Minister also referenced her Department’s complementary Mná100 resource.  The website explores the importance and many diverse dimensions to the vital role of women in the revolutionary period. The website, along with related content available on-line from the National Cultural Institutions and others, provides useful sources of information for all and will be of interest to artists applying for the Award.


From 17 January the scheme will be open via a public call to artists working in all arts genres supported by the Arts Council.  Given the importance of the Irish language revival movement during the revolutionary period, and the Department’s ongoing and particular responsibilities to support the Irish language and the Gaeltacht, one of the awards will be assigned to an artist working in the Gaeltacht and through the medium of the Irish language, subject to them achieving awardable standard. Applications from individuals or groups within culturally diverse communities and from people with disabilities are also encouraged under the scheme.




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Mná100 is an initiative of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023 to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the role of women in our history, particularly their vital contribution during the Irish Revolutionary period, 1912-1923.

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