Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

Funding for Individuals
View All Programmes

Travel Awards

Sorry, this scheme is closed. If you need help please contact us
In light of current restrictions on travel due to Covid-19, the Travel Award scheme is currently suspended. The reopening of the scheme will be kept under review and this webpage will be updated when it reopens for applications.

The Travel Awards Scheme is a rolling programme. Applications must be received 4 weeks before the intended date of travel. 

These awards enable individual artists and established music groups (up to 4 members) to travel from Northern Ireland to develop their skills and expertise. Applicants must provide evidence that they have been invited by a host organisation in the country to which they intend to travel. 

Music Artists / Established music groups (ONLY) who have received an official invitation to perform at an international industry focused showcasing festival or conference in North America or Europe, should apply to the PRS Foundation International Showcase Fund e.g. SXSW, WOMEX, Folk Alliance International, Classical: Next, Jazz Ahead

Who can apply?

Individual artists, established music groups (up to 4 members) and arts administrators. Employees of statutory bodies are eligible to apply but they must prove that the funds which they are seeking are for work/costs which are not properly the concern of their employer and do not form part of their professional employment.

Established music groups applying to the scheme should submit a single application. Within the contact details section of the form, they should state the name of the group as well as the name of the primary contact to whom all correspondence will be addressed. Names of all band members should be stated in The History of Artistic Practice submitted with the application, which should be the history of artistic practice for the group as a whole. 


How to apply?

Please consult the programme guidance notes before submitting an application. 
Travel Awards Guidance Notes