Galway Arts Centre in partnership with Galway Culture Company announce ten artists selected to receive bursary awards

Galway Arts Centre in partnership with Galway Culture Company are delighted to announce the ten artists who have been selected for the Galway Arts Centre bursaries. Ten bursaries of €5,000 each have been awarded.

The aim of these bursary awards is to provide opportunity and support for artists from or living in Galway City and County to develop their work and practice through support of their time, research, materials, and mentorship and training. This round of awards furthers the strategic aims of Galway Arts Centre and Galway Culture Company to support artists to live and work in the Galway region and to develop sustainable creative practices and ambitious careers.

The awardees are:

  • Fiona Hession
  • Marielle MacLeman
  • Dolores Lyne
  • Colm Keady- Tabbal
  • Luke Donnelly
  • David McDonagh
  • Jennifer Cunningham
  • Sarah Deane
  • Sheenagh Geoghegan
  • Kate McSharry

In addition, one awardee will be offered a solo exhibition of their work in Galway Arts Centre in 2025.

Megs Morley, Director and Curator of Galway Arts Centre said, “We are very grateful to Galway Culture Company for their collaboration on this initiative to foster and develop the vibrant and ambitious artistic community in Galway. We received an unprecedented number of applications for these awards, and it was an absolute privilege to see the exceptional range and diversity of work and talent of Galway artists. I’m delighted for the successful artists and extremely excited to see how their work develops in the coming months.”

Marilyn Gaughan Reddan of Galway Culture Company said, “It was a very real pleasure to work with Galway Arts Centre on these bursaries. We were delighted with the response to this call, it’s been very significant. Our congratulations to the selected artists and our thanks to Galway Arts Centre for their partnership”

The Galway Arts Centre bursaries are funded by and in partnership with Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Read more about the project here.