Ted and Mary O’Regan arts bursary

Arts Officers Conor Nolan and Margaret Organ with Chairperson of the O'Regan Bursary Bertie Rogers at the launch of the 2015 Award.

Arts Officers Conor Nolan and Margaret Organ with Chairperson of the O'Regan Bursary Bertie Rogers at the launch of the 2015 Award.

Applications are now being invited for the eleventh annual Ted & Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary. The Bursary was inaugurated in 2005 to honour the memory of one of Waterford’s best loved and respected couples. The purpose of the Award is to assist an individual or individuals, either from or with a strong connection to Waterford City or County, to pursue and develop their chosen arts discipline.

Applicants should note that the criteria for the Bursary are open and flexible and that people of all ages may apply. Whilst the Bursary has, in the past, facilitated recipients to attend a third level arts course, this is not a pre-requisite. The Award will aim to fill the financial gap which prohibits an arts worker or arts student of any age or any arts discipline achieving their artistic goal.

The Bursary is funded by a combination of local arts organisations, statutory agencies and by individual contributions from friends, associates and family of the late Ted and Mary O’Regan. Waterford Dramatic Society, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford Youth Arts, Spraoi, and the Theatre Royal are among the local arts groups who make the award possible and the statutory bodies who contribute are Waterford City & County Council and Waterford Youth Committee. Together, these organizations have enabled the awards committee to offer local artists more than €70,000 in bursary support over the last decade

Further information and application forms for the Award can be had by contacting Garter Lane Arts Centre and Greyfriars Art Gallery in Waterford City and the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan or by logging on to www.waterfordyoutharts.com. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Thursday, 30th April at 5pm.

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