Closed Fund

Arts to Impact Fund 2019-2021

Supporting the most innovative projects using arts and culture as a means to create positive social impact in Ireland.

The Arts to Impact Fund has been created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund.

Arts and culture have always been important aspects of human civilisation, both promoting individual expression and strengthening and bridging communities. We recognise the power of arts and culture to improve lives. Through the Arts to Impact Fund, we are aiming to support the most innovative projects across the country that are using arts and culture as a means to create positive social impact in Ireland.

THE ARTS TO IMPACT FUND OBJECTIVE

The goal of the fund is to support the innovative use of arts and culture as a means to improve skills development and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults. Projects can focus on prevention or intervention, in order to develop or improve creative, cognitive, social and emotional skills and other specific learning outcomes.

The Arts to Impact Fund aims to have wider impact and will contribute to Ireland’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

WHAT DOES THE ARTS TO IMPACT FUND OFFER?

  • 50% uplift on philanthropic funds raised by applicants (applicants must provide evidence to verify the private funding has been secured) 
  • Capacity building programme including strategic planning, communications and impact measurement 
  • Peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing
  • Workshops and one-to-one support 
  • A platform for Awardees to showcase their work at an awards event

HOW LONG IS THE ARTS TO IMPACT FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS?

Our Sports to Impact and Arts to Impact Funds have been postponed until further notice and we are not currently accepting applications. To stay up to date on developments sign up to our mailing list here or follow us on Social Media.

For more information please contact us at hello@rethinkireland.ie

Need More Information?

Please contact us at hello@rethinkireland.ie with any questions you have on the criteria. If you have any questions about the fundraising requirement of this fund please contact Pádraic Vallely at padraic@rethinkireland.ie