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The Arts Office Laois County Council to Launch Newsletter

Published: 29th January 2015

The Arts Office Laois County Council will launch a new quarterly e-newsletter to include information on Laois arts activities, county events as well as news and opportunities for arts practitioners from around the country.

The first edition will include information just for March and the deadline to receive content is Friday 20th February.

The second edition will cover April, May, and June and the deadline is Friday 20th March. Please send a brief description of your event or project with relevant contact details, including any websites or pages with links to our email address artsoff@laoiscoco.ie . If you wish to receive the e newsletter please forward your name and email address also.

Have you something interesting to tell us about the Arts in Laois? The Arts Office are seeking interesting articles on Arts and Culture in Laois for possible inclusion in the next edition of the Midlands Arts Magazine due to be published in March and covering the months up to September. Please submit your article/s (200 words or less) to the Arts Office- email address artsoff@laoiscoco.ie before the deadline 13th February 2015. 2 good quality images are also requested to go with articles if possible.


Applications now available for arts awards and opportunities for individuals/groups and organisations from Laois.

  • Arts Act Grants 2015, open to groups and individuals who meet the artistic and financial criteria set down by Laois County Council. 
  • The Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary Award, to enable two Laois artists to spend one week working at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan. 
  • The Artists in Schools Scheme to give primary and post primary schools the opportunity to apply for artists residencies, to select and work with professional artists and explore new arts media.
  • Expressions of interest are invited for Culture Night 2015 from culture groups and individuals interested in organising events to be included in the funding application process for 2015. Details and forms from T: 057 8664033 E: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie W: www.laois.ie. Closing date for receipt of completed applications Thursday 19th February 2015.
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