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Arts & Culture

Theatre & Arts Centres

The standard of theatre space in the midlands is high and there is plenty to choose from including one of Ireland’s newest space in Tullamore


Whether you prefer the cosy surrounds of a local pub, or the massive arena of the Electric Picnic, the midlands has become a great space to host large and small live music events.


Lose yourself in one of the Midlands Art Galleries, experiencing exhibitions from local and national artists, as well as those from overseas.

From professional, amateur and community performances, to dedicated festivals – the Midlands has plenty on offer as a location to soak up the arts!

Westmeath Arts Grants

The Westmeath Creative Ireland Open Call is a county-wide call to community groups, organisations, venues, artists, writers, performers, archaeologists, historians, archivists and everyone involved in the culture and creative sectors. The call encourages the development high quality creative projects and programmes which enable groups and individuals to realise their full creative potential and develop and encourage greater access, knowledge and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage.

Grants between €750 and €7,500 are on offer.

For more information please visit


Offaly Arts Grants

Offaly County Council Arts Office offers several different grant programmes and schemes: Below is a summary of each offered, including exhibition grants, The Film Offaly Award and the Birr Writers Residency


Laois Arts Grants

There are a number of  opportunities available to arts organisations, schools and individuals, including a call out for facilitators, artists in schools schemes and residency schemes.


Longford Arts Grants

Longford County Council Arts Bursary Awards 2023 helps local artists in the development of their artistic practice. The award is to help with work planned for the coming year, which may include training, mentoring, research and building capacity. Applicants can come from a variety of artistic backgrounds and work in any art form. Successful applicants can apply for bursaries up to €4,000 and can apply up to 5pm on Thursday, 23 March. Find more information below, including


Creative Ireland Communities

In each of the 31 local authorities, the Creative Ireland Programme has established a Culture and Creativity Team which brings together local expertise in arts, heritage, libraries, enterprise and community engagement, to foster collaboration and spark new initiatives. A local Creative Ireland Co-ordinator has also been appointed for each local authority. Find your local co-ordinator here


Art fire show by Maria Corcoran co in Portar by Terry Conroy



sensual couple performing an artistic and emotional contemporary dance

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symphonic orchestra performing on stage

actors reading their scripts on stage

shot of a group of diverse ballet dancers performing in a theater

back view of actress and stage director in theater

sensual couple performing an artistic and emotional contemporary dance

band performs on stage

symphonic orchestra performing on stage


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