The Artlinks partnership of local authorities Arts Offices in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford has awarded over €60,000 to artists in the South East.
Supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon this grants stream provides professional development opportunities and supports for established and emerging artists who are resident in these four counties.
The recipients of bursaries from the Arts Office, Carlow County Council are:
Film: Liam O'Neill, Borris
Film: Tadhg O'Sullivan, Old Leighlin
Theatre: Sinead Cormack, Bagenalstown
Visual Arts: Katie Watchorn, Carlow
Visual Arts: Rachel Joynt, Borris
Visual Arts: Chloe Brenan, Carlow
Music: Marian Gaynor, Carlow
Sinead Dowling, Arts Officer, welcomed both the high quantity and quality of applicants for Carlow this year and said: "Carlow is truly a culturally rich county.
"The ArtLinks Bursaries offer Carlow County Council an opportunity to support and acknowledge the work of artists of all art forms living and working in Carlow. We look forward to the awarded proposals coming to fruition over the coming year."
Artists who are resident within the four partner local authorities can register for membership free of charge on www.artlinks.ie.