The Rehab Group has recently announced details of its new Visual and Performing Arts Fund, which is open to people in Louth, and will provide 150,000 euro over the next five years to promote careers in the arts for people with disabilities and people with mental health difficulties.
Applications are being sought from people with disabilities working or studying in the arts who require financial support for the year 2013.
The scheme is open to people interested in a wide range of visual and performing arts – from painting, sculpture and graphic art to film and drama, music and dance. The closing date for the first year of the Rehab Visual and Performing Arts Fund is Thursday, February 28th 2013.
Details of the Visual and Performing Arts Fund were announced by Rehab Group Chief Executive, Angela Kerins, who commented:
“Rehab has a long history of both promoting the employment of people with disabilities and mental health difficulties and supporting arts which highlight the hugely important and thought-provoking input of people with disabilities.
Recently, Rehab has committed 25,000 euro to fund the documentary “No Limbs No Limits”, which will portray the life of 16-year-old Joanne O’Riordan. Joanne has an extremely rare physical condition, Total Amelia Syndrome, meaning that she was born without all four limbs.
Applications can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter to Visual and Performing Arts Fund, Rehab Group, Roslyn Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4, with a full CV and a description of the artistic project or field of study for which funding is sought. For more information go to www.rehab.ie.