Marie Duffy Foundation

Making Dreams Come True

Irish Dance funding
In the world of Irish Dancing there is currently little or no financial support for individuals wishing to develop their talents in creative and innovative ways.

To help these talented individuals on their journey through the ever-changing and evolving world of dance, the Foundation is offering grants and awards to encourage and stimulate this creativity and innovation:

These are exciting times for the future of Irish Dance and we look forward to helping dancers, composers and choreographers fulfil their dreams in a world that has given so much to us. Applications can be made for funding Irish Dance related projects which exhibit creativity, flair and entrepreneurship in the promotion of Irish Dance skills, performance, scholarship or business acumen.

Awards will be granted on an annual basis and applications are invited from individuals or groups of individuals who have a project that they would like assistance with, whether for performance or education.

If you wish to apply for an award, please read the criteria below and if you feel you meet the requirements, fill in the simple application form and send it to us at enquiries@marie-duffy-foundation.com

We will be delighted to hear from you.

Click here to download our Application Form 4MB Microsoft Word Document
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For awards to be made in 2017 please apply now to the email address above or the Foundations postal address

Entry requirements:

  1. Minimum age 10.
  2. Passionate about excellence in dance, music, composition or choreography.
  3. Willingness to further the aims of the foundation.
  4. Willingness to provide a report on your progress and performance in your proposed project or course.

Successful applicants will be required to comply with the terms and conditions of the award.

We wish to support projects that are novel, original and exciting or applications for funds that you cannot afford to further your dancing career If you feel that your application might fulfil our criteria, please feel free to contact us.

Ar aghaidh linn i bhfeabhas.

We go onwards improving all the time.