Monday, October 1, 2012

The Golden Fleece Awards 2013

Golden Fleece Awards now open for Individual Artists

The Golden Fleece Award is an artistic fund established as a charitable bequest to the late Helen Lillias Mitchell to support and promote the diversity of contemporary Irish creativity in arts and crafts. It’s mission is to help artists of innovative talent working in all traditional arts and crafts, needing support at strategic stages of their careers.

Closing date for applications for the 2013 Awards is 23 November 2012.

The main criteria are:
  • Applicants will normally have been born on the island of Ireland and must maintain a strong connection with Ireland.
  • They should be artists or researchers working in the area of figurative visual art or of the traditional crafts.
  • The area of figurative visual art includes painting, sculpture, and other visual media such as etching, drawing and printmaking.
  • Traditional craft refers to work with a basis in traditional skills and materials. These include woven textiles, spinning, dyeing, glassmaking, jewellery, ceramics, metalwork, stonework and woodwork.

For more information and detailed guidance on making an application, visit

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