The Brigid 1500 grant scheme for artists is now closed but they will re-open in 2023. Keep an eye on this website for updates.

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A national and international Open Call Exhibition is being organised by SULT Artist-led Collective marking the 1500th anniversary of the death of St. Brigid in 2024. This exhibition aims to reflect the traditions, customs and symbols associated with the many versions of Brigid; Irish and International, Celtic and Spiritual. It will also aim to reflect her legacy and showcase her influences and her life. 

The exhibition will take the form of an Art Trail in the centre of Kildare town during the month of February 2024. The exhibition will be accompanied by a high-quality, limited edition catalogue of the selected artwork.

Applications, online only, close 15th September 2023.

See full details, general guidelines, terms and conditions here 

A list of reading resources to help with research is available here

This project is supported by Brigid 1500 and Kildare County Council Arts Service.