The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the UPSTART initiative. If you would like any further information, contact Damien O’Connor , disability Arts coordinator, Mayo County council, doconnor@mayococo.ie

What are the aims of the UPSTART programme?

Mayo County Council’s UPSTART programme aims to:

Who can apply?

What can an UPSTART award be used for?

What can an UPSTART award not be used for?

How will an application be assessed?
Applications will be assessed by an external pannel with experience in the areas of disability and the arts and the following criteria will be used:

Will an UPSTART award cover the total costs of a project?
No, the programme aims to maximise the resources for artistic engagement by people with disabilities. Therefore, matched funding/resources or in-kind resources are essential and form part of the assessment criteria.
In what format should an application be submitted?
All aplications should be submitted as MS Word documents via email and contain A fully completed application form and all supporting documentation. E.G. details of artist(s) involved and their C.V’s.
Where can I get more information?
For further information on Mayo County council’s UPSTART programme, contact Damien O’Connor, disability Arts coordinator at Mayo County council arts office, Aras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, T: 094 904 7551 E: doconnor@mayococo.ie