Individual Artist Funding

Individual Artists Funding


**** 2019 Applications have now closed****

Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) is seeking submissions for the provision of creative or interactive art installations, displays or shows to form programming as part of  Awakening the Walls Derry Halloween event, which runs from the 28th – 30th October 2019.

Awakening the Walls is a site specific illuminated animation trail featuring over 40 installations and performances by local and international artists. A central theme of the Awakening the Walls is Light, as Samhain heralds the dark half of the year. The City’s historic Walls, Cathedral Quarter, City Centre and surrounding areas provide a unique and dramatic stage for this light festival. Awakening the Walls installation trail includes large/small scale light installations, fire, projections, 3D sculpture and theatrical spectacles which weave together in a shared narrative. For the 3 evenings before Halloween, audiences move around the city center with a frisson of excitement as to what you might see next.

Event:                   Derry Halloween – Awakening the Walls

Dates:                   Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th October 2019

Times:                   6pm – 8.30pm

Location:             Spanning over a mile along the City’s historic Walls, inside the walls to include Cathedral Quarter, City Centre, directly outside the walls including the Fountain and Bogside neighborhoods and areas that provide a unique and dramatic stage for this illumined trail on and around the City Walls.  Please also note that other areas such as the Diamond within the city walls could be explored/proposed subject to road closure.

Theme:                 The Other World Awakens

Audience:           We anticipate over 70,000 people in attendance during the three evenings of Awakening the Walls

The purpose of this  award is to identify artists  that will manage the totality of the specified requirement and award a contract(s).

As part of Youth19, a year dedicated to young people aged 12-24 we would encourage young artists to get involved with their submission to be part of Awakening the Walls 2019.

Application Pack 

Deadline for proposals to be submitted before 12noon on Monday 26th July 2019

Submissions should be emailed to