Are you a freelance artist or arts worker in the creative sector in Ireland? Are you aware of Safe to Create?

SAFE TO CREATE is a dignity at work programme, funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, to create safer working conditions for arts and creative workers. It provides supports to combat harmful behaviour in the workplace, including information, training, resources, research, specialist counselling and legal advice. 

We want artists and arts workers to know your rights, to have information regarding dignity at work, and to know what services and supports exist for you when things go wrong.

However, we understand that committing time in the working week to complete training is a challenge for freelance workers, especially when trying to make ends meet.

As a response, SAFE TO CREATE is offering bursaries of €150 to freelance artists and arts workers across disciplines to compensate for the time it takes to complete our three core online self-led training courses. These courses address:

  • Tackling Bullying and Harassment.
  • Addressing Unconscious Bias.
  • Being an Active Bystander.

The self-led courses take just 50 minutes each to complete and can be accessed at any time via our website

The bursaries are open to professional freelance artists or arts workers over the age of 18 who are resident on the island of Ireland, not in receipt of a fulltime salary, and in a position to evidence their professional practice.

Applications are open until 5pm on December 31st, 2023.

To apply, please complete this short form and upload proof of eligibility as outlined in the form:

All successful applicants will be notified before 5pm on January 10th 2024.

Bursaries are limited and available on a first come first served basis as soon as proof of eligibility has been accepted. Successful applicants will receive their bursary following completion of the three training courses, and once confirmation of completion has been sent to Safe to Create. If you have any queries on this bursary, you can contact us by email at