Awards & Bursaries

The Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary

The Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary of €2,500 is awarded to enable Irish artists to further their studies abroad. This scholarship is awarded in memory of Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, a lifelong friend and supporter of the visual arts in Ireland. The Purser family, into which Elizabeth was born in 1904, was one of a Dublin circle with many artistic affiliations. Between 1930 and 1980 she moved in this circle which included Sarah Purser – her great aunt, Jack Yeats, A.E. Child, Mainie Jellett and Mary Swanzy.

Previous recipients of the Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary include: Leda Scully, Amy O’Riordan, Hugh McCarthy, Simon McWilliams, Tony O’Malley, Eamonn O’Kane, Catherine Harper, Sanja Todorovic, Damien Flood and Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell.


  • „Candidates must be Irish citizens or born on the Island of Ireland.
  • „Candidates must be 35 years of age or under.
  • The winner of the bursary is entitled to exhibit one piece of work in the RHA Annual Exhibition in 2019.

How to Apply:

Artists wishing to be considered should apply by completing the application form available here by 31 August, 2018.

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary 2018

Before you start completing the application form please make sure that you are familiar with the conditions of the award
  • 1. Personal Details

  • 2. About yourself

    Please upload your C.V. (2 pages maximum). PDF documents only. Maximum file size: 500k.
  • 3. Cover Letter

    Please upload cover letter detailing the proposed usage bursary. PDF document only.Maximum file size: 500k.
  • 4. Images of your work

    Please upload six low resolution images. JPG format only. Maximum file size: 500k
  • 5. List of Submitted Works

    Please upload list of submitted works including the title of the piece, the medium and the dimensions. For video artists you can include on this list the web addresses to access your work. PDF documents only. Maximum file size: 500k.