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, Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell and Leah Hewson.

This bursary is an biennial award. The next call for submissions for the Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Travel Bursary will be announced in early 2020.