Feature Article
Welcome to the December edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council welcomes ‘intangible cultural heritage’ call
Creative Mentoring for Festivals
Grants and Awards
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 25 Jan 2018
Changes to Traditional Arts Funding in 2018
Project awards – Deadline 5.30pm Thursday 15 February 2018
Arts Grant Funding – closing date 8 March 2018
News from the community
Gradam Comharcheol: ‘Concert’ Created by Colin Dunne with Sinéad Rushe and Mel Mercier
The Hare’s Corner – Seeding and Stimulating Drama as Gaeilge
The Laureate for Irish Fiction presents the Long Night of the Short Story
Creative Europe Desk
Support for European Cooperation Projects 2018
Call for Applications: Training for Cultural Managers
Checking in with 2017 Cooperation Project Here in Ireland
Arts Council Announces the Recipients of the Creative Europe Co-funding Award 2017
Arts Council Announces the Recipients of the Creative Europe Co-funding Award 2017

The Arts Council has introduced a Co-funding Award to support the Irish elements of successful Creative Europe Co-operation Projects, following a successful pilot in 2016. The award is offered on an annual basis and is open to those Irish arts organisations which have secured funding, for artistic activities, under the Co-operation Projects Strand of the Creative Europe Culture Sub-programme 2014-2020[1].


The Co-Funding Award is designed to incentivise Irish arts organisations to participate in European projects and it therefore benefits Irish artists, arts organisations and audiences in Ireland.  In doing so it meets the policy objectives of the Arts Council’s strategy, Making Great Art Work, in relation to the artist, public engagement and developing capacity within the arts sector.  


The Arts Council is delighted to announce that the following four organisations have received the Creative Europe Co-funding Award in 2017:


West Cork Music for the project READ ON, a large-scale multi-annual project which aims to develop new ways to engage teenagers, especially teenage boys, with literature and reading. €90,000


The Glucksman Gallery for Voyage Inside a Blind Experience, the development of specific supports to meaningfully engage blind and visually impaired audiences with visual art works. €13,914


Cork Midsummer Festival for Circus250: Diverse, Real, Physical, a project bringing together hip hop theatre and circus artists to explore the physicality of the body and sport. €24,986


Fidget Feet Aerial Dance for the Vertical Dance Forum, a capacity-building initiative between vertical dance professionals from six countries. €9,000


For further information on the Co-funding award and the funding available under the Creative Europe Cooperation Projects Strand please contact the Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office on cedculture@artscouncil.ie

[1] Applications to the Co-funding Award must be made in the same calendar year that an offer of EU funding is received.