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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
 Applications to the Co-funding Award must be made in the same calendar year that an offer of EU funding is received.