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Live and Digital: Festival Making in the face of COVID '19
Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn announced as the sixth Laureate na nÓg.
Making Tracks – Virtual Residency and Digital Tour for Musicians
Grants and Awards
European Cultural Foundation – 2nd round of European Culture of Solidary Fund announced
Festival Investment Scheme 2021 Round 1
Creative Schools
Creative Schools 2020 – Application Deadline Extended
Creative Schools Television
News from the community
Architects in Schools 2020/2021 – Open Call for Schools
Administrator Role: MUSIC GENERATION KILKENNY
The dates for Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 have been announced: 3rd March - 14 March 2021
Call for a Curator to curate a Gaeltacht visual art exhibition, as part of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s 40 year celebrations
Equality, Human Rights, and Diversity
Tell me what it’s like to be you: Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly blogs
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Live and Digital: Festival Making in the face of COVID '19

Designed for small to medium scale festivals, the Arts Council will be hosting two online discussion forums which will provide an opportunity to share information and to discuss the merits, challenges, opportunities and restrictions facing festivals as they plan programmes for reconfigured public spaces and explore online sharing of the arts. What creative solutions are there for festivals in reimagining how to engage the public with the arts?

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Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn announced as the sixth Laureate na nÓg.

Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn was announced as the sixth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s Children’s Literature Laureate on Wednesday 13th May.

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Making Tracks – Virtual Residency and Digital Tour for Musicians

Making Tracks brings together emerging artists from the UK and around the world to showcase diverse music, initiate new collaborations and explore strategies for music-based environmental engagement.

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Grants and Awards
European Cultural Foundation – 2nd round of European Culture of Solidary Fund announced

The European Culture of Solidary Fund supports imaginative cultural initiatives that, in the midst of the global pandemic crisis reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public  space.

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Festival Investment Scheme 2021 Round 1

The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2021.

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Creative Schools
Creative Schools 2020 – Application Deadline Extended

Scoileanna Ildánacha / Creative Schools have extended the deadline for schools/centres to apply to Scoileanna Ildánacha / Creative Schools 2020.

Due to school closures the applications for Creative Schools 2020 will remain open until the new deadline of 17:30, Thursday 25 June 2020.  

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Creative Schools Television

The Creative Schools team have been developing an online support for learners and their families during school closures.

CSTV will bring the work of our Creative Associates right into homes while attendance at our schools is limited by the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

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News from the community
Architects in Schools 2020/2021 – Open Call for Schools

The Irish Architecture Foundation are currently inviting applications from secondary schools for their Architects in Schools programme for 2020/21. The initiative places architects and architectural graduates in schools across Ireland. Closing date for applications: Friday 19 June 2020.

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Administrator Role: MUSIC GENERATION KILKENNY

Kilkenny and Carlow ETB, as Lead Partner for Kilkenny Local Music Education Partnership, wishes to employ an Administrator to assist the Music Generation Development Officer with the organisation, promotion and day-to-day running and delivery of Music Generation performance music education programmes in Kilkenny.

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The dates for Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 have been announced: 3rd March - 14 March 2021

Submissions for the 2021 Festival are now open with more information on diff.ie/submissions

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Call for a Curator to curate a Gaeltacht visual art exhibition, as part of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s 40 year celebrations

Ealaín na Gaeltachta is seeking a curator to create an exhibition celebrating the Gaeltacht visual arts over the last forty years.

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Equality, Human Rights, and Diversity
Tell me what it’s like to be you: Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly blogs

Tell me what it’s like to be you, Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly blogs, in a call out to artists from diverse backgrounds to take part in a series of consultations we will host this summer. One year on from the launch of our Equality, Human Rights and Diversity policy, she stresses that now, more than ever, issues of equality, inclusion and access matter.

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