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1. Arts Council announces details of 'Into the Light'

2. Four short films will respond to 'Into the Light'

3. New Programme Activity Fund announced for Street Art and Spectacle

4. New Programme Activity Fund announced Young People, Children, and Education

5. Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday, 17 January 2013

6. Reminder: Touring and Dissemination of Work

7. Visual Arts Workspace Scheme 2013

8. Arts Audiences Upcoming Events

9. Music Capital Scheme 2012

10. Arts & Disability Awards Ireland 2012

11. International news from the Cultural Contact Point

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Vol 10 Issue 2
31 October 2012

Director's Introduction October 2012

A lot of things have let us down. But the arts never have. It is a tribute to the creativity, resilience and courage of Irish arts organisations that 374 applications with a total value of €38 million were submitted by the deadline of 11 October. 

Number of applications

2012

Amount requested

Regularly funded Organisations Grant

69

€21ml

Annual Funding Grant

153

€11ml

Annual Programming grant

152

€6ml

 

Behind these applications are organisations who are facing into an uncertain future.  These figures represent talented people who are interrogating and entertaining a state on the edge between reeling backwards and striding forward again. Art; creative, introspective and interrogating is a key to regaining our poise and our reputation as a country.

These schemes represent recurring funding given to organisations only. Decisions will be taken by the Council after the Grants Committee meets over a number of days in December and will be communicated by post in the first week of January. Our recurring funding relationships with arts organisations represent a significant part of our funding but other schemes and awards of a non recurring nature are advertised throughout the year and are detailed in this bulletin.

A deep insight into how the arts and the making of great art refreshes and invigorates life can be seen in a series of exhibitions from the Arts Council’s permanent collection entitled ‘Into the Light’ which will take place in Dublin, Cork, Sligo and Limerick in November. Celebrating the work of Irish contemporary artists and 60 years of support for the sector by the Arts Council, it is material testimony to how practical support for the individual artist translates into work that is both a patrimony and a recurring challenge to audiences to look again at what we see beyond our preconceived ideas.

Gathering again ‘Into the Light’, the fruits of past labours, for the public space and preparing to assess and decide upon the exciting proposals that have been submitted for future funding puts what the Arts Council is there to do into perspective. Our role is to serve the arts in Ireland and a growing and increasingly perceptive audience, across the country. 


Yours


Orlaith McBride


1. Arts Council announces details of 'Into the Light'

'Into the Light: the Arts Council - 60 Years of Supporting the Arts has been developed by Lead Curator, Karen Downey and is a partnership between the Arts Council and a number of prominent Irish art galleries. Partner curators have been invited to select works from the Arts Council collection and to create exhibitions which reflect the interests and ethos of their individual institutions.
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2. Four short films will respond to 'Into the Light'

As part of Into the Light, the Arts Council and RTÉ are supporting the making of four short films which respond creatively to the Arts Council collection and which will be broadcast in RTÉ Television’s weekly arts series, The Works, in November.
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3. New Programme Activity Fund announced for Street Art and Spectacle

The Arts Council is pleased to announce a new fund to support professional Street Arts and Spectacle practitioners.The purpose of the Programme Activity Fund (PAF) is to assist the Street Arts and Spectacle sector with the costs of one or more elements of an artistic programme planned for 2013.
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4. New Programme Activity Fund announced Young People, Children, and Education


The Arts Council is pleased to announce a new fund to support the Young People, Children, and Education (YPCE) sector. The purpose of the Programme Activity Fund (PAF) is to assist the Young People, Children, and Education sector with the costs of one or more elements of an artistic programme planned for 2013.

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5. Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice.
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6. Reminder: Touring and Dissemination of Work

For the first time, Theatre Forum (for all performing arts) and Visual Artists Ireland (for visual arts and architecture) are hosting notice-boards on their websites allowing details of prospective tours to be listed. Prospective applicants are strongly advised to take advantage of this facility. Contact Theatre Forum or Visual Artists Ireland for further details.
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7. Visual Arts Workspace Scheme 2013

Visual Artists Ireland, on behalf of the Arts Council, has announced the results of the Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme for 2013. Grants of up to a maximum of €30,000 have been offered towards the running costs of visual artists’ workspaces.
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8. Arts Audiences Upcoming Events

The Marketplace Pilot Scheme begins on Wednesday, 7 November. The pilot takes place across three separate days between November 2012 and January 2013 and is a wonderful opportunity for venues and promoters to engage and collaborate on projects from early stages through to application. This scheme is initiated by Arts Audiences and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and managed by Irish Theatre Institute and Theatre Forum.

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9. Music Capital Scheme 2012

The Arts Council would like to remind you that the deadline for the Music Capital Scheme 2012 is at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, 27 November 2012. The Music Network Music Capital Scheme is designed to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments, and respond to a broad range of capital needs within the music sector in Ireland. The Music Capital Scheme 2012 is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
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10. Arts & Disability Awards Ireland 2012

2012 grant programme now closed. Current applications are now being processed. Managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the two Arts Councils of this island, the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme is a dedicated tool to support individual deaf or disabled artists.
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11. International news from the Cultural Contact Point

News from the Cultural Contact Point includes: The UNESCO-Aschbery Bursaries for Artists Programme has announced the 2013 call for applications. The Programme promotes the mobility of young artists through art residencies abroad. A call for applications; The Jan van Eyck Academie is an international post-academic art institute that offers residency space to artists, designers, writers, curators and thinkers.And finally, The European Media Art Network and its partners provide residencies between April and September 2013 in Mexico, England, Germany, France and the Netherlands with support of the European Commission's Culture 2007-2013 Programme.
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