Feature Article
Welcome to the November edition of our Newsletter
News this month
The Arts Council and ESRI have published a landmark study ‘Arts and Cultural Participation among Children and Young People
ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
PLACES MATTER: What happens when we invest in the arts?
The Laureate for Irish Fiction presents the Long Night of the Short Story
Hugh Travers appointed as Film Artist in Residence at UCC
Grants and Awards
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 19 Jan 2017
Travel and Training Award 2017
Young People, Children and Education Programme Activity Fund 2017 now open for applications
Reminder: New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
Reminder: Arts Council Artist in Community scheme - Bursary Award 2016: Collaborative Film
News from the community
Open Call for Belltable:Connect Theatre Makers
Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
Reminder: New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced

December 15 is the deadline for applications to the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme for tours beginning in the period July to December 2017. The Advance Planning strand for this scheme has the same deadline for tours from January to December 2018. We regret that the application date is later than usual due to a combination of circumstances and we apologize for any difficulties that arise as a result of this.


Application forms will be available through online services from 15 November 2016.


A pre-application workshop was due to take place in mid-October for prospective applicants: this will not now take place Instead, you may contact Val Ballance by email and he will answer any questions you may have either by scheduling a meeting or by phone (val.ballance@artscouncil.ie) You are encouraged to do this well in advance of the deadline.


As with previous rounds of the scheme we have agreed with our colleagues in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to jointly support north / south tours. This means that applications from NI and RoI can include dates in both jurisdictions.


This is an incentive to companies and venues to work together in both jurisdictions to enable excellent work to be seen on the whole island. Since their introduction in 2010 the touring schemes have been based on the principle of collaboration between those who produce and those who present work to audiences. (Please note that while north / south touring is very welcome, it is not prioritised in the guidelines)



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