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Welcome to the April edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Information Clinics on the Arts Council’s film awards 2019
Culture Ireland and the Arts Council announce Open Call for Expressions of Interest for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice, La Biennale di Venezia, 2020.
Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings returns home from the Venice Biennale to tour Ireland
Grants and Awards
New Closing Date for the Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 1
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 2 May 2019
Deadline: Bursary Awards Thursday, 13 June, 2019
Next Generation Artists’ Award
Reel Art next closing date – 17:30 Thursday 9th May 2019
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
News from the community
Job Vacancy, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre Public Engagement Assistant
Vacancies,Fidget Feet: Bingo Wings Project
Irish Writers Centre Updates
This Week Fishamble Announces the Chosen Play For Ireland
FRESH STREET#3 | International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts in Galway from 22 – 24th May 2019
Creative Europe Desk
Pilot Mobility Scheme for Artists and Culture Professionals from April 2019!
Creative Europe Desk Ireland at the 2019 Library Association of Ireland Conference
Creative Europe supported Big Bang Festival taking place in Dublin 5 – 7 April
Creative Europe funded projects
Memory of Water (Ormston House)
PUSH+ (The Ark)
Make a Move (Galway Theatre Festival)
A Woman’s Work (Gallery of Photography)
This Week Fishamble Announces the Chosen Play For Ireland

In 2017, Fishamble set out to find A Play For Ireland with an open call to the country. During 2018, 30 new plays were developed with Fishamble and its partner venues Draíocht, Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre & Belltable, Lyric Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre. Earlier this year, 6 shortlisted playwrights were announced, with the chosen Play For Ireland being announced this week.


As part of its 30th year in 2018, Fishamble: The New Play Company set out to find one, big, ambitious play, that bursts with humanity and tackles a subject about which the playwright feels passionate - A PLAY FOR IRELAND that captures the zeitgeist of the country, that demands to be produced.
Submissions were invited from across Ireland at the start of a two-year process, which encouraged the citizens of Ireland, and non-Irish citizens living on the island of Ireland, to write plays, engaging people aged 18+, from all communities, throughout the country. The initiative has seen Fishamble develop 30 new plays with playwrights throughout the island of Ireland during the first round of this initiative, and later this year will result in the production of one very special new play.
Last month Fishamble announced the 6 shortlisted plays which moved forward into the final stage of this process, where each was workshopped with the Fishamble team. This week, the chosen Play for Ireland will be announced.

Shortlisted titles & playwrights:
Duck, Duck, Goose by Caitríona Daly
In Passing by John Doran
Wreckquiem ­by Mike Finn
A Line of Work by Marina Ni Dhubháin
Ballybaile by Jody O’Neill
The Alternative by Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney

The chosen Play For Ireland will premiere in the Dublin Theatre Festival as part of its nationwide tour in association with Draíocht, Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre & Belltable, Lyric Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, Town Hall Theatre in September and October 2019.

The programme is supported by Tesco Finest with transportation partner Irish Rail.

Click here to read about the chosen play and A PLAY FOR IRELAND’S 2-year process: www.fishamble.com/apfi