Feature Article
Welcome to the July edition of our Newsletter

‘Things are getting ready to happen out of sight’

 

I love this line of Eavan Boland’s from her poem ‘This moment’. 

 

As artists and organisations tentatively edge their way towards presenting work for the public, Eavan’s line seems a good way to describe our times.  Festival programmes are being unveiled, venues are reopening and audiences are taking cautious, yet enthusiastic, steps out. 

 

Covid-19 has shown how vital artistic expression is in a time of crisis.   Throughout the last 16 months, cultural activity has enabled individuals and communities to express solidarity and to maintain a sense of collective well being, despite the alienating effects of social distancing. Like never before, it is now acknowledged that artistic expression is urgent and vital and that our artists have the potential to make a major contribution to Ireland’s recovery and renewal.

 

Artists’ livelihoods are particularly vulnerable due to the uncertain nature of their employment patterns and a forthcoming report of ours will show clearly that Covid has exerted a particularly detrimental effect.  Over the past year, our research shows that 4 of 10 jobs would have been lost without state support.  These jobs were already amongst the lowest paid.  Findings also show that even with government supports, 39% of artists have experienced a 50% drop in income. 

 

Before Covid 19, the topic of poor pay for artists was very much under the spotlight and the pandemic’s impact has underscored the particular fragility of the profession.  Underpaid or unpaid work by artists represents a hidden subsidy to the cultural life of Ireland.  This is both unfair and unsustainable.  Introduced in February 2020, our Pay the Artist policy continues to press home the urgent need to address these inequities.

 

Increasing diversity in the arts profession is a core concern for everyone at the Arts Council and this is intrinsically linked to any discussion about payment levels. Inadequate pay for artists means that only people from particular backgrounds can realistically contemplate a career in the arts.  Those without safety nets of independent financial support from family or elsewhere will be unable to consider this area of work. This will result in a homogenous landscape, unrepresentative of the diverse richness of contemporary Ireland.  If the artistic landscape does not tell the story of Ireland in all its richness and diversity, it is poorer, and the public will be deprived of a true reflection of our contemporary society. 

 

In the past, pandemics have changed the contours of human life.   The shared existential threat of Covid 19 is stimulating and accelerating our understanding of how we can improve the world for future generations.  Lately, I have been struck by these lines from Canadian educator George Dei:  ‘Inclusion is not about bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone’. 

 

Now, within our grasp, is the opportunity to create that space, to make a civic forcefield of artistic activity to energise and cohere the nation.  That forcefield will comprise appropriately paid artists from all backgrounds delivering work of the highest quality to the widest possible public.

 

These past 16 months have been times of both tumult and stillness and it has caused many of us to feel untethered, isolated and restless.  But we now find ourselves at a truly exciting point, poised to recover and renew.  Like never before, this is our moment to introduce lasting, meaningful change. 

 

 

 

 

Maureen Kennelly

Director


News this month
New Arts Council Collection acquisitions – 2021

The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it has added 30 artworks to its Collection which will be seen by audiences across Ireland in coming years. The artists whose work has now been added to the Collection are David Beattie, Myrid Carten, Brian Fay, Laura Fitzgerald, Ann Maria Healy, Austin Ivers, John Lalor, Leanne McDonagh, Kevin Mooney, Paul Nugent, Mandy O’Neill, Vera Ryklova, Rajinder Singh, Katie Watchorn, Emma Wolf-Haugh.


The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it has added 30 artworks to its Collection which will be seen by audiences across Ireland in coming years. The artists whose work has now been added to the Collection are David Beattie, Myrid Carten, Brian Fay, Laura Fitzgerald, Ann Maria Healy, Austin Ivers, John Lalor, Leanne McDonagh, Kevin Mooney, Paul Nugent, Mandy O’Neill, Vera Ryklova, Rajinder Singh, Katie Watchorn, Emma Wolf-Haugh.

The artworks newly added to the collection are by artists who live and work in communities both across Ireland and internationally. The acquisitions include video, installation, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography and bring the total number of artworks in the Collection to over 1,230. This continues a proud history of the Arts Council purchasing excellent and ambitious art reflecting the immense quality of visual arts practice today.

List of works acquired:

David Beattie, Propositional things, 2017

Myrid Carten, WEB III, 2019

Brian Fay, MJ 16, 2020

Laura Fitzgerald, Fantasy Farming, 2020

Ann Maria Healy, When Dealers Are Shamans, 2018

Austin Ivers, RUF0858, 2020

ADM,3 2020

HP85, 2020

HT600E, 2020

Plus, 2020

Switch, 2020

SX20, 2020

TM22U, 2020

The World at War, 2020

John Lalor, Incident Urbain, 2013

Leanne McDonagh, Kathleen, 2017

Kevin Mooney, Apparition, 2018

Beast, 2020

Paul Nugent, Obscura I, 2017

Mandy O’Neill, Diane at Larkin Community College, from the series Champions Avenue, 2018

Untitled from the series Champions Avenue, 2018

Vera Ryklova, Untitled #5001, from series Aesthetic Distance, 2015

Rajinder Singh, Border Tours, 2019/2020

Point at a passing migrant bird with a raised locked arm and an open palm, 2020

Katie Watchorn, Balehome, 2018

Carbolic, 2018

A Calf Remembered, 2018

Emma Wolf-Haugh, Modernist Furniture for Lesbian Homes, 2020

Coiffeuse – Kerstin’s Home, 2020

Transat Chair – Line’s Home, 2020

Bibendum Chair – Emma’s Home, 2020

Exhibitions showcasing the Arts Council Collection taking place this Summer & Autumn 2021

The Arts Council is delighted to highlight the following exhibitions taking place across Ireland from this July showcasing artworks from the Arts Council’s outstanding Collection of over 1,230 works of modern and contemporary Irish art.


The loneliness of Being German: Thomas Brezing & Vera Klute - Limerick City Gallery of Art features works, 8th July – 12th September 2021

This two-person exhibition of new work by Thomas Brezing and Vera Klute will interrogate the issue of "identity" and ask what creates a sense of belonging and how influential is the past?  These questions resonate throughout the work of Klute and Brezing.  Through their personal experiences of living in Ireland, they examine German sensitivities and question how they deal with identity, heritage and guilt. The artists share many similarities in their personal lives and practices and share a "love for the handmade in art" and a curiosity about different materials.  However they also have different approaches to their respective practices with Klute demonstrating a detailed and refined approach to the human body while Brezing describes his work as raw, rough and often about the environment. Both artists have won many accolades for their work and are included in both public and private collections.

 

Featuring the artwork Breakage by Vera Klute from the Arts Council Collection.

 

The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now IMMA: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary, Irish Museum of Modern Art - July 2021 to July 2022.

 

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is currently working towards a major museum-wide exhibition, The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now IMMA: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary, which will celebrate IMMA’s 30th birthday by showcasing the IMMA Collection and the history of the museum since 1991. The exhibition will open in phases throughout 2021, each signalling a chapter of The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now.  The exhibition will open in four phases throughout 2021, with each new chapter exploring specific themes within IMMA’s 30-year history.

 

The exhibition traces urgent themes across the 30-year period as they impact the personal, the political and the planetary, and prompts thinking about the effects of globalisation today in the Irish context as we respond to global crises from COVID-19 to Climate Change and the Black Lives Matter movement. Through IMMA’s Collection and Archive, in combination with several key loans, the exhibition will explore ideas of bodily autonomy, conflict and protest, the Anthropocene era, and digital technologies, with the aim to represent a diverse history of artistic responses to these themes.

Featuring the artworkEimear Walshe, The Land Question: Where the fuck am I supposed to have sex? 2020 from the Arts Council Collection.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe Presentation of Festivals and Live Events.

 

The Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland have come together in partnership to develop guidelines in line with the government’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021-The Path Aheadto help festival and event organisers minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 at festivals and individual events, and to rebuild confidence and trust among attendees of festivals and live events.


The Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland have come together in partnership to develop guidelines in line with the government’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021-The Path Ahead to help festival and event organisers minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 at festivals and individual events, and to rebuild confidence and trust among attendees of festivals and live events.

The guidance is designed to support festivals and event organisers in the preparation and execution of safely presenting festivals and events during the pandemic; it also contains response planning, helpful links, templates and examples for users.

 

Offered as a live document, the guidance will evolve to reflect new government advice and changes to Government protocols as they emerge.

The guidance is now available to view on the Arts Council’s Website here

Development of new Arts Council Policy in the area of Arts Participation

In the coming months, the Arts Council will be meeting with and hearing from artists, arts organisations, cross-sector partners and others interested in the area of Arts Participation, in order to inform the development of a new Arts Council policy in this area.


In the coming months, the Arts Council will be meeting with and hearing from artists, arts organisations, cross-sector partners and others interested in the area of Arts Participation, in order to inform the development of a new Arts Council policy in this area.

 

The Arts Council understands Arts Participation to include a broad range of participatory, collaborative, community and socially engaged arts practices, and has supported work in this field for many decades.

 

Approaches to practice in the area of Arts Participation have evolved and expanded significantly in Ireland and internationally, and we are very much looking forward to hearing your views.

 

A survey will open in July and we will also host consultation events in the autumn.

For more information and updates, please visit the Arts Participation webpage and keep an eye on the Arts Council newsletter and social media channels. Please also contact Erin McNulty, Arts Participation Assistant, with any queries.

Digital Toolbox for the Arts

An online resource to help you to find your way through the how and why of making and presenting work digitally. The toolbox was produced by Culture Works and commissioned by the Arts Council.


 

Digital Toolbox for the Arts

The toolbox has been created using the expertise and learning of those who have created digital work in the past 18 months and highlights good practice, allowing arts practitioners to learn from each other.  

 

This toolbox contains a set of resources and checklists which are designed to help you think about how and why to make work available digitally and what is involved. It contains four sections. In each section you will find a series of questions or prompts to inform your thinking about presenting work digitally.   

 

  • General objectives - the why and how of presenting work digitally 
  • Production planning and delivery
  • Sharing your work
  • Evaluation: assisting you to measure your outcomes against project objectives.

 

The Future is Bright webinar series

Accompanying the toolbox is a series of webinars held with artists and producers on the 27 and 28 May discussing the key themes that emerged during the development of the toolbox.

 

No going back

A webinar that looks at strategic planning and integration across the sector, highlighting best practice in hybrid production and presentation.  How do organisations plan for this new reality?

 

Innovation 

Focusing on creativity within the framework of digital creation, we look at some creative and  innovative practices now and in the future. This webinar also focuses on equality, human rights and diversity as integral to innovative practices 

 

The Business End

Navigating the tricky terrain of copyright, IP, monetisation and ensuring that income streams are maintained including non-fungible tokens (NFT)

 

Innovation in Dissemination

Focusing on developments within platforms - existing and new platforms, what are the options and how do organisations optimise audiences? How do organisations achieve broadcast quality?  Or should they aim to?

 

 

Visit the Arts Council website

 

Download the digital toolbox

 

Watch the webinar videos

 

 

The toolbox was produced by Culture Works and commissioned by the Arts Council.

 

 

Upcoming Theatre Clinics

The Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics directed at individual artists. Hosted by Rachel West and Bea Kelleher, we will cover upcoming funding opportunities including the Agility Award Rd 3 and all four strands of Projects 2022, along with a guide to the overall funding landscape of the Arts Council.


The Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics directed at individual artists. Hosted by Rachel West and Bea Kelleher, we will cover upcoming funding opportunities including the Agility Award Rd 3 and all four strands of Projects 2022, along with a guide to the overall funding landscape of the Arts Council.

 

The next dates are:

  • 12 August at 11:00am
  • 16 September at 11:00am

 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with your name and email to Hannah Gordis hannah.gordis@artscouncil.ie

Arts Council Logo Refresh

The Arts Council logo which was first designed close to twenty years ago, has been given a subtle refresh to enhance legibility and make it suitable for both print and digital expression.


The Arts Council logo which was first designed close to twenty years ago, has been given a subtle refresh to enhance legibility and make it suitable for both print and digital expression.

 

The original Arts council typeface Frutiger has been replaced by Patron, which is a sans-serif grotesque, chosen for its characteristic angled terminals and clean lines. 

This new type composition has been extended to the Arts Council funding logos where a customised stencil variation of Patron has been introduced. The new range of funding logos have been streamlined and crafted for each segment of the arts, to work in any environment on any background, both as flat graphics and animated as appropriate. They can also present in any colour, chosen at the discretion of the designer.

 

All logo files and accompanying guidelines are available to download from the Arts Council website.

 

 

COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Young People, Children and Education

The Arts Council has worked with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to develop guidance for children and young people’s arts and cultural activities. All sectoral guidelines have been developed in line with the government’s COVID19 Resilience and Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead and the Work Safely Protocol, and are based on the latest health guidance available from the Department of Health and the HSE.


The Arts Council has worked with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to develop guidance for children and young people’s arts and cultural activities. All sectoral guidelines have been developed in line with the government’s COVID19 Resilience and Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead and the Work Safely Protocol, and are based on the latest health guidance available from the Department of Health and the HSE.

 

A link to the guidance is available in the Arts Council website here: http://www.artscouncil.ie/covid-19/government-guidelines/

 

As a living document it is anticipated that the guidance will be regularly updated in response to evolving public-health guidance and emerging need.

Grants and Awards
Engaging with Architecture Scheme – deadline 17:30 Thursday 19 August 2021

The deadline for applications for the Engaging with Architecture Scheme is 17:30 on Thursday, 19 August 2021.  The window for making applications opens on Tuesday 20 July 2021.


The purpose of Engaging with Architecture Scheme is to support ambitious, innovative and creative, high-quality projects – e.g. exhibitions, events, festivals and programmes. Its aim is specifically to enhance and extend the public’s experience of, and involvement with, architecture. There are two strands to the scheme:  Strand 1- Idea research and development; Strand 2 – Project realisation and delivery.

Applications for Engaging with Architecture must be made directly to the Arts Council before 17:30 on Thursday, 19 August 2021. Guidelines and details of the application process will be published in July 2021 on our website on the available funding section.  Please note:  Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. It is recommended that new applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.

Capacity Building Support Scheme

Deadline: Thursday 12 August, 2021

The window for making an application will open on Tuesday 13 July, 2021

The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.


Deadline: Thursday 12 August, 2021

The window for making an application will open on Tuesday 13 July, 2021

The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.

 

Purpose of this Scheme

In light of the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19, the Capacity Building Support Scheme has been developed to support arts organisations to gain support, skills and expertise to review and adapt their artistic and/or business models and support their strategic development in the medium to long term. It supports activities that will assist in building capacity, in developing inclusivity, and/or in growing peer support and collaborations.

 

The award guidelines award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website.

 

Who can apply:

The award is open to arts organisations only.

 

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online.Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.

 

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Arts Centre Funding 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 23 September 2021

The application window will open on Tuesday, 27 July 2021.

The purpose of Arts Centre Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.


Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 23 September 2021

The application window will open on Tuesday27 July 2021.

The purpose of Arts Centre Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.

In offering Arts Centre Funding, the Arts Council wishes to ensure:

  • The year-round production and dissemination of arts activities, events and services of the

          highest quality throughout the country

  • That greater numbers of people enjoy high-quality arts experiences
  • That artists are supported in their professional practice
  • That audiences, artists and participants reflect the diversity of contemporary Ireland
  • Increased depth of engagement by and with the public
  • High standards in governance and management.

 

Arts Centre Funding is open to organisations only. Organisations can make only one application each year for Arts Centre Funding.

Two seminars will be organised on-line, after guidelines have been published, to assist applicants with completing the application. These seminars will take place in early August and early September and further details of these will be published in the next newsletter and through Theatre Forum.

Guidelines will be published on the available funding section on our website in mid-July 2021.

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online.Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application. It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.

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Deadline: Strategic Funding 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2021

The application window will open on 20 July 2021

The purpose of Strategic Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.


Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2021

The application window will open on 20 July 2021

The purpose of Strategic Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.

Recipients of Strategic Funding must play a critical part in delivering the policy priorities of Making Great Art Work, the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy.

In offering Strategic Funding to organisations, the Arts Council wishes to ensure:

  • The delivery of excellent artwork and/or events, activities and services
  • Excellent opportunities for artists and/or arts professionals to develop their practice and/or to create or to be engaged in high-quality work
  • That the diversity of contemporary Ireland is reflected in the work it supports
  • That more people will enjoy high-quality arts experiences
  • Increased depth of engagement by and with the public
  • Standards of excellence in governance and management in the arts.

Strategic Funding is open to organisations only. Organisations can make only one application each year for Strategic Funding.

Guidelines will be published on the available funding section on our website mid-July

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online.Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application. It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.

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Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 19 August 2021

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is 5.30pm Thursday, 19 August 2021.

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.


The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is 5.30pm Thursday, 19 August 2021.

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.

The Arts Council will offer Project awards in the following:

  • Architecture
  • Arts Participation
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Street Arts & Spectacle
  • Theatre
  • Traditional Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Young People Children and Education

 

The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the above artform/arts practice areas. The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website in mid-July

Who can apply:

The award is open to individuals and organisations.

Who cannot apply:

  • Organisations currently in receipt of funding under the following Arts Council programmes: Strategic Funding, Arts Centre Funding, Partnership Funding – though the involvement of such organisations as partners is welcome
  • Organisations or individuals that have already submitted an application for 2022 Arts Grant Funding
  • Members of the Council of National Cultural Institutions directly funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
  • Individuals or organisations who do not have a demonstrable track record as professional artists or organisations
  • Individuals currently in undergraduate education (including those undertaking foundation courses) or who will be during the period for which this award is offered
  • Individuals seeking support towards fees for postgraduate (including unaccredited)/higher education or study
  • Note: you cannot apply for the award both as an individual and as part of an organisation – e.g. you cannot apply as artistic director of a company and also apply separately under your own name. Applications that do so will not be prioritised and may be deemed ineligible for reapplication.

 

Note: organisations cannot apply to both this round of the Project Award and Strategic Funding 2022.

 

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.

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Festival Investment Scheme 2022 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 2022.

The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community.


The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2022.

The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community.

The purpose of the Festival Investment Scheme is to provide festivals with the appropriate supports to deliver quality arts experiences for audiences, to contribute to the development of artform practices, to creatively and imaginatively engage audience, and to increase opportunities for public engagement through their festival activity. The scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals.  

Please Note

  • that linked events, such as quarterly music recitals or monthly literature platforms will NOT be prioritsed for funding)
  • All applications should prepare Covid contingencies and proposals should be  based on the best public-health advice and guidance available at the time of making your application
  • All applications are required to provide contingency plans in relation to their festival planning.

There are three bands of funding available:

  • Band A: Up to €7,000  
  • Band B: Between €7,001 and €20,000
  • Band C: Between €20,001 and €35,000

The Festivals Investment Scheme Round 1 is open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which will take place between January and June 2022.

Applications open:                        22 June 2021

Applications closing date:           22 July 2021 at 5.30pm

 

The Festivals Investment Scheme is a competitive scheme that offers funding to support the staging of festivals on a non-recurring basis.

All applications must be made through the Arts Council Online Services site here.

 

For further information please view the FIS Frequently Asked Questions Section hereor contact the festivals team at the Arts Council:

Regina O’Shea: regina.oshea@artscouncil.ie, 01 6180260

Adrian Colwell: adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie, 01 6180284

News from the community
Irish Memory Orchestra

Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra will be inviting enthusiastic musicians aged 10 – 24 to participate in the new IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir in Galway from 12 – 16 April 2022. Any Irish or Ireland-based instrumentalist or singer of intermediate to advanced level may apply to work towards a performance of Dave Flynn’s The Vision Symphony on Easter Saturday next year.


Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra will be inviting enthusiastic musicians aged 10 – 24 to participate in the new IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir in Galway from 12 – 16 April 2022. Any Irish or Ireland-based instrumentalist or singer of intermediate to advanced level may apply to work towards a performance of Dave Flynn’s The Vision Symphony on Easter Saturday next year.

 

Applications will open later this summer and we’d love to hear from young instrumentalists and singers, performing in a wide range of musical styles, who have with the passion and commitment to perform a challenging programme by memory. All musicians aged 10 – 24 are invited to apply, and blind and vision-impaired musicians are particularly encouraged as The Vision Symphony was composed to enable blind and vision-impaired musicians to perform with an orchestra.

 

Check www.irishmemoryorchestra.com and our social media pages for more news coming soon, or register your interest now at https://www.irishmemoryorchestra.com/outreach.html and we’ll let you know when applications open.

 

Funded by the Arts Council Young Ensembles Scheme

 

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