Feature Article
Welcome to the March edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Poetry Ireland Centre: The next chapter in Dublin’s literary quarter
Festival Investment Scheme Clinics
Writer in Residence, University College Cork 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019
Grants and Awards
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 5 April 2018
Arts Council announces deadline for Open Call 2018
Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme - Deadlines 2018
The Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland announce the 2018 deadline for Arts and Disability Connect
Arts Council announces deadlines for schemes in Dance and Theatre
News from the community
Glór announces dementia friendly guided tours
Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
Music Moves Europe will promote the Music Sector in Europe
Arts Council announces deadline for Open Call 2018

The Open Call supports the creation of original and ambitious work of excellence. Such work could be collaborative and/or experimental. 

Closing date

17:30, Thursday 19 April 2018

Maximum awarded

Strand 1: Development     €10,000

Strand 2: Creation             €350,000

Artform and practice(s)

Architecture, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Festivals and events, Film, Literature, Local arts, Music, Opera, Street arts, Theatre, Traditional arts, Venues, Visual arts, YPCE

Applicant type


Collaborative application possible?


Projects proposed in response to the Open Call may be in any artform, any arts practice area or be cross-disciplinary.

Application process

Full details of the application process will be provided in the scheme guidelines.


The award is open to individuals and organisations who are resident in (the Republic of) Ireland. There are certain exceptions where the Arts Council may deem eligible applications made by those based outside (the Republic of) Ireland. However, before admitting as eligible any such application, the Arts Council would need to be satisfied that the outcomes of any such proposal would benefit the arts in (the Republic of) Ireland. Proposals received from organisations who are funded by the Arts Council under Strategic, Partnership or Venues Funding must provide evidence that the project is exceptional and outside the remit of their funded activities.