Newsletter - Arts Council Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ en-us 12 Mar 2020 08:27:17 GMT 12 Mar 2020 08:27:17 GMT http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/rss.xml Newsweaver reception@artscouncil.ie (The Arts Council) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome to the March edition of our Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/5lmmmu1yn8k?rss=true I am happy to tell you that our new policy on fair remuneration for artists, Paying the Artist, has been published, and our campaign to keep the issue in the spotlight is up and running. This is very important, and it’s also urgent. There is still, in 2020, a culture of underpaying or not paying artists for their work, of asking practitioners to work ‘for the exposure’. This is obviously unfair to artists and bad for the arts, but it is also in the long-term damaging to our society. When even successful artists live in such financial insecurity that they cannot plan a normal life in Ireland, a significant number will simply cease to practice, make a career elsewhere, and the work they would have made will never be experienced by us all and by future generations. So please don’t be shy – be proud instead -- and join us in our campaign, on social media and everywhere else, to #PayTheArtist. Also in the month’s newsletter is a reminder that the deadline for our wonderful Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools programme will close on 19 March. This means that if parents or teachers would like their school to be one of the 150 chosen to start in September, they should go immediately to our website and make sure to register and apply in time! The Arts Council is running Creative Schools in partnership with the Department of Education & Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, and it is already a huge success. It aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives, and I heartily recommend it. Best regards, Martin O’Sullivan Acting Director 09 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT 6c1ad93aaf34016a63c4e3f6285876a7 Feature Article <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span><span style="font-size: 12px;">I am happy to tell you that our new policy on fair remuneration for artists, Paying the Artist, has been published, and our campaign to keep the issue in the spotlight is up and running.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This is very important, and it’s also urgent. There is still, in 2020, a culture of underpaying or not paying artists for their work, of asking practitioners to work ‘for the exposure’. This is obviously unfair to artists and bad for the arts, but it is also in the long-term damaging to our society. When even successful artists live in such financial insecurity that they cannot plan a normal life in Ireland, a significant number will simply cease to practice, make a career elsewhere, and the work they would have made will never be experienced by us all and by future generations.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">So please don’t be shy – be proud instead -- and join us in our campaign, on social media and everywhere else, to #PayTheArtist.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Also in the month’s newsletter is a reminder that the deadline for our wonderful Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools programme will close on 19 March. This means that if parents or teachers would like their school to be one of the 150 chosen to start in September, they should go immediately to our website and make sure to register and apply in time!</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council is running Creative Schools in partnership with the Department of Education & Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, and it is already a huge success. It aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives, and I heartily recommend it.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Best regards,</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><img src="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/files/1/3441/4721/6309483/d8a89eb67d0e0cca76a7c422/martin%20signature_3.jpg" width="174" height="72" alt="" /></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Martin O’Sullivan</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Acting Director</span></p> Pay the Artist http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1j5lrtfwaqg?rss=true The Arts Council launches its new policy on the fair and equitable remuneration and contracting of artists. 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT d434379ed134345b7c3a7e1a79b96e14 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council launches its new policy on the fair and equitable remuneration and contracting of artists.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Through its strategy, <em>Making Great Art Work</em>, the Arts Council is committed to improving artists living and working conditions.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In publishing the policy — <em>Paying the Artist</em> — we build on that commitment by setting out a vision and plan to create positive change over the period 2020–2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">We seek to create an environment in which artists can make work of excellence and ambition and be remunerated appropriately.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The policy expresses our commitment and position in terms of core values. It provides a set of best-practice principles for all those working in the arts to aspire to. It asserts our expectations of those we fund, of those we work with and of ourselves. It says what we will do by setting out a series of actions we will undertake across the areas of research, developmental activities, funding related requirements and advocacy.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The policy is available on our <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1o7rm9hrp5h/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">website here.</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Or follow #paytheartist</span></p> Creative Production Supports – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/7vy60t8cu42?rss=true The upcoming deadline for Creative Production Supports Scheme is Thursday 9th April 2020 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 10th March 2020. 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT de76daeb21e96c4d1d5b396b70e2a5a1 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; background: white;">The upcoming deadline for Creative Production Supports Scheme is<strong> Thursday 9<sup>th</sup> April 2020 at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making an application opens on<strong> Tuesday 10<sup>th</sup> March 2020</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; background: white;">The upcoming deadline for Creative Production Supports Scheme is Thursday 9<sup>th</sup> April 2020 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 10<sup>th</sup> March 2020.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">Informed by key goals contained within the Arts Council strategy and theatre policy <em>Making Great Art Work </em>and following a process of consultation, w<span class="MsoPageNumber"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">e are delighted to invite applications for proposals to develop innovative and art-led supports for the creation of excellent work in the independent theatre sector.  </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">We understand that the skills needed to create excellent theatre are many and varied, and while led by a creative vision, achieving excellence requires sustained, collaborative support. This pilot project seeks a fresh and dynamic approach to developing and creating the context for relevant and excellent work to thrive. As a pilot project the successful applicant(s) will be asked to work alongside the Arts Council in creating and evaluating a collaborative infrastructure, which optimises existing resources and promotes best-practice in the development, production and dissemination of the independent theatre sector across Ireland. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">Applications will be considered from professional theatre artists* and/or collaborative entities that can demonstrate a proven track-record in theatre production and demonstrate partnerships of expertise with at least one organisation in receipt of Arts Council Strategic, Partnership or Arts Centre funding with a significant track record in the production and presentation of theatre to audiences e.g. production companies, festivals, Arts Centres.<strong>  </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Please note: </span></strong><span style="color: black;">Organisations in receipt of Strategic, Partnership or Arts Centre funding may not be the lead applicant. However, to be eligible, applications under this programme <strong>must</strong> be supported by at least one organisation in receipt of such Arts Council funding. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;"> </span></strong></span></p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: none;" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr style="page-break-inside: avoid;"> <td style="width: 90.45pt; border-top: solid #999999 2.25pt; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid #999999 2.25pt; border-right: none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top" width="121"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">*Definitions for the purposes of this scheme</span></strong></span></p> </td> <td style="width: 373.85pt; border-top: solid #999999 2.25pt; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid #999999 2.25pt; border-right: none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top" width="498"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Professional theatre artist: any individual who works as</span></strong><strong><span style="color: black;"> a professional artist in a creative capacity in a theatre context, and are recognised as such by their peers. This could be a director, theatre maker, actor, playwright, designer, creative producer or a producing entity that is not in receipt of Strategic, Arts Centre or Partnership Funding.</span></strong></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">Decisions will be made in two phases. Phase 1 will be the assessment and evaluation of applications. Based on the outcome of this phase, shortlisted applicants will be invited to make a presentation on their proposal. We expect this second phase to take place in June 2020.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span class="MsoPageNumber" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span class="MsoPageNumber"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Proposals can be made for funding up to a maximum of <strong>€250,000</strong> per year over two years.  Applications can only be accepted from i</span></span><span style="color: black;">ndividuals or collaborative entities or organisations <strong><u>not</u></strong> in receipt of Arts Council Strategic, Partnership or Art Centre funding.  Guidelines will be available on the Available Funding page of our website in early March 2020 </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1anh9h1qa1k/external">http://www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding/</a><span style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;">.  </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: windowtext;">An information clinic will be held in the Arts Council on Wednesday <strong>4<sup>th</sup> March 2020 at 11am</strong>, please register your interest by emailing <strong>Elaine.Connolly@artscouncil.ie</strong></span></span></p> RAISE programme - PRIVATE INVESTMENT CAPACITY BUILDING - Phase 2 announcement. http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1oo3815o8hs?rss=true The Arts Council is delighted to confirm the selection of the 5 Tier 1 organisations and 15 Tier 2 organisations to participate in Phase 2 of the very successful RAISE programme. 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT da414981b76ab7dac1a94469be16f4e2 News this month <h3 style="margin: 22.5pt 0cm 12pt; font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222; font-weight: normal;">The Arts Council is delighted to confirm the selection of the 5 Tier 1 organisations and 15 Tier 2 organisations to participate in Phase 2 of the very successful RAISE programme.</span></h3> <h3 style="margin: 22.5pt 0cm 12pt; font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222; font-weight: normal;">The Arts Council is delighted to confirm the selection of the 5 Tier 1 organisations and 15 Tier 2 organisations to participate in Phase 2 of the very successful RAISE programme.</span></h3> <h3 style="margin: 22.5pt 0cm 12pt; font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222; font-weight: normal;">The Arts Council’s RAISE programme is focused on growing private investment to the arts in Ireland by embedding a culture of sustainable philanthropy and private investment across participating organisations. The programme was launched to develop the fundraising capability for arts organisations by delivering the skills and resources to build robust, sustainable organisations.</span></h3> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">The 5 chosen Tier 1 organisations (<strong>Irish Chamber Orchestra, Druid Theatre, Children's Books Ireland, Irish Film Institute and Dublin Theatre Festival)</strong> demonstrated that they have robust organisational structures, strong fundraising propositions, clear marketing plans and the internal capacity, leadership and board buy-in to ensure the development of impactful private investment/philanthropy strategies. They will now participate in <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">5 group workshops</span></strong> and <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">80 hours </span></strong>of bespoke organisational support will be given to each selected organisation. Financial support will also be provided towards the salary of an appropriate fundraising resource. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">The 15 Tier 2 organisations <strong>(Fishamble: The New Play Company, Cork International Film Festival, The Ark, Irish Traditional Music Archive, Graphic Studio Dublin, Baboro International Arts Festival for Children, Grafitti Theatre Company, Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, Irish Theatre Institute, Access Cinema, Wexford Arts Centre, Kilkenny Arts Centre, Galway Arts Centre, Corcadorca Theatre Company, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival)</strong> demonstrated a commitment to developing private investment fundraising programmes in the medium to long-term, have demonstrated some level of effort to secure donor income and have a clear, robust organisational structure and strategy. Tier 2 organisations will receive <strong>quarterly group training workshops, 15 hours of individual mentoring</strong> and support as well as full access to online fundraising support tools.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12px;">Our delivery partner, O’Kennedy Consulting will work with each Tier 1 organisation to develop tailored fundraising plans which are suitable to the organisation’s unique requirements and will deliver the comprehensive workshops and associated mentoring to both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 organisations.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12px;">Martin O'Sullivan , Deputy Director and Company Secretary</span></p> Information Clinics on the Arts Council’s film awards 2020 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/gv5c75bdlq5?rss=true Through its film awards, the Arts Council is interested in creating an environment in which film artists have the freedom to make work of an experimental and/or non-narrative nature and are given opportunities to make highly creative authored work for cinema exhibition. 26 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT b82a34003a83ffd0a320edbb239247f8 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Through its film awards, the Arts Council is interested in creating an environment in which film artists have the freedom to make work of an experimental and/or non-narrative nature and are given opportunities to make highly creative authored work for cinema exhibition.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Through its film awards, the Arts Council is interested in creating an environment in which film artists have the freedom to make work of an experimental and/or non-narrative nature and are given opportunities to make highly creative authored work for cinema exhibition.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In advance of upcoming deadlines for Reel Art, Authored Works and the Film Project award, the Arts Council, in association with <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/170g4jsf9md/external">AEMI</a>, will hold <strong>information clinics</strong> in <strong>Cork</strong> and<strong> Dublin </strong>in late March. Prospective applicants are invited to attend one of these clinics where representatives from the Arts Council will discuss the awards and answer queries.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dates, times and venues will be confirmed shortly.  Please check the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/6rpjwkyvmii/external">Arts Council website</a>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Those interested in attending should register by emailing </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:info@aemi.ie">info@aemi.ie</a><span style="color: black;">.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><u><span style="color: black;">Upcoming awards and deadlines</span></u></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #212121; background: white;">Reel Art</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #212121; background: white;">The purpose of Reel Art is to provide film artists with the </span>opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition. <span style="color: #212121; background: white;">Two films will be supported in 2020. A total fund of up to €102,500 will be made available to each of the successful applicants (to include a production budget of up to €90,000 and further exhibition support of up to €12,500). </span>Only films that can be made within this budget will be considered. The films must be completed to premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival, our exhibition partner, in February 2022. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Deadline for applications:  17:30 14th May 2020</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Film Project Award</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The project award is for high-quality and creatively ambitious films of an experimental nature. The work should be filmic and be made with a view to engaging and challenging audiences and should be made for public exhibition in cinema settings in the first instance.  Potential proposals could be those that: are experimental in form or content; are non-narrative in structure; involve creative use of technologies.  Successful applicants may apply for further exhibition support.  Maximum production budget:  up to €70.000.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Deadline for applications:  17:30 13th August 2020</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #212121; background: white;">Authored Works</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of Authored Works is to provide film artists with the creative and editorial freedom to make a feature-length cultural film work from a strong artistic point of view. One film will be supported in 2020. A total fund of up to €200,000 will be made available to the successful applicant (to include a production budget of up to €185,000 and further exhibition support of up to €15,000). Only films that can be made within this budget will be considered. The film must be completed to premiere at the Irish Film Institute, our exhibition partner, at an agreed date in 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Deadline for applications:  17:30 20th August 2020</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Further information: For more information on Arts Council film awards and to download guidelines please visit the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/x6k94izbrvm/external">available funding</a><span style="color: black;"> section of the Arts Council’s website. You can contact the Arts Council on 01 618 0200 or email awards@artscouncil.ie</span></span></p> Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 30 April 2020 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1e5gjx4uv43?rss=true The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 30 April, 2020 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 31 March 2020. The following awards are available: Music Commissions Award Traditional Arts Commissions Award Opera Commissions Award 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 79ae1140fb568874e16bf16a25ea4260 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is <strong>Thursday 30 April, 2020 at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 31 March 2020.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The following awards are available:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Music Commissions Award</span></strong></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Traditional Arts Commissions Award</span></strong></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Opera Commissions Award</span></strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is <strong>Thursday 30 April, 2020 at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 31 March 2020.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The following awards are available:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Music Commissions Award</span></strong></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Traditional Arts Commissions Award</span></strong></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Opera Commissions Award</span></strong></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The primary purpose of the award is to facilitate creative partnerships between a range of commissioners and artists. The Commissions Award supports fees paid to artists. The process must lead to some form of dissemination or presentation of the commissioned work in Ireland or abroad.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The award is open to individuals or organisations including artists, arts professionals, ensembles, local authorities, production companies and other agencies. Applications can only be made by the commissioner and not by the artist to be commissioned. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Award Guidelines for these awards will published on the </span><a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/5095euhx22j/external"><span style="color: blue;">available funding</span></a> <span style="color: black;">section on our website. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><em><span style="color: black;">Please note</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s </span><a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/bwgslwuf2s4/external"><span style="color: blue;">online services</span></a><span style="color: black;"> website. The <strong>commissioner and the artist/s to be commissioned must both be registered</strong> with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application. </span></span></p> Dance Arts Residency Scheme 2020 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1cl3de0cl7l?rss=true The application window for the next round of Dance Arts Residency Schemes will open on 10 March next. The deadline for the scheme is 5.30pm on Thursday 9 April, 2020. Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website. 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT c6712b4bcdeea7eb7828d4ef20f2dabe Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The application window for the next round of Dance Arts Residency Schemes will open on <strong>10 March</strong> next. The deadline for the scheme is <strong>5.30pm on Thursday 9 April, 2020</strong>. Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The application window for the next round of Dance Arts Residency Schemes will open on <strong>10 March</strong> next. The deadline for the scheme is <strong>5.30pm on Thursday 9 April, 2020</strong>. Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The purpose of Dance Artist Residency scheme is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country. </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the dance artist in collaboration with the venue and local authority.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The aims of this scheme are:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">to consolidate both professional and community based dance practice in a variety of regional contexts;</span></li> <li style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">to offer opportunities to dance artists around the country to engage in a programme of artistic work relevant to their own practise;</span></li> <li style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">to offer opportunities to local authorities and venues to develop dance practise in their area;</span></li> <li style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent dance activities. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Professional dance artists, venues or local authorities can apply for this scheme. Applications must demonstrate the committed support of at least one local authority and one venue or combination of local authorities and venues</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Frutiger 45 Light';"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Guidelines for this scheme are published on the</span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: #333333;"> <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/9ynruevzqax/external">available funding</a> section on our website.</span></span></p> Theatre Artist Residency Scheme 2020 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1xdzy2700vm?rss=true The deadline for the Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is 9th April 2020, at 5.30pm. The window for making applications will open on the 10th March. 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT a99128fd47e0f893b3ed3ca1f5bb3fcc Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The deadline for the Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is <strong>9<sup>th</sup> April 2020, at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making applications will open on the 10<sup>th</sup> March.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The deadline for the Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is <strong>9<sup>th</sup> April 2020, at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making applications will open on the 10<sup>th</sup> March.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of the Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is to offer professional theatre artists the opportunity to create a year-long programme of work in partnership with arts centres and local authorities. In each case, the specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the theatre artist in collaboration with an arts centre and a local authority.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Proposals for funding under this scheme must have the committed support in writing of at least one local authority and one arts centre.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The objectives of the Theatre Artist Residency Scheme are:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 2.66667px;"> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To offer opportunities to theatre artists across the country to engage in a  programme of artistic work relevant to their own practice</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To offer opportunities to arts centres and local authorities to develop theatre practice in their area</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent theatre activities</span></li> </ul> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 2.66667px;"> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 6pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To encourage a coordinated approach between key arts providers at local and regional level.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Award guidelines for this can be found on <span style="color: black; background: white;">the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ue83fx1v9p/external">Available Funding</a> section of our website.</span></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Please note</span></strong></em></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/34hfgs8o2ci/external">online services</a> website. Applicants <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">must be registered</span></strong> with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.</span></p> Deadline: Opera Projects and Production Award http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/17vkm8ng6yg?rss=true The objective of the Opera Projects and Production Award is to support initiatives by professional practitioners in the development and presentation of opera at three distinct stages, encouraging both the development and/or presentation of work of high-artistic quality in a number of developmental stages and also the fully staged presentation of opera that engages with the public, providing opportunities for artists in the process. 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 4901bb4fb864f4af0fbda50e21ab8d14 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The objective of the Opera Projects and Production Award is to support initiatives by professional practitioners in the development and presentation of opera at three distinct stages, encouraging both the development and/or presentation of work of high-artistic quality in a number of developmental stages and also the fully staged presentation of opera that engages with the public, providing opportunities for artists in the process.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The objective of the Opera Projects and Production Award is to support initiatives by professional practitioners in the development and presentation of opera at three distinct stages, encouraging both the development and/or presentation of work of high-artistic quality in a number of developmental stages and also the fully staged presentation of opera that engages with the public, providing opportunities for artists in the process.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;">Closing date: 5.30pm, 14 May 2020</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">In each of the three strands of the award, priority will be given to applications that demonstrate:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">A clear artistic vision and evidence that the proposed project is or is likely to be of high-artistic quality; the track record of key artists will be taken into account</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Significant development opportunities for professional opera practitioners</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">A clear alignment with the Council’s policy and strategy priorities for opera.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">There are three bands of funding available corresponding to the three strands of the Opera Projects and Production Award:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Strand 1: Opera Projects: Development: up to a <u>maximum</u> of €20,000</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Strand 2: Opera Projects: Developmental Presentation: up to a <u>maximum</u> of €110,000</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Strand 3: Opera Production: up to a <u>maximum</u> of €450,000</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;">Application process</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333;">Full details of the application process can be found </span><a style="color: #2599db; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/jpunl3iufcx/external">here</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;">Guidelines</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To be eligible to apply, applicants must:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 2.66667px;"> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 61.1337px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Be resident/based in the Republic of Ireland. There are certain exceptions where the Arts Council may deem eligible applications made by those resident/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.</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-indent: 0cm; margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 82.85pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm 6pt; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from individuals or groups within culturally diverse communities and from people with disabilities.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">While opera producers in receipt of Strategic Funding are not eligible to apply, other organisations (such as producing venues) in receipt of Strategic Funding or Arts Grant Funding may apply, provided that any activity and related funding is demonstrated to be additional to, and separate from, the activities for which that organisation has received Strategic Funding or Arts Grant Funding.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">While opera producers in receipt of Strategic Funding are not eligible to apply, it is expected that these may on occasion play a role in supporting or partnering with applicants for the Opera Presentation strand of the award (and may also play a supporting role in the Opera Development strands). In such instances, the applicant and the supporting funded producer must verify that the support offered and the proposed role of the funded organisation is additional to, and separate from, the activities for which that organisation has received Strategic Funding, and that the funded opera producer will not publicly or otherwise present the work as a production or co-production as part of its programme. </span></p> New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/dnezcb3qzb9?rss=true The Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is designed to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of art forms and arts practices. 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 903b928bc62eb6a6f9ca158ae59661e8 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is designed to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of art forms and arts practices.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is designed to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of art forms and arts practices.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The closing date for tours starting from January to June 2021 will be Thursday, 30<sup>th</sup> April 2020.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Application forms will be available through online services from 17<sup>th</sup> March 2020.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The scheme is open to individuals and organisations who wish to tour between January and June 2020, and who are resident or based in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Successful applicants to Strategic/Arts Centres/Partnership Funding are not eligible to apply to the Touring Scheme.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Since its 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.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">For details on the scheme, please contact Val Ballance or Regina O'Shea. If you have questions specifically related to art forms, then email the relevant team. All contact details are on the Arts Council's website <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/77zvpys3iwm/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">Contacts page</span></a>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> Deadline: Arts Grant Funding 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/10hnjr8i4cm?rss=true Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 12 March 2020. The application window will open on 28 January 2020. 25 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 5bc9c46a135ca135e9dedea19747601f Grants and Awards <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Deadline for receipt of applications: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 12 March 2020. </span><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on 28 January 2020. </span></span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Deadline for receipt of applications: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 12 March 2020</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on 28 January 2020. </span></span></h2> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">The purpose of Arts Grants Funding is to ensure that there is a breadth of high-quality arts activity and programmes throughout the country, by offering flexible support for a fixed period of time, and in so doing responds to the needs of those who are making, presenting and supporting the creation of work. </span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">The programme is intended to:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 5.0pt; margin-bottom: 5.0pt;"> <li style="margin: 5pt 0cm 5pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Support <strong>more than one</strong> distinct arts activity taking place within a fixed period of time, or</span></li> <li style="margin: 5pt 0cm 5pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Provide supports or facilities to artists over a fixed period of time.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">The focus of Arts Grant Funding is to deliver outcomes that develop the arts, either through:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 5.0pt; margin-bottom: 5.0pt;"> <li style="margin: 5pt 0cm 5pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Generating high-quality experiences for the public to engage with the arts, or</span></li> <li style="margin: 5pt 0cm 5pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Providing excellent services, resources or facilities that support the work of artists or the arts sector, and</span></li> <li style="margin: 5pt 0cm 5pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Contributing to the ecology of the arts within your area of practice.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">Guidelines will be published on the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/rxvyafoyz0y/external"><span style="line-height: 115%;">available funding</span></a><span style="line-height: 115%;"> section on our website in January 2020</span></span></p> Reel Art next closing date – 17:30 Thursday, 14th May 2020 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1u3n3r0w71v?rss=true The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s film award Reel Art is on Thursday, 14th May 2020 before 17:30. The window for making applications opens on Tuesday, 14th April 2020. 28 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT f37197f5263b1d9cbfc4c1152a537c4c Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s film award Reel Art is</span><span style="background: white;"> on <strong>Thursday, 14<sup>th</sup> May 2020 before 17:30.  </strong>The </span><span style="color: black;">window for making applications opens on Tuesday, 14th April 2020.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s film award Reel Art is</span><span style="background: white;"> on <strong>Thursday, 14<sup>th</sup> May 2020 before 17:30.  </strong>The </span><span style="color: black;">window for making applications opens on Tuesday, 14th April 2020.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The purpose of Reel Art is to provide film artists with the opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition. Two films will be supported in 2020. A total fund of €102,500 will be made available to each of the successful applicants (to include a production budget of €90,000 and further exhibition support of €12,500). Only films that can be made within this budget will be considered. The films must be completed to premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival, our exhibition partner, in February 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">Applications for Reel Art 2020 must be made directly to the Arts Council before 17:30 on Thursday, 14<sup>th</sup> May 2020. Guidelines and details of the application process are published on our website on the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/7rjw7za2f7q/external">available funding</a> section.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Please note:</span></strong><span style="color: black;">  Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/gbrjprvk2ww/external">online services</a> website.  It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.</span></span></p> Creative Associates Opportunity http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1p1x4x7wxrh?rss=true The Arts Council has opened a tender process for a panel of Creative Associates to support the delivery of Creative Schools for the academic year 2020-21 onwards with a deadline of 17:00, Thursday 12 March 2020. 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT da8ce09e5669c9cf28e94efbc256f561 Creative Schools <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council has opened a tender process for a panel of Creative Associates to support the delivery of Creative Schools for the academic year 2020-21 onwards <span style="color: #333333; background: white;">with a deadline of 17:00, <strong>Thursday 12 March 2020</strong></span>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council has opened a tender process for a panel of Creative Associates to support the delivery of Creative Schools for the academic year 2020-21 onwards <span style="color: #333333; background: white;">with a deadline of 17:00, <strong>Thursday 12 March 2020</strong></span>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">The Contract Notice, 2020 application forms and all relevant documents are available to download on </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/99dwufmrr1o/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: windowtext;">http://www.etenders.gov.ie/</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Information Booklets and FAQs are now available on the Creative Schools <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1qj02fqcwoz/external">webpage</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">For information about the programme and about the work of Creative Associates please go to </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1egyhhnzbfv/external"><span style="line-height: 115%;">http://www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This is an exciting opportunity for artists, creative practitioners and individuals working in organisations in the arts and cultural sector. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%; background: white;">Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.</span></p> Creative Schools/Scoileanna Ildánacha – Invite applications from schools across Ireland http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1k4g2bbkofp?rss=true Applications for schools are now open with a deadline of 17:30, Thursday 19 March 2020. Further information on the Creative Schools application process is available here [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/jjm8blxxdvx/external ]. Applications must be submitted online and schools are encouraged to register well in advance of the deadline. 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT f1ad65aa89a976bbb52fcd57969a7700 Creative Schools <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333;">Applications</span><span style="color: #333333; background: white;"> for schools are now open with a deadline of 17:30, <strong>Thursday 19 March 2020. </strong> </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white;">Further information on the Creative Schools application process is available </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/jjm8blxxdvx/external"><span style="background: white;">here</span></a><span style="color: #333333; background: white;">. Applications must be submitted online and schools are encouraged to register well in advance of the deadline.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333;">Applications</span><span style="color: #333333; background: white;"> for schools are now open with a deadline of 17:30, <strong>Thursday 19 March 2020. </strong> </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white;">Further information on the Creative Schools application process is available </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/jjm8blxxdvx/external"><span style="background: white;">here</span></a><span style="color: #333333; background: white;">. Applications must be submitted online and schools are encouraged to register well in advance of the deadline.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; background: white;">The initiative aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. It supports schools to develop and begin to implement their own Creative School Plan. Participating schools work with a Creative Associate to create a Plan, draw on the range of resources within their school and wider community, developing new ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on student learning, development and well-being. Children and young people have a central role in this process.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; background: white;">All Department of Education and Skills-recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres who have not already participated in a previous round of Creative Schools are eligible to apply.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="background: white;">150 new schools</span></strong><span style="background: white;"> from across Ireland will join the initiative this year.  Participating schools receive a package of support <em>each</em> year including training, up to nine days of support from a Creative Associate and a</span> once-off grant of €4,000 (<strong>in total</strong>) to implement their Plan over the two school years 2020–21 and 2021–22.</span></p> Westival recruiting a festival director http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/11pmkhk945v?rss=true WESTIVAL has built a tight professional team with the support of an ambitious board and well engaged community. The FESTIVAL DIRECTOR is responsible for the overall creative programme, management, finance and administration as well as the operational health of this well established annual celebration of the arts in Westport. 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 349d13e0cefea28fa140986321ddcf24 News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">WESTIVAL has built a tight professional team with the support of an ambitious board and well engaged community. The FESTIVAL DIRECTOR is responsible for the overall creative programme, management, finance and administration as well as the operational health of this well established annual celebration of the arts in Westport. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">WESTIVAL has built a tight professional team with the support of an ambitious board and well engaged community. The FESTIVAL DIRECTOR is responsible for the overall creative programme, management, finance and administration as well as the operational health of this well established annual celebration of the arts in Westport. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The FESTIVAL DIRECTOR should demonstrate a track record in multi disciplinary arts practice programming, festival management, funding, promotion and community engagement. They should have a broad appreciation of the best work being done in a range of art practice(s) in Ireland and beyond.  This is a permanent part time position that comes with an industry bench marked pro rata salary. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Learn more about us at Westival.ie. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">For a role specification and application pack please email  <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:GoCreate@Westival.ie" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GoCreate@Westival.ie</a>. The deadline for returning applications is 27th march 2020</span></p> Panel of music tutors http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1vhyduqve5e?rss=true Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), on behalf of Music Generation Meath, seeks applications for vacancies that may become available in 2020 from musicians with specialism in teaching the following areas: Small group tuition in vocal (including choral) or instrumental learning (any music genre). Large group tuition (vocal and/or instrumental) in a range of school, community and youth settings. Ensemble (instrumental/vocal), band facilitation, mentoring in any genre of music, including, where applicable, songwriting/creative composition/rap, music technology/recording etc. Early Years - Vocal and/or instrumental tuition for children aged under 5 28 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 8101812d77d3927e8a055b77aabb63f1 News from the community <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), on behalf of Music Generation Meath, seeks applications for vacancies that may become available in 2020 from musicians with specialism in teaching the following areas:  </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="color: black; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Small group tuition in vocal (including choral) or instrumental learning (<strong>any</strong> music genre). </span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></li> <li style="color: black; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Large group tuition (vocal and/or instrumental) in a range of school, community and youth settings. </span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></li> <li style="color: black; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Ensemble (instrumental/vocal), band facilitation, mentoring in any genre of music, including, where applicable, songwriting/creative composition/rap, music technology/recording etc.</span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></li> <li style="color: black; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Early Years - Vocal and/or instrumental tuition for children aged under 5</span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></li> </ul> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), on behalf of Music Generation Meath, seeks applications for vacancies that may become available in 2020 from musicians with specialism in teaching the following areas:  </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="color: black; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Small group tuition in vocal (including choral) or instrumental learning (<strong>any</strong> music genre). </span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></li> <li style="color: black; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Large group tuition (vocal and/or instrumental) in a range of school, community and youth settings. </span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></li> <li style="color: black; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Ensemble (instrumental/vocal), band facilitation, mentoring in any genre of music, including, where applicable, songwriting/creative composition/rap, music technology/recording etc.</span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></li> <li style="color: black; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Early Years - Vocal and/or instrumental tuition for children aged under 5</span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">Candidates must have prior experience in delivering musical tuition to children and young people and have proven performance skills.  </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">Further details and application form available at </span></strong><strong><u><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: blue; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/19ivssi2lds/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.etbjobs.ie</a></span></u></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">The deadline for applications is 28<sup>th</sup> February 2020 at 13.00</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></p> Music Generation Administrator http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/z4orf2d2e85?rss=true Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), on behalf of Music Generation Meath, seeks to employ an Administrator (Clerical Officer Grade III) to assist the Music Development Officer with the organisation, promotion and day-to-day running of Music Generation Meath. 28 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT 0ecfe0b0f41147dda2337669b1b1b971 News from the community <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), on behalf of Music Generation Meath, seeks to employ an Administrator (Clerical Officer Grade III) to assist the Music Development Officer with the organisation, promotion and day-to-day running of Music Generation Meath.  </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), on behalf of Music Generation Meath, seeks to employ an Administrator (Clerical Officer Grade III) to assist the Music Development Officer with the organisation, promotion and day-to-day running of Music Generation Meath.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about music education and has first rate IT, communication and organisational skills. </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Five year fixed term contract</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">37 hours per week</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">This position is non-pensionable.</span></strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">All applications must be done on etbjobs.ie</span></p> <p style="line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><u><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: blue; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1b8qwtzzdbf/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.etbjobs.ie/index.cfm/section/job_results/vec_key/1/page/3/</a></span></u></span></p>