Feature Article
Welcome to the October Edition of our Newsletter

This month’s newsletter is filled with future opportunities and events including the busy Faoin Spéir / In the Open programme.  The announcement that 188 schools and youth reach centres are part of the Creative Schools programme is especially important and we are extremely grateful to the students, teachers and creative associates who have kept faith with us at such a difficult time. 

 

Like many people, I’ve had the pleasure of attending in person artistic experiences over recent weeks.  I’m fairly sure that my sense of surprise at the novelty of this act will not wane.   Over the last 18 months, we’ve often heard it said that the arts will never again be taken for granted.  People rue the fact that it has taken a pandemic for us to realize what we have in our midst, and it is indisputably true that we did not know what we had until it was abruptly taken away. 

 

As we tentatively nudge our way out, adapting to this new environment, we’re keenly aware of many people who will not relish this return – people whose anxieties may now be at an all time high and for whom hibernation represented a welcome reprieve from the world.  In our new way of living, when we now have a chance to imagine and realize a better way of life, we will think more carefully about the vast panoply of needs and perspectives. 

 

In the current presentation of events, there is a quiet dignity, a reassuring calm.  Front of house teams deal expertly with the public and show immense professionalism and care for their audiences.  Box office, technical and front of house personnel have always distinguished themselves by high standards of service and their added responsibilities now see them excel. 

 

The forthcoming budget and the just announced National Development Plan represent landmark blueprints for the arts and these will help us shape a better future for this fine profession, one which will include significantly more voices, many of them previously unheard.  That is a truly exciting prospect to anticipate. 

 

Maureen Kennelly

Director


News this month
In the Open / Faoin Spéir October programme

In the Open/FAOIN SPÉIR is a new initiative created by the Arts Council to continue to encourage public engagement with the arts in the outdoors as we gradually emerge from the pandemic.

 


WhistleBlast Quartet launched the first In The Open | Faoin Spéir concerts in September at Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre Wood Quay, Finglas Church and Axis Ballymun as part of Dublin City Council outdoor events. Their fun filled short concerts with music from James Bond to Prokofiev continues in October. All events are FREE but you need to book your tickets to ensure a place. This programme is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council Arts Office.

 

Dublin City Parks

Whistleblast upcoming events listing

08 October - Harold’s Cross Park, Dublin 6, 3pm and 4pm

10 October - Chancery Park, Dublin 8, 2pm and 3pm

27 October - St. Audeon’s Park, Dublin 8, 3pm and 4pm

29 October - Blessington Street Basin, Dublin 7, 3pm and 4pm

 

To Book through eventbrite please click here

Clonmel

In the first of Clonmel’s four In The Open | Faoin Spéir projects, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will bring spectacle and drama back to the town in an outdoor Irish theatrical premiere of the musical by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell).

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival produces this community musical and Jack Reardon directs with set and costume design by Jack Scullion. Professional, creative production teams join forces with over 100 local performers to celebrate theatrical creativity with audiences in an outdoor setting at the parade grounds of Kickham Barracks in the heart of Clonmel.

Booking from 1st October at www.junctionfestival.com

Further info at intheopenclonmel@gmail.com

 

 

Rathfarnham

Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021

 

Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality are delighted to announce a number of events taking place in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle Park during Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021, as part of In The Open | Faoin Spéir, funded by the Arts Council. The full festival programme can be found here

 

Gathering on the Pond

A dazzling storytelling performance suitable for families that is fun, magical, and sparking:

Saturday 23 October, 1pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/gathering-on-the-pond-12/

Saturday 23 October, 3pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/gathering-on-the-pond-11/

Sunday 24 October, 1pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/gathering-on-the-pond-13/ 

Sunday 24 October, 3pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/gathering-on-the-pond-14/

 

 

Walk in the Park: The Artist Speaks

Walk in the Park: The Artist Speaks is a promenade performance created for The Art of W/Rights, a literary carnival of arts and rights taking place in Rathfarnham Dublin, as part of In the Open |Faoin Spéir funded by The Arts Council. 

Friday 22 October, 2.30pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist/

Saturday 23 October, 11am https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-2021-10-22/

Saturday 23 October, 4pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-4/

Sunday 24 October, 11am https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-3/

 

Walk in the Park: People Who Inspire

People Who Inspire is an intimate portrayal bringing to life stories of people who inspire us.  Enjoy a walk-about performance, and chat, promenade style, in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle Park.  Join artists and guest speakers to share stories and insights into a world of care and compassion. 

People Who Inspire celebrates the lives of ‘forgotten heroes’, sharing stories of men and women from history and today who stood up for the rights of others. The public will be invited to interact and respond to these stories, with questions, comments, and maybe even a tale of their own! Walk in the Park: People Who Inspire is also funded by Creative Ireland South Dublin Programme.

 

Friday 22 October, 3.30pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-2/

Saturday 23 October, 12pm, https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-8/

Sunday 24 October, 12pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-people-who-inspire/

Sunday 24 October, 4pm https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-10/

For more information please click here

 

More information on all In the Open | Faoin Spéir programmes can be found here:

https://www.artscouncil.ie/InTheOpen/

Follow #InTheOpenFaoinSpeir on social media for regular updates.

Places Matter Conference 2022 | Investing creatively in people and places

SAVE THE DATE: The Arts Council and Local Government Ireland will present their third biennial conference on 24 and 25 March 2022 in VISUAL Carlow.

 

With an overarching theme to explore our common purpose in creatively addressing the future challenges of people and places; the conference will investigate the role of artists, arts and culture in challenging place based topics such as planning, social cohesion, climate and environment.

 

 


The conference should be of broad interest to policy makers, state agencies, government departments, elected representatives, local authority management and staff, arts organisations, artists and community organisations.

 

To ensure the conference can present an innovative hybrid programme of key notes, conversations and artistic experiences that will stimulate, provoke, discover and inspire a greater framework of collaboration for people and places, a call out for case studies, presentations, extracts and interventions is now open.

 

 

 

The Arts Council and Local Government Ireland will present their third biennial conference on 24 and 25 March 2022 in VISUAL Carlow.

 

With an overarching theme to explore our common purpose in creatively addressing the future challenges of people and places; the conference will investigate the role of artists, arts and culture in challenging place based topics such as planning, social cohesion, climate and environment.

 

To ensure the conference can present an innovative hybrid programme of key notes, conversations and artistic experiences that will stimulate, provoke, discover and inspire a greater framework of collaboration for people and places, a call out for case studies, presentations, extracts and interventions is now open.

 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

If you have a project, a programme, an artistic response or research that you think could address one or more of the following questions we would love to hear from you.

 

  1. How has the impact of the pandemic influenced the importance of the places where we live and their creative potential?
  2. In post pandemic Ireland, how can we creatively collaborate for a better future for people and places?
  3. What cross sectoral and trans-disciplinary examples of artistic interventions could be highlighted and what lessons are being learned?
  4. In both rural places and urban spaces, what are the new provocations of place and identity and how have artists brokered this?
  5. What is the potential role of the arts and the artist in civic conversation around climate adaptation?
  6. Are we adequately availing of our creative resources to better plan for our places?
  7. What does recent research and data tell us about the future of our places?
  8. Who is part of our place based conversations and are all voices included?
  9. Does where we live matter for opportunities to engage in the arts?

 

WHAT ARE WE INTERESTED IN?

 

  • We are interested in a range of engaging ideas from different perspectives under the conference theme that can be presented and explored in experimental and innovative ways.

 

  • We are interested in creating a dynamic and novel conference environment that will inspire participants and delegates to work creatively together for people and places.

 

  • We are interested in a range of voices including those from communities. 

 

  • There is potential for different forms of presentation and participation, online and in person; according to the nature of your proposal, we may include you as a presenter, panellist, break out discussion or artistic response or intervention.

 

  • The conference will be presented with the lowest carbon footprint possible, please be mindful of this in your submission.

 

HOW TO MAKE A SUBMISSION

 

Please submit a short proposal to present, be a case study, hold a conversation or create an artistic response. Your submission should be no more than 3 pages and must include:

 

  • Title of presentation/case study/intervention
  • Short description of your proposal.  
  • Short description of how your contribution will fit within the conference theme
  • If your proposal is preferred for an in person or an online experience
  • Name of speaker/s, contributor, artist/s and their bios.
  • Anticipated fee/s

 

Fees will be commensurate with the level of contribution, for example but not limited to:

20-30 min presentation and/or panel discussion €400

1 hour workshop €550

Artist fee for commissioned intervention €1,000 (plus material cost)

 

Please outline any additional costs related to your proposal, including travel and accommodation if your preference is for in person.

 

Criteria for selection will be:

  • Relevance to the themes outlined
  • Quality and innovation of the idea proposed.
  • Curatorial balance in the range of perspectives and modes of presentations
  • Feasibility and available budget

 

Please submit your proposal by email to placesmatter@artscouncil.ie  by 5pm Friday 29 October 2021.

 

Places Matter conference is a partnership between the Arts Council and Local Government Ireland developed under A Framework for Collaboration. To look back at our previous Places Matter conferences please see 2017 and 2019

 

 

Grants and Awards
Call for applications for Writer in Residence positions in Irish universities in 2022

The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students of Creative Writing MA and MFA programmes with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional author of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability. 


The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students of Creative Writing MA and MFA programmes with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional author of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability. 

The Arts Council Writer in Residence was established to provide a stimulating environment for the resident writer, and afford a degree of financial support to concentrate on their own practice. Additionally, the residency brings energy and dynamism to the university, and allows students and faculty to engage with a practicing writer for a concentrated period.

 

Applications are now open for the following Writer in Residence positions:

- Irish-language Writer in Residence, Dublin City University

- Writer in Residence, Dublin City University

- Writer in Residence, Maynooth University

- Writer in Residence, NUI Galway

- Writer’s Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin

- Writer in Residence, University College Cork

- Writer in Residence, University College Dublin

 

Writers must apply directly to the University. Individual advertisements can be downloaded from the Arts Council website here.

The closing date for all positions is 17.30pm on Thursday 28 October 2021.

 

 

Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 2

The Arts Council announces the second of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between July and December 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 second of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between July and December 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 support for small festivals to deliver 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 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 2 is open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which will take place between July and December 2022.

Applications open:                          October 19th 2021

Applications closing date:             November 18th 2021 at 5.30pm (Ireland time)

Decisions announced:                    February 2022

 

The Festivals Investment Scheme is a non-recurring competitive scheme.

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

 

For further information please view the FIS Frequently Asked Questions Section here

or 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

 

FILM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UCC in 2022 - Call for applications

The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from film artists of distinction for the role of Film Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022.


The Film Artist in Residence, based in the School of Film, Music and Theatre, is designed to provide a film artist with a unique opportunity to develop their practice in a university environment while offering students of film and screen media the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.

The Film Artist in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2022 and will be situated in the Department of Film and Screen Media at UCC. 

Further details can be found on the Arts Council website here.

Note, applications should be sent to filmartist@ucc.ie by 5.30 pm on Thursday, 28 October 2021. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Amateur and Voluntary Practice Pilot Scheme – Round 2

The Arts Council’s strategy recognises the distinctive role of amateur arts practice, its important contribution to the vitality of the arts in Ireland, including music, theatre and musical theatre, and its many personal, social and artistic benefits.

This pilot scheme is offered as a once-off, action-research opportunity, and seeks enhanced engagement, mentorship and advocacy between the amateur and professional theatre, music and musical-theatre sectors.


The Arts Council’s strategy recognises the distinctive role of amateur arts practice, its important contribution to the vitality of the arts in Ireland, including music, theatre and musical theatre, and its many personal, social and artistic benefits.

This pilot scheme is offered as a once-off, action-research opportunity, and seeks enhanced engagement, mentorship and advocacy between the amateur and professional theatre, music and musical-theatre sectors.

This work links to the actions outlined in the Arts Council three-year plan, 2020–22;

To deliver these supporting actions we will:

  • Create professional-development opportunities for artists who are interested in developing their skills and sharing their expertise in working with children and young people, and in community-engaged practices.
  • Support voluntary and nonprofessional participation in the arts through working with a range of agencies and organisations, including the Creative Ireland programme.

The pilot aims to support the employment of professional artists to work with and develop the capacity of the amateur and voluntary sector.

All awards are informed by the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016–25), Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland (see http://www.artscouncil.ie/arts-council-strategy/).

Objectives and priorities of the scheme

Objectives

The award aims to support theatre and musical-theatre national amateur and/or voluntary resource-and-support organisations for programmes that develop, by working with professional artists, the performance and technical skills of local-organisation members through training, mentorship or other innovative ideas. It envisages that such programmes could be centrally organised and provided.

It is further envisaged that such programmes could be either conceived as in-person or online programmes or both.

Priorities

Priority will be given to applications that:

  • Are from national-level amateur and/or voluntary-practice support-and-resource organisations (including membership-based organisations) with a proven track record
  • Demonstrate a focus on excellence and accessibility of development experience for participants
  • Demonstrate their feasibility by providing a clear and realistic budget (including evidence of appropriate and equitable professional payment rates), a clear and feasible operational plan, and additional sources of support
  • Demonstrate ambition and vision in creating a considered, imaginative and structured approach.

 

Note : as this is the second round of the 2021  pilot scheme, organisations who made eligible applications to round one may not re-apply.

 

TRADITIONAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UCC

The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from traditional artists of distinction for the role of Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022.


The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from traditional artists of distinction for the role of Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022.

The Traditional Artist in Residence, based in the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences, is designed to provide a traditional artist (traditional musician, singer, dancer, story-teller or practitioner of the oral arts such as agallamh beirte and lúibíní) with a unique opportunity to develop their practice in a university environment while offering students of music the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.

About the residency

The Traditional Artist in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2022 and will be situated in the Department of Music at UCC.

The residency will have two parts:

From January to June 2022, the Traditional Artist in Residence will be supported to engage with students and staff. This programme of engagement will be designed by the Traditional Artist in Residence, in consultation with the faculty of the university, and could include focused postgraduate teaching, workshops, mentoring, public events or other activities which bring new and unique energy to the traditional music programme. Contact time with students and staff during this time will be capped at four hours per week, and the Traditional Artist in Residence will not be expected to deliver core curriculum.

From July to December, the Traditional Artist in Residence will be supported to concentrate wholly on their own practice.

The fee to the Traditional Artist in Residence is €30,000, with the Arts Council contributing €20,000 and the university €10,000. UCC will provide the Traditional Artist in Residence with a dedicated space, where they can conduct their own creative practice, within the university. UCC will also support the residency administratively. The fee will be paid in two instalments directly by the Arts Council, with a final report to be submitted by the Traditional Artist in Residence at the conclusion of the residency.

 

 

Making an Application

To make an application, artists should adhere to the following:

 

  • Be a professional practising artist. Although they might not earn income continuously or exclusively from their arts practice, applicants must identify themselves, and be recognised by their peers, as professional practising artists.

                                                                              

  • In line with the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty, the Arts Council and UCC are committed to ensuring that they take positive policy measures to promote equality of opportunity for all those living in Ireland, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller Community. Furthermore, we note the ground of socioeconomic background as a further basis for which equality of opportunity must be guaranteed. We therefore welcome applications that are representative of the diversity of Irish society, including but not limited to any of the characteristics outlined above.

 

To make an application, artists must provide:

  • A detailed proposal. This should outline the applicant’s vision for the role and a proposed approach for engaging with students, staff and the wider university. Relevant experience to support the proposal should be referenced.
  • A one page artist’s statement, describing how the residency could impact on the development of the artist’s practice in the traditional arts.
  • A detailed CV, outlining film credits.

Applications should be sent to JTalty@ucc.ieby 5.30 pm on Thursday, 28 October 2021. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Assessment Process

Upon receipt of applications, the Arts Council and UCC will establish a selection committee, comprising representatives from UCC, one from the Arts Council and an external panellist with traditional arts expertise. The selection committee will shortlist applicants based on the following criteria:

  • artistic track record (in the traditional arts) of the applicant .
  • quality of idea/approach (referred to above), as outlined in the application
  • potential impact of residency on the traditional artist’s own creative practice

A shortlist will be established (of no more than six applicants). Shortlisted applicants will be called to interview in late-November/December. The interview may be held via video conference call. It will allow the shortlisted applicants to discuss their vision, proposal and experience in more detail. The panel will make the final decision based on the above criteria.

 

 

 

Creative Schools
188 schools and Youthreach centres from across the country join Creative Schools 2021

The Arts Council welcomes 188 further Primary and Post Primary schools from every region of Ireland that are joining the Creative Schools programme this autumn, including 44 Deis schools, three Youthreach centres, 11 Special Schools and 17 Irish Language Medium Schools.


The Arts Council welcomes 188 further Primary and Post Primary schools from every region of Ireland that are joining the Creative Schools programme this autumn, including 44 Deis schools, three Youthreach centres, 11 Special Schools and 17 Irish Language Medium Schools.

 

These schools will participate in a guided journey to develop and begin to implement a Creative Schools Plan unique to their own school. The voice of children and young people will be central to this process, which will also involve teachers and the whole school community.  Each school will be supported by a designated Creative Associate, and provided with a grant of €4,000 towards activities over a two-year period.

 

The Creative Schools 2021 schools/centres are listed here.

 

For examples of activities carried out by 2018, 2019 and 2020 schools/centres, see the online broadcasts from Creative Schools Week May 2021, available to view here.

 

Creative Schools is an initiative within the Creative Youth pillar of the Creative Ireland programme. It is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport & Media and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth.

News from the community
FULBRIGHT-CREATIVE IRELAND MUSEUM FELLOWSHIP: EXPLORATORIUM

PhD students or post-doctoral scholars are invited to apply for the Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship to complete short-term research at the Exploratorium, San Francisco. The mission of this internationally renowned museum is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world.


PhD students or post-doctoral scholars are invited to apply for the Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship to complete short-term research at the Exploratorium, San Francisco. The mission of this internationally renowned museum is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world.

Proposed research projects must demonstrate a commitment to innovation & creativity, and include substantive community engagement. Research on informal education & learning, archival research, studying teacher training, experiments in online or digital media, or other independent research that utilizes the resources of the Exploratorium, are also welcome.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for the past 3+ year
  • Must hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant field
  • This award is open to current PhD students post-doctoral scholars
  • Must possess leadership qualities and potential
  • Must have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter
  • Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S., or already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.

HOW TO APPLY?

Request guidelines and application form.

FUNDING DETAILS

Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?

Prospective fellows should review the Exploratorium’s activities online to identify potential content themes and areas of current research.

After contacting the Fulbright Commission, prospective fellows should contact Deirdre Araujo (daraujo@exploratorium.edu) at the Exploratorium, who will serve as their immediate advisor and facilitate introductions to relevant staff members. In order to be considered for this award, applicants must include a letter of support from the Exploratorium in their Fulbright application.

All successful applicants must comply with the two-year home rule, which means that awardees will not be eligible for U.S. residency or a visa until the two-year home rule in Ireland is complete.

 

FULBRIGHT-CREATIVE IRELAND PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP

Professionals with at least seven years’ experience working in the creative, cultural or heritage sector are invited to apply for the 2021-2022 Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship.

Candidates can select their preferred U.S. host institution and must have the capacity to spend a minimum of three months and maximum of six months in the USA. Preference will be given to those who do not already have extensive experience in the U.S.


Professionals with at least seven years’ experience working in the creative, cultural or heritage sector are invited to apply for the 2021-2022 Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship.

Candidates can select their preferred U.S. host institution and must have the capacity to spend a minimum of three months and maximum of six months in the USA. Preference will be given to those who do not already have extensive experience in the U.S.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must have seven years’ professional experience in the creative, cultural or heritage sector (no PhD required)
  • Must have the capacity to spend at least 3 months in the U.S.
  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for the past 3+ years
  • Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S., or already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.
  • Must possess leadership qualities and potential
  • Must demonstrate rationale for undertaking project in the U.S.
  • Must have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter

HOW TO APPLY?

Request guidelines and application form.

FUNDING DETAILS

  • Award is funded by Creative Ireland and the Fulbright Commission.
  • Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?

  • Candidates should reach out to their U.S. host institution of choice and secure a letter of affiliation
  • Preference will be given to candidates who do not have extensive experience in the U.S.
  • All successful applicants must comply with the two-year home rule, which means that awardees will not be eligible for U.S. residency or a visa until the two-year home rule in Ireland is complete.