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Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter.
News this month
Visual Arts Workspace Grant Awards 2018
Procurement of Arts Advisers
Public Art Commissioner - Seamus Heaney: A Work of Public Art
Changes to Traditional Arts Funding in 2018
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools Opportunities
Theatre Information Session | 14th February in Dublin
Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021: Announcement Events
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2019 Round 1
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 3 May 2018
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 5 April 2018
Project awards – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 15 February 2018
News from the community
glór welcomes Film Shorts Submissions for Spring 2018
PlatForms - a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work
€245,500 announced for Music Capital Scheme
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance
Creative Europe Desk
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Irish programme
Have your say on EU Culture funding after 2020 – consultation period up to 10th January to 8th March 2018
EU Copyright Law: What does it mean for artists?
Support for European Cooperation Projects 2018
Public Art Commissioner - Seamus Heaney: A Work of Public Art

The Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Public Art Commissioner to deliver a commission which represents the island-wide artistic and civic contribution made by Seamus Heaney in his lifetime. It is proposed to have a dual commission of public art pieces that would celebrate the life and work of Seamus Heaney (1939 -2013).


Tenderers will be expected to demonstrate a range and variety of experience in relation to public art commissioning including demonstrated experience of delivering services of a similar size and nature to a high standard. Tenderers must have delivered a minimum of two projects of a similar scale.

Tenders are invited for this contract by way of a public tender process advertised via the eTenders procurement website www.etenders.gov.ie/publicartcommissioner. All tenders should be submitted (via the etenders post-box facility) by 12 noon, 21 February 2018. Any questions regarding this contract should be directed to the Questions and Answers facility at www.etenders.gov.ie as set out in the tender notice and not to the Arts Council of Ireland or Arts Council Northern Ireland.