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Opera Production Award 2015

Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30pm, Thursday 20 February 2014

Deis Award next closing date - 5:30p.m, Thursday 20 February 2014

Reminder: Arts Council announces Round 2 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2014

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Vol 11 Issue 4
06 January 2014

Welcome to the January edition of our newsletter

Arts organisations this week will receive their funding offers from the Arts Council's three main grants programmes for April 2014 to March 2015. The decisions will mean that people right across Ireland will continue to experience the best of the arts, from performances and exhibitions to readings and screenings.

The decisions come against a background of enormous challenges to the public finances, and a consequent reduction in the Arts Council's grant-in-aid. The Council's duty was to strive to achieve the best outcomes with diminished resources, not just for 2014 but with an eye on future years too.

This is an extremely difficult task. Ireland is bursting with creative talent, and the applications received by the Arts Council display a remarkable resilience, flair and ambition in the face of the recession.

Some 224 organisations applied for funding, and 203 were successful. The vast majority unfortunately will receive an offer less than that of last year's letter; in most cases the Arts Council was clear that this was not in any way a reflection of the quality of the work, but simply a matter of not having the resources to fund to the full extent of an organisation's ambition.

2014 will be a busy year for the Arts Council. Progress and planning continues on our Strategic Review, which will examine how the Arts Council currently addresses its statutory remit and decide the most effective way to plan and provide for the arts in the medium and long-term. The Review will start in the weeks ahead, and will include dialogue with our stakeholders. The Newsletter will bring updates as the Review proceeds.

 

Best wishes,

Director


Ireland’s representation at the Venice Art Biennale 2013 returns home

The Arts Council, in association with the RHA and Limerick City of Culture, is delighted to bring home to Ireland Richard Mosse’s The Enclave, Ireland’s representation at the Venice Art Biennale 2013.

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Arts Council announces new €150,000 Laureate for Irish Fiction

The Arts Council has announced that it has established a new award which will honour an outstanding Irish fiction writer, and encourage the next generation of Irish fiction writers.
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Decisions for the 2014 Publications/Title by Title Scheme.

The Arts Council is pleased to publish decisions to the 2014 Publications/Title by Title Scheme.

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Opera Production Award 2015

The deadline for applications for the Opera Production Award is Thursday 20 February 2014.

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Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30pm, Thursday 20 February 2014

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 20 February, 2014 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 21 January 2014.

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Deis Award next closing date - 5:30p.m, Thursday 20 February 2014

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Award is Thursday 20 February, 2014 at 5.30pm.

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Reminder: Arts Council announces Round 2 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2014

The Festivals and Events Scheme will be open to multi-disciplinary festivals, single art form festivals, once-off events and concert series.

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International news from the European Cultural Contact Point.

Call for proposals: First calls for proposals under Creative Europe Culture sub-programme are now open and organisation and implementation of an annual European Union Prize for rock, pop and dance music (Creative Europe Programme)

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