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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
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Irish programme

Monday 29th January saw the launch of the Irish programme for European Year of Cultural Heritage in the National Museum of Ireland. This year-long programme is a Creative Europe initiative, designed to put a spotlight on Europe’s wealth of cultural heritage and involve all citizens in events that promote a sense of European belonging. The Heritage Council will co-ordinate activities in Ireland on the theme of Make A Connection. The theme aims to deepen the connection between people and heritage and build a legacy of increased public engagement.

Launching the programme, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, said the aims of the European Year of Cultural Heritage included ‘involving all citizens in events that help to promote a sense of belonging to a common European space’.

The Heritage Council has developed a number of initiatives to support the implementation of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. They include:

  • An events calendar, available here. The calendar will be updated with events and activities – from workshops, exhibitions and lectures to film screenings and digital projects – throughout the year.
  • The Heritage Council is encouraging organisations and groups across the country to submit events for consideration as an EYCH initiative. Successful submissions will be granted the EYCH label and added to the events calendar.