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Vol 9 Issue 8
30 April 2012

International news from the Cultural Contact Point

The Arts Council launches third Travel and Training Strand: CCP International Award

The CCP International Award is intended to support applications from arts organisations planning to make applications to the EU Culture Programme 2007-14. The award will cover a portion of the costs associated with face-to -face meetings with partner organisations in Europe and will not support training costs or courses.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are in the process of preparing an application to the EU Culture Programme and be able to provide details of their proposed project and their key partners. It is likely that funding offered under CCP International will not exceed €2,000 and in most cases will be less.

The CCP International Award supports applications from all art forms and arts practices. However, as the Culture Programme does not support audio-visual projects, film is not eligible for support under the CCP International Award.

Please visit the Travel and Training funding page on the Arts Council's website to learn
more here.

Alternatively you can contact the CCP Ireland, Katie Lowry by email on ccp@artscouncil.ie for further


Selection results for Strand 1.3.6 of the EU Culture Programme are now online!

This Strand, which supports European festivals, is intended to promote the circulation of cultural works by giving access to non-national European cultural works to the largest possible audience, promoting intercultural dialogue encouraging exchanges of experience through the mobility of European professionals in the cultural field.

Festivals are given support for costs related to the presentation of European non national works, travel and accommodation costs for professionals and amateurs accompanying a European non national work, fees for artists performing in European non national works, costs relating to the organisation of workshops between European professionals, costs relating to the development, translation, printing and dissemination of the official catalogue and brochure, communication costs.

Grants are offered up to a maximum of €100,000 (60% of the total eligible costs).

You can read about the successful projects who applied in 2011 here.


Children's Books Ireland Annual Conference 2012

When: 19 and 20 May 2012

Where: National Library of Ireland

The annual Children's Books Ireland conference is a weekend-long celebration of the very best in books for young people from home and abroad.

Featuring some of the most exciting names in writing, illustration, publishing and criticism, this relaxed and friendly event is an opportunity for teachers, booksellers, librarians, academics, artists and other professionals – or anyone else with a passion for children’s literature – to meet old favourites and discover new voices.

The conference will also include presentation of the annual CBI award. This award is made to an
individual in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books. All CBI members are warmly encouraged to nominate for this award.

The Cultural Contact Ireland is supporting this conference and will have a presence throughout the weekend providing information and advice on European culture funding.

Please visit the Children's Books Ireland website for more information:


 You can also download the conference flyer (pdf) here.


Dublin Dance Festival Panel Discussion: Moves Across Europe

When: 3pm, 24 May 2012

Where: Dance House, Dublin

This event is presented by Dublin Dance Festival and the Cultural Contact Point Ireland, in association
with Dance Ireland.

This information session, chaired by Willie White, offers a chance to learn more about opportunities and funding available through European projects. New EU programme Creative Europe will be introduced by Katie Lowry, Cultural Contact Point Ireland. John Ashford will discuss successful dance performance network Aerowaves, Dance Ireland will provide an update on Modul Dance, while Dublin
Dance Festival will present the latest developments from E-Motional Bodies & Cities – all multi-party projects funded by the EU Cultural Programme.

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the experiences of those who have been involved in European projects. There will be ample time for questions and informal networking and refreshments will be provided.

Attendance is free but you must register as places are limited. Please click here for more information.


European Seminar "Music in Healthcare Settings"

When: 18 and 19 June

Where: Paris

This seminar is the conclusion of a two-year training project, funded under the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, involving Musique & Santé (France), the Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Music Network (Ireland), and Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland).

The European project "music in healthcare settings: training trainers" will be presented by the four partners and an open forum session will allow space for exchanges and the development of the European network.

Please contact Musique & Santé on Europe@musique-sante.org
or by phone on +33 1 55 28 8100 for more information.


Europe for Citizens Programme 2007 - 2013

The European Citizenship Programme, called Europe for Citizens, supports a wide range of activities and organisations promoting “active European citizenship”, especially the involvement of citizens and civil society organisations in the process of European integration.

 The Programme has a total budget of €215 million and runs through 31 December 2012.

The general objectives of the Europe for citizens Programme seek to:

    • give citizens the opportunity to interact and participate in constructing an ever closer
      Europe, which is democratic and world-oriented, united in and enriched through its cultural diversity, thus developing citizenship of the European Union
    • develop a sense of European identity, based on common values, history and culture
    • foster a sense of ownership of the European Union among its citizens
    • enhance tolerance and mutual understanding between European citizens respecting
      and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity, while contributing to intercultural dialogue.

You can read more about the objectives of Programme here
and see all the 2012 available funding here.

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