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Vol 11 Issue 8
01 May 2014

Welcome to the May edition of our newsletter

The Arts Council’s strategic review continues this month, with the steering group, independently chaired by Terence O'Rourke, meeting to discuss the encouraging and robust response of stakeholders, key informants, and the arts sector in particular, to the call for engagement around its 'key questions'.

Members of the group encountered hundreds of people for discussions throughout April, including at three large-scale, facilitated meetings with members of the sector in Cork, Dublin and Sligo, cluster meetings and one to one conversations with a broad range of stakeholders. The group also received a large number of high-quality submissions through the Arts Council's website.

This month, the steering group will consider those responses, and also some qualitative research done with members of the wider public. The group will also begin drafting its report; the document will be finalised in June and presented by the steering group to the Arts Council's plenary meeting on 17-18 June. It will be focused on how the Arts Council can best deliver on its remit in the prevailing circumstances, and the options outlined, suggestions or findings will help shape future Council decisions and actions.

A number of themes have already emerged from the process, and one that I would like to highlight is the desire for closer and more systematic on-going dialogue with artists and arts organisations who form the backbone of the arts in Ireland. I intend to press ahead with this aspect of our work, and I hope it will serve to underscore the leadership role of the Arts Council as a strong advocate for the arts in Ireland.

In this month's newsletter you will find closing dates for several schemes and awards, including that of our Bursary Award, which buys practitioners the time and space to develop their on their artistic practice. Please take note of these deadlines and closing dates. You will also find information about our new report on private funding for the arts in Ireland, which sets a baseline against which progress in this area can be measured.

 

Yours sincerely,


                                          


Orlaith McBride
Director

 


Private Investment in the Arts Council Funded organisations reached €6.6m in 2012.

The Arts Council has published a report, Irish Arts Sector, Private Investment Report.

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Invitation to symposium: Engagement between the Higher Education and the Arts Sectors - Why is it important, how does it happen, and how do we benefit?

Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Ruairí Quinn TD Minister for Education and Skills, will host a day-long symposium (Engagement between the Higher Education and the Arts Sectors - Why is it important, how does it happen, and how do we benefit?)

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Arts Council announces new Arts and Disability Connect scheme

Arts and Disability Connect (ADC) is a new scheme open to artists with disabilities working in any artform. Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.

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Traditional Arts – Research into the Harping Tradition

The Arts Council wishes to retain a consultant to conduct research into the harping tradition in Ireland.

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Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme

The deadline for the Artist in the Community Scheme is Monday, 23 June 2014 at 5.30pm.

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Bursary Awards next closing date

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Bursary Awards is Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 5.30pm.

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Deis Award next closing date

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Award is Thursday 5 June, 2014 at 5.30pm..

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Engaging with Architecture Scheme closing date

The deadline for the Engaging with Architecture Scheme is Thursday, 12 June 2014 at 5.30pm.

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Arts Audiences news

Arts Audiences- Google @ the arts day, Digital Marketing workshop, reports on Google mentoring and much more….

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News from the Arts Community

Applications are now being accepted for the MA Festive Arts programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

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International News from the Creative Europe Desk

In this pieces from the Creative Europe Desk see; Úr exhibition at EU House Dublin. The Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency call for experts and the Renewed structured dialogue in the field of culture, call for tenders. Also see information about the International Conference on “Cultural Management without Borders”.

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