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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
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Visual Arts Workspace Grant Awards 2018

The outcome of the Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme, which is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council has been announced.

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Procurement of Arts Advisers

The Arts Council is procuring the services of a number of Arts Advisers to meet the needs of the organisation both from a quality and service delivery perspective. The artforms to which this relates are: Literature (English language), Literature (Irish language) and Visual Arts.

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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.

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Changes to Traditional Arts Funding in 2018

Activity previously funded through the Deis Award will now be accommodated through the Traditional Arts Project Award in 2018

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John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone

Athlone is to have three new artist residency programmes, a gift from one of the town’s most distinguished writers.

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Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools Opportunities

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. It is being led by the Arts Council in partnership the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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Theatre Information Session | 14th February in Dublin

Following on from the general clinics on Arts Grants Funding, which are taking place in Cork and Dublin, the theatre team will be available to answer questions on 14th February at 11am in Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

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Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021: Announcement Events

On February 8th, the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021 will be officially announced by President Michael D. Higgins. In association with this announcement there are two events planned, one in a library and another in a bookshop.

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Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2019 Round 1

The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2019.

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Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 3 May 2018

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 3 May, 2018 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 3 April 2018.

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Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 5 April 2018

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Recording & Publication Award is Thursday 5 April, 2018 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 6 March 2018.

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Project awards – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 15 February 2018

The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the below artform/arts practice areas.

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News from the community
glór welcomes Film Shorts Submissions for Spring 2018

glór is looking for some great shorts to screen as curtain raisers before our film programme.

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PlatForms - a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work

PlatForms is a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work – whilst providing insight for audiences into the development process and the choices that artists make.

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€245,500 announced for Music Capital Scheme

Music Network recently welcomed the announcement by Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, confirming funding of €245,500 for the latest round of the Music Capital Scheme.

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What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance

10 Performances, 2 Days, 1 Festival. Inspired by the impressive talent of rising dance artists from Ireland and abroad, What Next promotes dance discovery through live performances. The festival takes place 9-10 February 2018 in Limerick City.

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Creative Europe Desk
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

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Have your say on EU Culture funding after 2020 – consultation period up to 10th January to 8th March 2018

The European Commission has launched a series of public consultations on the priorities of the EU that should be reflected in their budget beyond 2020.

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EU Copyright Law: What does it mean for artists?

Creative Europe Desk Ireland, Culture and MEDIA, with support from the BAI Sectoral Development Fund, will host a free morning information session and networking lunch in Dublin on Friday 9 February 2018. This session is aimed at authors, screenwriters, composers, visual artists, and performers.

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Support for European Cooperation Projects 2018

The call for proposals for the Support for European Cooperation Projects strand 18th January 2018 deadline is now closed. 

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