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Vol 10 Issue 7
02 April 2013

Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter

Artists know the importance of symbols. In myriad forms they convey many messages. The symbolism of President Michael D. Higgins placing the arts and culture at the centre of his presidency is powerful. He is saying to every artist that the work they engage in is immensely important to the life of our nation.  As President he affords a visible platform not only for individual artists but for the value of the arts. The arts are intrinsic to a life well lived and it is the right of every citizen in a republic to have access to such experiences.

Glaoch – The President’s Call, broadcast on St Patrick’s night was not only entertaining and engaging it was a powerful symbol of what is important. This showcase with emerging as well as established artists is part of the deeper exchange the President has initiated with artists. Speaking to UNESCO in Paris in February he made a point relevant to our times: “if one loses ones capacity as a consuming unit in an economy, it should never be the case that you lost your cultural rights to participate in the wider society”.

The arts are all openings for engagement and participation. A key initiative developed by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltachts with the Minister for Education and Skills has been the Arts in Education Charter.  Now that Philanthropy Initiative is being supported by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltachts Philanthropy Initiative.  For 2013 initial funds under this Initiative will be directed towards arts-in-education projects. Another demonstration of practical steps being taken to ensure the cultural rights of our children.

Reaching audiences requires skill as well as inspirational ideas. Arts Audiences is again inviting applications for the third annual Google training day for arts organizations. The day will aim to equip organisations with the basics of the Google tools.

So from UNESCO to Áras an Uachtaráin, from developing the arts in schools to providing arts organisations with IT skills the work goes on. As President Higgins reminds us, it goes on for a great purpose.

 

Yours sincerely,



Orlaith McBride
Director


Philanthropy Initiative for Arts and Arts-in-Education projects

Minister Jimmy Deenihan recently announced details of his Department's 2013 Philanthropy Initiative. For 2013 initial funds under this initiative will be directed towards arts-in-education projects.

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Closing Date: Touring and Dissemination of Work – January to June 2014

Continuing the audience-focused approach that characterises the Arts Council's Touring Policy, the scheme is designed to support genuine collaboration between those who produce work and wish to tour and the presenting venue or local promoter.

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Arts & Disability Awards Ireland 2013

Managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the two Arts Councils of this island, the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme supports individual deaf or disabled artists to produce exciting new contemporary arts work in all media.
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Pictiúr, a new exhibition of the work of some of Ireland’s leading children’s book illustrators

The exhibition will comprise 42 art pieces and will include illustrations from books written in English and Irish. During March, Pictiúr will visit four venues in Europe during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU, before returning to Ireland to tour.
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Arts Audiences News

Google @ the Arts is a training day for arts organizations. The day is free to attend and places are limited. The training is aimed at helping arts organizations to improve their online presence and enhance the customer experience, increasing engagement and sales.
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€673,735 granted for 28 Touring Awards from July to December 2013

The Arts Council has announced details of successful applicants under the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme 2013, round 2
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Open Call For Recent Dance Graduates: Step Up: Dance Project 2013

Step Up: Dance Project is a partnership between the Arts Council, Dance Ireland and the University of Limerick, which aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland.
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Call for applications - artsandhealth.ie Bursary for Film Documentation
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