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Welcome to the January edition of our Arts Council newsletter.
News this month
Arts Council announces new training initiative on ways to engage the public with architecture: Extending Architecture
Arts and Health Check Up, Check In – 29 January 2015, Dublin
Creative Connections - Arts and Disability Conversation and Showcase
The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
Grants and Awards
Arts Council announces Round 2 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2016
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme: 2016 Deadlines
Young Ensembles Scheme 2016 opens on 5 January 2015
Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 18 February 2016
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 18 February 2016
Project awards – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 03 March 2016
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International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
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News this month
Arts Council announces new training initiative on ways to engage the public with architecture: Extending Architecture
The Arts Council is introducing training for cultural practitioners with an interest in programming, exploring and sharing the cultural and artistic value of architecture with the public.
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Arts and Health Check Up, Check In – 29 January 2015, Dublin
Bookings are now being accepted for Arts and Health Check Up, Check In
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Creative Connections - Arts and Disability Conversation and Showcase
The Creative Connections conference taking place on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 January 2016 in Galway will offer an unprecedented opportunity to explore issues and share ideas around arts and disability.
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The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016 is titled ART: 2016. The Arts Council is placing ‘the artist and the arts’ at the centre of how it responds to the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Grants and Awards
Arts Council announces Round 2 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2016

The Arts Council announces Round 2 of the 2016 Festivals and Events Scheme (FES). The objective of the scheme is to support a diverse range of arts festivals and events.
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Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme: 2016 Deadlines
Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The Scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.
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Young Ensembles Scheme 2016 opens on 5 January 2015
The deadline for the Young Ensembles Scheme is Thursday 4 February 2016 at 5:30pm. Applications will be accepted online from Tuesday 5 January 2016.
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Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 18 February 2016
The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Award is Thursday 18 February 2016 at 5.30pm.
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Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 18 February 2016
The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 18 February 2016 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 19 January 2016.
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Project awards – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 03 March 2016

The Arts Council will offer the following Project awards :  Arts Participation Project Award, Circus Project Award, Dance Project Award, Film Project Award, Music Project Award, Street Arts and Spectacle Project Award, Theatre Project Award. 

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Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
This month the Culture Office looks back on 2015, highlighting some current Creative Europe projects. We also provide notice of the Culture Sub-Programme Travel Award and a new website for finding European partners.
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Heritage in Motion
The New Multimedia Competition on European Heritage application process closes on 15 January 2016.
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