5. The Arts Council announces funding for artistic projects across artforms
The Arts Council is pleased to announce the funding for the New Work Project Award and the Once-off Project Award for 2009.
The New Work Project Award is focused on artistic innovation. The primary purpose of this award is to facilitate the development and/or making of innovative and challenging new work or working processes. This award prioritises projects that extend the boundaries and deepen the experience and understanding of the relevant artform and/or arts practice. In 2009, the Arts Council received 120 applications for this award, and offers of funding have been made to 13 applicants, totalling over €281,000.
The Once-off Project Award, is focused on audiences and engagement. The primary purpose of this award is to support ambitious, high-quality, stand-alone initiatives that specifically deliver a presentation to or an engagement with an audience or public. The award prioritises projects which have the potential to reach new audiences or participants, or which create new opportunities or contexts for engaging with one of the relevant artforms. In 2009, the Arts Council received a total of 108 applications for this award, and offers of funding have been made to 18 applicants, totalling over €600,000.
To view the artists and organisations in receipt of funding - please go to the decisions database on the Arts Council website: select ‘new work project award'; or once-off project award‘ from the 'Fund' menu; select the year '2009' and click on 'Search'