Information event on the European Culture Programme for traditional arts organisations and practitioners: Thursday, 21 October at 11 am in the Arts Council
The Cultural Contact Point, in collaboration with the traditional arts team are holding an information event in the Arts Council on 21 October from 11am to 2pm.
The Culture Programme provides funding to organisations for projects and operating grants.
Project funding is available for trans-national co-operation projects, literary translations and festivals. Operating grants are available for organisations which operate on a European level.
This information day will address all of the programme's priorities and will also provide details on funding opportunities relevant to traditional arts practitioners under the Culture Programme in 2010.
Facilitating the meeting will be Niamh McCabe and Louise Duggan (Cultural Contact Point, Ireland) along with the traditional arts team and guest speakers.
Further information and registration
The event is free but booking is essential as places are limited.
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