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Welcome to the May edition of our Newsletter
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ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
New Laureate na nÓg to be announced on 17 May
Film Artist In Residence Screenwriter
Grants and Awards
Main Revenue Funding Programmes: Early grant application deadline
Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 9 June 2016
Engaging with Architecture Scheme closing date - 5:30pm, Thursday, 9 June, 2016
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 14 July 2016
News from the community
Words Ireland Literature Conference – 19 May
ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
Events in May - Open Call National Projects

Future Histories

Curated by Níamh Murphy and Áine Phillips, Performance Art Live Foundation

Artists: Michelle Browne, Fergus Byrne, Brian Connolly, Pauline Cummins, Francis Fay, Debbie Guinnane, Sandra Johnston, Dr. Laura McAtackney, Danny McCarthy, Ciara McKeon, Alastair McLennan, Níamh Murphy, Katherine Nolan, Sinéad O’Donnell, Méabh Redmond, Dominic Thorpe and Helena Walsh.

Future Histories will be a one-day, 12-hour, live performance art and digital media event at Kilmainham Gaol. Sixteen Irish artists and an historical archeologist will respond to the site and its iconic, historical associations with the 1916 Easter Rising. Exploring themes of nationality, freedom and gender through time-based performances, the invited artists will engage with the centenary commemoration by creating contemporary perspectives on our shared past, conflicts, crises and passions in relation to the Rising and its greatest monument, Kilmainham Gaol.

LIVE PERFORMANCE ART AND DIGITAL MEDIA EVENT
10am – 10pm, Saturday 21 May 2016
Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin 8

Future Histories is a free ticketed event. Tickets may be booked at eventbrite here

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/FutureHistories2016
https://twitter.com/FutureHistory16


TOURING


The Plough and The Stars


The National Opera House, Wexford
4–7 May 2016


Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
10–14 May 2016


Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time. Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes will bring a new perspective to Sean O’Casey’s absorbing play.

The Plough and The Stars is presented by The Abbey Theatre and supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

For more information, please visit www.abbeytheatre.ie

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