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Creative Production Services – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme
Laureate for Irish Fiction Public Events
Danny Denton announced as Writer-in-Residence at University College Cork 2019-20.
Arts Council Confirmation: Alan Gilsenan appointed as Film Artist in Residence at UCC
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2
Last Call for Travel and Training Awards for festivals in 2019
News from the community
Call for proposals: From Access to Inclusion 2020; an Arts and Culture Summit.
Join Create and partners Crawford Art Gallery (Cork), Counterpoints Arts (London), Cork City Arts Office and Heart of Glass (St Helens) for Create’s 2019 Networking Day for Collaborative Arts.
The Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2020
Arts & Disability Ireland and The Kennedy Center present: From Access to Inclusion 2020, an Arts and Culture Summit from 11th – 14th May 2020.
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Creative Production Services – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme

The Arts Council invites interested parties (or partnerships) to apply for funding to support the provision of creative production services on a resource-sharing basis for professional theatre in Ireland.

 

As part of its policy and strategy for theatre arising out of its ten-year strategy Making Great Art Work, The Arts Council now wishes to pilot a resource-sharing scheme that will support the development of a creative production services for professional theatre in Ireland. The objective is to test whether this type of initiative can enhance supports to independent theatre artists and makers, thereby enabling a more effective use of available resources, and reducing the need for independent artists to create formal producing structures around themselves.

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Laureate for Irish Fiction Public Events

On Saturday 7th September, Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry will visit Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy, Co. Derry for a reading and Q & A. On  Sunday October 6th, he will deliver his second annual lecture at the Gate Theatre.

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Danny Denton announced as Writer-in-Residence at University College Cork 2019-20.

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the appointment of novelist Danny Denton as Writer-in-Residence at University College Cork.  The Writer-in-Residence role is jointly funded by the Arts Council and UCC.

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Arts Council Confirmation: Alan Gilsenan appointed as Film Artist in Residence at UCC

The Arts Council and University College Cork are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Gilsenan as Film Artist in Residence for 2019–2020.

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Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2

The Arts Council announces the second of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between July and December 2020.

The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community.

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Last Call for Travel and Training Awards for festivals in 2019

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the continuation of support to festivals to help develop their programming and organisational capacity through individual training and travel awards.

The award will provide outbound travel and training support for festival representatives such as programmers, festival curators and directors to enhance their festival programme development; and inbound awards that allow festival organisations to establish relationships abroad with the aim of developing their programming, marketing and/or administrative/operational capacity.

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News from the community
Call for proposals: From Access to Inclusion 2020; an Arts and Culture Summit.

Arts & Disability Ireland and The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Office of VSA and Accessibility are proud to announce a call for proposals for a unique European Summit titled From Access to Inclusion 2020 taking place from 11th - 14th May in Dublin, Ireland.

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Join Create and partners Crawford Art Gallery (Cork), Counterpoints Arts (London), Cork City Arts Office and Heart of Glass (St Helens) for Create’s 2019 Networking Day for Collaborative Arts.

We invite you to a day of exchange and learning about artists’ practices, which operate in the spaces between socially engaged arts, pedagogy, and politics, in order to activate, stimulate, critique, and make change. The Networking Day promises to open up a space for us all to ask a shared and urgent question: how can collaborative forms of arts practice – engaging with the embodied experiences and knowledge of citizens – initiate and implement real civic agency and significant momentum for social change?

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The Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2020

Described by The Irish Times as a 'Dragon's Den for writers', the Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents, giving novelists the opportunity to bypass the slush pile, pitch their ideas and place their synopsis and sample chapters directly into the hands of publishers and agents.

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Arts & Disability Ireland and The Kennedy Center present: From Access to Inclusion 2020, an Arts and Culture Summit from 11th – 14th May 2020.

From Access to Inclusion 2020 will gather the most innovative and thought provoking leaders and advocates in access and inclusion in arts and culture.

This dynamic Summit will be a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new and innovative ways to create accessible and inclusive experiences. 

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