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1. Arts Council statement on Budget allocation

2. Artist in the Community Scheme: Four Essays

3. Guidelines for Good Practice for Participatory Arts in Healthcare Contexts

4. Deadline for Bursary Award: 5:30pm, Thursday 21 January, 2010

5. Decisions: the latest rounds of Deis

6. Curators for Venice Architecture Biennale 2010 announced

7. News from the arts community

8. International news from the Cultural Contact Point

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Vol 7 Issue 4
18 December 2009

Welcome to the December edition of the Arts Council newsletter

In December the Arts Council received its budget allocation of €69.15 million for 2010.  This level of funding, despite the enormous pressure on public resources, underscores the commitment to the arts of the Government and, in particular, of the Minister for the Arts, Sport and Tourism, Martin Cullen TD.

The allocation does represent a significant reduction in funding, and its impact, along with previous reductions, will be felt hard across the sector. In 2009, with a final grant-in-aid of €73.35 million, the Arts Council did everything possible to minimise the effect of the reductions in its grant to artists and organisations and get best value for public money. The Council used savings from previous years and even allocated some of 2010 its budget in advance. While this meant we were able to invest almost €78 million in 2009, simple arithmetic dictates that the drop to 2010 levels will be all the more difficult.

Nonetheless, the Arts Council is best placed to invest this money wisely, and we will redouble our efforts to ensure that people right across the country have access to the best of the arts in 2010.

The full statement from our Chairman, Pat Moylan, is available to read in this month’s newsletter.

Elsewhere in the newsletter we include a notice on a new publication from Create and the Arts Council which includes four essays from recipients of the Artist in the Community Scheme. We also have information on a recent publication entitled Guidelines for Good Practice for Participatory Arts in Healthcare Contexts which was published by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, the Health Service Executive South (Cork) Arts and Health programme, with financial support from the Arts Council.   The Guidelines are designed to present clear, concise and user-friendly direction to those working in the area of participatory arts in healthcare contexts.

Also this month we include a reminder on the deadline for the next round of bursary awards, we also announce the recipients for the latest rounds of Deis and we include information on the appointment of the curators who will represent Ireland at the Architecture Biennale in Venice.

Finally, the newsletter rounds off with our regular article on news from the arts community and international opportunities from the Cultural Contact Point.

Mary Cloake,
Director

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1. Arts Council statement on Budget allocation

The Arts Council's statement on its Budget allocation of €69.15 million for 2010.

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2. Artist in the Community Scheme: Four Essays

A new publication from Create and the Arts Council highlights the exciting practice of artists working with diverse communities.

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3. Guidelines for Good Practice for Participatory Arts in Healthcare Contexts

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust and the Health Service Executive South (Cork) Arts and Health Programme, with financial support from the Arts Council, recently published Guidelines for Good Practice for Participatory Arts in Healthcare Contexts.

Read more


4. Deadline for Bursary Award: 5:30pm, Thursday 21 January, 2010

The closing date for receipt of applications for the Bursary Award is 5:30pm on Thursday 21 January 2010.

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5. Decisions: the latest rounds of Deis

We announce the recipients of the latest rounds of Deis.

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6. Curators for Venice Architecture Biennale 2010 announced

The Arts Council and Culture Ireland have announced the appointment of the curators who will represent Ireland at the Architecture Biennale in Venice.

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7. News from the arts community

Opportunities from the arts community in December includes: information on how to submit work to the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival; a call for entries to the Fresh Film Festival; information on how to apply for a residence programme in the United States and finally a call for performers for the St Patricks Day Parade and Festival in London.

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8. International news from the Cultural Contact Point

News from the CCP in December includes: online application forms for literary translation projects; the updated Programme Guide is now online; the recipients of the pilot project for artist mobility are announced; SPACE (Supporting Performing Arts Circulation in Europe) has launched a training programme aimed at professional programmers; the Barcelona Dance Award extends the 2010 international invitation to dancers and dance schools/groups; the EACEA calls for experts and we remind you of to stay up to date with EU funding programmes using the EACEA website.

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