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Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter.
News this month
Visual Arts Workspace Grant Awards 2018
Procurement of Arts Advisers
Public Art Commissioner - Seamus Heaney: A Work of Public Art
Changes to Traditional Arts Funding in 2018
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools Opportunities
Theatre Information Session | 14th February in Dublin
Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021: Announcement Events
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2019 Round 1
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 3 May 2018
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 5 April 2018
Project awards – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 15 February 2018
News from the community
glór welcomes Film Shorts Submissions for Spring 2018
PlatForms - a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work
€245,500 announced for Music Capital Scheme
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance
Creative Europe Desk
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Irish programme
Have your say on EU Culture funding after 2020 – consultation period up to 10th January to 8th March 2018
EU Copyright Law: What does it mean for artists?
Support for European Cooperation Projects 2018
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 3 May 2018

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 3 May, 2018 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 3 April 2018.

The following awards are available:

  • Music Commissions Award
  • Traditional Arts Commissions Award
  • Opera Commissions Award

The primary purpose of the award is to facilitate creative partnerships between a range of commissioners and artists. The Commissions Award supports fees paid to artists. The process must lead to some form of dissemination or presentation of the commissioned work in Ireland or abroad.

The award is open to individuals or organisations including artists, arts professionals, ensembles, local authorities, production companies and other agencies. Applications can only be made by the commissioner and not by the artist to be commissioned.

Award Guidelines for these awards will published on the available fundingsection on our website.

Please note

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. The commissioner and the artist/s to be commissioned must both be registered with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.