Feature Article
Welcome to our September Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council announces €350,000 local arts collaborative awards
Arts Council announces recipient of Jerome Hynes Fellowship 2018/2019
Local Creative Youth Partnerships
Writer’s Fellowship position in Trinity College Dublin
Child Safeguarding – information clinics for the arts sector
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2019 Round 2
News from the community
ORIGINS 2018 Graduate Show
SEA CHANGE: IADT 21 Years of art, film and animation
Irish Writers Centre: Upcoming Deadlines
Age & Opportunity Creative Exchanges bursary in association with Music Network
Creative Europe Desk
Creative Europe Culture Information session and workshop – Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford on Monday 8th Oct 2018
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 sees the launch of a new Heritage Award
Are you looking for European partners for a Creative Europe cooperation project?
Are you currently developing a proposal for Creative Europe Co-operation projects?
Creative Europe funded project Voyage Inside a Blind Experience launches exhibition in the Glucksman Cork
Welcome to our September Newsletter

After a wonderful summer for the arts, we move towards autumn, but I can confirm already that, far from slowing down, our artists and arts organisations are planning a huge range of excellent work between now and the end of the year.


Let me flag just one event from the hundreds that will take place across Ireland. We are particularly excited to welcome the public to our offices in Dublin on Culture Night (Friday 21 September), where we will be showcasing new artworks from the Arts Council Collection.


On display for the first time will be three works: an ambitious installation, Exquisite tempo sector, by Barbara Knezevic; and two large paintings, Protest Crowd, Chicago USA, Trump Rally (2016) 1 & 2 by Joy Gerrard.


We are very proud of the Arts Council Collection. It was established in 1962, and is comprised of almost 1,100 works of modern and contemporary art. At any one time, about half of the Collection is on display all around the country, and the works are available for public organisations and bodies to borrow and showcase for the benefit of the public. We also co-ordinate a programme of exhibitions with galleries and arts venues, in Ireland and occasionally abroad.


The Arts Council will also be collaborating with RTÉ’s Arena as part Culture Night at Collins Barracks, National Museum of Ireland. The exciting programme for the evening will be broadcast live and will feature writers and artists supported by the Arts Council in a specially curated element of the programme.


Finally, can I remind organisations that the window for applications to our funding scheme, Strategic Funding, is still open. The deadline is 17:30 on Thursday 6 September, but my best advice to those applying is not to leave it until the last minute, just ar eagla na h-eagla.


Best wishes,


Orlaith McBride