Feature Article
Welcome to the October edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
Giving Voice: Antigone and the dishonoured dead
Arts Council announces Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC.
Silent Moves Ignite tour
Grants and Awards
Young People, Children and Education (YPCE) Programme Activity Fund 2016
Arts Audiences News
Arts Audiences news
News from the community
Save the Date.. Arts and Disability Conference, January 2016
Save the Date: Create Networking Day for Collaborative Arts
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme decisions - Second Round 2015
Music Capital Scheme 2015 opened for applications
Descendants of 1916 Sought for Traditional Music Project
Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office

Spotlight on European Funding at Baboro International Arts Festival for Children – Wednesday 14 October


We are collaborating with Baboró in their Talking About and Spotlight Series to bring you a panel discussion from Irish and international experts to talk about international projects and European funding.  Are you trying to get your hands on European funding for a new work? Are European funded projects accessible to Irish artists? Is the funding worth the effort? Hear first hand experiences of European projects at this free event. Chaired by Dani Gill of Cúirt, the panel will include Marc MacLochlainn (Branar), Ingrid Wolff (Festival 2 Turven Hoog, Netherlands), Stephen Midlane (Polka Theatre UK) and Orla Kenny (Kids’ Own/Practice.ie).  The discussion will be followed by a networking wine reception. 


Date:  14 October 2015, 6.30pm

Location:  Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway

See Baboró website for booking information




Registrations now open for European Culture Forum 2015!


The bi-annual European Culture Forum is taking place in Brussels on the 26 and 27 of November 2015.


The Culture Forum is intended to provide a space for European policy makers and the cultural and creative sectors to meet and discuss some of the challenges and new developments in the field of culture.


This year’s Forum seeks to address the ways in which talent and creativity can boost growth and jobs and how culture can strengthen Europe globally. The Forum will also look at culture and the digital single market and social cohesion and intercultural dialogue.


If you are interested in European cultural policy and projects the Forum provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from the European Commission and also meet and network with European colleagues.


You can find the full programme here where you can also register for the event



Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme launches new website


The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) 2014 – 2018 is an ambitious multi-annual EU funded partnership project led by Irish organisation Create.  The transnational programme of events, running over 4 years, seeks to improve and open up opportunities for artists working collaboratively across Europe. 


There are different strands to the CAPP Programme including national and international professional development opportunities, artist residencies, commissioned works, public presentations and debates, finishing with a major showcase in 2018.


The CAPP project has recently launched a website where you can learn more about the project:




The CAPP partners will be working with Artway of Thinking at this year’s Venice Biennale. You can read more in the press release here (pdf).



Invite the Culture Office to speak at your event


Along with organising our own events, the Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office is regularly invited to speak at events across the country. The Culture Office presents the EU funding opportunities available under the Creative Europe Programme and offers advice on how to build partnerships and develop European projects.


If your organisation is planning a conference, seminar, workshop or partner meeting that would benefit from input or attendance by the Culture Office please contact us on cedculture@artscouncil.ie.


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