Feature Article
Welcome to the August edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Theatre Funding Clinics
A Guide for Working in Intercultural Contexts
Places Matter - Building inclusion in the arts
PRESENTATION AND Q&A - Public Sentiment Research
Research tender published for Culture Night
Grants and Awards
Arts Centre Funding 2021
Deadline: Strategic Funding 2021
Capacity Building Support Scheme
Deadline: Commissions Award, Thursday, 17 September, 2020
Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2020
Professional Development Award
Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 10 September, 2020
Re-opening of Creative Production Supports – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme
News from the community
Job Opportunity: COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING OFFICER
Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2020

Through its film awards, the Arts Council is interested in creating an environment in which film artists have the freedom to make work of an experimental and/or non-narrative nature and are given opportunities to make highly creative authored work for cinema exhibition.

In advance of upcoming deadlines for Reel Art, Authored Works and the Film Project award, the Arts Council, in association with AEMI, will hold an online information clinic on Wednesday 5th August at 11am. Prospective applicants are invited to attend the clinic where representatives from the Arts Council will discuss the awards and answer queries.

Those interested in attending should register by emailing info@aemi.ie .

Upcoming awards and deadlines

Film Project 2021 Award – deadline 17:30 Thursday 10th September 2020

The purpose of the Film Project Award is to support the making of high-quality and creatively ambitious film work of an experimental nature that would be unlikely to receive support from other funding sources. The work should be filmic and be made with a view to engaging and challenging audiences. It should be made for public exhibition in cinema settings in the first instance, though secondary exhibition in other contexts and on digital platforms may follow.

Applications for the Film Project Award must be made directly to the Arts Council before 17:30 on Thursday 10th September 2020. The window for making applications opens on Tuesday 11th August 2020. Guidelines and details of the application process will be published in July 2020.

Authored Works Award – deadline 17:30 Thursday 1 October 2020

The purpose of Authored Works is to provide film artists with the creative and editorial freedom to make a feature-length authored cultural film work from a strong artistic point of view. Films must be artist-led.  One film will be supported in 2020. A total fund of up to €200,000 will be made available to the successful applicant (to include a production budget of €185,000 and further exhibition support of €15,000). Only films that can be made within this budget will be considered. The film must be completed to premiere at the Irish Film Institute, our exhibition partner, at an agreed date in 2022.

Applications for Authored Works Award must be made directly to the Arts Council before 17:30 on Thursday, 1 October 2020. The window for making applications opens on 1 September 2020. Guidelines and details of the application process will be published in August 2020 on our website on the available funding section. 

 

Reel Art Award – deadline 17:30 Thursday 8 October 2020

The purpose of Reel Art is to provide film artists with the opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition. Two films will be supported in 2020. A total fund of up to €102,500 will be made available to each of the successful applicants (to include a production budget of €90,000 and further exhibition support of €12,500). Only films that can be made within this budget will be considered. The films must be completed to premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival, our exhibition partner, in February 2022.

Applications for Reel Art Award must be made directly to the Arts Council before 17:30 on Thursday, 8 October 2020. The window for making applications opens on 8 September 2020. Guidelines and details of the application process will be published in Augus 2020 on our website on the available funding section.

Please note:  Applications for all awards will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. It is recommended that new applicants allow five working days for registration before making an application.