Feature Article
Welcome to our June Newsletter
News this month
Procurement of Arts Advisers
Traditional Artist in Residence
Upcoming Information Clinic for the Young People, Children and Education Bursary Award
The Arts Council congratulates Grafton Architects
Tremble Tremble An exhibition by Jesse Jones
Dignity and Respect at Work
The Fictional Home: The Laureate for Irish Fiction at Galway International Arts Festival
Grants and Awards
New round of ilDÁNA announced
The Arts Council announces 2018 Visual Arts Bursary Award Round 2, 2018, including Strand 1 (Visual Artists) and Strand 2 (Curators).
Deadline: Bursary Awards 2018
Preliminary notice regarding new film initiative, Authored Works, and Reel Art 2018
News from the community
Carriage Return:New Work by Julie Merriman
The John Montague International Poetry Fellowship
Welcome to our June Newsletter

It’s June already, the sun is shining (for now, in any case), and our festival ‘season’ is up and running, the length and breadth of the country. This is a special time for us, with a magnificent range of excellent work being made. So I would encourage everyone to engage with the arts in the weeks and months ahead – you won’t be disappointed.


Meanwhile in the Arts Council our work of planning and developing our work continues. This month we will announce the schools that will participate in our Creative Schools pilot, which is a key element in the Government’s Creative Ireland programme.


In addition, we have almost completed assessments on our new funding programme, Arts Grant Funding -- decisions on which will be announced towards the end of this month. This is the second funding stream within our new Funding Framework, and is intended to support artists and organisations in the creation and delivery of exciting and innovative work.


The focus of Arts Grant Funding is to deliver outcomes that develop the arts, either by generating high-quality arts experiences for the public or by providing excellent services, resources or facilities that support the work of artists or the wider arts sector.


Taken in tandem with Strategic Funding, Venues Funding and Partnership funding, the announcement of decisions on Arts Grant Funding will mark the end of the first phase of the introduction of our new funding programmes as part of the delivery of our ten-year strategy.



Best wishes,


Orlaith McBride