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1. Announcement of Arts Audiences' work programme

2. Venice architecture biennale 2012 announced

3. Touring and Dissemination of Work, Round 1 – January to June 2013

4 Deadline for Young Ensemble Scheme 2012

5. Elizabeth Macconchy Composition Fellowship – deadline Thursday 3 May, 2012

6. Deadline for Frameworks animation scheme announced

7.Reminder: Opera production award, deadline 17 May 2012

8. Reminder: Deis Recording Award 2012 - closing date 5:30pm, Thursday 5 April 2012

9. Lime Tree Theatre announced the appointment of its first ever Theatre Manager

10. Leading Irish Musicians call on Irish Music Community to join the love

11. News from the Community

12. International news from the Cultural Contact Point
Announcement of Aarts Audiences' work programme

1. Announcement of AA work programme

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Vol 9 Issue 7
30 March 2012

12. International news from the Cultural Contact Point

Creative Europe EU Funding Seminars in Kilkenny and Dublin hosted by Nessa Childers MEP



Wednesday 4 April 11am – 2pm(including refreshments and light lunch)

The Pembroke Hotel ,Patrick's Street, Kilkenny City



Thurssday 5 April 11am – 2pm (including refreshments and light lunch)

European Parliament Offices, Molesworth St, Dublin 2

The seminars are primarily designed for those working professionally in cultural organisations, both private and public. They will address future funding opportunities for the cultural and creative sectors in Europe and will also provide an opportunity for a discussion on how the upcoming Creative Europe
funding programme may be shaped.

The seminars are free of charge however you will need to register in advance by contacting Bronwen Maher at nessachildersmep@gmail.com



Selection results for two categories under Strand 1 of the EU Culture Programme are now online!

Strand 1 is intended to help cultural organisations, such as theatres, museums, professional associations, research centers, universities, cultural institutes and public authorities from different countries participating in the Programme to cooperate so that different sectors can work together and extend their cultural and artistic reach across borders.

Cultural organisations are given support for projects to work together across borders and to create and implement cultural and artistic activities.

You can read more about this strand here

Strand 1.1, supports multi-annual, trans-national cultural links by encouraging a minimum of six
cultural operators from at least six eligible ountries to cooperate and work within and across sectors to
develop joint cultural activities.

There were 54 applications under this category with 14 projects selected, including the Dublin
Ulster Bank Theatre Festival is a partner in a successful project entitled Next Step – The Second Generation, which is lead by the Belgian festival Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

You can read about all this successful projects under strand 1.1 here.

Strand 1.2.1 supports Actions shared by at least three cultural operators, working within and
across sectors, from at least three eligible countries. Actions that explore means of long-term co-operation are especially targeted.

There were 318 applications under this category with 112 projects selected, including four
successful projects that involved Irish partners. You can full details of the successful projects under strand 1.2.1 here.

The deadline for Strand 1.1 and 1.2.1 is 3 October 2012 and you can read more about it here.


Selection results for Strand 2 of the EU Culture Programme now online!

The Culture Programme supports organisations working at European level in the field of culture by offering operating grants under Strand 2. There are three categories of organisations are eligible to apply: Ambassadors, Advocacy networks and Policy support structures for the Cultural Agenda.

55 applications were submitted and 16 organisations were successful, including EIDD - Design for All Europe, based in Ireland.

Which European cultural organizations were successful? You will find full details of the successful projects: here

The deadline for Strand 2 is 18 September 2012 and you can read more about it here.


Call for proposals: Strand 3.2 Youth n Action: ‘Youth in the world’: Cooperation with countries other than the neighbouring countries of the European Union

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support projects, which promote cooperation in the youth sector between Youth in Action Programme Countries and Partner Countries other than those which are neighbours of the European Union.

It is addressed to organisations working in the youth sector that are interested in running projects promoting cooperation in this field, involving youth workers and youth leaders, young people themselves and other actors involved in youth organisations and structures.

Deadline for submission of applications: 15 May 2012 (date of the postmark being conclusive)

Projects must start between 1 September 2012 and 31 December 2012

Duration minimum 6 months and maximum 12 months

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded here.


The Arts Council hosts the EU Cultural Contact Point Ireland: your resource for European funding for culture

The Culture Programme 2007–2013 was established to enhance the cultural area shared by all Europeans, which is based on a common cultural heritage through the development of cooperation activities among cultural operators from 37 eligible countries.

The Programme offers funding opportunities to all cultural sections and all categories of cultural operators contributing to the development of cultural cooperation at European level, with a view to encouraging the emergence of European citizenship.

With a total budget of 400 million EUR for 2007 – 2013 the Programme co-finances around 300 different cultural actions per year.

Cultural Contact Points (CCPs) are established in all countries participating in the EU Culture Programme and their role is to promote the programme at local, regional and national level.

The CCP Ireland is co-funded by the Arts Council and is based in their offices. The CCP provides practical advice and support to those interested in applying for funding under the Culture Programme.  The CCP Ireland hosts a website http://www.ccp.ie and Twitter account @CCPIreland. Please contact us either by email ccp@artscouncil.ie / katie.lowry@artscouncil.ie or by telephone on 01 618 0248.

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