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Information clinic – Literature Bursary Award

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Vol 11 Issue 9
03 June 2014

Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter

Festivals are a key way the Arts Council support art forms and greater access to the arts around the country. They are a central plank of arts policy and an important part of the lives of communities. Festivals are stages to exhibit excellence in places away from the mainstream. They are unique collaborations that fuse art, audience and place. They are opportunities for fun and enjoyment. Socially, economically and most importantly artistically we are beginning a summer season where big and small festivals, regardless of the Irish weather, will put Ireland on the map and bring visitors both Irish and foreign around the country.

The Arts Council are funding eight multi-disciplinary arts (MDA) festivals in 2014 through the grants programme, 130 through the Festivals and Events Scheme (FES) in addition to a cohort of single art-form festivals throughout the country. MDA festivals are often at the forefront of identifying new and different work, and presenting it to wider audiences.

Smaller festivals are very often hugely important for community life, giving people a high point of focus and enthusiasm, for the year.  The Arts Council has recently announced here details of successful recipients under round two of the Festivals and Events Scheme for 2014, aimed at small locally-based events and festivals that have requested funding from the Council of up to €40,000. A total of €307,500 has been awarded to 72 festivals and events throughout the country from 199 applications received.

From Kilkenny to Galway, from Earagail to Eigse, Carlow and Clifden a great array of art and talent can be encountered. An eclectic and interesting mix of events, informed by an in depth knowledge of their local and visiting audiences, will be presented. In specialist festivals such as the Dublin Dance Festival, West Cork Music, Dublin Theatre Festival and Wexford Festival Opera throughout the year, festivals are both an exciting engagement between artists and audience as well as a strong life-force in communities. Local people as well as visitors from around the country and abroad give places in-festival a remarkable spontaneity and sense of enthusiasm.

Yours sincerely,

                                        

Orlaith McBride Director

 


Reminder: Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 5 June 2014

Time is running out. The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Award is Thursday 5 June, 2014 at 5.30pm.

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Alert from the Visual Arts team

Please note that there will only be one round of the Project Award in Visual Arts in 2015. This means that the upcoming deadline of Thursday, 28 August 2014 for the Project Award Round 1 2015 will be the only available award for visual arts projects taking place in 2015. Please note that any application made under this Round must commence by November 2015 at the latest.



Beyond Borders

The Arts Council is partnering with PRS for Music Foundation (UK), Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, on the co-commissioning programme, Beyond Borders this year
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Project awards 2015 – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 28 August 2014

The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the listed artform/arts practice areas. The award guidelines for each award will be available to downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website by end of June.

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Information clinic – Literature Bursary Award

In advance of this deadline, the Arts Council will hold an information clinic in the Irish Writers' Centre to offer advice and information on the application process.

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Eoin Colfer announced as Laureate na nÓg by Minister Fergus O’Dowd

Eoin Colfer was announced as the third Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, at a special event at the Arts Council on Thursday, 8 May
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€307,500 offered to 72 festivals and events across Ireland

The Arts Council has announced details of successful recipients under round two of the Festivals and Events Scheme for 2014. This specific funding programme is aimed at small locally-based events and festivals that have requested funding from the Council of up to €40,000.

Read more


News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office

Creative Europe Desk networking reception and change of email address
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