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RAISE Phase 3 - Call for Expressions of Interest
Theatre Funding Clinics
The Arts Council announces successful recipients of Authored Works and Reel Art awards
Young Ensembles Scheme 2021
Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021
Invitation to Collaboration | In the Open | Faoin Spéir
Grants and Awards
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 1 April 2021
Agility Award 2021, Round 1
Arts Grant Funding 2022
Project Awards, Thursday, 15 April 2021
Theatre Project Award - Upcoming deadline
Creative Europe Desk
IN FOCUS Briefing Webinar
News from the community
Live out Loud – celebrating LGBTI+ youth
Job Description for the post of Deputy Director at the Irish Writers Centre
Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory - Irish Choreographers Move to Screen – Call for submissions
You, Fin and the Play Between
From Access to Inclusion, an Arts and Culture Summit
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RAISE Phase 3 - Call for Expressions of Interest

Having delivered the first two phases of the RAISE programme with our programme delivery partners O'Kennedy Consulting, we are delighted to confirm the launch of RAISE Phase 3 and to invite organisations to submit an expression of interest to participate in this RAISE Programme.

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Theatre Funding Clinics

The Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics for theatre artists to give an overview of upcoming funding opportunities and discuss how the Arts Council funding process operates followed by a Q&A session. Rachel West, Head of Theatre, will be running these clinics with the assistance of Hannah Gordis, Theatre Assistant, and Elaine Connolly, Theatre Officer.

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The Arts Council announces successful recipients of Authored Works and Reel Art awards

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the successful recipients of its 2020 Authored Works and Reel Art Awards. Tadhg O’Sullivan (Inland Films) has been selected for the Authored Works award, while Alan Gilsenan (Yellow Asylum Films) and Luke McManus are the latest recipients of Reel Art awards.

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Young Ensembles Scheme 2021

The deadline for the Young Ensembles Scheme is Thursday 15 April 2021 at 5:30pm. The primary purpose of the Young Ensembles Scheme is to support groups of young people between the ages of ten and twenty-four to create or actively engage with ambitious and original work together in any artform. The scheme has two strands.

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Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021

The Arts Council is pleased to announce Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021.

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Invitation to Collaboration | In the Open | Faoin Spéir

The Arts Council is pleased to announce In the Open | Faoin Spéir, a special purpose funding scheme in 2021, developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose is to generate a sustained and curated programme of multidisciplinary, inclusive arts activity in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland between July 2021 and April 2022.

Webinar for applicants: 18 February 2021, 2pm – 3:30pm

Deadline for applications: 22 April 2021, 5:30pm

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Grants and Awards
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 1 April 2021

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Recording & Publication Award is Thursday 1 April, 2021 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

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Agility Award 2021, Round 1

The window for making an application will open on Tuesday 9 March, 2021.

The Agility Award is open to individual artists and arts professionals, and is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.

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Arts Grant Funding 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 27 May 2021. The application window will open on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

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Project Awards, Thursday, 15 April 2021

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is 5.30pm Thursday, 15 April 2021. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 16 March, 2021.

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Theatre Project Award - Upcoming deadline

The upcoming Theatre Project Award deadline of the 15 April 2021 will be a development round only with Strand 1 (Play Development) and Strand 2 (Theatre Creation).  

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Creative Europe Desk
IN FOCUS Briefing Webinar

The Culture Office of the Creative Europe Desk Ireland is delighted to host a briefing webinar for the new mobility call for Architecture from i-Portunus. This briefing will be specifically about who is eligible and what the funding is for- join us as we take you through the guidelines and the application process on our briefing webinar.

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News from the community
Live out Loud – celebrating LGBTI+ youth

Live Out Loud is a national campaign that celebrates LGBTI+ youth and shows how they are visible, valued and included in culture, society and sport. The campaign invites submissions from arts organisations showing how LGBTI+ youth are visible, valued and included in the arts.

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Job Description for the post of Deputy Director at the Irish Writers Centre

In this new senior-level managerial role, reporting to the CEO/Director, the post holder will have responsibility for the overall management of the IWC’s operations and its resources and finances, its premises and management of the team in Parnell Square. The Deputy Director will support the CEO/Director in the day to day running of the IWC, overseeing the staff team, business development planning, and operational oversight of the organisation.

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Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory - Irish Choreographers Move to Screen – Call for submissions

Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory (WSL) announces a call to Irish-based choreographers who have been compelled to move their work from live studio or stage to the medium of film/video during the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020.  Up to three choreographers will be chosen to take part in a curated event during WSL festival in April 2021.

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You, Fin and the Play Between

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Graffiti Theatre and TYA Ireland are excited to collaborate with International TYA Playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer to host a new playwriting programme for writers and theatre makers in Ireland who are interested in writing plays for young audiences.

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From Access to Inclusion, an Arts and Culture Summit

From Access to Inclusion is an Arts and Culture Summit that gathers the most thought-provoking leaders and advocates from across the globe. This dynamic international Summit is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new and innovative ways to create accessible and inclusive experiences.

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