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Tradition Now 2019 at the National Concert Hall presented in partnership with The Arts Council
Date for the diary - Festival Conference 2020
Creative Writing Fellow position at University of Limerick in 2020
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools: Another 150 new schools announced
Creative Schools National Celebration Events
Tender published to manage and deliver Creative Places Tuam
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2
Travel and Training Awards for festivals in 2019
News from the community
Chief Executive Officer: Dance Ireland
Creative Europe Desk
Free Creative Europe networking event during Dublin Theatre Festival
Music Moves Europe: Call for applications
European Union Youth Orchestra 2020 Auditions in IRELAND!
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Tradition Now 2019 at the National Concert Hall presented in partnership with The Arts Council

Tradition Now, the National Concert Hall’s traditional music series takes a unique look at the evolution of traditional music and provides a platform for forward-thinking musicians. This year’s series sees performances by Irish and International artists such as singer/songwriter Lisa O’Neill, musicians Catherine Ennis, Steve Cooney, Sam Amidon and a dedicated programme for children and young people with Kíla and Ceol Connected from 1st to 6th October. 

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Date for the diary - Festival Conference 2020

As part of the Arts Council’s policy commitment  to support festival organisations to build their capacity,  the Arts Council announces a new festival conference initiative to take place in 2020. The one day conference will provide information, and networking opportunities for all festivals across Ireland.

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Creative Writing Fellow position at University of Limerick in 2020

Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation for the position of Creative Writing Fellow at University of Limerick in 2020.  Closing Date: 14 October 2019, 5:00 pm.

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Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools: Another 150 new schools announced

150 new schools across Ireland will participate in the Creative Schools initiative in 2019-20. They will join the 150 schools from 2018 who are continuing on their journey for a second year in 2019-20. The range of schools includes primary, secondary, Youthreach centres, special schools, DEIS, rural, urban and Irish-language medium schools.

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Creative Schools National Celebration Events

A national celebration of the arts and creativity in schools will take place in November 2019 at schools and venues across the country. Children and young people will have the opportunity to showcase their experiences of the arts and creative learning through their involvement in the Creative Schools initiative.

 

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Tender published to manage and deliver Creative Places Tuam

Following the announcement to develop the pilot Creative Places project in Tuam, the Arts Council is now seeking project management services to manage and deliver the three year pilot programme. The press release on the project can be read here.

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Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2

The Arts Council announces the second of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between July and December 2020.

The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community.

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Travel and Training Awards for festivals in 2019

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the continuation of support to festivals to help develop their programming and organisational capacity through individual training and travel awards.

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News from the community
Chief Executive Officer: Dance Ireland

Since it was established in 1989 as Ireland’s national dance development organisation, Dance Ireland has played a significant role in ensuring Ireland has a vibrant, creative and dynamic dance community. In 2018, Dance Ireland developed a new 5-year strategy (2018 – 2023: Moving Forward Together) providing an ambitious roadmap for what it wants to achieve in the years to come.

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Creative Europe Desk
Free Creative Europe networking event during Dublin Theatre Festival

When: Tue, 8 October 2019, 4pm to 6pm 

Where: Project Arts Centre 39 Essex Street East

 

Come and hear first-hand from organisations and artists involved in BeSpectACTive! which encourages good practices in ‘active spectatorship’ through an innovative model of audience development that can be shared with other organisations.

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Music Moves Europe: Call for applications

Music Moves Europe is the framework for the European Commission’s initiatives and actions regarding the European music sector. You can read more about Music Moves Europe here.

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European Union Youth Orchestra 2020 Auditions in IRELAND!

The European Union Youth Orchestra is funded by the Creative Europe Programme and its mission is to bring together the most talented young musicians from all EU member states in an orchestra “united by a shared sense of European heritage, innovation, and the constant pursuit of excellence”. You can read more about the orchestra here.

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