Newsletter - Arts Council Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ en-us 09 Oct 2020 11:15:49 IST 09 Oct 2020 11:15:49 IST http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/rss.xml Newsweaver reception@artscouncil.ie (The Arts Council) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/17sjkz8ggdm?lang=en?rss=true ‘Be easy, October’ Musician Lisa O’Neill’s enjoinder ‘Be easy, October’ in the Abbey Theatre ‘s beguiling production of Patrick Kavanagh’s The Great Hunger at IMMA packs a particular resonance this year, of all years. The loss of Derek Mahon last week, another poetic giant, leaves an immense gap and makes for a sad start to the month. For many of you, I know that the next few weeks will be absorbed in making your annual application for funding and ‘easy’ may not be a word that will spring readily to mind. We hope that this will not be overly stressful for you and that you’ll be able to find a way to lift your head and think strategically in the midst of it. We are utterly aware that you‘re making this application against the most unusual and challenging backdrop and we can assure you that we are keenly aware of the continuing uncertainty you face, as time goes on. You’ve had to be highly adaptable in your approach to your organization and your programmes of work and you’ll meet a similar level of flexibility from us. We know that your worries are many and immense and we hope to give you as much certainty as we can in the coming months. We recognise that you have had to adapt to exceptional times and all this will be taken into account when we’re looking at your applications. In your plans, we’d really like you to focus on how you will reach your audience and engage meaningfully with artists at this time of particularly acute need for them. We know that many of you have been heroically imaginative in how you are adapting to the current scenario and we’re looking forward to seeing evidence of all this in your application. We’ll be awarding a greatly increased number of bursaries, commissions and project awards in the coming months and we hope that you’ll find many opportunities to work with artists who may be new to you and to forge partnerships that will bring pleasure to the public in years to come. It’s also really important to us that the diversity of contemporary Ireland is reflected in the work we support. We look forward to hearing how you plan to address this priority in your plans. In the hope of easing cashflow concerns you may have, we’ll be able to make advances of up to 20% of your 2020 grant level available for those of you in receipt of strategic and arts centre funding. In everything we do, we strive to respect, support and ensure the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today. You’ll find our community engagement guidelines [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1va94dxi5rk/external ] elsewhere in this newsletter and we hope that you’ll observe these when engaging with us on social media. If you can spare two minutes, we recommend that you watch this delightful video from The Ark about their twists and turns with a show that can’t go on, just yet. https://youtu.be/oMgSaALl2kk [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/6tb6ayjx87k/external ] Filled with hope and reassurance, it should help ease us through the month. Stay safe and well and keep in touch. Maureen Kennelly Director 05 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST 64b2a09d926fb64a5d902cabadf07a90 Feature Article <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">‘Be easy, October’</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Musician Lisa O’Neill’s enjoinder ‘Be easy, October’ in the Abbey Theatre ‘s beguiling production of Patrick Kavanagh’s The Great Hunger at IMMA packs a particular resonance this year, of all years.    The loss of Derek Mahon last week, another poetic giant, leaves an immense gap and makes for a sad start to the month. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">For many of you, I know that the next few weeks will be absorbed in making your annual application for funding and ‘easy’ may not be a word that will spring readily to mind.  We hope that this will not be overly stressful for you and that you’ll be able to find a way to lift your head and think strategically in the midst of it.  We are utterly aware that you‘re making this application against the most unusual and challenging backdrop and we can assure you that we are keenly aware of the continuing uncertainty you face, as time goes on.   You’ve had to be highly adaptable in your approach to your organization and your programmes of work and you’ll meet a similar level of flexibility from us.  We know that your worries are many and immense and we hope to give you as much certainty as we can in the coming months.  We recognise that you have had to adapt to exceptional times and all this will be taken into account when we’re looking at your applications.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">In your plans, we’d really like you to focus on how you will reach your audience and engage meaningfully with artists at this time of particularly acute need for them.   We know that many of you have been heroically imaginative in how you are adapting to the current scenario and we’re looking forward to seeing evidence of all this in your application.  We’ll be awarding a greatly increased number of bursaries, commissions and project awards in the coming months and we hope that you’ll find many opportunities to work with artists who may be new to you and to forge partnerships that will bring pleasure to the public in years to come.  It’s also really important to us that the diversity of contemporary Ireland is reflected in the work we support.  We look forward to hearing how you plan to address this priority in your plans.  In the hope of easing cashflow concerns you may have, we’ll be able to make advances of up to 20% of your 2020 grant level available for those of you in receipt of strategic and arts centre funding.   </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">In everything we do, we strive to respect, support and ensure the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today.  You’ll find our <a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1va94dxi5rk/external">community engagement guidelines</a> elsewhere in this newsletter and we hope that you’ll observe these when engaging with us on social media.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">If you can spare two minutes, we recommend that you watch this delightful video from The Ark about their twists and turns with a show that can’t go on, just yet.  </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/6tb6ayjx87k/external"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">https://youtu.be/oMgSaALl2kk</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Filled with hope and reassurance, it should help ease us through the month.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Stay safe and well and keep in touch.  <br /><br /><img src="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v2files/shard1/3441/df/40f4aea80889c91a62828f.jpg" style="margin: 0px;" width="168" height="57" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="" /><br /></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Maureen Kennelly<br />Director</span></p> Arts Council Community Engagement Guidelines http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/d0uusajwt02?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council manages a variety of social media channels, all of which have been established as a way for you to connect with us and with other members of the public interested in the Arts Council. We’re happy that you’re here and encourage your contributions, questions, and conversation with others. The Arts Council, in everything it does, strives to respect, support and ensure the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today. This is a core organisational value underpinned by our Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/148c87pxp2n/external ] [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/148c87pxp2n/external ] which was published in 2019. As such, on our social media channels we aim to create an inspiring and supportive community for all. 05 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST 950326a672f52466cda904da2c99022a News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council manages a variety of social media channels, all of which have been established as a way for you to connect with us and with other members of the public interested in the Arts Council. </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">We’re happy that you’re here and encourage your contributions, questions, and conversation with others.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council, in everything it does, strives to respect, support and ensure the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today. This is a core organisational value underpinned by our <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/148c87pxp2n/external"><strong><span style="color: #0066ff;">Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy</span></strong></a></span> <span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">which was published in 2019. As such, on our social media channels we aim to create an inspiring and supportive community for all.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council manages a variety of social media channels, all of which have been established as a way for you to connect with us and with other members of the public interested in the Arts Council. </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">We’re happy that you’re here and encourage your contributions, questions, and conversation with others.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council, in everything it does, strives to respect, support and ensure the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today. This is a core organisational value underpinned by our <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/148c87pxp2n/external"><strong><span style="color: #0066ff;">Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy</span></strong></a></span> <span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">which was published in 2019. As such, on our social media channels we aim to create an inspiring and supportive community for all.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">In engaging with us on our social media channels we ask that all users heed the following community guidelines. Please also bear in mind, our channels are moderated and as such, we reserve the right to moderate or remove any and all posts as well as limit access to our channels for users who do not adhere to our posting policy.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Do not discriminate: We will not permit any comments that are hateful, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, or deemed prejudicial towards any community. Comments of this nature will be deleted or removed and users may be blocked and/or reported. This includes, but is not limited to, language, photo content, video content and links. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Be polite: We ask that you use appropriate language and etiquette. Comments or posts which include offensive, disturbing, rude, abusive, defamatory, obscene, violent or inappropriate content may be deleted. This includes, but is not limited to, language, photo content, video content and links. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Be respectful: We will not permit any personal attacks on this page. You may question or debate the content that we and others post, but you may not attack the Arts Council representatives or any other commenters. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Stay on-topic: Keep the conversation relevant to the community and contribute to the dialogue. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and out of context postings. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Do not SPAM us: Note any postings we suspect may be spam or postings including solicitation may be deleted. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Keep it legal: Quite simply, don’t do anything that breaks the law. This includes, but is not limited to, posting information that is known to be false, fraudulent, deceptive, inaccurate or misleading. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Be safe: Remember that </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; background: white;">our accounts are</span> <span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">public. For your own safety, please do not post any personal information about yourself or others (e.g. addresses, phone no. or email). If we need to get in touch with you, we will do so via private message. </span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;"> </span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black; text-indent: 1.0667px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Play by the rules: the Arts Council adheres to </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; background: white;">each social media platform's </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #050505; background: white;">Terms of Use and Code of Conduct and all postings are subject to the same rules.</span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> Call for applications: Writer in Residence positions in Irish universities in 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/oz7wi2lnofo?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students of Creative Writing MA and MFA programmes with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional author of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability. 01 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST 5c9124868ecd4b1566bf5554220c1513 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students of Creative Writing MA and MFA programmes with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional author of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council Writer in Residence was established to provide a stimulating environment for the resident writer, and afford a degree of financial support to concentrate on their own practice. Additionally, the residency brings energy and dynamism to the university, and allows students and faculty to engage with a practicing writer for a concentrated period. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Applications are now open for the following Writer in Residence positions:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">              Irish-language Writer in Residence, Dublin City University </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">              Writer in Residence, NUI Galway </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">              Writer’s Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">              Writer in Residence, University College Cork </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">              Writer in Residence, University College Dublin  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">              Writer in Residence, University College Limerick </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Writers must apply directly to the University.  Individual advertisements can be downloaded from the Arts Council <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/s6mp1m5up1r/external">website here</a>.  Closing date for all positions is 5.30pm Thursday 29 October 2020.</span></p> Festivals team to host two virtual clinics for the Capacity Building Support Scheme in October 2020 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1pkcs8p4d8o?lang=en?rss=true Each clinic will take approximately 1 hour and will combine a presentation followed by a brief Q&A. Clinics will take place on Wednesday 7th & Friday 9th October from 2-3pm. 01 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST b43fadee8bb059faa58c8c681966ff55 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Each clinic will take approximately 1 hour and will combine a presentation followed by a brief Q&A. Clinics will take place on Wednesday 7th & Friday 9th October from 2-3pm.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Each clinic will take approximately 1 hour and will combine a presentation followed by a brief Q&A. Clinics will take place on Wednesday 7th & Friday 9th October from 2-3pm.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The scheme is a one-off award in 2020 and suitable for small festivals looking to build their capacity or future-proof their organisations. It is a rolling fund, which closes on 19th November at 5.30pm. Small festivals can secure up to €20,000 in additional funding to help develop their organisations* and applications can be made as a single organisation applicant as well as a consortia. The scheme covers a number of supports (not just digital), please see the link <a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/18o3ci22dp3/external"><span style="color: blue;">here</span></a> for details</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">If you would like to book a slot at either clinic or if you require more information, please contact Adrian Colwell via <a href="mailto:Adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie"><span style="color: blue;">Adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie</span></a>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">*The scheme is not for arts programmes or activities.</span></p> Traditional Artist in Residence http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/xste5m5cn6t?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council and the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences at University College Cork invite applications for Traditional Artist in Residence for the calendar year 2021. 02 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST a7e3f77db84693a8b7baa1415fbb1d9a News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences at University College Cork invite applications for Traditional Artist in Residence for the calendar year 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences at University College Cork invite applications for Traditional Artist in Residence for the calendar year 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council Traditional Artist in Residence was established to provide a stimulating environment for the resident artist and afford a degree of financial support to concentrate on their own practice. Additionally, the residency brings energy and dynamism to the university, and allows students and faculty to engage with a practicing traditional musician, singer or dancer for a concentrated period.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>About the residency</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Traditional Artist in Residence will be engaged for <strong>the calendar year 2021</strong> and will be situated in the Department of Music in University College Cork, with the opportunity to engage with the wider campus.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The residency will be divided into two parts:</span></p> <ol style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" start="1" type="1"> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">From January to June 2021, the Traditional Artist in Residence will be supported to engage with students and staff. This programme of engagement will be designed by the resident artist, in consultation with the faculty of the university, and could include focused teaching, workshops, mentoring, public events or other activities which bring new energy to the traditional music programme. Contact time with staff and students during this time will be capped at 4 hours per week, and the resident artist will not be expected to deliver core curriculum.</span></li> </ol> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ol style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" start="2" type="1"> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">From July onwards, the Traditional Artist in Residence will be supported to concentrate his or her own practice.</span></li> </ol> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The fee to the Traditional Artist in Residence is €20,000, to be paid to the artist directly by the Arts Council. It will be paid in two instalments, with a final report by the artist at the conclusion of the residency. The Traditional Artist in Residence will be provided with a dedicated space, where they can conduct their own creative practice, within the university.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Making an Application</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To make an application, artists should provide:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A detailed proposal, which sets out how they would propose to engage with students, staff and the wider campus, and relevant experience to support this approach</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A one page artist’s statement, which describes how the residency could impact on the artist’s practice</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A detailed CV, setting out artistic achievements and accomplishments</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Applications should be sent to <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:triona.nishiochain@ucc.ie"><span style="color: windowtext;">triona.nishiochain@ucc.ie</span></a> with cc to <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:music@ucc.ie"><span style="color: windowtext;">music@ucc.ie</span></a>  by <strong>5.30 pm on Thursday, 29 October 2020</strong>. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Assessment Process</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Upon receipt of applications, the Arts Council and University College Cork will establish a selection committee, which will be made up of two representatives from University College Cork, one from the Arts Council and an external panellist with traditional arts expertise. The selection committee will shortlist applicants based on the following criteria:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">artistic track record of applicant</span></li> </ul> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">quality of idea/approach (referred to above), as outlined in the application</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">potential impact of residency on the artists own creative practice</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A shortlist will be established (of no more than 6 artists). Shortlisted artists will be called to interview in mid-November. The interview is likely to be held via video conference call, in line with public health guidelines. The interview will allow the shortlisted artists to discuss their plans and experience in more detail. The panel will make the final decision based on the above criteria and decisions will be communicated by the end of November.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> FILM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UCC - Call for applications http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/cfpurt1b7zh?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from film artists of distinction for the role of Film Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2021. 02 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST c80e79abedb9f5689ecfa6df441677fc News this month <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from film artists of distinction for the role of Film Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2021.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Film Artist in Residence, based in the School of Film, Music and Theatre, is designed to provide a Film Artist with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while offering students of film and screen media the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Film Artist in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2021 and will be situated in the Department of Film and Screen Media at UCC.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Further details can be found on the Arts Council website <a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/mf01sx8gstz/external">here</a>.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Applications should be sent to <span style="color: black;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:filmartist@ucc.ie">filmartist@ucc.ie</a> </span>by <strong>5.30 pm on Thursday, 29 October 2020</strong>. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.</span></p> Research consultants appointed for Culture Night http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/145t8uxp05q?lang=en?rss=true Following a successful Culture Night which generated a national shared night of cultural experiences, the Arts Council is now entering a research phase to help inform Culture Nights of the future. The Arts Council is delighted to confirm that consultants Janice McAdam, Heather Maitland and Annette Nugent have been appointed to carry out an evidence review, research and consultation on Culture Night on behalf of the Arts Council and its partner stakeholders. 02 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST a33ada3807ccc8a8bbbce820232f7efb News this month <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Following a successful Culture Night which generated a national shared night of cultural experiences, the Arts Council is now entering a research phase to help inform Culture Nights of the future.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council is delighted to confirm that consultants Janice McAdam, Heather Maitland and Annette Nugent have been appointed to carry out an evidence review, research and consultation on Culture Night on behalf of the Arts Council and its partner stakeholders. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Following a successful Culture Night which generated a national shared night of cultural experiences, the Arts Council is now entering a research phase to help inform Culture Nights of the future.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council is delighted to confirm that consultants Janice McAdam, Heather Maitland and Annette Nugent have been appointed to carry out an evidence review, research and consultation on Culture Night on behalf of the Arts Council and its partner stakeholders. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A key outcome from this research will be recommendations on the future vision, mission and goals of Culture Night, aligned to Making Great Art Work and other national policy objectives on culture, creativity and community. The research will be carried out between October 2020 and March 2021. If you have any queries on this project, don’t hesitate to get in touch: <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:culturenight@artscouncil.ie">culturenight@artscouncil.ie</a>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> Roscommon County Council Music Commission 2020/2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/wx4mgresbg7?lang=en?rss=true Roscommon County Council Arts Office invites professional composers to submit applications for consideration for The King House Piano Commission 2020/2021. 02 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST 63109c57f84a0757e175010fae70de89 News from the community <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Roscommon County Council Arts Office invites professional composers to submit applications for consideration for The <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">King House Piano Commission</span></strong> 2020/2021.</span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Roscommon County Council Arts Office invites professional composers to submit applications for consideration for The <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">King House Piano Commission</span></strong> 2020/2021.</span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">This marks the first in a series of music commissions by Roscommon County Council, in celebration of the grand piano at King House. </span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The commission invites composers to respond with a work for small ensemble (approx. 4 players). This work must include piano and should be developed in collaboration with a pianist.The 2020 commission (for performance in 2021) should cross the genres of classical and traditional Irish music. The piece will be premiered by the ensemble at a concert during Boyle Arts Festival 2021 (15<sup>th</sup> – 24<sup>th</sup> July).</span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The commission is funded by the Arts Office of Roscommon County Council together with the Arts Council of Ireland, in collaboration with Boyle Arts Festival and in association with the Contemporary Music Centre.  </span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">For further details on the criteria and application process visit:</span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/5l7wyybrlyu/external"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/services/community/arts-office/grants-and-bursaries.html</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1f497d;">or</span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/2m6j1kkwr18/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">https://www.cmc.ie/opportunities/king-house-piano-commission-20202021</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Closing date for applications is 4pm Friday 30th October, 2020</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></p> Open House Dublin - The Extraordinary Ordinary Online + On-Site, 8–11 October 2020 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/135fquhmqyi?lang=en?rss=true This extraordinary year Open House Dublin will celebrate the resilience, exceptional potential and talent in architecture and urban design within our city and nation. 02 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST be26e3a637f07ab241ae4a2272b4f832 News from the community <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 107%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">This extraordinary year Open House Dublin will celebrate the resilience, exceptional potential and talent in architecture and urban design within our city and nation.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This extraordinary year Open House Dublin will celebrate the resilience, exceptional potential and talent in architecture and urban design within our city and nation. Whilst our programme may look different due to the current restrictions, we have worked hard to produce a fantastic combination of live, online events, virtual tours, some limited on-site tours and playful workshops which together convey the essence of what this inspirational festival is all about. Join us for the premiere of our short film series ‘Site Specific’, and tune in for a live streamed debate on ‘Dublin’s Fair City’. Our Open House Junior programme also makes a welcome return, with workshops for our younger audiences!</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Booking for workshops and on-site tours will open on Thursday 24 September, and all information can be found on <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1a1dbukvyuk/external">www.openhousedublin.com</a>.</span></p> Pipers and harpers invited to enter Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/th9phnjtax1?lang=en?rss=true The Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition is open to pipers and harpers this year, and competition organiser Peadar Ó Riada will be accepting entries from now until Friday 16 October. 05 Oct 2020 12:00:00 IST 0713e866d7a6d09697fc9bb2f35b1a9d News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition is open to pipers and harpers this year, and competition organiser Peadar Ó Riada will be accepting entries from now until Friday 16 October.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition is open to pipers and harpers this year, and competition organiser Peadar Ó Riada will be accepting entries from now until Friday 16 October.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The Bonn Óir Seán Ó Riada competition is organised every year by Peadar Ó Riada through his Cuireadh chun Ceoil music programme on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.  The winner receives the bespoke gold medal and a cash prize of €2500, and this year there will be two winners, one in each instrument category of pipes and harp.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">To enter, musicians should record 5 pieces of music, without accompaniment, and upload them to <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1jik3nceboe/external">www.cuireadhchunceoil.ie</a> by the closing date of 16 October.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The shortlist will be announced in early December, and the shortlisted musicians will be invited to compete in the final on Friday 5 February, to be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">You can enter the competition and find further information at <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1jik3nceboe/external">www.cuireadhchunceoil.ie</a> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The competition is sponsored by RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Iontaobhas Fódhla, Gael Linn, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, IMRO and the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork.   </span></p>