Newsletter - Arts Council Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ en-us 08 Feb 2021 09:37:35 GMT 08 Feb 2021 09:37:35 GMT http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/rss.xml Newsweaver reception@artscouncil.ie (The Arts Council) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1sp45vta315?lang=en?rss=true A couple of things claimed my attention in recent days as prospects for the year ahead began to take some hopeful, if at times faltering, shape. In an interview, actor Cathy Belton quoted Tom Murphy’s lines from The Gigli Concert – ‘to be alive in the same time’ to describe her excitement about performing live once again in Mark O’Rowe’s play The Approach. The warm response to Landmark’s livestream of the play attests to a deep desire amongst the public to be in some sort of ‘live’ space with great art and great artists. Recent times also saw people the world over clinging to the performed words of Amanda Gorman as a great reservoir of hope – her exceptional contribution demonstrated clearly that art does in fact help change the travel of things. As lockdown sees us tilt from one indistinguishable week to the next, it was a pleasure to reflect on just what set recent weeks apart for many of us. The past 10 months have demanded much of the arts profession and it has responded with imagination, nobility and generosity. The solidarity and empathy of those who work within it continues to amaze. It is evidenced in concerts outside care homes, in singing lessons for older people across zoom, and in poets and actors phoning people to sweeten and shorten their days with fine words. The ether is charged with many other examples. The Arts Council continues in its efforts to meet your needs as you step confidently towards a sometimes illusory horizon. A few days ago we announced opening and closing windows for a wide range of funding schemes. Some of these are new and are designed to meet the particular challenges presented by the pandemic. We want to help people as much as possible through this next difficult period. We have been listening to your feedback and in response are introducing a new award – the Agility award - which takes a flexible approach in response to the current situation. It is designed to enable artists to develop a new piece of work for public dissemination if they choose, or alternatively, for artists or arts workers to spend some time working on and developing an aspect of their work. With increased investment from government, we will support the widest range and number of individuals and organisations that this country has ever had the opportunity to encourage. Truly, this is an energising prospect for us all. We will continue to work with you to ensure that we create the most exciting arts landscape possible for our times and for our people. We hope you all stay safe and well. Maureen Kennelly Director 01 Feb 2021 12:00:00 GMT 8e339945417b8bb481935b8215490f23 Feature Article <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">A couple of things claimed my attention in recent days as prospects for the year ahead began to take some hopeful, if at times faltering,  shape.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">In an interview, actor Cathy Belton quoted Tom Murphy’s lines from The Gigli Concert – ‘to be alive in the same time’ to describe her excitement about  performing live once again in Mark O’Rowe’s play The Approach.    The warm response to Landmark’s livestream of the play attests to a deep desire amongst the public to be in some sort of ‘live’ space with great art and great artists.  Recent times also saw people the world over clinging to the performed words of Amanda Gorman as a great reservoir of hope – her exceptional contribution demonstrated clearly that art does in fact help change the travel of things.  As lockdown sees us tilt from one indistinguishable week to the next, it was a pleasure to reflect on just what set recent weeks apart for many of us.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The past 10 months have demanded much of the arts profession and it has responded with imagination, nobility and generosity.  The solidarity and empathy of those who work within it continues to amaze.  It is evidenced in concerts outside care homes, in singing lessons for older people across zoom, and in poets and actors phoning people to sweeten and shorten their days with fine words.  The ether is charged with many other examples.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The Arts Council continues in its efforts to meet your needs as you step confidently towards a sometimes illusory horizon. A few days ago we announced opening and closing windows for a wide range of funding schemes.  Some of these are new and are designed to meet the particular challenges presented by the pandemic.  We want to help people as much as possible through this next difficult period.   We have been listening to your feedback and in response are introducing a new award – the Agility award - which takes a flexible approach in response to the current situation.  It is designed to enable artists to develop a new piece of work for public dissemination if they choose, or alternatively, for artists or arts workers to spend some time working on and developing an aspect of their work. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">With increased investment from government, we will support the widest range and number of individuals and organisations that this country has ever had the opportunity to encourage.  Truly, this is an energising prospect for us all.  We will continue to work with you to ensure that we create the most exciting arts landscape possible for our times and for our people. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">We hope you all stay safe and well. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><img src="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v2files/shard1/3441/df/40f4aea80889c91a62828f.jpg" style="margin: 0px;" width="168" height="57" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="" /></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Maureen Kennelly</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Director</span></p> RAISE Phase 3 - Call for Expressions of Interest http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1vb0swpfqwr?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 4e026570d7513b061a85567ea5b127b7 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">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.</span> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">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. You can review all aspects of Phase 3 on  the Arts Council website -  </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1veb36gjbjo/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">http://www.artscouncil.ie/RAISE/</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">  .   RAISE Phase 3 will continue and deepen the engagement with existing Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 & RAISE Up Fund organisations through a newly developed, tiered suite of opportunities:</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">- RAISE Academy<br />- RAISE Accelerate<br />- RAISE Advance  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Martin O'Sullivan,</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Deputy Director, Arts Council </span></p> Theatre Funding Clinics http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/64wrnbb30d4?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT f8b62fa266c3c62cb8d4756278ddd2bd News this month <p><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">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.</span> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">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. The dates and times of the available clinics are:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>February 25<sup>th</sup> at 11:00am</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>March 25<sup>th</sup> at 11:00am</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Further dates will be announced down the line. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP to Hannah at <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:hannah.gordis@artscouncil.ie">hannah.gordis@artscouncil.ie</a> with the date they are available. The clinics will take place over Zoom and run for about an hour. Should you have any queries or need any assistance, please email Hannah at the above address.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> The Arts Council announces successful recipients of Authored Works and Reel Art awards http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/194swybdcm0?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT f6d224c6fb57598120ec84fec18b52ab News this month <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council is pleased to announce the successful</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> recipients of its 2020 Authored Works and Reel Art Awards. <strong>Tadhg O’Sullivan</strong> <strong>(Inland Films)</strong> has been selected for the Authored Works award, while <strong>Alan Gilsenan</strong> <strong>(Yellow Asylum Films)</strong> and <strong>Luke McManus</strong> are the latest recipients of Reel Art awards.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council is pleased to announce the successful</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> recipients of its 2020 Authored Works and Reel Art Awards. <strong>Tadhg O’Sullivan</strong> <strong>(Inland Films)</strong> has been selected for the Authored Works award, while <strong>Alan Gilsenan</strong> <strong>(Yellow Asylum Films)</strong> and <strong>Luke McManus</strong> are the latest recipients of Reel Art awards.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-style: normal;">Authored</span></em><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-style: normal;">Works is designed to </span></em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">provide film artists with the creative and editorial freedom to make a long-form authored film. The successful film will premiere at the IFI in 2022.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-style: normal;">Reel Art is the Arts Council's long-running arts documentary scheme. The two successful films</span></em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> will premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival in February 2022. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council wishes to congratulate all three artists on their awards and we look forward to seeing the films reaching Irish and international audiences on their completion.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Authored Works Award</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Waves, the sea</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Director</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">: Tadhg O’Sullivan</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">In a small house by the sea, a woman begins a letter to an unknown correspondent. Surrounded by the books and ephemera of a long life, her home exposed to the waves of a rising ocean, she writes about the history of lost art. Prompted by a small personal loss, she is moved to think of paintings and manuscripts, buildings and photographs which have been destroyed or ruined, whether by accident, neglect or wilful intention. Pausing periodically to carry out the small tasks of a quiet life, her thoughts unfurl as a </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">compelling meditation on memory, monuments, and on art's aspiration to immortality. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Tadhg O’Sullivan</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> is an artist and film-maker working primarily in non-fiction cinema. Often working with literary sources and cinematic archive, his films seek to evoke the timelessness of human experience, and to illuminate the present moment through ideas from the distant past. His most recent feature film <em>To the Moon</em> had its world premiere recently at Venice Days and was selected for Telluride Film Festival 2020. Previous films <em>The Great Wall</em> (2015) and <em>Yximalloo</em> (with Feargal Ward, 2014) have screened at numerous major film festivals including FiD Marseille, MOMA Doc Fortnight, CPH:DOX, Dokufest Kosovo and been broadcast internationally.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Reel Art Awards</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Baggotonia</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;">Director:</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;"> Alan Gilsenan</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;">Producer</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;">: Martin Mahon </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">A cinematic evocation of a lost time and an under-appreciated counter-cultural movement - known as Baggotonia - that emerged in the late Forties within a 2km radius of Baggot Street bridge. Shot in monochrome, it is also a personal hymn to the area where film artist Alan Gilsenan grew up.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Writer and director <strong>Alan Gilsenan</strong> is a highly experienced film artist who has worked across a very broad range of film-making.  Alongside a varied range of work that embraces both creative documentary and drama, a core aspect of Gilsenan’s work is challenging, provocative and experimental film-making that includes recent productions such as <em>Ulysses | Film</em> (on permanent display at MOLI, Museum of Literature Ireland<em>),  A Vision:  A Life of WB Yeats, Meetings with Ivor and The Meeting.</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">North Circular</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;">Director:</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;"> Luke McManus</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;">A documentary exploring Dublin's North Circular Road using the songs of the North Inner City as a map of its culture, history and contemporary streetscape.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222;">Luke McManus is an award-winning writer, director and producer of documentary films. In recent years Luke has focused in particular on creative documentary, winning three IFTAs, a Celtic Media Award and a Radharc Award among others. Recent work includes <em>The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid</em> (Dublin Critic's Circle Best Irish Film, producer) <em>Circular Line</em> (director/editor), <em>Dublin Easter 2020</em> (co-director/editor) and <em>Making A Museum</em> (director/editor).</span></p> Young Ensembles Scheme 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1u60e4i3xad?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 4e1156e12ddfbce59768f8e429d2b9af News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The deadline for the Young Ensembles Scheme is Thursday <strong>15 April 2021</strong> 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.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">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 in any artform (e.g. circus, street art, spectacle, dance, digital media, film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, architecture or any combination of the above). Groups/ensembles must be made up of three or more members.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Young Ensembles Scheme has two strands. You should choose the strand that is most suitable for your ensemble and for your proposal. You may only apply to one strand. The maximum award under strand 1 is €10,000 and the maximum under strand 2 is €25,000.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Strand 1</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This strand is for ensembles that wish to undertake a new project or initiative that will develop the practice and experience of the young people involved. You may apply for up to €10,000. Applicants may be new or established ensembles and must demonstrate their potential for developing and delivering a high quality artistic project.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Strand 2</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This is for ensembles that wish to undertake a programme of work, or a large-scale project, that develops the work of the ensemble. This strand is for proposals that will cost more than €10,000 and no more than €25,000. Applicants must be established ensembles with a track record of delivering high quality artistic projects or programmes.  For this strand, applicants must make clear why a larger budget than is available under Strand 1 is required.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">You can read some tips about preparing an application and watch a video featuring previous recipients <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/zhbwcvc1cl9/external">here</a>.</span></p> <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;">Applications will be accepted online from Tuesday 16 March 2021 and full Guidelines will be available in advance.</span></p> <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;">Planning and providing for children and young people’s engagement with the arts is part of the Arts Council strategy <em>Making Great Art Work 2016-2025</em>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1auyc3y9wij?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is pleased to announce Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021. 25 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT bd5e94adc2f6acf409a07838bdffd908 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The Arts Council is pleased to announce Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">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 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: 11px;">The Arts Council is pleased to announce the following Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 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: 11px;"><strong>Niamh Campbell </strong><span style="color: black;">has been appointed as Writer in Residence at </span><strong>University College Dublin</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 11px;">Niamh Campbell's debut novel <em>This Happy</em> was published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in June 2020, and she won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Competition for 'Love Many' in July 2020. She is also the author of <em>Sacred Weather</em>, a monograph on the writer John McGahern (Cork UP, 2019), and a former Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at Maynooth University. Her short work can be found the <em>Dublin Review</em>, <em>gorse</em>, <em>Granta</em>, <em>The Stinging Fly</em>, <em>Five Dials</em>, <em>Banshee</em>, and <em>Tangerine</em>. She is based in Dublin. </span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 11px;"> </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: 11px;"><strong>Richie Conroy</strong> has been appointed Irish-language Writer-in-Residence at <strong>Dublin City University.  </strong>The Irish-language Writer-in-Residence will be based in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge on the DCU All Hallows 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: 11px;"><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: 11px;">Richie Conroy is a writer of short stories, a novelist and a scriptwriter. He has produced film and television scripts such as <em>Two by Two: Overboard</em>, <em>Malory Towers</em>, agus <em>Fran: Assistant Manager</em>.</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: 11px;">Richie’s first novel, <em>Dialann Emily Porter: An Jailtacht</em>, was published by LeabhairCOMHAR in 2018 and the second book in the series, <em>Dialann Emily Porter: th</em><em>í</em><em>os seal, thuas seal</em>, was one of the prizewinners in this year’s Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Competition. His short stories have been published in the collection, <em>Saibhreas </em>(Mentor Press), and in the literary magazines, <em>Feasta </em>and <em>Comhar</em>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Twitter: @richieconroy                Instagram: @traonach</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The <strong>University of Limerick</strong> Creative Writing Fellowship will be held by <strong>Kit de Waal</strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black; font-size: 11px;">Kit de Waal is an award-winning writer whose novels place ordinary people at the centre of the story. Her debut novel, <em>My Name is Leon</em> (2016), was the winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2017 and is being adapted for the BBC.  Before beginning writing professionally, Kit worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law. In 2016 she founded the Kit de Waal scholarship at Birkbeck, providing a fully-funded place for the MA Creative Writing to a talented student who otherwise would not be able to afford to participate. It is now in its fifth year.  Kit’s second novel, <em>The Trick to Time, </em>was longlisted for The Women’s Prize.  She has won numerous awards for her short stories and flash fiction and has written for performance for BBC Radio 4, The Old Vic, The Abbey Theatre, and co-wrote The Third Day for SKY/HBO.  Her latest book, a collection of short stories called Supporting Cast was published in 2020.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;">The <strong>NUI Galway</strong> Writer in Residence position will be held by <strong>Tanya Farrelly</strong>.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 11px;">Tanya Farrelly is the author of three books: a short fiction collection <em>When Black Dogs Sing </em>(Arlen House)<em>,</em> which was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and named winner of the Kate O’ Brien Award 2017, and two novels: <em>The Girl Behind the Lens </em>and<em> When Your Eyes Close</em> (Harper Collins), both Amazon bestsellers. She holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Bangor University, Wales, and teaches at numerous institutions, including the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, and the People’s College. She is also the founder and director of Bray Literary Festival. Her second short story collection <em>Nobody Needs to Know</em> is forthcoming from Arlen House in 2021, and she is currently working on a historical fiction novel.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: 14.4pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: 14.4pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Caoilinn Hughes </span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">has been appointed as Writer Fellow at </span><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Trinity College Dublin.</span></strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Caoilinn Hughes' most recent novel, THE WILD LAUGHTER, was shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards' Novel of the Year and the RTÉ Radio 1 Listeners' Choice Award. Her first novel, ORCHID & THE WASP (2018), won the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019 and was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards, the Butler Literary Award and was longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the International DUBLIN Literary Award. Her poetry collection, GATHERING EVIDENCE (Carcanet 2014), won the Irish Times Strong/Shine Award. Her short fiction has been awarded the Moth Short Story Prize 2018, an O.Henry Prize in 2019 and the An Post Book Awards </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/wsbo28hact4/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">writing.ie</span></a><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> Story of the Year 2020.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">Eimear Ryan </span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">has been appointed as Writer in Residence at <strong>University College Cork. </strong></span>The Writer in Residence will be situated in the <strong>School of English</strong> 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: 11px;">Eimear Ryan's debut novel, <em>Holding Her Breath</em>, will be published by Penguin Sandycove in June. Her writing has appeared in <em>Granta, Winter Papers, The Dublin Review</em> and <em>The Stinging Fly</em>. She is a co-founder of the literary journal <em>Banshee</em> and its publishing imprint, Banshee Press. From Co. Tipperary, Eimear now lives in Cork city.</span></p> Invitation to Collaboration | In the Open | Faoin Spéir http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1f7u6v3vav4?lang=en?rss=true 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 25 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 37b6454b450ffb1546ac971c4afdc961 News this month <p style="margin: 6pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">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.</span></p> <p style="margin: 6pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">Webinar for applicants: 18 February 2021, 2pm – 3:30pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 6pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">Deadline for applications: 22 April 2021, 5:30pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">Our recent surveys with Behaviours and Attitudes show us that there is greater public confidence in attending events outdoors. As we expectantly emerge from the pandemic in the second half of 2021 and into 2022, In the Open | Faoin Spéir will help to bring a renewed spirit of optimism and confidence in a fulsome return to the arts.</span></p> <p style="margin: 6pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">It is expected that up 14 places around the country will receive an In the Open | Faoin Spéir award.</span></p> <p style="margin: 6pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">The scheme has been </span><span style="line-height: 115%;">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.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 6pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">The award will support </span></p> <ol style="list-style-type: lower-alpha; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">local-authority-identified-and-led outdoor programme in partnership with one or more arts centre / arts organisation / arts festival and /or curator <strong>or </strong></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">arts centre / arts organisation / arts festival (currently supported by the Arts Council) identified-and-led public programme in partnership with a local authority. </span></li> </ol> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">The scheme is rooted in the policies set out in the </span><span style="line-height: 115%;">Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016–25), <em><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/cw2fg4g3v3y/external">Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland</a></em></span></span><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> and in <em>A</em> </span><em><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/wc0zjek2aar/external"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Framework for Collaboration: An Agreement Between the Arts Council and the County and City Management Association<span style="font-style: normal;"> (FFC)</span></span></a></em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">It is also responding to <em>Survive Adapt Renew</em> and <em>Life Worth Living, </em>the economic impact andpublic sentiment reports published in 2020. See here for more details on these reports </span><span style="line-height: 115%;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1qpf5aqxpi0/external">http://www.artscouncil.ie/covid-19/research-and-reports/</a></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">Webinar for applicants: 18 February 2021, 2pm – 3:30pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">Deadline for applications: 22 April 2021, 5:30pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">If you are interested in finding out more about applying, please join our webinar on 18<sup>th</sup> February. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">To book your space please email ailve.mccormack@artscouncil.ie</span></p> Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 1 April 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/165svf2wvcs?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT ce0bddb949e64761c0102ff9eddeea22 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Recording & Publication Award is <strong>Thursday 1 April, 2021 at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 5 March 2019.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Recording & Publication Award is <strong>Thursday 1 April, 2021 at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 5 March 2019.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The purpose of the Deis Recording and Publication Award is to provide support for traditional arts recording projects, or recording projects involving collaboration between the traditional arts and other artforms and <span style="color: black;">for projects centred on the publication of work, such as tutors, tune collections and critical writing</span> that are in line with the Arts Council’s policy on the traditional arts.</span></p> <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: 11px;">Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 2.66667px;"> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Attention to artistic quality</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Innovation</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Significant benefit to the traditional arts community.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The award is open to individuals, groups, ensembles or organisations. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: black;">Award Guidelines for the Deis Recording & Publication Award will be available soon on the </span><a style="color: blue; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1aihjrwbaz0/external">available funding</a> <span style="color: black;">section on our website.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s </span><a style="color: blue; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/11bhniognxb/external">online services</a><span style="color: black;"> website. The <strong>applicant must be registered</strong> with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> Agility Award 2021, Round 1 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/xz6jki1nj9p?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 88f63934f19716fa6cabf4b2ce26e131 Grants and Awards <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;">The window for making an application will open on <strong>Tuesday 9 March, 2021. </strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;">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.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: red;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 115%; color: windowtext;">Deadline:</span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%; color: windowtext;"> 5.30pm; Thursday 8 April, 2021 </span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;">The window for making an application will open on Tuesday 9 March, 2021. </span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;">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.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>Purpose of this Award</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The purpose of the Agility Award is to support practicing artists and arts practitioners to upskill through access to a professional development or training opportunity, and/or to spend a period of time focusing on developing an area of their practice or work.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: black;">The award guidelines award can be downloaded from the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/i8pm9it4rl8/external">available funding</a><span style="color: black;"> section of the Arts Council's website the end of February.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>Who can apply:</strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The award is open to individuals only.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/13b68gq4p0y/external">online services website</a><span style="color: black;"> and all supporting material must be submitted online.</span><span style="color: black;">Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1krnqtzzku0/external">register in advance</a><span style="color: black;"> of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible. </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;"> </p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: black;">We now provide updates and assistance on the use of online services through our </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/sifegyhk2it/external">Facebook page</a><span style="color: black;">. Feel free to post or send us a message via the page if you need online services support when making a Capacity Building Support Scheme application: </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/sifegyhk2it/external">http://www.facebook.com/artscouncilireland</a></span></p> Arts Grant Funding 2022 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/123p2vej3k1?lang=en?rss=true Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 27 May 2021. The application window will open on Tuesday 13 April 2021. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT ee013c228714a2e6e850e9e76896ba02 Grants and Awards <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Deadline for receipt of applications: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 27 May 2021. </span><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on Tuesday 13 April 2021. </span></span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Deadline for receipt of applications: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 27 May 2021</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on Tuesday 13 April 2021. </span></span></h2> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of Arts Grants Funding is to ensure that there is a breadth of high-quality arts activity and programmes throughout the country, by offering flexible support to organisations or individuals for a fixed period of time, and in so doing responds to the needs of those who are making, presenting and/or supporting the creation of work.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Guidelines will be published on the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/12yj1lkptng/external">available funding</a> section on our website the end of March 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/n71yuoj7ci2/external"><span style="color: black;">online services website</span></a><span style="color: black;"> and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ivorcb813sd/external"><span style="color: black;">register in advance</span></a><span style="color: black;"> of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible. </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 12.0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">We now provide updates and assistance on the use of online services through our </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/h6rwqc5xvnq/external"><span style="color: black;">Facebook page</span></a><span style="color: black;">. Feel free to post or send us a message via the page if you need online services support when making a Project Award application: </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/h6rwqc5xvnq/external"><span style="color: black;">http://www.facebook.com/artscouncilireland</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> Project Awards, Thursday, 15 April 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ujumsmrre2?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT d1dc6a240c73f2883a3e79b4850d10f5 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is <strong>5.30pm</strong> <strong>Thursday, 15 April 2021. </strong></span><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;">The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 16 March, 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is <strong>5.30pm</strong> <strong>Thursday, 15 April 2021.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;">The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 16 March, 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;">The Arts Council will offer Project awards in the following:</span></p> <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: 11px; color: black;">Dance </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; color: black;">Film</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; color: black;">Theatre </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; color: black;">Visual Arts</span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the above artform/arts practice areas. The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/160tv2pk1j1/external"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">available funding</span></a><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;"> section of the Arts Council's website in early March. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">Who can apply:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%; color: black;">The award is open to individuals and organisations. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">Who cannot apply:</span></strong></span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="line-height: 115%; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%;">Organisations currently in receipt of funding under the following Arts Council programmes: Strategic Funding, Arts Centre Funding, Partnership Funding – though the support of such partners is welcome.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%;">Organisations and/or individuals in receipt of 2021 Arts Grant Funding.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%;">Individuals or organisations who do not have a demonstrable track record as professional artists or organisations.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; line-height: 115%;">Individuals currently in undergraduate or postgraduate education or who will be during the period for which this award is offered.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 115%;">Note: </span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%;">you cannot apply for the award both as an individual and as part of an organisation – e.g. you cannot apply as artistic director of a company and also apply separately under your own name. Applications that do will not be prioritised and may be made ineligible from reapplication.</span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1see5ddqd66/external"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">online services website</span></a><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;"> and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/n2km5qh3tku/external"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">register in advance</span></a><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;"> of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible. </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">We now provide updates and assistance on the use of online services through our </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1dlvazgiqtf/external"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">Facebook page</span></a><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">. Feel free to post or send us a message via the page if you need online services support when making a Project Award application: </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1dlvazgiqtf/external"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">http://www.facebook.com/artscouncilireland</span></a></span></p> Theatre Project Award - Upcoming deadline http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1w3urr6ypf9?lang=en?rss=true 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). 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 24eaffd8420fbe2fb8094ba585d365b2 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The upcoming Theatre Project Award deadline of the 15 April 2021 will be a development round <u>only</u> with <strong>Strand 1</strong> (<strong>Play Development</strong>) and <strong>Strand 2 (Theatre Creation</strong>).  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The upcoming Theatre Project Award deadline of the 15 April 2021 will be a development round <u>only</u> with <strong>Strand 1</strong> (<strong>Play Development</strong>) and <strong>Strand 2 (Theatre Creation</strong>).  </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;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The usual larger round offering of all four strands will be take place as normal in the Autumn.  The award is open to artists with a demonstrable track record in professional theatre practice and the upcoming round is designed to support the creation and development of theatre pieces.</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;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Strand 1 – Play Development</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The objective of the Play Development strand is to enable the development of a new play or text for performance, in which the playwright is central to the creative process. While the emphasis is on the development of the text, the process will provide for excellent mentorship and/or collaboration from any number of artists or practitioners (e.g. director, dramaturg, designer, actor, performer), including the person responsible for overseeing the play or performance-text’s development. Funding may be used to remunerate the playwright for time spent in writing the text and for remuneration of collaborators and mentors. The outcome of the process will be a script for performance. While presentation of the resulting work to an audience is not a requirement for this strand, applicants may seek a contribution towards costs associated with the presentation of a work in progress or staged reading.</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;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Strand 2 – Theatre Creation</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The objective of the Theatre Creation strand is to enable the development of ideas for new work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary context. The emphasis of the award is on innovation and experimentation. The concept behind a proposal can be non-text-based, or can be based on a piece of new writing for the theatre, a pre-existing dramatic text, an adaptation from another literary form, or a translation or adaptation of a text from another language. The objective of the award is to enable the development of ideas over time through collaboration and mentorship, without the requirement to present to audiences. Funding may be used to remunerate collaborators and mentors for their time and participation. While presentation of the resulting work to an audience is not a requirement for this strand, applicants may use funding to covers costs associated with rehearsal space and presentation of a work in progress. The outcome of the process will be a script/ performance book.</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;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The deadline for this award is <strong><em>15 April at 5.30pm</em></strong> with the window opening for application on the 16<sup>th</sup> March.</span></p> IN FOCUS Briefing Webinar http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1nw70087uqj?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 18d0ffa3efd91dfb30f8cbea1fa9f6f9 Creative Europe Desk <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The Culture Office of the Creative Europe Desk Ireland is delighted to host a briefing webinar for the <strong>new mobility call for Architecture from i-Portunus.</strong> 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.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">IN FOCUS</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>Briefing Webinar </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>i-Portunus Artist Mobility Award_ Call for Architecture </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>Thursday 11 February, 2021 at 11am </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>Please register</strong><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1t3yd3t9org/external"><strong> here</strong></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The Culture Office of the Creative Europe Desk Ireland is delighted to host a briefing webinar for the <strong>new mobility call for Architecture from i-Portunus.</strong> 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.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #1f497d; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: #212529;">This call for applications is open to <strong>architects and cultural professionals active in the field of Architecture</strong>, aged 18+, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1at0eh0han3/external">a Creative Europe country</a><span style="color: #212529;">, for individuals or groups up to 5 people. For the purpose of international collaborations, production residencies or professional development in another Creative Europe country or countries. </span></span></p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 353.6pt; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr style="height: 22.65pt;"> <td style="padding: .75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: #212529;">Submission Deadline: March 14, 2021 18:00 CET</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: #212529;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: #212529;">Full details on this call are available </span></strong><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1m9as2i8w07/external"><strong>here</strong></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: #212529;"> </span></strong></span></p> </td> <td style="padding: .75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt;"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: #212529;">Summary of the call:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #212529; font-size: 11px;">For whom?  </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: #212529;">This call for applications is open to <strong>architects and cultural professionals active in the field of Architecture</strong> aged 18+, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1at0eh0han3/external">a Creative Europe country</a><span style="color: #212529;">, and open to individuals or groups up to 5 people. </span></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #212529; font-size: 11px;">For what?</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: #212529;">i-Portunus provides financial support to partially fund the cost of travel (transport, accommodation etc.) to another (or several) </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1at0eh0han3/external">Creative Europe country(/ies)</a><span style="color: #212529;">. </span></span></li> <li style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #212529; font-size: 11px;">The duration of the mobility must be between 7 and 60 days and must take place before 30 November 2021. </span></li> <li style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #212529; font-size: 11px;">The travel can be continuous or segmented: a continuous mobility means that you have one round-trip travel or one multi-destination trip.</span></li> </ul> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;" type="disc"> <li style="color: #212529; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">a segmented mobility means that you will travel several times to one or several destinations. Each trip must last a minimum of five days, and the total number of days still has to be between 7 and 60 days.</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: 11px;">Objectives</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: #212529;">International collaboration</span></strong><span style="color: #212529;">: for example in the framework of an international project. </span></span></li> <li style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: #212529;">Production oriented residencies</span></strong><span style="color: #212529;">: for example you will research on the spot and develop new designs in relation to the social and physical environment.</span></span></li> <li style="background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: #212529;">Professional development</span></strong><span style="color: #212529;">: for example you will take part in network meetings, showcases, workshops, master classes and other types of training outside of formal education, such as creative hubs.</span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>Dates to Note: </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Notification of Results:<strong> 16 April 2021</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Earliest date of departure:<strong> 16 June 2021</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Latest date of Return:<strong> 30 November 2021</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong> </strong></p> Live out Loud – celebrating LGBTI+ youth http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1sduqqr6n9z?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 59c266fed73f66c44f8d487d7ec1fc34 News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 107%; color: black; background: white;">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. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 107%; color: black; background: white;">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. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The campaign is looking for positive stories that celebrate LGBTI+ young people across all sectors of society.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">Submissions are invited</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 7.5pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt 0px; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">from LGBTI+ young people about how arts or cultural groups make them feel safe, supported and included</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt 0px; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">from arts and cultural organisations with examples of projects that show how LGBTI+ youth are visible, valued and included in the arts</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 107%; color: black; background: white;">The stories will be shared on the gov.ie website, across social media and at a national celebration event in 2021. </span><span style="line-height: 107%; color: black;">The plan is to feature all sectors of society that are fulfilling the core objectives of the <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/b864t4y45xx/external"><span style="color: #2c55a2;">LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy</span></a> in order to create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for LGBTI+ young people.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 107%;">Find out how to make a submission <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/i02g6uhzwou/external">here</a>.</span></p> Job Description for the post of Deputy Director at the Irish Writers Centre http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/gof3tzwnm80?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT c2b002a77201e0662288521c15cedb2b News from the community <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;">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. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Job Description for the post of Deputy Director at the Irish Writers Centre</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a name="_heading=h.gjdgxs"></a><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;">7 January 2020</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>ABOUT THE ROLE </strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>JOB TITLE:  </strong>Deputy Director</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>REPORTING TO: </strong>CEO/Director</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>CONTRACT: </strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Full time, permanent for one year, subject to renewal, with six month probation period.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>SALARY:   </strong>€40K p.a.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>LOCATION:</strong>  Dublin (ordinarily) Online during Covid-19 restrictions. </span><br /><span style="font-size: 11px;">Please note the post-holder will need to be Dublin-based to carry out the duties of this position.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>PURPOSE OF ROLE:</strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 11px;">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. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The Deputy Director will act as line manager to a small but dedicated team focused on delivery of the strategic plan 2022-2026. The role of Deputy Director will be key to supporting the Director at senior level as the IWC transitions to this new strategic planning period shaped by a radically changed operating climate. As this is a newly created role, the Deputy Director will be encouraged to contribute to the ongoing development of the IWC, the new strategic framework and will coordinate and contribute to all full-team planning meetings during the year.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><span style="color: black;">The role will involve maintaining current sources of funding to service the regular programmes</span><span style="color: black;">as well as assisting the CEO/Director in finding new opportunities for both funding and new programming, within the existing framework</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: black;">. </span><span style="color: black;">The Deputy Director will maintain relationships with principal funding/stakeholders in the literature community both national and internationally, notably both Arts Councils in Ireland, Dublin City Council, Foras</span><span style="color: black;">na Gaeilge and others.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The successful candidate will have excellent organisational acumen and administrative skills and preferably will have experience working in artistic and community settings, for arts organisations, venues or festivals. You will have excellent communication, writing and IT skills, and an <span style="color: black;">outstanding command of English. You will have</span> at least five years' experience of working in the arts or wider cultural and heritage sector. You will bring experience of leading, managing, motivating and supporting a staff team.You will have experience in complete project and funding cycles, including grant-writing, budget management and project management. A knowledge and understanding of the arts infrastructure within which the IWC operates is vital. Demonstrable knowledge of governance, compliance and health and safety for a non-profit and/or venue management is desirable.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong>APPLY:</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Applicants must read the full job advertisement prior to application: full details can be found here: <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ewvo0tujz7/external">https://irishwriterscentre.ie/blogs/news/we-are-looking-for-a-deputy-director-of-the-irish-writers-centre</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: #fefefe; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Applications, by email only, should be submitted to the attention of Valerie Bistany CEO/Director at <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:director@writerscentre.ie"><span style="color: #0563c1;">director@writerscentre.ie</span></a> with <strong>Application for Deputy Director</strong> in the subject line.<em> It is essential that both of the above stated documents are collated into a single word or pdf attachment</em> to be eligible.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: #fefefe; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Deadline for applications is on 1 Monday, February 2021 at 5pm. (Late applications not accepted.)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: #fefefe; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: #fefefe; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The Irish Writers Centre is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority in the Republic of Ireland. Our Charity Registration number is CHY 19738. Our registered address is: Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, D01 E102.</span></p> Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory - Irish Choreographers Move to Screen – Call for submissions http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/7etdhe7ih8p?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT f76d64da3b37d20322dc7baa342ba71f News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">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.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">29 March – 3 April 2021</span></p> <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: 11px;">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.</span></p> <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: 11px;">Video file submissions should be made to <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:hannah.slattery31@gmail.com">hannah.slattery31@gmail.com</a> no later than 5 pm on 5 February, 2021.  Submissions should be no longer than 15 minutes and can comprise several short videos, or a longer piece - but should reflect the choreographer’s current working practice. </span></p> <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: 11px;">For full information and details on how to submit, please visit: <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/5kr30jc8iii/external">https://www.screendance.ie/upcoming</a></span></p> You, Fin and the Play Between http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1d6c66sihes?lang=en?rss=true 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 6d4e45777c846cd224bc639146406082 News from the community <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">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. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">A 6-month playwriting programme led by Finegan Kruckemeyer </span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">for established and emerging playwrights interested in writing for young audiences</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">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. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">At a time when the world and its distances are both larger and smaller than ever before, a collaboration will occur, spanning half a globe, and half a year, and driven by that most exciting of provocations – <strong>to forge something from nothing</strong>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Beginning with a blank page, eight Irish authors will respond to writing aids and impositions both as they explore theatre for young audiences – what makes a TYA play, and what TYA play they wish to make.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">But more important than the audience, shall be the idea. And in writing work solemn and silly, foreign and known, as vast as an ocean and as small as a boat which may rock upon it, eight individual voices shall be celebrated, and their plays play out to their ends.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Who is this for?</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">This opportunity is open to both established and emerging playwrights, residing in Ireland, interested in writing plays for young audiences. We encourage applications from artists with a disability, those from minority ethnic communities and those who feel their voices are not commonly represented. There are eight places available on the programme. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 11px;">We welcome Irish language writers to participate in this project through the medium of Irish. We will provide support and translation to facilitate a bilingual writing journey with Fin. Samples of writing in Irish can be included in the application.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 11px;">Cuirimid fáilte roimh scríbhneoirí le Gaeilge páirt a ghlacadh sa togra seo as Gaeilge. Cuirfear tacaíocht agus aistriúcháin ar fáil chun an turas scríbhneoireachta dátheangach le Fin a éascú. Is féidir samplaí Gaeilge a bheith mar chuid den iarratas.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 11px;"><br /><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Do I need previous writing experience to apply?</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">No previous play writing experience is necessary but enthusiasm and a passion for theatre for young audiences and a good story is a prerequisite. The eight selected artists that complete the programme will be equipped with the tools to write engaging, innovative and ambitious plays for children.  We hope the participants on this programme will be encouraged to seek funding so that their work will be developed, produced and presented on Irish and International stages.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">When will the course take place?</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">The programme will take place during six monthly two hour Zoom workshops between March and September 2021 with an ambition to meet in person at Baboró’s annual festival in Galway in October 2021. There will be an hour-long introductory session in early March so that the participants can meet Finegan and each other. Successful applicants will be required to attend all 7 virtual workshops and to dedicate time to reflecting, reading and writing between the monthly workshops. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Workshop dates:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Virtual workshop dates are as follows and subject to change with advance notice:              </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; text-indent: 36pt; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Intro Session:        Tuesday 9 March, 9am – 10am</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; text-indent: 36pt; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Workshops:                         Tuesdays 9am – 11am </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 108pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: 36pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">    23 March, 20 April, 18 May, 22 Jun, 20 July, 14 Sept</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; text-indent: 36pt; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">In Person Encounter:   Between 4 and 17 October 2021 (TBC)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Programme cost:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">The workshop programme is free of charge to participants thanks to funding from the Arts Council via Baboró and Graffiti. It is presented in association with TYAI. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">How do I apply?</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">To apply you must be:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Over 18 years of age</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Based in Ireland </span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Available to attend ALL virtual meetings on the dates below</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Able to dedicate time to reflect, read and write between monthly meetings. For this reason, full time students are not encouraged to apply</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Please send to rachel@baboro.ie with ‘You, Fin and the Play Between application’ in the subject line:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">a short letter (1 page max) or video (2 mins max) to introduce yourself, outlining how this programme will benefit your practice. </span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">a short biog (200 words max)</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">a short, written submission (300 words max) based on one of the following provocations:</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <ol style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" start="1" type="1"> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Write about the thing your mother was always scared of.</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Write about height, and the things it isn’t.</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Write about last words at first light, or first words at last light.</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Write of the devils and write of the ghosts. Write of the ones who have loved you the most.</span></li> </ol> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">The application is open to ambitious writers and theatre makers based in Ireland who are not in full time study.  We will not be in a position to provide in-depth feedback on individual applications.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 108pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Application and selection dates:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px;"><u><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Closing date for applications: Monday 8 February at 12pm</span></u></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Selected candidates will be notified by: Tuesday 23 February</span></p> From Access to Inclusion, an Arts and Culture Summit http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/2tdbepojrxa?lang=en?rss=true From Access to Inclusion [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ggixyt2mj0e/external ] 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. 22 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT 2f90300faba12829e6c7ddfda79b66e7 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;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ggixyt2mj0e/external"><span style="font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif;">From Access to Inclusion</span></a><span style="font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif;"> 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. </span></span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ggixyt2mj0e/external">From Access to Inclusion</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> 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. </span></span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Summit includes three event strands; a </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1uf1y7r388m/external">Symposium</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> taking place online over three days: 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2021, online </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ian701mm01/external">Workshops</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> by leading experts in access and inclusion and a programme of online </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/llif1o8lol0/external">Evening Events</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> showcasing access in action from a range cultural venues and organisations.</span></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 Summit will be essential for professionals at all levels in the arts and culture sectors such as those working in: venues, festivals, galleries, museums, heritage sites and visitor experiences.</span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to collaborate with </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1oj3x3m3v3a/external">The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> Office of VSA and Accessibility, Washington, D.C. to deliver this inaugural European Summit. From Access to Inclusion is modelled on The Kennedy Center’s conference, </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/eh9mh7nvhkf/external">Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®)</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">, the largest annual convening of access professionals and advocates in North America.</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; margin-left: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Register for</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">the Symposium </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1uf1y7r388m/external">here</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">.</span></span></li> <li style="margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; margin-left: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Find out more about all Event Strands </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ggixyt2mj0e/external">here</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">. </span></span></li> <li style="margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; margin-left: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Subscribe to the Summit Newsletter </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1thzccqcc3h/external">here</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">.</span></span></li> </ul> <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;">From Access to Inclusion is made possible with the support of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Arts Council, The British Council (Ireland Office) and Creative Europe Desk.</span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> </p>