Newsletter - Arts Council Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ en-us 01 Apr 2021 12:18:48 IST 01 Apr 2021 12:18:48 IST http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/rss.xml Newsweaver reception@artscouncil.ie (The Arts Council) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/a2jnsm8996n?lang=en?rss=true ‘In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an inconquerable summer’. The great novelist Mary Costello uses these words from Albert Camus as the epigraph to her novel Academy St. These times, we cling to songs, stories, poems, paintings, in an effort to find sound and sense and meaning to help ourselves through. Albert Camus strikes an optimistic and helpful note and one with echoes of Seamus Heaney’s line from the first lockdown. But locating the ‘inconquerable summer’ within ourselves is hard. Our storehouse of emotional resources is running low and the ongoing imperative to ration our social contacts remains difficult. Some days we wake up and have to dig very deep beneath the surface of ourselves to find the energy to keep going. We are learning to top up our patience wells. Here at the Arts Council, we’re continuing to make a range of particular supports available to sustain organisations and individual artists and arts workers at this time. We are now publishing an updated funding schedule for all of 2021 to help artists and arts organisations plan. Given the challenging circumstances, we are experiencing exceptionally high levels of demand from individual artists, and we are committed to giving each and every application the care and attention it deserves. Because of this, the time we need to make bursary offers in some artforms will be a little longer than previous years. We appreciate you bearing with us as we make these vital decisions. We’ve introduced an agility award for which the application window closes next Thursday, 8 April. There will be two further rounds of this award in 2021. Many of you will know that our systems are being changed and this will help us significantly improve our service to you. Unfortunately, on occasion, when volume is particularly high, the system lets us down. Please make your application with a good deal of time in hand to allow us adjust for any last minute glitches. We want to be sure that we receive your applications safely and avoid causing undue stress. Members of our team will be delighted to answer any queries you may have about the award. This past year has been filled with uncertainty and sadness and loneliness but it has also been replete with imagination and enormous depths of humanity and kindness. We look forward to a more rounded life with the arts at its very core. Artistic experience of all sorts will bring us together in a very powerful way and the charged excitement of that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Towards the end of a life overly filled with tragedy and disappointment, Mary Costello’s protagonist finds enormous consolation in books and poems. Likewise, the Irish public turn to the arts for their solace. Your brilliant work will help people find that inconquerable summer within themselves and it is our immense honour to help you make that happen. Maureen Kennelly Director 26 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 1c2ba359dbe7e465cace9829a1a77c55 Feature Article <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">‘In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an inconquerable summer’.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The great novelist Mary Costello uses these words from Albert Camus as the epigraph to her novel Academy St.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">These times, we cling to songs, stories, poems, paintings, in an effort to find sound and sense and meaning to help ourselves through.  Albert Camus strikes an optimistic and helpful note and one with echoes of Seamus Heaney’s line from the first lockdown.  But locating the ‘inconquerable summer’ within ourselves is hard. Our storehouse of emotional resources is running low and the ongoing imperative to ration our social contacts remains difficult.  Some days we wake up and have to dig very deep beneath the surface of ourselves to find the energy to keep going.  We are learning to top up our patience wells.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Here at the Arts Council, we’re continuing to make a range of particular supports available to sustain organisations and individual artists and arts workers at this time.  </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">We are now publishing an updated funding schedule for all of 2021 to help artists and arts organisations plan.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Given the challenging circumstances, we are experiencing exceptionally high levels of demand from individual artists, and we are committed to giving each and every application the care and attention it deserves. Because of this, the time we need to make bursary offers in some artforms will be a little longer than previous years.  We appreciate you bearing with us as we make these vital decisions.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">We’ve introduced an agility award for which the application window closes next Thursday, 8 April.  There will be two further rounds of this award in 2021. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Many of you will know that our systems are being changed and this will help us significantly improve our service to you.  Unfortunately, on occasion, when volume is particularly high, the system lets us down.  Please make your application with a good deal of time in hand to allow us adjust for any last minute glitches.  We want to be sure that we receive your applications safely and avoid causing undue stress.  Members of our team will be delighted to answer any queries you may have about the award.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">This past year has been filled with uncertainty and sadness and loneliness but it has also been replete with imagination and enormous depths of humanity and kindness.  We look forward to a more rounded life with the arts at its very core.  Artistic experience of all sorts will bring us together in a very powerful way and the charged excitement of that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Towards the end of a life overly filled with tragedy and disappointment, Mary Costello’s protagonist finds enormous consolation in books and poems.  Likewise, the Irish public turn to the arts for their solace.  Your brilliant work will help people find that inconquerable summer within themselves and it is our immense honour to help you make that happen. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><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 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Maureen Kennelly<br />Director</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> Publication of Diversity and Arts Council Awards 2020 Report http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/14uoyztod9v?lang=en?rss=true A report on gender, disability and ethnicity data for individual awards in 2020 has been published. 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 93ec66e4906b1ffd154a59a27dfc3ba4 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A report on gender, disability and ethnicity data for individual awards in 2020 has been published.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In 2019, we published our Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy which included a three-year action plan (2019 – 2021). Within this three-year plan, we have committed to collecting more information about artists that apply for and receive funding. We have new systems in place to collect information about gender, ethnicity and disability, and we report on these statistics on an annual basis. We do this to provide a clear picture of gaps we are not addressing and to inform new actions to address those gaps.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">We have recently published a report covering data collected during the 2020 calendar year. This report provides details of all those who applied for and received funding across our individual awards. It also looks at applicants to specialist schemes operated on our behalf by third parties: the Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create and Arts & Disability Connect managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To read more about the key findings and download the full report, see <a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/lfsdxgfpiqj/external">http://www.artscouncil.ie/generic_content.aspx?id=43544</a></span></p> Time, Vocabulary, & Art’s Thoughtful Uses of Feeling? http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/dvxc08bosfl?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council has partnered with Encountering the Arts Ireland to publish a lecture by Ciarán Benson, reflecting on developments since the 1979 publication by the Arts Council of ‘The Place of the Arts in Irish Education’, known also as ‘The Benson Report’. With an introduction from President Michael D. Higgins and other contributions. [ ] [ #_msocom_1 ] 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 55ac401190802994d906427f7c57e7b2 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;">The Arts Council has partnered with Encountering the Arts Ireland to publish a lecture by Ciarán Benson, reflecting on developments since the 1979 publication by the Arts Council of ‘The Place of the Arts in Irish Education’, known also as ‘The Benson Report’. With an introduction from President Michael D. Higgins and other contributions.</a></span><span class="MsoCommentReference"><span style="line-height: 107%;"><a id="_anchor_1" class="msocomanchor" href="#_msocom_1" name="_msoanchor_1"></a></span></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; color: #000000;">Forty years on from the publication by the Arts Council of, ‘The Place of the Arts in Irish Education’, known also as ‘the Benson Report’, the Arts Council was invited to mark the anniversary of this seminal report with a lecture delivered by Ciarán Benson at Dublin City University, organised by Encountering the Arts Ireland. The event, which took place in February 2019, provided an opportunity to celebrate the advancements made over the past four decades, while also reminding us of all that remains to be achieved. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">The Arts Council has partnered with Encountering the Arts Ireland to publish Ciarán Benson’s lecture, along with the reflections and responses that were shared as part of the anniversary event. This publication includes valuable insights as we continue to plan and provide for children and young people. We hope our colleagues and partners, researchers, and students will find this to be a useful resource, and a thought-provoking read.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">The publication is available <a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/qb23gfrxvyt/external">here. </a></span></p> Save the Date! Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/dvnqvoub9qq?lang=en?rss=true Through its film awards, the Arts Council supports an environment in which film artists have the freedom to make work of an experimental and/or non-narrative nature and are given opportunities to make highly creative artistically authored work for cinema exhibition. 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT ff22a8cd48b69878b549bb59cc2f574b News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Through its film awards, the Arts Council supports an environment in which film artists have the freedom to make work of an experimental and/or non-narrative nature and are given opportunities to make highly creative artistically authored work for cinema exhibition.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Through its film awards, the Arts Council supports an environment in which film artists have the freedom to make work of an experimental and/or non-narrative nature and are given opportunities to make highly creative artistically authored work for cinema exhibition.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council’s Film team will outline funding opportunities for film artists (e.g Film Project Award, Reel Art, Authored Works and the new Agility Award etc.) at an online information clinic on <strong>Friday 16 April</strong>. The session will be part of an information event organised and hosted by <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1416wi216an/external">aemi</a>. Prospective applicants are invited to attend the clinic and <span style="color: black;">should register by emailing </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:info@aemi.ie">info@aemi.ie</a><span style="color: black;">.  Further details will be available on the </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1416wi216an/external">aemi</a><span style="color: black;"> website shortly.</span></span></p> Preview of ‘Entanglement’, the 2021 Irish Pavilion exhibition at Venice http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1vyibtproro?lang=en?rss=true ‘Entanglement’ is the 2021 Irish Pavilion exhibition at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. 26 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 92d78edd7b16c0549f8e979008a082bd News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">‘Entanglement’ is the 2021 Irish Pavilion exhibition at the 17<sup>th</sup> International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Curated by Annex, ‘Entanglement’ responds to the theme <em>How will we live together?</em> The exhibition will highlight how data production and consumption territorialize the physical landscape, and examine Ireland’s place in the pan-national evolution of data infrastructure. Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council. To view a sneak peak of the exhibition </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/nzxf0sr1y6i/external">click here</a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">.</span></span></p> <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></p> Information Session for writers and individuals working in literature: Arts Council Agility Award http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/16569jkeb8x?lang=en?rss=true With three rounds of the Arts Council’s new cross-artform Agility Award offered this year, Head of Literature, Sarah Bannan, recorded an information session with the Irish Writers Centre ahead of the first deadline on 8 April. 26 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 9062c15318a25467fc4fa648711698fa News this month <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">With three rounds of the Arts Council’s new cross-artform Agility Award offered this year, Head of Literature, Sarah Bannan, recorded an information session with the Irish Writers Centre ahead of the <strong>first deadline on 8 April</strong>.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The maximum award under the Agility Award is €5,000. This session focuses on the application process and also the wide variety of activities that are eligible. The session explores potential activities for writers and individuals working in the area of literature and outlines the application process. It can be viewed here:  <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ur2tw8t9q8/external">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKDXwFFecx0</a></span> </p> Want to apply for a Fulbright Creative Ireland Programme Fellowship? http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/15r2jc2yvhh?lang=en?rss=true In 2018, the Creative Ireland Programme and the Fulbright Commission in Ireland launched The Fulbright Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships. The participating museums are the Smithsonian Institution (comprising 17 museums and galleries), the Harry Ransom Center in Austin,Texas and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Since then several candidates studying for their PhDs have undertaken valuable placements in these prestigious American museums. 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT af781b9ca031c1ea5470eef452e36d13 News this month <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In 2018, the Creative Ireland Programme and the Fulbright Commission in Ireland launched The Fulbright Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The participating museums are the Smithsonian Institution (comprising 17 museums and galleries), the Harry Ransom Center in Austin,Texas and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Since then several candidates studying for their PhDs have undertaken valuable placements in these prestigious American museums.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In 2018, the Creative Ireland Programme and the Fulbright Commission in Ireland launched The Fulbright Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The participating museums are the Smithsonian Institution (comprising 17 museums and galleries), the Harry Ransom Center in Austin,Texas and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Since then several candidates studying for their PhDs have undertaken valuable placements in these prestigious American museums.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In 2019, the Fulbright Commission and the Creative Ireland Programme agreed to launch the Fulbright and Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship to enable participation by the many experienced cultural and creative professionals who may not be involved in academic work. This is to ensure that more people from the cultural and creative sector benefit from the Fulbright Programme.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This unique opportunity is more flexible than the museum based fellowships. It does not require successful applicants to be involved in doctorial education, nor is it limited to prescribed host US institutions. Applicants need to identify placements that they feel best meets their needs as experienced cultural and creative professionals and the ambitions of their respective practice.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In this year’s round of applications, there will be the three Fulbright Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships as well as two placements for the Fulbright and Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship. To ensure you have all the information you require before applications open in August you are invited to a webinar 1pm on 6 April 2021.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Attending the webinar will be representatives of The Fulbright Commission Ireland and the Creative Ireland Programme who will outline how to succeed at the application stage. The presentation will be followed by a questions and answers session. Links to join this webinar are below.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Also attending will be Helen O’Donoghue (Head of Engagement and Learning at the Irish Museum of Modern Art ). In 2018 Helen spent three months in New York at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) as a Fulbright Scholar. Helen will discuss her experience at MoMA and how she feels the experience impacted on her work at IMMA.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Applications for the Fulbright and Creative Ireland Programme Fellowships open in August and close on 31st October 2021.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Register: https://forms.gle/zLWvRqBVBPocC4kF6</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Join: https://zoom.us/j/94891609319</span></p> The Creative Youth Conference 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/340o007so95?lang=en?rss=true The Creative Ireland Programme invites you to join the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’ Gorman at Creativity – the connection to our future, now. 29 Mar 2021 12:00:00 IST f68f8767aaf58ef001a7ef516ac40350 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Creative Ireland Programme invites you to join the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’ Gorman at <strong>Creativity – the connection to our future, now</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Creative Ireland Programme invites you to join the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’ Gorman at <strong>Creativity – the connection to our future, now</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="background: white; font-size: 12px;">Thursday 13 May 12:00-14:00 – live streamed from Dublin Castle</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Register <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/m40ebwd9u8k/external">here</a>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="background: white; font-size: 12px;">Registration is also now open for two pre-conference workshops which will focus on specific aspects of the Creative Youth Plan:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="background: white;">Creative Youth in the Education System </span></strong><span style="background: white;">Tuesday 13 April, 12:30-14:00</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;">Register <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/17cxco7a5w8/external">here</a>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="background: white;">Creative Youth in the Community</span></strong><span style="background: white;"> Thursday 15 April, 12:30-14:00 </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;">Register <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1e9r4lcb9lu/external">here</a>.</span></p> Job Opportunity: Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/17vgjtptbr4?lang=en?rss=true If equality is important to you, this exciting new role at the Arts Council may be just the one for you. We are looking to recruit a new Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to lead the delivery and development of our Equality Human Rights and Diversity policy [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/a71cdnffy3x/external ] . The policy, which was launched in 2019, is a corporate priority for the Arts Council and we are committed to ensuring it is embedded in everything we do. 30 Mar 2021 12:00:00 IST 0a822313a08047ba3b2d10da59294e4d News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">If equality is important to you, this exciting new role at the Arts Council may be just the one for you. We are looking to recruit a new <strong style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit;">Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion</strong> (EDI) to lead the delivery and development of our <a style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit; background-position: 2px 4px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/a71cdnffy3x/external"><span style="color: #0169a9;">Equality Human Rights and Diversity policy </span></a>. The policy, which was launched in 2019, is a corporate priority for the Arts Council and we are committed to ensuring it is embedded in everything we do.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">If equality is important to you, this exciting new role at the Arts Council may be just the one for you. We are looking to recruit a new <strong style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit;">Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion</strong> (EDI) to lead the delivery and development of our <a style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit; background-position: 2px 4px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/a71cdnffy3x/external"><span style="color: #0169a9;">Equality Human Rights and Diversity policy </span></a>. The policy, which was launched in 2019, is a corporate priority for the Arts Council and we are committed to ensuring it is embedded in everything we do.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">We are looking for a passionate and experienced manager with a track record of delivering measurable change, the expert knowledge to advise colleagues at all levels on relevant EDI matters, and the leadership to guide the wider arts sector on an ambitious programme of change. You will be someone who has a deep understanding of the barriers that exist to participating in the arts, with a high degree of cultural sensitivity and a commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can participate fully.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">The closing date for receipt of applications is <strong style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit;">12.00 noon, Monday 26 April, 2021</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">Further information is contained in the following:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 15.0pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt 0px; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;"><a style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit; background-position: 2px 4px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" title="Head Equality Diversity Inclusion - Role Profile (EN)" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1j68d7udvfk/external"><span style="color: #0169a9;">Role Profile</span></a></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt 0px; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;"><a style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit; background-position: 2px 4px; color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" title="Head of Equality Diversity Inclusion - HEO Candidate Information Booklet (EN)" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/d4o6nm5xguq/external"><span style="color: #0169a9;">Candidate Information booklet</span></a></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">We are committed to promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and strongly welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, class, disability, ethnicity, family or civil status, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.</span></p> Next Generation Artists’ Award http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1xua95kiu5x?lang=en?rss=true The purpose of the Next Generation Artists’ Award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career. The deadline for this award is 5:30 p.m. Thursday 20 May 2021. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 20 April 2021. 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 4ccf7181f4fb19cd64209ceac1823877 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of the Next Generation Artists’ Award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The deadline for this award is <strong>5:30 p.m. Thursday 20 May 2021</strong>. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 20 April 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of the Next Generation Artists’ Award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The deadline for this award is 5:30 p.m. Thursday 20 May 2021. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 20 April 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Next Generation Artists’ Award is available in the following artforms:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Architecture</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Arts Participation</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Circus</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dance</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Film</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Literature (English & Irish)</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Music</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Opera</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Street Arts</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Spectacle</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Theatre</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Traditional Arts</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Visual Arts</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">YPCE</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #333333;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Guidelines for this award will be published on the <a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/nbd3odl1s9l/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">available funding</span></a> section on our website.</span></p> Arts Council announces deadline for Open Call 2022 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/fk62muyq02u?lang=en?rss=true The application window for the next round of Open Call (Phase1) will open on 30 March. The deadline for this Scheme is 5.30pm on Thursday, 29 April, 2021. Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website. 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 34fd406ab21b96d2d18350e6ec8e954d Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The application window for the next round of Open Call (Phase1) will <strong>open on 30 March</strong>. The deadline for this Scheme is <strong>5.30pm on Thursday, 29 April, 2021.</strong> Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The application window for the next round of Open Call (Phase1) will <strong>open on 30 March</strong>. The deadline for this Scheme is <strong>5.30pm on Thursday, 29 April, 2021.</strong> Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website.</span></p> <p style="margin: 3pt 0cm 6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 3pt 0cm 6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><u><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">About the award</span></u></span></p> <p style="margin: 3pt 0cm 6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">An Open Call to the artists and arts organisations of Ireland to create collaborative ground-breaking public-facing projects of ambition, impact and scale that e</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">ncourage discourse, provocation or response to place and identity as part of contemporary Ireland.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Open Call is a programme for artists and arts organisations to develop and shift their practice and profile work for the public on a national scale, creating high-profile arts central to people’s lives.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Within the context of this award, collaboration refers to working with other artists or organisations, or may refer to collaboration with communities of place or interest. Projects of ‘scale and ambition’ is understood to mean work that is impossible to achieve in your current practice, significant in vision, irrespective of physical, temporal or quantitative scale.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Projects proposed in response to the Open Call may be in any artform or be cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary.</span></p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 100.0%; background: white;" border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 33.0%; padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 0cm 0cm;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: right; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Closing date</span></p> </td> <td style="padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 6.75pt 7.5pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>17:30, Thursday 29 April 2021</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 33.0%; padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 0cm 0cm;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: right; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Maximum awarded</span></p> </td> <td style="padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 6.75pt 7.5pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">400,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 33.0%; padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 0cm 0cm;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: right; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Artform and practice(s)</span></p> </td> <td style="padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 6.75pt 7.5pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Architecture, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Festivals and events, Film, Literature, Local arts, Music, Opera, Street arts, Theatre, Traditional arts, Venues, Visual arts, YPCE</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 33.0%; padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 0cm 0cm;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: right; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Applicant type</span></p> </td> <td style="padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 6.75pt 7.5pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">All</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 33.0%; padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 0cm 0cm;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: right; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Collaborative application possible?</span></p> </td> <td style="padding: 6.75pt 9.0pt 6.75pt 7.5pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Yes</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 22.5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Application process</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 22.5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Full details of the application process will be provided in the scheme guidelines.</span></p> <p style="margin: 22.5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Guidelines</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The award is open to individuals and organisations who are resident in (the Republic of) Ireland. There are certain exceptions where the Arts Council may deem eligible applications made by those based outside (the Republic of) Ireland. However, before admitting as eligible any such application, the Arts Council would need to be satisfied that the outcomes of any such proposal would benefit the arts in (the Republic of) Ireland. Proposals received from organisations who are funded by the Arts Council under Strategic, Partnership or Venues Funding must provide evidence that the project is exceptional and outside the remit of their funded activities.</span></p> Amateur and Voluntary Practice Scheme http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/596dpskfafh?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council would like to announce the Amateur and Voluntary Practice Scheme. The Arts Council’s strategy recognises the distinctive role of amateur arts practice, its important contribution to the vitality of the arts in Ireland, including music, theatre and musical theatre, and its many personal, social and artistic benefits. This pilot scheme is offered as a once-off, action-research opportunity, and seeks enhanced engagement, mentorship and advocacy between the amateur and professional theatre, music and musical-theatre sectors. 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 439b2d74a5a795233951d8cc5071726b Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council would like to announce the Amateur and Voluntary Practice Scheme. The Arts Council’s strategy recognises the distinctive role of amateur arts practice, its important contribution to the vitality of the arts in Ireland, including music, theatre and musical theatre, and its many personal, social and artistic benefits. This pilot scheme is offered as a once-off, action-research opportunity, and seeks enhanced engagement, mentorship and advocacy between the amateur and professional theatre, music and musical-theatre sectors.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council would like to announce the Amateur and Voluntary Practice Scheme. The Arts Council’s strategy recognises the distinctive role of amateur arts practice, its important contribution to the vitality of the arts in Ireland, including music, theatre and musical theatre, and its many personal, social and artistic benefits. This pilot scheme is offered as a once-off, action-research opportunity, and seeks enhanced engagement, mentorship and advocacy between the amateur and professional theatre, music and musical-theatre sectors.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The award aims to support theatre and musical-theatre national amateur and/or voluntary resource-and-support organisations for programmes that develop, by working with professional artists, the performance and technical skills of local-organisation members through training, mentorship or other innovative ideas. It envisages that such programmes could be centrally organised and provided. It is further envisaged that such programmes could be either conceived as in-person or online programmes or both.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The award opens 13 April and the deadline is 6 May at 5:30pm. The Guidelines can be found <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/129vew7ltmi/external">here</a>.</span></p> Capacity Building Support Scheme http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ne1ai7e5nnp?lang=en?rss=true Deadline: Thursday 13 May, 2021 The window for making an application will open on Thursday 13 April. The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council. 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT bb97e164d93814cf523970d343bd94a6 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: red;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: windowtext;">Deadline:</span></strong><span style="color: windowtext;"> Thursday 13 May, 2021 </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The window for making an application will open on Thursday 13 April. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Capacity Building Support Scheme </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: red;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: windowtext;">Deadline:</span></strong><span style="color: windowtext;"> Thursday 13 May, 2021 </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The window for making an application will open on Thursday 13 April. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Purpose of this Scheme </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In light of the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19, the Capacity Building Support Scheme has been developed to support arts organisations to gain support, skills and expertise to review and adapt their artistic and/or business models and support their strategic development in the medium to long term. It supports activities that will assist in building capacity, in developing inclusivity, and/or in growing peer support and collaborations. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><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/1c7etvd0303/external">available funding</a><span style="color: black;"> section of the Arts Council's website. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Who can apply:</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The award is open to organisations only.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; 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/8xbe23coz4m/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/wl45moo4yby/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;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">We now provide updates and assistance on the use of online services through our new </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1kh0u0sgra9/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/1kh0u0sgra9/external">http://www.facebook.com/artscouncilireland</a></span></p> Young Ensembles Scheme 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/j3bzcgr0ub0?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. 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 7b366d9cb606c263ccd5c16d306ff671 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; 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.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; 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 8pt; line-height: 107%; 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 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Strand 1</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This 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 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Strand 2</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This 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 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Read the full guidelines here. The Arts Council recently hosted a webinar to support groups to apply to the Young Ensemble Scheme - a recording is available on our website.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; 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 here.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; 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 Making Great Art Work 2016-2025.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; 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;"> </p> Upcoming Theatre Schemes Reminder http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ukwk50ks5rf?lang=en?rss=true The deadline for the next round of Theatre Schemes is 8 April. 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT a99bdc5c07209078b9315e0c5b89de1f Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The deadline for the next round of Theatre Schemes is 8 April.  </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;">The deadline for the next round of Theatre Schemes is the 8<sup>th</sup> April.  </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: 12px;"><u>Theatre Artist Residency Scheme</u></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of the Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is to offer professional theatre artists the opportunity to create a year-long programme of work in partnership with arts centres, festivals and local authorities. In each case, the specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the theatre artist in collaboration with an arts centre or festival and a local authority.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 18pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is open to:</span></p> <ul style="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;">Professional theatre artists or theatre organisation who is/are resident in the Republic of Ireland and who have the committed support of at least one local authority and partnership with one arts centre and/or festival</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;">Local authorities proposing to establish a professional theatre-artist residency that has the committed support of a professional theatre artist or theatre organisation and at least one arts centre and/or festival</span></li> </ul> <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: 12px;">Guidelines can be found <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1tcgfu0auh0/external">here</a></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: 12px;"><u>Theatre Resource and Development Scheme</u></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of the Theatre Resource and Development Scheme is to develop a collaborative infrastructure that promotes best practice in the development, production and dissemination of theatre artists’ work and practice across Ireland.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Applicants put together a resource and/or development programme that details the infrastructure, resources and expertise that they will make available, as well as details of how they will select the participating artists and companies, and how their resource-sharing service will benefit theatre artists in a sustainable manner.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Applications will be considered from theatre organisations and entities who can demonstrate a proven track record and a comprehensive range of available resources, including partnership with at least one Arts Council-funded theatre organisation. The aim of the proposal should be the structured support of the work and/or career path of the professional theatre artist.</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: 12px;">Guidelines can be found <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/f6kczbznugi/external">here</a></span></p> Deadline: Opera Projects and Production Award http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/lfpq68k0v2y?lang=en?rss=true The objective of the Opera Projects and Production Award is to support initiatives by professional practitioners in the development and presentation of opera at three distinct stages, encouraging both the development of work of high artistic quality, and also the fully staged professional presentations of opera that engage with the public, providing opportunities for artists in the process. 26 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 990265a90e595f0833abb5ae372f27aa Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The objective of the Opera Projects and Production Award is to support initiatives by professional practitioners in the development and presentation of opera at three distinct stages, encouraging both the development of work of high artistic quality, and also the fully staged professional presentations of opera that engage with the public, providing opportunities for artists in the process.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The objective of the Opera Projects and Production Award is to support initiatives by professional practitioners in the development and presentation of opera at three distinct stages, encouraging both the development of work of high artistic quality, and also the fully staged professional presentations of opera that engage with the public, providing opportunities for artists in the process.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;">Closing date: 5.30pm, 29 April 2021</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">There are three bands of funding available corresponding to the three strands of the Opera Projects and Production Award:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Strand 1: Opera Projects: Development: up to a <u>maximum</u> of €20,000</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Strand 2: Opera Projects: Developmental Presentation and smaller scale full production: up to a <u>maximum</u> of €110,000</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Strand 3: Opera Production: up to a <u>maximum</u> of €450,000</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">In each of the three strands of the award, priority will be given to applications that demonstrate:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">A clear artistic vision and evidence that the proposed project is or is likely to be of high-artistic quality; the track record of key artistic personnel will be taken into account</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Significant development and professional opportunities for professional opera practitioners</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">A strong focus on pubic engagement  (Where projects involve presentation to the public) </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">A clear alignment with the Council’s policy and strategy priorities for opera.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;">Application process</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333;">Full details of the application process can be found </span><a style="color: #2599db; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/bv4qb8gzbj4/external">here</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333;">Guidelines</span></strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To be eligible to apply, applicants must:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 2.66667px;"> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 61.1337px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Be resident/based in the Republic of Ireland. There are certain exceptions where the Arts Council may deem eligible applications made by those resident/based outside the Republic of Ireland. However, before admitting as eligible any such application, the Arts Council would need to be satisfied that the outcomes of any such proposal would benefit the arts in the Republic of Ireland.</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 61.1337px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></li> </ul> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 2.66667px;"> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 6pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from individuals or groups within culturally diverse communities and from people with disabilities.</span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">While opera companies in receipt of Strategic Funding are not eligible to apply, other organisations (such as producing venues) in receipt of Strategic Funding or Arts Grant Funding may apply, provided that any activity and related funding is demonstrated to be additional to, and separate from, the activities for which that organisation has received Strategic Funding or Arts Grant Funding.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">While opera companies in receipt of Strategic Funding are not eligible to apply, they may on occasion play a positive role in supporting or partnering with OPP applicants. In such instances, the applicant and the supporting company must verify that the support offered and the proposed role of the funded organisation is additional to, and separate from, the activities for which that organisation has received Strategic Funding, and that the funded opera producer will not publicly or otherwise present the work as a production or co-production as part of its programme.</span></p> New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced for 2022 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1mdgwg3cma6?lang=en?rss=true The Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is designed to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of art forms and arts practices. The closing date for tours starting from January to June 2022 will be Thursday, 6th May 2021. 26 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 6c6962c4b1c3abd1836a48700efcba8e Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is designed to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of art forms and arts practices.</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;">The closing date for tours starting from January to June 2022 will be Thursday, 6<sup>th</sup> May 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme is designed to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of art forms and arts practices.</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;">The closing date for tours starting from January to June 2022 will be Thursday, 6<sup>th</sup> May 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: 12px;">Application forms will be available through online services from the 6<sup>th</sup> 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: 12px;">The scheme is open to individuals and organisations who wish to tour between January and June 2022, and who are resident or based in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.</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;">Please read the guidelines carefully for updated criteria in relation to Covid 19.</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;">Since its introduction in 2010 the Touring schemes have been based on the principle of collaboration between those who produce and those who present work to audiences.</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;">For details on the scheme, please contact Val Ballance or Regina O'Shea. If you have questions specifically related to art forms, then email the relevant team. All contact details are on the Arts Council's website <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1htqn3kmyhw/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">Contacts page</span></a>.</span></p> Creative Schools 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/r24pnxox98z?lang=en?rss=true Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for schools/centres to apply to participate in the initiative. Schools/centres may apply from 6 April and the deadline is 17:30, Thursday 6 May 2021. 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT 97fa4b36a5e0dd5c6b2fafc8e289519e Creative Schools <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="background: white;">Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools</span></strong><span style="background: white;"> are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for schools/centres to apply to participate in the initiative. Schools/centres may apply from <strong>6 April</strong> and the deadline is 17:30, <strong>Thursday 6 May 2021. </strong> </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 16.5pt; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="background: white;">Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools</span></strong><span style="background: white;"> are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for schools/centres to apply to participate in the initiative. Schools/centres may apply from <strong>6 April</strong> and the deadline is 17:30, <strong>Thursday 6 May 2021. </strong> </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 16.5pt; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="background: white;">Applications must be submitted online and schools are encouraged to <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/176zxcghwbt/external">register</a> well in advance of the deadline. Q&A on the Creative Schools application process </span>can viewed <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/e0wxrhcs2f6/external">here</a>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; text-align: justify; background: white; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Creative Schools initiative supports schools/centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. This initiative provides opportunities for children and young people to build their artistic and creative skills; to communicate, collaborate, stimulate their imaginations, be inventive, and to harness their curiosity. It will empower children and young people to develop, implement and evaluate arts and creative activity throughout their schools/centres and stimulate additional ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on children and young people’s learning, development and well-being.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; text-align: justify; background: white; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Participating schools/centres will be provided with a package of supports that includes working with a Creative Associate, training and networking to support them to create their Creative School Plan, as well as seed funding to begin to implement their Plan.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; text-align: justify; background: white; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Creative Associates will respond to each school/centre’s development priorities and needs in order to support them to deepen the arts and creative opportunities for children and young people. They will use their practical experience, to develop partnerships and mechanisms that enable sustained relationships between schools/centres and the arts and cultural sectors.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 16.5pt; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="background: white; font-size: 12px;">All Department of Education and Skills-recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres who have not already participated in a previous round of Creative Schools are eligible to apply.</span></p> Creative Schools Week http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1kbfi33rmwe?lang=en?rss=true Creative Schools Week will take place from 10-14 May, 2021. It is an opportunity to share, showcase, highlight, and connect all the exciting creative work that is being undertaken across all schools and to encourage our children and young people to show off their creativity. 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT c22338a811e17318c3b34888b8ca6a83 Creative Schools <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Creative Schools Week will take place from 10-14 May, 2021. It is an opportunity to share, showcase, highlight, and connect all the exciting creative work that is being undertaken across all schools and to encourage our children and young people to show off their creativity.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Creative Schools Week will take place from 10-14 May, 2021. It is an opportunity to share, showcase, highlight, and connect all the exciting creative work that is being undertaken across all schools and to encourage our children and young people to show off their creativity.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><br /><span style="font-size: 12px;">During this week, we invite schools across the country to host their own celebration events, sharing the vast array of creative journeys being undertaken around the country with a wide audience. </span><br /><span style="font-size: 12px;">In addition to celebrating schools’ achievements, there is an opportunity to learn about participating schools, their approach to creative learning, and the wider creative community that each school is part of.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><br /><span style="font-size: 12px;">In April we will be sending Creative Schools Week Packs with ideas on how to participate. We understand that all schools are unique and we know their events will be too! We’d love to hear from schools how they are celebrating the week, so please hashtag social media posts with #creativeschools. For further information please see <span style="color: #00b0f0;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1pcso7eqkyq/external">the Arts Council’s Creative Schools website</a>.</span></span></p> Online information clinics for schools and Youthreach Centres planning to apply to Creative Schools 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1l1mtlrmvpm?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council will be holding online clinics on 23 and 26 April 2021 to provide an overview of the Creative Schools initiative and information about how to apply for Creative Schools 2021, which closes for applications on 6 May 2021. The clinics are for representatives of Primary and Post Primary Schools, Special Schools and Youthreach Centres who are interested in participating in Creative Schools from September 2021. 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT b9b7bf3f6f45bafc09359566e51197cb Creative Schools <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council will be holding online clinics on 23 and 26 April 2021 to provide an overview of the Creative Schools initiative and information about how to apply for Creative Schools 2021, which closes for applications on 6 May 2021.  The clinics are for representatives of Primary and Post Primary Schools, Special Schools and Youthreach Centres who are interested in participating in Creative Schools from September 2021.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council will be holding online clinics on 23 and 26 April 2021 to provide an overview of the Creative Schools initiative and information about how to apply for Creative Schools 2021, which closes for applications on 6 May 2021.  The clinics are for representatives of Primary and Post Primary Schools, Special Schools and Youthreach Centres who are interested in participating in Creative Schools from September 2021.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Creative Schools initiative supports schools/centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. Following a competitive process, participating schools/centres are matched with a Creative Associate who works with them to carry out an analysis of their current engagement with the arts and creativity. Using this, each school/centre then creates a sustainable Creative Schools Plan that draws on a range of opportunities within the school/centre and the wider community.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The online information clinics will take place as follows:</span></p> <table class="MsoTableGrid" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: none;" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 225.4pt; border: solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Friday 23 April 2021 at 11:00am – 12.00 noon</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 225.4pt; border: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-left: none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Irish language clinic for Primary and Post Primary Schools</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white;">Book a ticket </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/727o45epf30/external"><span style="background: white;">here</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 225.4pt; border: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-top: none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Friday 23 April 2021 at 15:30 – 16.30</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 225.4pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">English language clinic for Primary and Post Primary Schools</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white;">Book a ticket </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/x1icpkuibdy/external"><span style="background: white;">here</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 225.4pt; border: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-top: none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Monday 26 April 2021 at 11.00am – 12.00 noon</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 225.4pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">English language clinic for Special Schools</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white;">Book a ticket </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/484hcv031wl/external"><span style="background: white;">here</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 225.4pt; border: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-top: none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Monday 26 April 2021 at 15.30 – 16.30</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 225.4pt; border-top: none; border-left: none; border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="top"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">English language clinic for Youthreach Centres </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white;">Book a ticket </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/xios6ytlsrk/external"><span style="background: white;">here</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #221f20; background: white;">Registration</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Registration to attend the clinics is organised on a first-come-first serve basis and registration will close on Wednesday 21 April 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #221f20; background: white;">For application guidelines and information about the Creative Schools initiative please see </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ky5jratk6p/external"><span style="background: white;">http://www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/</span></a></span></p> First Fortnight announces the departure of its co-founder and chief executive http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1qkjmp6hu6r?lang=en?rss=true David Keegan steps down from the mental health arts charity after reaching his goal of delivering the 10th annual First Fortnight mental health arts festival. First Fortnight is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation into the next phase. 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT c4d6c80a33c7bc5098e34b30944b8230 News from the community <p><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">David Keegan steps down from the mental health arts charity after reaching his goal of delivering the 10<sup>th</sup> annual First Fortnight mental health arts festival.  First Fortnight is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation into the next phase. </span> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">First Fortnight announces the departure of its co-founder and chief executive, David Keegan.  </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">David steps down from the mental health arts charity after reaching his goal of delivering the 10<sup>th</sup> annual First Fortnight mental health arts festival.  First Fortnight is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation into the next phase.  Details and candidate information will be available on First Fortnight’s website and social media channels from March 10. </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/18ieud62egq/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">www.firstfortnight.ie</span></a></span></p>