Newsletter - Arts Council Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ en-us 09 Jul 2021 09:59:40 IST 09 Jul 2021 09:59:40 IST http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/rss.xml Newsweaver reception@artscouncil.ie (The Arts Council) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome to the July edition of our Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/lllzr6hysaw?lang=en?rss=true ‘Things are getting ready to happen out of sight’ I love this line of Eavan Boland’s from her poem ‘This moment’. As artists and organisations tentatively edge their way towards presenting work for the public, Eavan’s line seems a good way to describe our times. Festival programmes are being unveiled, venues are reopening and audiences are taking cautious, yet enthusiastic, steps out. Covid-19 has shown how vital artistic expression is in a time of crisis. Throughout the last 16 months, cultural activity has enabled individuals and communities to express solidarity and to maintain a sense of collective well being, despite the alienating effects of social distancing. Like never before, it is now acknowledged that artistic expression is urgent and vital and that our artists have the potential to make a major contribution to Ireland’s recovery and renewal. Artists’ livelihoods are particularly vulnerable due to the uncertain nature of their employment patterns and a forthcoming report of ours will show clearly that Covid has exerted a particularly detrimental effect. Over the past year, our research shows that 4 of 10 jobs would have been lost without state support. These jobs were already amongst the lowest paid. Findings also show that even with government supports, 39% of artists have experienced a 50% drop in income. Before Covid 19, the topic of poor pay for artists was very much under the spotlight and the pandemic’s impact has underscored the particular fragility of the profession. Underpaid or unpaid work by artists represents a hidden subsidy to the cultural life of Ireland. This is both unfair and unsustainable. Introduced in February 2020, our Pay the Artist policy continues to press home the urgent need to address these inequities. Increasing diversity in the arts profession is a core concern for everyone at the Arts Council and this is intrinsically linked to any discussion about payment levels. Inadequate pay for artists means that only people from particular backgrounds can realistically contemplate a career in the arts. Those without safety nets of independent financial support from family or elsewhere will be unable to consider this area of work. This will result in a homogenous landscape, unrepresentative of the diverse richness of contemporary Ireland. If the artistic landscape does not tell the story of Ireland in all its richness and diversity, it is poorer, and the public will be deprived of a true reflection of our contemporary society. In the past, pandemics have changed the contours of human life. The shared existential threat of Covid 19 is stimulating and accelerating our understanding of how we can improve the world for future generations. Lately, I have been struck by these lines from Canadian educator George Dei: ‘Inclusion is not about bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone’. Now, within our grasp, is the opportunity to create that space, to make a civic forcefield of artistic activity to energise and cohere the nation. That forcefield will comprise appropriately paid artists from all backgrounds delivering work of the highest quality to the widest possible public. These past 16 months have been times of both tumult and stillness and it has caused many of us to feel untethered, isolated and restless. But we now find ourselves at a truly exciting point, poised to recover and renew. Like never before, this is our moment to introduce lasting, meaningful change. Maureen Kennelly Director 08 Jul 2021 12:00:00 IST e69c17cc87e3e08ad5ae2e99cbfb6766 Feature Article <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">‘Things are getting ready to happen out of sight’</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">I love this line of Eavan Boland’s from her poem ‘This moment’. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">As artists and organisations tentatively edge their way towards presenting work for the public, Eavan’s line seems a good way to describe our times.  Festival programmes are being unveiled, venues are reopening and audiences are taking cautious, yet enthusiastic, steps out. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Covid-19 has shown how vital artistic expression is in a time of crisis.   Throughout the last 16 months, cultural activity has enabled individuals and communities to express solidarity and to maintain a sense of collective well being, despite the alienating effects of social distancing. Like never before, it is now acknowledged that artistic expression is urgent and vital and that our artists have the potential to make a major contribution to Ireland’s recovery and renewal.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Artists’ livelihoods are particularly vulnerable due to the uncertain nature of their employment patterns and a forthcoming report of ours will show clearly that Covid has exerted a particularly detrimental effect.  Over the past year, our research shows that 4 of 10 jobs would have been lost without state support.  These jobs were already amongst the lowest paid.  Findings also show that even with government supports, 39% of artists have experienced a 50% drop in income. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Before Covid 19, the topic of poor pay for artists was very much under the spotlight and the pandemic’s impact has underscored the particular fragility of the profession.  Underpaid or unpaid work by artists represents a hidden subsidy to the cultural life of Ireland.  This is both unfair and unsustainable.  Introduced in February 2020, our Pay the Artist policy continues to press home the urgent need to address these inequities.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Increasing diversity in the arts profession is a core concern for everyone at the Arts Council and this is intrinsically linked to any discussion about payment levels. Inadequate pay for artists means that only people from particular backgrounds can realistically contemplate a career in the arts.  Those without safety nets of independent financial support from family or elsewhere will be unable to consider this area of work. This will result in a homogenous landscape, unrepresentative of the diverse richness of contemporary Ireland.  If the artistic landscape does not tell the story of Ireland in all its richness and diversity, it is poorer, and the public will be deprived of a true reflection of our contemporary society. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In the past, pandemics have changed the contours of human life.   The shared existential threat of Covid 19 is stimulating and accelerating our understanding of how we can improve the world for future generations.  Lately, I have been struck by these lines from Canadian educator George Dei:  ‘Inclusion is not about bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone’. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Now, within our grasp, is the opportunity to create that space, to make a civic forcefield of artistic activity to energise and cohere the nation.  That forcefield will comprise appropriately paid artists from all backgrounds delivering work of the highest quality to the widest possible public.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">These past 16 months have been times of both tumult and stillness and it has caused many of us to feel untethered, isolated and restless.  But we now find ourselves at a truly exciting point, poised to recover and renew.  Like never before, this is our moment to introduce lasting, meaningful change. </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;"> <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;"><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;">Maureen Kennelly</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;">Director</span></p> New Arts Council Collection acquisitions – 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/38rwqzus1nr?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it has added 30 artworks to its Collection which will be seen by audiences across Ireland in coming years. The artists whose work has now been added to the Collection are David Beattie, Myrid Carten, Brian Fay, Laura Fitzgerald, Ann Maria Healy, Austin Ivers, John Lalor, Leanne McDonagh, Kevin Mooney, Paul Nugent, Mandy O’Neill, Vera Ryklova, Rajinder Singh, Katie Watchorn, Emma Wolf-Haugh. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 6432d76bb13b348055eb085d749f911c 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;">The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it has added 30 artworks to its Collection which will be seen by audiences across Ireland in coming years. The artists whose work has now been added to the Collection are <span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">David Beattie, Myrid Carten, Brian Fay, Laura Fitzgerald, Ann Maria Healy, Austin Ivers, John Lalor, Leanne McDonagh, Kevin Mooney, Paul Nugent, Mandy O’Neill, Vera Ryklova, Rajinder Singh, Katie Watchorn, Emma Wolf-Haugh.</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;">The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it has added 30 artworks to its Collection which will be seen by audiences across Ireland in coming years. The artists whose work has now been added to the Collection are <span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">David Beattie, Myrid Carten, Brian Fay, Laura Fitzgerald, Ann Maria Healy, Austin Ivers, John Lalor, Leanne McDonagh, Kevin Mooney, Paul Nugent, Mandy O’Neill, Vera Ryklova, Rajinder Singh, Katie Watchorn, Emma Wolf-Haugh.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">The artworks newly added to the collection are by artists who live and work in communities both across Ireland and internationally. The acquisitions include video, installation, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography and bring the total number of artworks in the Collection to over 1,230. This continues a proud history of the Arts Council purchasing excellent and ambitious art reflecting the immense quality of visual arts practice today.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">List of works acquired:</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">David Beattie, </span></strong><em>Propositional things,</em> 2017</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Myrid Carten, </span></strong><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';"><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">WEB III,</span></em></span><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue';"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> 2019</span></span></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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Brian Fay, </span></strong><em>MJ 16</em>, 2020</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Laura Fitzgerald, </span></strong><em>Fantasy Farming,</em> 2020</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Ann Maria Healy, </span></strong><em>When Dealers Are Shamans,</em> 2018</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Austin Ivers, </span></strong><em>RUF0858, </em>2020</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;"><em>ADM,3</em> 2020</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;"><em>HP85,</em> 2020</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;"><em>HT600E, </em>2020</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;"><em>Plus, </em>2020</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;"><em>Switch, </em>2020</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;"><em>SX20, </em>2020</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;"><em>TM22U,</em> 2020</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>The World at War</em>, 2020</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">John Lalor, </span></strong><em>Incident Urbain,</em> 2013</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Leanne McDonagh, </span></strong><em>Kathleen, </em>2017</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Kevin Mooney, </span></strong><em>Apparition,</em> 2018</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;"><em>Beast,</em> 2020</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Paul Nugent, </span></strong><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Obscura I</span></em>, 2017</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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Mandy O’Neill, </span></strong><em>Diane at Larkin Community College</em>, from the series <em>Champions Avenue, </em>2018</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;"><em>Untitled</em> from the series <em>Champions Avenue</em>, 2018</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: windowtext; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">Vera Ryklova, </span></strong><em><span style="color: windowtext;">Untitled #5001</span></em><span style="color: windowtext;">, from series <em>Aesthetic Distance, </em>2015 </span></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="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Rajinder Singh,</span></strong><em> Border Tours</em>, 2019/2020</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="color: windowtext;">Point at a passing migrant bird with a raised locked arm and an open palm</span></em><span style="color: windowtext;">, 2020</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Katie Watchorn, </span></strong><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Balehome,</span></em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"> 2018</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Carbolic</span></em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">, 2018</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">A Calf Remembered,</span></em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"> 2018</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: windowtext; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">Emma Wolf-Haugh,</span></strong><span style="color: windowtext;"> Modernist Furniture for Lesbian Homes, 2020 </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="color: windowtext;">Coiffeuse – Kerstin’s Home</span></em><span style="color: windowtext;">, 2020</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="color: windowtext;">Transat Chair – Line’s Home</span></em><span style="color: windowtext;">, 2020</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="color: windowtext;">Bibendum Chair – Emma’s Home</span></em><span style="color: windowtext;">, 2020</span></span></p> Exhibitions showcasing the Arts Council Collection taking place this Summer & Autumn 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/97tw508ysuw?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is delighted to highlight the following exhibitions taking place across Ireland from this July showcasing artworks from the Arts Council’s outstanding Collection of over 1,230 works of modern and contemporary Irish art. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST df124d528bb9cda6b4a3b173fac4623d 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;">The Arts Council is delighted to highlight the following exhibitions taking place across Ireland from this July showcasing artworks from the Arts Council’s outstanding Collection of over 1,230 works of modern and contemporary Irish art.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/6w909j8zqcl/external">The loneliness of Being German: Thomas Brezing & Vera Klute</a></em> - Limerick City Gallery of Art features works, 8th July – 12th September 2021</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">This two-person exhibition of new work by Thomas Brezing and Vera Klute will interrogate the issue of "identity" and ask what creates a sense of belonging and how influential is the past?  These questions resonate throughout the work of Klute and Brezing.  Through their personal experiences of living in Ireland, they examine German sensitivities and question how they deal with identity, heritage and guilt. The artists share many similarities in their personal lives and practices and share a "love for the handmade in art" and a curiosity about different materials.  However they also have different approaches to their respective practices with Klute demonstrating a detailed and refined approach to the human body while Brezing describes his work as raw, rough and often about the environment. Both artists have won many accolades for their work and are included in both public and private collections.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Featuring the artwork <em>Breakage</em> by Vera Klute from the Arts Council Collection.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/j6n96vgnnte/external">The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now IMMA: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary</a></em>, Irish Museum of Modern Art - July 2021 to July 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; 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: black;">The Irish Museum of Modern Art is currently working towards a major museum-wide exhibition, <em>The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now IMMA: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary</em>, which will celebrate IMMA’s 30th birthday by showcasing the IMMA Collection and the history of the museum since 1991. The exhibition will open in phases throughout 2021, each signalling a chapter of <em>The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now</em>.  </span><span style="color: black; background: white;">The exhibition will open in four phases throughout 2021, with each new chapter exploring specific themes within IMMA’s 30-year history.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The exhibition traces urgent themes across the 30-year period as they impact the personal, the political and the planetary, and prompts thinking about the effects of globalisation today in the Irish context as we respond to global crises from COVID-19 to Climate Change and the Black Lives Matter movement. Through IMMA’s Collection and Archive, in combination with several key loans, the exhibition will explore ideas of bodily autonomy, conflict and protest, the Anthropocene era, and digital technologies, with the aim to represent a diverse history of artistic responses to these themes.</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;">Featuring the artwork<span style="color: black;">Eimear Walshe, <em>The Land Question: Where the fuck am I supposed to have sex? </em>2020</span> from the Arts Council Collection.</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;"> </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;"> </p> COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe Presentation of Festivals and Live Events. http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1xmnoqvgt02?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council and F [ ]áilte Ireland have come together in partnership to develop guidelines in line with the government’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021-The Path Aheadto help festival and event organisers minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 at festivals and individual events, and to rebuild confidence and trust among attendees of festivals and live events. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 9f57a8327ac6577e0cd1c590f90329d9 News this month <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 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and F<a name="_Hlk71802791"></a>áilte Ireland have come together in partnership to develop guidelines in line with the government’s <em>COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021-The Path Ahead</em>to help festival and event organisers minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 at festivals and individual events<span class="normaltextrun">, and to rebuild confidence and trust among attendees of festivals and live events.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and F<a name="_Hlk71802791"></a>áilte Ireland have come together in partnership to develop guidelines in line with the government’s <em>COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021-The Path Ahead </em>to help festival and event organisers minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 at festivals and individual events<span class="normaltextrun">, and to rebuild confidence and trust among attendees of festivals and live events.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The guidance is designed to support festivals and event organisers in the preparation and execution of safely presenting festivals and events during the pandemic; it also contains response planning, helpful links, templates and examples for users.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span class="normaltextrun">Offered as a live document, the guidance will evolve </span><span style="color: black;">to reflect new government advice and changes to Government protocols as they emerge. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">The guidance is now available to view on the Arts Council’s Website </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1fmiumv33ht/external">here</a></span></p> Development of new Arts Council Policy in the area of Arts Participation http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ogorn7jz4r?lang=en?rss=true In the coming months, the Arts Council will be meeting with and hearing from artists, arts organisations, cross-sector partners and others interested in the area of Arts Participation, in order to inform the development of a new Arts Council policy in this area. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST bd6f87ca91067c6af252e27b99baca46 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 106%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In the coming months, the Arts Council will be meeting with and hearing from artists, arts organisations, cross-sector partners and others interested in the area of Arts Participation, in order to inform the development of a new Arts Council policy in this area.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 106%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In the coming months, the Arts Council will be meeting with and hearing from artists, arts organisations, cross-sector partners and others interested in the area of Arts Participation, in order to inform the development of a new Arts Council policy in this area.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 106%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 106%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council understands Arts Participation to include a broad range of participatory, collaborative, community and socially engaged arts practices, and has supported work in this field for many decades.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 106%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 106%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Approaches to practice in the area of Arts Participation have evolved and expanded significantly in Ireland and internationally, and we are very much looking forward to hearing your views.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 106%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 106%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A survey will open in July and we will also host consultation events in the autumn.</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;">For more information and updates, please visit the <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/15lzc1jls2m/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">Arts Participation webpage</span></a> and keep an eye on the Arts Council newsletter and social media channels. Please also contact <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:erin.mcnulty@artscouncil.ie"><span style="color: windowtext;">Erin McNulty</span></a>, Arts Participation Assistant, with any queries. </span></p> Digital Toolbox for the Arts http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1cfggxq3jkj?lang=en?rss=true An online resource to help you to find your way through the how and why of making and presenting work digitally. The toolbox was produced by Culture Works and commissioned by the Arts Council. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 89923b9525279a47f88190b71d601546 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">An online resource to help you to find your way through the how and why of making and presenting work digitally. The toolbox was produced by Culture Works and commissioned by the Arts Council.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Digital Toolbox for the Arts</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The toolbox has been created using the expertise and learning of those who have created digital work in the past 18 months and highlights good practice, allowing arts practitioners to learn from each other.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This toolbox contains a set of resources and checklists which are designed to help you think about how and why to make work available digitally and what is involved. It contains four sections. In each section you will find a series of questions or prompts to inform your thinking about presenting work digitally.   </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"> </p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">General objectives - the why and how of presenting work digitally </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Production planning and delivery</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Sharing your work</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Evaluation: assisting you to measure your outcomes against project objectives.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>The Future is Bright webinar series</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Accompanying the toolbox is a series of webinars held with artists and producers on the 27 and 28 May discussing the key themes that emerged during the development of the toolbox.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>No going back</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">A webinar that looks at strategic planning and integration across the sector, highlighting best practice in hybrid production and presentation.  How do organisations plan for this new reality?</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Innovation </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Focusing on creativity within the framework of digital creation, we look at some creative and  innovative practices now and in the future. This webinar also focuses on equality, human rights and diversity as integral to innovative practices </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>The Business End</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Navigating the tricky terrain of copyright, IP, monetisation and ensuring that income streams are maintained including non-fungible tokens (NFT)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Innovation in Dissemination</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Focusing on developments within platforms - existing and new platforms, what are the options and how do organisations optimise audiences? How do organisations achieve broadcast quality?  Or should they aim to?</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Visit the Arts Council website </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/9qdmfjwppi8/external">Download the digital toolbox</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="color: #212121; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/mgdmnnz90w3/external">Watch the webinar videos</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The toolbox was produced by Culture Works and commissioned by the Arts Council.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-indent: -0.1pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; position: relative; top: 0.5pt;"> </p> Upcoming Theatre Clinics http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/54jadlj6vfc?lang=en?rss=true The Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics directed at individual artists. Hosted by Rachel West and Bea Kelleher, we will cover upcoming funding opportunities including the Agility Award Rd 3 and all four strands of Projects 2022, along with a guide to the overall funding landscape of the Arts Council. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 4d03602eca9e6c94a9791183ccd91fce News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics directed at individual artists. Hosted by Rachel West and Bea Kelleher, we will cover upcoming funding opportunities including the Agility Award Rd 3 and all four strands of Projects 2022, along with a guide to the overall funding landscape of the Arts Council.</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 Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics directed at individual artists. Hosted by Rachel West and Bea Kelleher, we will cover upcoming funding opportunities including the Agility Award Rd 3 and all four strands of Projects 2022, along with a guide to the overall funding landscape of the Arts Council.</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;">The next dates are:</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;">12 August at 11:00am</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;">16 September at 11:00am</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;">If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with your name and email to Hannah Gordis <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:hannah.gordis@artscouncil.ie">hannah.gordis@artscouncil.ie</a></span></p> Arts Council Logo Refresh http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/e3tosdjmdjn?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council logo which was first designed close to twenty years ago, has been given a subtle refresh to enhance legibility and make it suitable for both print and digital expression. 23 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST d9c564eff951c24e4588388c7f1c53ab News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council logo which was first designed close to twenty years ago, has been given a subtle refresh to enhance legibility and make it suitable for both print and digital expression. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council logo which was first designed close to twenty years ago, has been given a subtle refresh to enhance legibility and make it suitable for both print and digital expression. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The original Arts council typeface Frutiger has been replaced by Patron, which is a sans-serif grotesque, chosen for its characteristic angled terminals and clean lines. <br /><br />This new type composition has been extended to the Arts Council funding logos where a customised stencil variation of Patron has been introduced. The new range of funding logos have been streamlined and crafted for each segment of the arts, to work in any environment on any background, both as flat graphics and animated as appropriate. They can also present in any colour, chosen at the discretion of the designer.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #1f497d;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">All logo files and accompanying guidelines are available to download from the <a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1fwi02na73f/external">Arts Council website.</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Young People, Children and Education http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/54jjl156lgn?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council has worked with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to develop guidance for children and young people’s arts and cultural activities. All sectoral guidelines have been developed in line with the government’s COVID19 Resilience and Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/xnfy1sqanh9/external ] and the Work Safely Protocol [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1sno02tqa4r/external ], and are based on the latest health guidance available from the Department of Health and the HSE. 30 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 8071e8fad682d350e959f5e995f53419 News this month <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="background: white;">The Arts Council has worked with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to develop guidance for children and young people’s arts and cultural activities</span>. All sectoral guidelines have been developed in line with the <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/xnfy1sqanh9/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">government’s COVID19 Resilience and Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead</span></a> and the <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1sno02tqa4r/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">Work Safely Protocol</span></a>, and are based on the latest health guidance available from the Department of Health and the HSE.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="background: white;">The Arts Council has worked with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to develop guidance for children and young people’s arts and cultural activities</span>. All sectoral guidelines have been developed in line with the <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/xnfy1sqanh9/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">government’s COVID19 Resilience and Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead</span></a> and the <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1sno02tqa4r/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">Work Safely Protocol</span></a>, and are based on the latest health guidance available from the Department of Health and the HSE.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A link to the guidance is available in the Arts Council website here: <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1r5ds6afdcd/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">http://www.artscouncil.ie/covid-19/government-guidelines/</span></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; 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;">As a living document it is anticipated that the guidance will be regularly updated in response to evolving public-health guidance and emerging need.</span></p> Engaging with Architecture Scheme – deadline 17:30 Thursday 19 August 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1m9apcucuau?lang=en?rss=true The deadline for applications for the Engaging with Architecture Scheme is 17:30 on Thursday, 19 August 2021. The window for making applications opens on Tuesday 20 July 2021. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST e0d3a389ca8a30be47826328ebc0bbb5 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 9.75pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The deadline for applications for the <strong>Engaging with Architecture Scheme</strong> is <strong>17:30 on Thursday, 19 August 2021</strong>.  The window for making applications opens on Tuesday 20 July 2021.</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 purpose of Engaging with Architecture Scheme is to support ambitious, innovative and creative, high-quality projects – e.g. exhibitions, events, festivals and programmes. Its aim is specifically to enhance and extend the public’s experience of, and involvement with, architecture. There are two strands to the scheme:  Strand 1- Idea research and development; Strand 2 – Project realisation and delivery.</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;"><span style="color: #212121; background: white;">Applications for Engaging with Architecture must be made directly to the Arts Council before <strong>17:30</strong> on <strong>Thursday, 19 August 2021</strong>. Guidelines and details of the application process will be published in July 2021 on our website on the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/bcay6p39yep/external"><span style="background: white;">available funding</span></a><span style="color: #212121; background: white;"> section.  <strong>Please note:</strong>  Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/esvndxrn5gf/external"><span style="background: white;">online services website</span></a><span style="color: #212121; background: white;">. It is recommended that new applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.</span></span></p> Capacity Building Support Scheme http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/14j3ml675j2?lang=en?rss=true Deadline: Thursday 12 August, 2021 The window for making an application will open on Tuesday 13 July, 2021 The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 234ae1f88e7eb87c12b30f60a87bb406 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 12 August, 2021 </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The window for making an application will open on Tuesday 13 July, 2021 </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">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 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 12 August, 2021 </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The window for making an application will open on Tuesday 13 July, 2021 </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">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="color: black; 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;"><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;"> </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/1mhsbjqdyw7/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 arts organisations only.</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;"><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/ato73e6ubvl/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/1p1bphf7p8c/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;"> </p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Follow us on our social media channels for updates and assistance:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Twitter:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncil_ie</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Facebook:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Instagram:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></span></p> Arts Centre Funding 2022 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ojjrrtd8k4?lang=en?rss=true Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 23 September 2021 The application window will open on Tuesday, 27 July 2021. The purpose of Arts Centre Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 2af38f598154828b078cea42e78580b4 Grants and Awards <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Deadline for receipt of applications: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 23 September 2021</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on </span>Tuesday, 27 July 2021.</span></h2> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of Arts Centre Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.</span></p> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Deadline for receipt of applications: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 23 September 2021</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on </span>Tuesday27 July 2021.</span></h2> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of Arts Centre Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 2pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In offering Arts Centre Funding, the Arts Council wishes to ensure:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 5.65pt 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The year-round production and dissemination of arts activities, events and services of the</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 5.65pt 0.0001pt 11.35pt; text-indent: 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">          highest quality throughout the country </span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm -2.85pt 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">That greater numbers of people enjoy high-quality arts experiences</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm -2.85pt 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">That artists are supported in their professional practice</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm -2.85pt 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">That audiences, artists and participants reflect the diversity of contemporary Ireland</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm -2.85pt 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Increased depth of engagement by and with the public</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm -2.85pt 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">High standards in governance and management.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm; text-indent: 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm; text-indent: 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Arts Centre Funding is open to organisations only. Organisations can make only one application each year for Arts Centre Funding.</span></p> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm; text-indent: 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Two seminars will be organised on-line, after guidelines have been published, to assist applicants with completing the application. These seminars will take place in early August and early September and further details of these will be published in the next newsletter and through Theatre Forum.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Guidelines will be published on the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/qhk3ad7h5wl/external">available funding</a> section on our website in mid-July 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;"><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/1d74apdllmz/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/mc2rfedi390/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="line-height: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Follow us on our social media channels for updates and assistance:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Twitter:</span></strong></span><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> @</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">artscouncil</span>_ie</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height: normal;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Facebook:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height: normal;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Instagram:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> Deadline: Strategic Funding 2022 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/12bjzdx1x2h?lang=en?rss=true Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2021 The application window will open on 20 July 2021 The purpose of Strategic Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST a243e8c07f92f792cc69ffbe07607d8e Grants and Awards <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Deadline for receipt of applications: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2021</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on </span>20 July 2021</span></h2> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of Strategic Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.</span></p> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Deadline for receipt of applications: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2021</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on </span>20 July 2021</span></h2> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of Strategic Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Recipients of Strategic Funding must play a critical part in delivering the policy priorities of <em>Making Great Art Work, </em>the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In offering Strategic Funding to organisations, the Arts Council wishes to ensure:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 6.0pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">The delivery of excellent artwork and/or events, activities and services</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">Excellent opportunities for artists and/or arts professionals to develop their practice and/or to create or to be engaged in high-quality work</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black;">That the diversity of contemporary Ireland is reflected in the </span><span style="line-height: 115%;">work it supports </span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">That more people will enjoy high-quality arts experiences</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">Increased depth of engagement by and with the public</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 2pt 0px; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 115%;">Standards of excellence in governance and management in the arts.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm; text-indent: 0cm; line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">Strategic Funding</span><span style="line-height: 115%;"> is open to organisations only. Organisations can make only one application each year for Strategic Funding.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Guidelines will be published on the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/od8rfe4hqhe/external">available funding</a> section on our website mid-July</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/15h3taiwy33/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/bxy28bg4l8p/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"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Follow us on our social media channels for updates and assistance:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Twitter:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncil_ie</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Facebook:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Instagram:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></span></p> Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 19 August 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ap5thx64l30?lang=en?rss=true The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is 5.30pm Thursday, 19 August 2021. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 526ef490d9903cd9a0befd3fe20d1320 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is <strong>5.30pm</strong> <strong>Thursday, 19 August 2021.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The window for making an application opens on <strong>Tuesday, 20 July, 2021</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is <strong>5.30pm</strong> <strong>Thursday, 19 August 2021.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The window for making an application opens on <strong>Tuesday, 20 July, 2021</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council will offer Project awards in the following:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Architecture </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Arts Participation</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Circus</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Dance </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Film</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Literature</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Music </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Street Arts & Spectacle</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Theatre </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Traditional Arts</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Visual Arts</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Young People Children and Education</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the above artform/arts practice areas. The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1d2zbj9eq9y/external"><span style="color: black;">available funding</span></a><span style="color: black;"> section of the Arts Council's website in mid-July</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Who can apply:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The award is open to individuals and organisations. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Who cannot apply:</span></strong></span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Organisations currently in receipt of funding under the following Arts Council programmes: Strategic Funding, Arts Centre Funding, Partnership Funding – though the </span>involvement of such organisations as partners <span style="color: black;">is welcome</span></span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Organisations or individuals that have already submitted an application for 2022 Arts Grant Funding</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Members of the Council of National Cultural Institutions directly funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Individuals or organisations who do not have a demonstrable track record as professional artists or organisations</span></li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">Individuals currently in undergraduate education (including those undertaking foundation courses) or who will be during the period for which this award is offered</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black;">Individuals seeking support towards fees for postgraduate (including unaccredited)/higher education or study</span></li> </ul> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Note: </span></strong><span style="color: black;">you cannot apply for the award both as an individual and as part of an organisation – e.g. you cannot apply as artistic director of a company and also apply separately under your own name. Applications that do so will not be prioritised and may be deemed ineligible for reapplication.</span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; color: black;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Note:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> organisations cannot apply to both this round of the Project Award and Strategic Funding 2022</span>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt; 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/1ckznv06rvc/external"><span style="color: black;">online services website</span></a><span style="color: black;"> and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1mnybfxm01h/external"><span style="color: black;">register in advance</span></a><span style="color: black;"> of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible. </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Follow us on our social media channels for updates and assistance:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Twitter:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncil_ie</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Facebook:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom: 10.0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Instagram:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></span></p> Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 1 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1d63jrxw3qe?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2022. The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 53a1a408daacba499880198b5ea5a658 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: normal; border: none; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: normal; border: none; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community. </span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">The purpose of the Festival Investment Scheme is to provide festivals with the appropriate supports to deliver quality arts experiences for audiences, to contribute to the development of artform practices, to creatively and imaginatively engage audience, and to increase opportunities for public engagement through their festival activity. </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; border: none;">The scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals.  </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; border: none;">Please Note</span></strong></span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 5.0pt; margin-bottom: 7.5pt;"> <li style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; border: none;">that linked events, such as quarterly music recitals or monthly literature platforms will NOT be prioritsed for funding)</span></li> <li style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; border: none;">All applications should prepare Covid contingencies and proposals should be  based on the best public-health advice and guidance available at the time of making your application</span></li> <li style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; border: none;">All applications are required to provide </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">contingency plans in relation to their festival planning. </span></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: normal; border: none; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">There are three bands of funding available:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 5.25pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 5.25pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">Band A: Up to €7,000  </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 5.25pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">Band B: Between €7,001 and €20,000</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 5.25pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">Band C: Between €20,001 and €35,000</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: normal; border: none; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">The Festivals Investment Scheme Round 1 is open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which will take place between January and June 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: normal; border: none; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">Applications open:                        22 June 2021</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: normal; border: none; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="color: windowtext; border: none; font-size: 12px;">Applications closing date:           22 July 2021 at 5.30pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">The Festivals Investment Scheme is a competitive scheme that offers funding to support the staging of festivals on a non-recurring basis.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">All applications must be made through the Arts Council Online Services site </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/4uyi91c2p7o/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">here</span></a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">For further information please view the FIS Frequently Asked Questions Section </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1kai8m3ad8v/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">here</span></a></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">or contact the festivals team at the Arts Council:</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Regina O’Shea: </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:regina.oshea@artscouncil.ie"><span style="color: windowtext;">regina.oshea@artscouncil.ie</span></a></span><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">,</span></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"> 01 6180260</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:Adrian"><u><span style="color: windowtext;">Adrian</span></u></a></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> Colwell: </span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie"><span style="color: windowtext;">adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie</span></a></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">, 01 6180284</span> </span></p> Irish Memory Orchestra http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/y9duunox9s2?lang=en?rss=true Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra will be inviting enthusiastic musicians aged 10 – 24 to participate in the new IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir in Galway from 12 – 16 April 2022. Any Irish or Ireland-based instrumentalist or singer of intermediate to advanced level may apply to work towards a performance of Dave Flynn’s The Vision Symphony on Easter Saturday next year. 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 IST 8991846d3849fc7c8f658c003635f7e6 News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra will be inviting enthusiastic musicians aged 10 – 24 to participate in the new IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir in Galway<span style="color: black; background: white;"> from 12 – 16 April 2022. </span>Any Irish or Ireland-based instrumentalist or singer of intermediate to advanced level may apply to work towards a performance of Dave Flynn’s <em>The Vision Symphony </em>on Easter Saturday next year.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra will be inviting enthusiastic musicians aged 10 – 24 to participate in the new IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir in Galway<span style="color: black; background: white;"> from 12 – 16 April 2022. </span>Any Irish or Ireland-based instrumentalist or singer of intermediate to advanced level may apply to work towards a performance of Dave Flynn’s <em>The Vision Symphony </em>on Easter Saturday next year.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><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 class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Applications will open later this summer and we’d love to hear from young instrumentalists and singers, performing in a wide range of musical styles, who have with the passion and commitment to perform a challenging programme by memory. All musicians aged 10 – 24 are invited to apply, and blind and vision-impaired musicians are particularly encouraged as <em>The Vision Symphony</em> was composed to enable blind and vision-impaired musicians to perform with an orchestra.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><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: 12px;"><span class="size"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Check </span></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1q5y8jx57sx/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="size"><span style="color: blue;">www.irishmemoryorchestra.com</span></span></a><span class="size"> and our social media pages for more news coming soon, or register your interest now at </span><a href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/z3ssgewu7e4/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="size"><span style="color: blue;">https://www.irishmemoryorchestra.com/outreach.html</span></span></a><span class="size"> and we’ll let you know when applications open.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><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 class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">Funded by the Arts Council Young Ensembles Scheme</span></em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #0f1419; background: white;">Twitter: @IrishMemoryOrch</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #0f1419; background: white;">Facebook: @IrishMemoryOrchestra</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="size" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #0f1419; background: white;">Instagram: @irishmemoryorchestra</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </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> <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> <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>