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Theatre Funding Clinics
A Guide for Working in Intercultural Contexts
Places Matter - Building inclusion in the arts
PRESENTATION AND Q&A - Public Sentiment Research
Research tender published for Culture Night
Grants and Awards
Arts Centre Funding 2021
Deadline: Strategic Funding 2021
Capacity Building Support Scheme
Deadline: Commissions Award, Thursday, 17 September, 2020
Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2020
Professional Development Award
Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 10 September, 2020
Re-opening of Creative Production Supports – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme
News from the community
Job Opportunity: COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING OFFICER
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Theatre Funding Clinics

The Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics this August for theatre artists to give an overview of upcoming funding opportunities and discuss how the Arts Council funding process operates, followed by a Q&A session.

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A Guide for Working in Intercultural Contexts

The Arts Council welcomes the recent publication A Guide for Working in Intercultural Contexts by our local authority partners in Mayo, South Dublin and Donegal and funded under the Invitation to Collaboration Scheme.

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Places Matter - Building inclusion in the arts

One year on from the conference Places Matter – Building inclusion in the arts and the launch of the Arts Council’s Equality Human Rights and Diversity Policy, we would like to capture the impact this event may have had on the policies, programmes and practices of the organisations who attended.

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PRESENTATION AND Q&A - Public Sentiment Research

Market research firm Behaviour and Attitudes carried out research on behalf of the Arts Council in early June 2020 to establish public attitudes to attending live events and mitigation measures. The research also covered participation in online arts activity and attitudes to payment for online arts. 

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Research tender published for Culture Night

The Arts Council wishes to commission an Evidence Review, Research and Consultation for Culture Night to help understand how best it can respond to the future development needs of Culture Night in partnership with its stakeholders.

 

Culture Night is an annual, all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, for the first time, it is being managed by the Arts Council. Details of this year’s event, which takes place on 18 September, can be seen here. www.culturenight.ie.

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Grants and Awards
Arts Centre Funding 2021

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 22 October 2020. The application window will open on 25 August 2020.

The purpose of Arts Centre Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland.

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Deadline: Strategic Funding 2021

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 22 October 2020

The application window will open on 11 August 2020.

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Capacity Building Support Scheme

Deadline: rolling until November 19, 2020

The window for making an application will open in the coming weeks. Please check the available funding section of the website for further information.

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Deadline: Commissions Award, Thursday, 17 September, 2020

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Awards is Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 5.30pm

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 18 August, 2020.

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Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2020

Through its film awards, the Arts Council is interested in creating an environment in which film artists have the freedom to make work of an experimental and/or non-narrative nature and are given opportunities to make highly creative authored work for cinema exhibition.

In advance of upcoming deadlines for Reel Art, Authored Works and the Film Project award, the Arts Council, in association with AEMI, will hold an online information clinic on Wednesday 5th August at 11am. Prospective applicants are invited to attend the clinic where representatives from the Arts Council will discuss the awards and answer queries.

Those interested in attending should register by emailing info@aemi.ie .

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Professional Development Award

Deadline: rolling until November 19 2020.

The window for making an application will open in the coming weeks. Please check the available funding section of the website for further information.

The Professional Development Award is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.

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Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 10 September, 2020

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 5.30pm

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 11 August, 2020.

Note: The award supports projects which will take place in the 14-month period commencing on or after 1 November 2020.

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Re-opening of Creative Production Supports – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme

Informed by key goals contained within the Arts Council strategy and theatre policy Making Great Art Work and following a process of consultation, we are delighted to invite applications for proposals to develop innovative and art-led supports for the creation of excellent work in the independent theatre sector.  We will be accepting applications from the 1st September 2020, with a closing date of 1st October 2020 at 5.30pm.

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News from the community
Job Opportunity: COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING OFFICER

 Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which helps children and young people access performance music education in their local area.  Music Generation aims to expand its programme nationwide by 2022 and to date, it has been successfully established in 25 cities and counties in Ireland, creating some 67,000 opportunities for children and young people each year.

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