Newsletter - Arts Council Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ en-us 08 Oct 2021 09:42:43 IST 08 Oct 2021 09:42:43 IST http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/rss.xml Newsweaver reception@artscouncil.ie (The Arts Council) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome to the October Edition of our Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ls4septngx?lang=en?rss=true This month’s newsletter is filled with future opportunities and events including the busy Faoin Spéir / In the Open programme. The announcement that 188 schools and youth reach centres are part of the Creative Schools programme is especially important and we are extremely grateful to the students, teachers and creative associates who have kept faith with us at such a difficult time. Like many people, I’ve had the pleasure of attending in person artistic experiences over recent weeks. I’m fairly sure that my sense of surprise at the novelty of this act will not wane. Over the last 18 months, we’ve often heard it said that the arts will never again be taken for granted. People rue the fact that it has taken a pandemic for us to realize what we have in our midst, and it is indisputably true that we did not know what we had until it was abruptly taken away. As we tentatively nudge our way out, adapting to this new environment, we’re keenly aware of many people who will not relish this return – people whose anxieties may now be at an all time high and for whom hibernation represented a welcome reprieve from the world. In our new way of living, when we now have a chance to imagine and realize a better way of life, we will think more carefully about the vast panoply of needs and perspectives. In the current presentation of events, there is a quiet dignity, a reassuring calm. Front of house teams deal expertly with the public and show immense professionalism and care for their audiences. Box office, technical and front of house personnel have always distinguished themselves by high standards of service and their added responsibilities now see them excel. The forthcoming budget and the just announced National Development Plan represent landmark blueprints for the arts and these will help us shape a better future for this fine profession, one which will include significantly more voices, many of them previously unheard. That is a truly exciting prospect to anticipate. Maureen Kennelly Director 07 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST 3ba32fbe230cbee086e737e9659214eb Feature Article <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">This month’s newsletter is filled with future opportunities and events including the busy Faoin Spéir / In the Open programme.  The announcement that 188 schools and youth reach centres are part of the Creative Schools programme is especially important and we are extremely grateful to the students, teachers and creative associates who have kept faith with us at such a difficult time.  </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;">Like many people, I’ve had the pleasure of attending in person artistic experiences over recent weeks.  I’m fairly sure that my sense of surprise at the novelty of this act will not wane.   Over the last 18 months, we’ve often heard it said that the arts will never again be taken for granted.  People rue the fact that it has taken a pandemic for us to realize what we have in our midst, and it is indisputably true that we did not know what we had until it was abruptly taken away.  </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;">As we tentatively nudge our way out, adapting to this new environment, we’re keenly aware of many people who will not relish this return – people whose anxieties may now be at an all time high and for whom hibernation represented a welcome reprieve from the world.  In our new way of living, when we now have a chance to imagine and realize a better way of life, we will think more carefully about the vast panoply of needs and perspectives.  </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;">In the current presentation of events, there is a quiet dignity, a reassuring calm.  Front of house teams deal expertly with the public and show immense professionalism and care for their audiences.  Box office, technical and front of house personnel have always distinguished themselves by high standards of service and their added responsibilities now see them excel.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The forthcoming budget and the just announced National Development Plan represent landmark blueprints for the arts and these will help us shape a better future for this fine profession, one which will include significantly more voices, many of them previously unheard.  That is a truly exciting prospect to anticipate.  </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;">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> In the Open / Faoin Spéir October programme http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/qgqe6255kow?lang=en?rss=true In the Open/FAOIN SPÉIR is a new initiative created by the Arts Council to continue to encourage public engagement with the arts in the outdoors as we gradually emerge from the pandemic. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST c3620d3198749bada4437f38fe07e48e News this month <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In the Open/FAOIN SPÉIR is a new initiative created by the Arts Council to continue to encourage public engagement with the arts in the outdoors as we gradually emerge from the pandemic.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">WhistleBlast Quartet launched the first In The Open | Faoin Spéir concerts in September at Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre Wood Quay, Finglas Church and Axis Ballymun as part of Dublin City Council outdoor events. Their fun filled short concerts with music from James Bond to Prokofiev continues in October. All events are FREE but you need to book your tickets to ensure a place. This programme is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council Arts Office.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><u> </u></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Dublin City Parks</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Whistleblast upcoming events listing</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">08 October - Harold’s Cross Park, Dublin 6, 3pm and 4pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">10 October - Chancery Park, Dublin 8, 2pm and 3pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">27 October - St. Audeon’s Park, Dublin 8, 3pm and 4pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">29 October - Blessington Street Basin, Dublin 7, 3pm and 4pm</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To Book through eventbrite please click <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/17weqq9bc7g/external">here</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Clonmel</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In the first of Clonmel’s four In The Open | Faoin Spéir projects, <em>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</em> will bring spectacle and drama back to the town in an outdoor Irish theatrical premiere of the musical by <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1mras2kzd9s/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">Alan Menken</span></a> and Stephen Schwartz (<em>Wicked, Godspell</em>).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Clonmel Junction Arts Festival produces this community musical and Jack Reardon directs with set and costume design by Jack Scullion. Professional, creative production teams join forces with over 100 local performers to celebrate theatrical creativity with audiences in an outdoor setting at the parade grounds of Kickham Barracks in the heart of Clonmel.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Booking from 1<sup>st</sup> October at <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/3f76g7bsedt/external">www.junctionfestival.com</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Further info at <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:intheopenclonmel@gmail.com">intheopenclonmel@gmail.com</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Rathfarnham</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%;">Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality are delighted to announce a number of events taking place in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle Park during Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021, as part of In The Open | Faoin Spéir, funded by the Arts Council. The full festival programme can be found <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/njwtoaqv8nb/external">here</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%;">Gathering on the Pond</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A dazzling storytelling performance suitable for families that is fun, magical, and sparking:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Saturday 23 October, 1pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/mqfwkcd7j66/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/gathering-on-the-pond-12/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Saturday 23 October, 3pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/9u8srh5afo7/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/gathering-on-the-pond-11/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Sunday 24 October, 1pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/11hh44kk6gs/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/gathering-on-the-pond-13/</a> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Sunday 24 October, 3pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/tkd4wk4tuia/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/gathering-on-the-pond-14/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%;">Walk in the Park: The Artist Speaks</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Walk in the Park: The Artist Speaks is a promenade performance created for The Art of W/Rights, a literary carnival of arts and rights taking place in Rathfarnham Dublin, as part of In the Open |Faoin Spéir funded by The Arts Council. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Friday 22 October, 2.30pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ik7nmarqml/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist/</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Saturday 23 October, 11am <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/hohc51s1oy3/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-2021-10-22/</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Saturday 23 October, 4pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/26k2ev32pkf/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-4/</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Sunday 24 October, 11am <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1sfaasqu6ut/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-3/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%;">Walk in the Park: People Who Inspire</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>People Who Inspire</strong> is an intimate portrayal bringing to life stories of people who inspire us.  Enjoy a walk-about performance, and chat, promenade style, in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle Park.  Join artists and guest speakers to share stories and insights into a world of care and compassion. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>People Who Inspire</strong> celebrates the lives of ‘forgotten heroes’, sharing stories of men and women from history and today who stood up for the rights of others. The public will be invited to interact and respond to these stories, with questions, comments, and maybe even a tale of their own! Walk in the Park: People Who Inspire is also funded by Creative Ireland South Dublin Programme.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Friday 22 October, 3.30pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1drvfen4pmy/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-2/</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Saturday 23 October, 12pm, <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/18ypv7ez1ik/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-8/</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Sunday 24 October, 12pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1e3n1vbfmfe/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-people-who-inspire/</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Sunday 24 October, 4pm <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/yip09itbfd2/external">https://smashingtimes.ie/event/walk-in-the-park-with-an-artist-10/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">For more information please click <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/14op47huuhi/external">here</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">More information on all In the Open | Faoin Spéir programmes can be found here:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/heg0h402ak8/external">https://www.artscouncil.ie/InTheOpen/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Follow <strong>#InTheOpenFaoinSpeir</strong> on social media for regular updates.</span></p> Places Matter Conference 2022 | Investing creatively in people and places http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1arcmrboa3q?lang=en?rss=true SAVE THE DATE: The Arts Council and Local Government Ireland will present their third biennial conference on 24 and 25 March 2022 in VISUAL Carlow. With an overarching theme to explore our common purpose in creatively addressing the future challenges of people and places; the conference will investigate the role of artists, arts and culture in challenging place based topics such as planning, social cohesion, climate and environment. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST c7da6311e6e00736aec49e6e77768b6a News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">SAVE THE DATE: The Arts Council and Local Government Ireland will present their third biennial conference on 24 and 25 March 2022 in VISUAL Carlow.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">With an overarching theme to explore our common purpose in creatively addressing the future challenges of people and places; the conference will investigate the role of artists, arts and culture in challenging place based topics such as planning, social cohesion, climate and environment.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The conference should be of broad interest to policy makers, state agencies, government departments, elected representatives, local authority management and staff, arts organisations, artists and community organisations.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To ensure the conference can present an innovative hybrid programme of key notes, conversations and artistic experiences that will stimulate, provoke, discover and inspire a greater framework of collaboration for people and places, a call out for case studies, presentations, extracts and interventions is now open.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and Local Government Ireland will present their third biennial conference on 24 and 25 March 2022 in VISUAL Carlow.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">With an overarching theme to explore our common purpose in creatively addressing the future challenges of people and places; the conference will investigate the role of artists, arts and culture in challenging place based topics such as planning, social cohesion, climate and environment.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To ensure the conference can present an innovative hybrid programme of key notes, conversations and artistic experiences that will stimulate, provoke, discover and inspire a greater framework of collaboration for people and places, a call out for case studies, presentations, extracts and interventions is now open.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">If you have <strong>a project, a programme, an artistic response or research</strong> that you think could address one or more of the following questions we would love to hear from you.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <ol style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">How has the impact of the pandemic influenced the importance of the places where we live and their creative potential?</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In post pandemic Ireland, how can we creatively collaborate for a better future for people and places?</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">What cross sectoral and trans-disciplinary examples of artistic interventions could be highlighted and what lessons are being learned?</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In both rural places and urban spaces, what are the new provocations of place and identity and how have artists brokered this?</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">What is the potential role of the arts and the artist in civic conversation around climate adaptation?</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Are we adequately availing of our creative resources to better plan for our places?</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">What does recent research and data tell us about the future of our places?</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Who is part of our place based conversations and are all voices included?</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Does where we live matter for opportunities to engage in the arts?</span></li> </ol> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>WHAT ARE WE INTERESTED IN? </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #7030a0;"> </span></strong></span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">We are interested in a range of engaging ideas from different perspectives under the conference theme that can be presented and explored in experimental and innovative ways.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">We are interested in creating a dynamic and novel conference environment that will inspire participants and delegates to work creatively together for people and places.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">We are interested in a range of voices including those from communities. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">There is potential for different forms of presentation and participation, online and in person; according to the nature of your proposal, we may include you as a presenter, panellist, break out discussion or artistic response or intervention.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The conference will be presented with the lowest carbon footprint possible, please be mindful of this in your submission.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>HOW TO MAKE A SUBMISSION </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Please submit a short proposal to present, be a case study, hold a conversation or create an artistic response. Your submission should be no more than 3 pages and must include:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Title of presentation/case study/intervention</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Short description of your proposal.  </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Short description of how your contribution will fit within the conference theme</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">If your proposal is preferred for an in person or an online experience</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Name of speaker/s, contributor, artist/s and their bios.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Anticipated fee/s</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Fees will be commensurate with the level of contribution, for example but not limited to:</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;">20-30 min presentation and/or panel discussion €400</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;">1 hour workshop €550</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;">Artist fee for commissioned intervention €1,000 (plus material cost)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Please outline any additional costs related to your proposal, including travel and accommodation if your preference is for in person.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Criteria for selection will be:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Relevance to the themes outlined</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Quality and innovation of the idea proposed.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Curatorial balance in the range of perspectives and modes of presentations</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Feasibility and available budget</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Please submit your proposal by email to <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:placesmatter@artscouncil.ie">placesmatter@artscouncil.ie</a>  by 5pm Friday 29 October 2021.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Places Matter conference is a partnership between the Arts Council and Local Government Ireland developed under <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1gsqd8dmxc6/external">A Framework for Collaboration</a>. To look back at our previous Places Matter conferences please see <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/fpqh9j7b36i/external">2017</a> and <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/8zqi2wivq4a/external">2019</a> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> Call for applications for Writer in Residence positions in Irish universities in 2022 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/6mezr5qjgcu?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students of Creative Writing MA and MFA programmes with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional author of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST 23889f0631b033c18345507f3228307b Grants and Awards <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students of Creative Writing MA and MFA programmes with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional author of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.  </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students of Creative Writing MA and MFA programmes with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional author of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.  </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council Writer in Residence was established to provide a stimulating environment for the resident writer, and afford a degree of financial support to concentrate on their own practice. Additionally, the residency brings energy and dynamism to the university, and allows students and faculty to engage with a practicing writer for a concentrated period. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; 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: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Applications are now open for the following Writer in Residence positions:</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">- Irish-language Writer in Residence, Dublin City University </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">- Writer in Residence, Dublin City University </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">- Writer in Residence, Maynooth University</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">- Writer in Residence, NUI Galway</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">- Writer’s Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">- Writer in Residence, University College Cork </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">- Writer in Residence, University College Dublin </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; 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: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Writers must apply directly to the University. Individual advertisements can be downloaded from the Arts Council website <strong><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1bbbt0p2tqu/external">here.</a></strong> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The closing date for all positions is 17.30pm on Thursday 28 October 2021.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; 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: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 2 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ybl7wtzj21z?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council announces the second of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between July and December 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. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST e1e274d255838ac8ef3127968ed46695 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council announces the second of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between July and December 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><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; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council announces the second of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between July and December 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><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;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">The purpose of the Festival Investment Scheme is to provide support for small festivals to deliver their festival activity. </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">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;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">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: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">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: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">All applications 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: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">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: 18.6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; 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: 16.8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">Band A: Up to €7,000  </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 5.25pt 0px; line-height: 16.8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">Band B: Between €7,001 and €20,000</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 5.25pt 0px; line-height: 16.8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">Band C: Between €20,001 and €35,000</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: 18.6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">The Festivals Investment Scheme Round 2 is open to organisations promoting festivals with a clear artistic purpose and which will take place between July and December 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: 18.6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">Applications open:                          October 19th 2021</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; line-height: 18.6pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm; font-size: 12px;">Applications closing date:             November 18th 2021 at 5.30pm<span style="color: #1f497d;"> (Ireland time)</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Decisions announced:                    February 2022</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><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;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">The Festivals Investment Scheme is a non-recurring competitive scheme.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; 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;">All applications must be made through the Arts Council Online Services site </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/4al53xyghen/external"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">here</span></a><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;"><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;"><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><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/vcb2wyvhd56/external"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">here</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">or contact the festivals team at the Arts Council:</span></p> <p style="margin: 5pt 0cm; 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;">Regina O’Shea: </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:regina.oshea@artscouncil.ie"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">regina.oshea@artscouncil.ie</span></a><span style="color: #0563c1; 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 style="margin: 5pt 0cm 12pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: black;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:Adrian"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Adrian</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"> Colwell: </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">adrian.colwell@artscouncil.ie</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">, 01 6180284</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;"> </p> FILM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UCC in 2022 - Call for applications http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1ugggyv2cyb?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from film artists of distinction for the role of Film Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST 62c7e8723e0c8773275b13e8bb4871dd Grants and Awards <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from film artists of distinction for the role of Film Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; color: #333333;">The Film Artist in Residence, based in the School of Film, Music and Theatre, is designed to provide a film artist with a unique opportunity to develop their practice in a university environment while offering students of film and screen media the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11px; color: #333333;">The Film Artist in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2022 and will be situated in the Department of Film and Screen Media at UCC. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 11px;">Further details can be found on the Arts Council website <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/nq8077xxsao/external">here</a>.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 11px;">Note, applications should be sent to <span class="markwqpeyzg1m"><strong><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:filmartist@ucc.ie"><span style="color: #0169a9;">filmartist@ucc.ie</span></a> </strong></span>by <strong>5.30 pm on Thursday, 28 October 2021</strong>. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.</span></p> Amateur and Voluntary Practice Pilot Scheme – Round 2 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1xpaeihfxxa?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council’s strategy recognises the distinctive role of amateur arts practice, its important contribution to the vitality of the arts in Ireland, including music, theatre and musical theatre, and its many personal, social and artistic benefits. This pilot scheme is offered as a once-off, action-research opportunity, and seeks enhanced engagement, mentorship and advocacy between the amateur and professional theatre, music and musical-theatre sectors. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST 103f487d287a465aaab557f7f85a4640 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council’s strategy recognises the distinctive role of amateur arts practice, its important contribution to the vitality of the arts in Ireland, including music, theatre and musical theatre, and its many personal, social and artistic benefits. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This pilot scheme is offered as a once-off, action-research opportunity, and seeks enhanced engagement, mentorship and advocacy between the amateur and professional theatre, music and musical-theatre sectors. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council’s strategy recognises the distinctive role of amateur arts practice, its important contribution to the vitality of the arts in Ireland, including music, theatre and musical theatre, and its many personal, social and artistic benefits. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This pilot scheme is offered as a once-off, action-research opportunity, and seeks enhanced engagement, mentorship and advocacy between the amateur and professional theatre, music and musical-theatre sectors. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This work links to the actions outlined in the Arts Council three-year plan, 2020–22;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>To deliver these supporting actions we will:</em></span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>Create professional-development opportunities for artists who are interested in developing their skills and sharing their expertise in working with children and young people, and in community-engaged practices. </em></span></li> <li style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>Support voluntary and nonprofessional participation in the arts through working with a range of agencies and organisations, including the Creative Ireland programme.</em></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The pilot aims to support the employment of professional artists to work with and develop the capacity of the amateur and voluntary sector.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">All awards are informed by the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016–25), <em>Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland</em> (see <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/lqft6vm9faw/external">http://www.artscouncil.ie/arts-council-strategy/</a>).</span></p> <h2 style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a name="_Toc67668766"></a>Objectives and priorities of the scheme</span></h2> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: red;">Objectives</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The award aims to support theatre and musical-theatre national amateur and/or voluntary resource-and-support organisations for programmes that develop, by working with professional artists, the performance and technical skills of local-organisation members through training, mentorship or other innovative ideas. It envisages that such programmes could be centrally organised and provided.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">It is further envisaged that such programmes could be either conceived as in-person or online programmes or both. </span></p> <h3 style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; break-after: avoid; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: red;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Priorities</span></h3> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Priority will be given to applications that:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 6.0pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Are from national-level amateur and/or voluntary-practice support-and-resource organisations (including membership-based organisations) with a proven track record</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Demonstrate a focus on excellence and accessibility of development experience for participants</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Demonstrate their feasibility by providing a clear and realistic budget (including evidence of appropriate and equitable professional payment rates), a clear and feasible operational plan, and additional sources of support</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Demonstrate ambition and vision in creating a considered, imaginative and structured approach.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 19pt; text-indent: -19pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt 19pt; text-indent: -19pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Note : as this is the second round of the 2021  pilot scheme, organisations who made eligible applications to round one may not re-apply.</span></p> <p style="margin: 3pt 0cm 6pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> TRADITIONAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UCC http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/nyp4fvyfpjs?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from traditional artists of distinction for the role of Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST 59558139ed0192e6c886a8fab82ce81e Grants and Awards <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from traditional artists of distinction for the role of Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from traditional artists of distinction for the role of Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Traditional Artist in Residence, based in the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences, is designed to provide a traditional artist (traditional musician, singer, dancer, story-teller or practitioner of the oral arts such as agallamh beirte and <span style="color: #202124; background: white;">lúibíní</span>) with a unique opportunity to develop their practice in a university environment while offering students of music the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>About the residency</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Traditional Artist in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2022 and will be situated in the Department of Music at UCC.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The residency will have two parts:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">From January to June 2022, the Traditional Artist in Residence will be supported to engage with students and staff. This programme of engagement will be designed by the Traditional Artist in Residence, in consultation with the faculty of the university, and could include focused postgraduate teaching, workshops, mentoring, public events or other activities which bring new and unique energy to the traditional music programme. Contact time with students and staff during this time will be capped at four hours per week, and the Traditional Artist in Residence will not be expected to deliver core curriculum.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">From July to December, the Traditional Artist in Residence will be supported to concentrate wholly on their own practice.</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;">The fee to the Traditional Artist in Residence is €30,000, with the Arts Council contributing €20,000 and the university €10,000. UCC will provide the Traditional Artist in Residence with a dedicated space, where they can conduct their own creative practice, within the university. UCC will also support the residency administratively. The fee will be paid in two instalments directly by the Arts Council, with a final report to be submitted by the Traditional Artist in Residence at the conclusion of the residency.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Making an Application</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To make an application, artists should adhere to the following:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Be a professional practising artist. Although they might not earn income continuously or exclusively from their arts practice, applicants must identify themselves, and be recognised by their peers, as professional practising artists.</span></li> </ul> <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;">                                                                              </span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In line with the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty, the Arts Council and UCC are committed to ensuring that they take positive policy measures to promote equality of opportunity for all those living in Ireland, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller Community. Furthermore, we note the ground of socioeconomic background as a further basis for which equality of opportunity must be guaranteed. We therefore welcome applications that are representative of the diversity of Irish society, including but not limited to any of the characteristics outlined above.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">To make an application, artists must provide:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A detailed proposal. This should outline the applicant’s vision for the role and a proposed approach for engaging with students, staff and the wider university. Relevant experience to support the proposal should be referenced.</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A one page artist’s statement, describing how the residency could impact on the development of the artist’s practice in the traditional arts.</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A detailed CV, outlining film credits.</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Applications should be sent to <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:JTalty@ucc.ie">JTalty@ucc.ie</a>by <strong>5.30 pm on Thursday, 28 October 2021</strong>. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Assessment Process</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Upon receipt of applications, the Arts Council and UCC will establish a selection committee, comprising representatives from UCC, one from the Arts Council and an external panellist with traditional arts expertise. The selection committee will shortlist applicants based on the following criteria:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc"> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">artistic track record (in the traditional arts) of the applicant .</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">quality of idea/approach (referred to above), as outlined in the application</span></li> <li style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">potential impact of residency on the traditional artist’s own creative practice</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A shortlist will be established (of no more than six applicants). Shortlisted applicants will be called to interview in late-November/December. The interview may be held via video conference call. It will allow the shortlisted applicants to discuss their vision, proposal and experience in more detail. The panel will make the final decision based on the above criteria.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> 188 schools and Youthreach centres from across the country join Creative Schools 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/3dfy5r1617t?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council welcomes 188 further Primary and Post Primary schools from every region of Ireland that are joining the Creative Schools programme this autumn, including 44 Deis schools, three Youthreach centres, 11 Special Schools and 17 Irish Language Medium Schools. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST 22b041d8869c349407170cec8b408a3f Creative Schools <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council welcomes 188 further Primary and Post Primary schools from every region of Ireland that are joining the Creative Schools programme this autumn, including 44 Deis schools, three Youthreach centres, 11 Special Schools and 17 Irish Language Medium Schools. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council welcomes 188 further Primary and Post Primary schools from every region of Ireland that are joining the Creative Schools programme this autumn, including 44 Deis schools, three Youthreach centres, 11 Special Schools and 17 Irish Language Medium Schools. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">These schools will participate in a guided journey to develop and begin to implement a Creative Schools Plan unique to their own school. The voice of children and young people will be central to this process, which will also involve teachers and the whole school community.  Each school will be supported by a designated Creative Associate, and provided with a grant of €4,000 towards activities over a two-year period.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The Creative Schools 2021 schools/centres are listed here.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">For examples of activities carried out by 2018, 2019 and 2020 schools/centres, see the online broadcasts from Creative Schools Week May 2021, available to view </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v0p7x5jictv/external"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">here</span></a><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-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1f33q7t892y/external"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Creative Schools</span></strong></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> is an initiative within the Creative Youth pillar of the Creative Ireland programme. It is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport & Media and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth. </span></span></p> FULBRIGHT-CREATIVE IRELAND MUSEUM FELLOWSHIP: EXPLORATORIUM http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1qf9n8gbuha?lang=en?rss=true PhD students or post-doctoral scholars are invited to apply for the Fulbright-Creative Ireland [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/nhx4cqmpwe7/external ] Museum Fellowship to complete short-term research at the Exploratorium, San Francisco [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/f1rn8cz7t07/external ]. The mission of this internationally renowned museum is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST e2ae6a309a141dcfbc37c0fba380b8e7 News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">PhD students or post-doctoral scholars are invited to apply for the Fulbright-</span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/nhx4cqmpwe7/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Creative Ireland</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;"> Museum Fellowship to complete short-term research at the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/f1rn8cz7t07/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Exploratorium, San Francisco</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">. The mission of this internationally renowned museum is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">PhD students or post-doctoral scholars are invited to apply for the Fulbright-</span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/nhx4cqmpwe7/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Creative Ireland</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;"> Museum Fellowship to complete short-term research at the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/f1rn8cz7t07/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Exploratorium, San Francisco</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">. The mission of this internationally renowned museum is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">Proposed research projects must <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">demonstrate a commitment to innovation & creativity</span></strong>, and include <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">substantive community engagement</span></strong>. Research on informal education & learning, archival research, studying teacher training, experiments in online or digital media, or other independent research that utilizes the resources of the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/f1rn8cz7t07/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Exploratorium</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">, are also welcome.</span></span></p> <h3 style="margin: 15pt 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; line-height: 107%; break-after: avoid; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif; color: #1f4d78; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1b2571; font-weight: normal;">ELIGIBILITY</span></strong></span></h3> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;" type="disc"> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must be an Irish Citizen, or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for the past 3+ year</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant field</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This award is open to current PhD students post-doctoral scholars</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must possess leadership qualities and potential</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S., or already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.</span></li> </ul> <h3 style="margin: 15pt 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; line-height: 107%; break-after: avoid; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif; color: #1f4d78; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1b2571; font-weight: normal;">HOW TO APPLY?</span></strong></span></h3> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1jjxaookcsv/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Request guidelines and application form.</span></strong></a></span></p> <h3 style="margin: 15pt 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; line-height: 107%; break-after: avoid; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif; color: #1f4d78; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1b2571; font-weight: normal;">FUNDING DETAILS</span></strong></span></h3> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.</span></p> <h3 style="margin: 15pt 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; line-height: 107%; break-after: avoid; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif; color: #1f4d78; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1b2571; font-weight: normal;">ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?</span></strong></span></h3> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">Prospective fellows should review the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/19pvsr4nykt/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Exploratorium’s activities online</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;"> to identify potential content themes and areas of current research.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">After contacting the Fulbright Commission, prospective fellows should contact Deirdre Araujo (daraujo@exploratorium.edu) at the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/f1rn8cz7t07/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Exploratorium</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">, who will serve as their immediate advisor and facilitate introductions to relevant staff members. In order to be considered for this award, applicants must include a letter of support from the Exploratorium in their Fulbright application.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">All successful applicants must comply with the two-year home rule, which means that awardees will not be eligible for U.S. residency or a visa until the two-year home rule in Ireland is complete.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> FULBRIGHT-CREATIVE IRELAND PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/h96yli52pct?lang=en?rss=true Professionals with at least seven years’ experience working in the creative, cultural or heritage sector are invited to apply for the 2021-2022 Fulbright-Creative Ireland [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/dsm6jpy85yh/external ] Professional Fellowship. Candidates can select their preferred U.S. host institution and must have the capacity to spend a minimum of three months and maximum of six months in the USA. Preference will be given to those who do not already have extensive experience in the U.S. 28 Sep 2021 12:00:00 IST 088b85a3bdb16a665b765d7a439be8b9 News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">Professionals with at least seven years’ experience working in the creative, cultural or heritage sector are invited to apply for the 2021-2022 Fulbright-</span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/dsm6jpy85yh/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Creative Ireland</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;"> Professional Fellowship.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">Candidates can select their preferred U.S. host institution and must have the capacity to spend a minimum of three months and maximum of six months in the USA. Preference will be given to those who do not already have extensive experience in the U.S.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">Professionals with at least seven years’ experience working in the creative, cultural or heritage sector are invited to apply for the 2021-2022 Fulbright-</span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/dsm6jpy85yh/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Creative Ireland</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;"> Professional Fellowship.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #434343;">Candidates can select their preferred U.S. host institution and must have the capacity to spend a minimum of three months and maximum of six months in the USA. Preference will be given to those who do not already have extensive experience in the U.S.</span></p> <h3 style="margin: 15pt 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: normal; background: white; break-after: avoid; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif; color: #1f4d78; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1b2571; font-weight: normal;">ELIGIBILITY</span></strong></span></h3> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;" type="disc"> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must have seven years’ professional experience in the creative, cultural or heritage sector (no PhD required)</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must have the capacity to spend at least 3 months in the U.S.</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must be an Irish Citizen, or E.U. citizen living in the Republic of Ireland for the past 3+ years</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S., or already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S.</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must possess leadership qualities and potential</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must demonstrate rationale for undertaking project in the U.S.</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Must have a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter</span></li> </ul> <h3 style="margin: 15pt 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: normal; background: white; break-after: avoid; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif; color: #1f4d78; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1b2571; font-weight: normal;">HOW TO APPLY?</span></strong></span></h3> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/19jygpvevmm/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Request guidelines and application form.</span></strong></a></span></p> <h3 style="margin: 15pt 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: normal; background: white; break-after: avoid; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif; color: #1f4d78; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1b2571; font-weight: normal;">FUNDING DETAILS</span></strong></span></h3> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;" type="disc"> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Award is funded by <span style="color: windowtext;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/dsm6jpy85yh/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative Ireland</a></span> and the Fulbright Commission.</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.</span></li> </ul> <h3 style="margin: 15pt 0cm 7.5pt; line-height: normal; background: white; break-after: avoid; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Calibri Light', sans-serif; color: #1f4d78; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1b2571; font-weight: normal;">ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?</span></strong></span></h3> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 0px;" type="disc"> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Candidates should reach out to their U.S. host institution of choice and secure a letter of affiliation</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Preference will be given to candidates who do not have extensive experience in the U.S.</span></li> <li style="color: #434343; line-height: normal; background: white; margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">All successful applicants must comply with the two-year home rule, which means that awardees will not be eligible for U.S. residency or a visa until the two-year home rule in Ireland is complete.</span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p>