Newsletter - Arts Council Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ en-us 09 Nov 2021 10:48:18 GMT 09 Nov 2021 10:48:18 GMT http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/rss.xml Newsweaver reception@artscouncil.ie (The Arts Council) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome the November edition of our Newsletter http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1a663ywh44z?lang=en?rss=true What a treat it is to be experiencing events in person again! Last month I attended Branar Theatre’s delightful production of Rothar as part of the Baboró Festival in Galway. The sound of children’s laughter was glorious and touching. If ever we needed to be reminded of the power of live performance, it was all there. A colleague told me of surprising herself by spontaneously bursting into tears during the scene with five young dancers in United Fall’s electrifying Night Dances. Observing these fantastic young performers, she couldn’t stop thinking about the hardships they had particularly faced over the last 20 months. That production was one of a welter of very fine shows in the recent Dublin Theatre Festival. Like so many of the other good festivals that we are privileged to support, the programme shows us how places can be transformed through culture. To be in Dublin Port and to cast your mind forward to how this part of the city could be an engine for change through culture was truly exhilarating. In a similar vein, our programme Faoin Spéir / In the Open features the groundbreaking artist Nigel Rolfe perform in Lough Boora Parkland. Lough Boora is a brilliant example of how art can transform the landscape and create a powerful bond between people and place. The Irish Theatre Institute’s comprehensive report into workplace behaviour in the arts makes for sobering reading. The findings tell us that significant reform is required in order to ensure people can enjoy safe and fulfilling work experiences. Inextricably connected to this is the quest to make circumstances better for everyone working in the arts. Research into pay and conditions has been completed by Theatre Forum, Words Ireland and a number of other organisations and this work greatly supports our Paying the Artist policy. The aspiration of dignity for everyone in all parts of the profession must be universally held. The announcement of a maintained level of funding for the Arts Council is very welcome and it will allow this work to happen in an accelerated fashion. The value of the arts in our lives is now better understood and this instills confidence that we can make transformative changes to the arts landscape in years to come. As we all edge our way back to physical connection, we hope that you are finding much energy and encouragement from your renewed engagement with your colleagues and with your audiences. Maureen Kennelly Director 29 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST d2b157c9821da52ecf5aeb8b4c1b9afe 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;">What a treat it is to be experiencing events in person again!  Last month I attended Branar Theatre’s delightful production of Rothar as part of the Baboró Festival in Galway.  The sound of children’s laughter was glorious and touching.  If ever we needed to be reminded of the power of live performance, it was all there.    A colleague told me of surprising herself by spontaneously bursting into tears during the scene with five young dancers in United Fall’s electrifying Night Dances.  Observing these fantastic young performers, she couldn’t stop thinking about the hardships they had particularly faced over the last 20 months.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">That production was one of a welter of very fine shows in the recent Dublin Theatre Festival. Like so many of the other good festivals that we are privileged to support, the programme shows us how places can be transformed through culture.  To be in Dublin Port and to cast your mind forward to how this part of the city could be an engine for change through culture was truly exhilarating.  In a similar vein, our programme Faoin Spéir / In the Open features the groundbreaking artist Nigel Rolfe perform in Lough Boora Parkland.  Lough Boora is a brilliant example of how art can transform the landscape and create a powerful bond between people and place.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Irish Theatre Institute’s comprehensive report into workplace behaviour in the arts makes for sobering reading.  The findings tell us that significant reform is required in order to ensure people can enjoy safe and fulfilling work experiences.  Inextricably connected to this is the quest to make circumstances better for everyone working in the arts.   Research into pay and conditions has been completed by Theatre Forum, Words Ireland and a number of other organisations and this work greatly supports our Paying the Artist policy. The aspiration of dignity for everyone in all parts of the profession must be universally held.  The announcement of a maintained level of funding for the Arts Council is very welcome and it will allow this work to happen in an accelerated fashion.  The value of the arts in our lives is now better understood and this instills confidence that we can make transformative changes to the arts landscape in years to come.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">As we all edge our way back to physical connection, we hope that you are finding much energy and encouragement from your renewed engagement with your colleagues and with your audiences.  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> <img src="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v2files/shard1/3441/df/40f4aea80889c91a62828f.jpg" style="margin: 0px;" width="168" height="57" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="" /></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Maureen Kennelly</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Director</span></p> 2022 Visual Artists Workspace scheme recipients http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1uewo6k82y8?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Visual Artists Workspace scheme. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST b3801cb5ce743ad065ee20daee5378a8 News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Visual Artists Workspace scheme. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Visual Artists Workspace scheme. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">This scheme offers grants up to a maximum of €40,000 towards the running costs of visual artists’ workspaces. It aims to support artists’ workspaces throughout the country to provide the best possible working environment for visual artists and, where feasible, to enable a level of subsidy for the artists working in these spaces.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Next year studios in Cork, Clare, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Tipperary, Waterford and Wicklow will receive grants totalling €455,000 to maintain vital facilities and provisions for Visual artists.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">In total, 26 studios/workspaces (an increase from 19 in 2021) will be awarded funding for 2022, supporting facilities for 825 individual practicing Visual artists across Ireland.</span></p> <p style="margin: 10.5pt 0cm 11.25pt; 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 15pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">2022 Visual Artists Workspace scheme Awards</span></strong></span></p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 390.35pt; border-collapse: collapse;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">126 Artist-Run Gallery</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Galway</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€8,132</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A4 SOUNDS</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dublin</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€40,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">An Táin Arts Centre</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Louth</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€5,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.75pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Artspace Studios Ltd</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Galway</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€26,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Backwater Artists Group</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Cork</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€40,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Bkb Visual Arts Studio</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dublin</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€6,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">BLOCK T</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dublin</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€40,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Bridge Street Studios</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Louth</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€5,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 17.25pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Complex Productions Ltd</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dublin</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€20,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Cork Artists' Collective Ltd</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Cork</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€15,368</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Courthouse Studios and Gallery</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Clare</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€6,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Creative Spark</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Louth</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€23,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.75pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Custom House Studios Ltd</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Mayo</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€17,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.75pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Engage Art Studios</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Galway</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€35,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Goma Gallery Of Modern Art</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Waterford</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€19,500</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 31.9pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Interface</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Galway</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€17,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 18.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Live Art Ireland</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Tipperary</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€5,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.75pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Monaghan Artist Collective</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Monaghan</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€10,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Ormond Studios</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dublin</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€10,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Over The Line Studios</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Cork</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€8,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.0pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Sample Studios</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Cork</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€40,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.75pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Signal Arts Centre</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Wicklow</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€10,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 17.2pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Spacecraft</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Limerick</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€6,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 17.2pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Darkroom</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dublin</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€32,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 17.2pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Rogue Gallery And Studios</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Waterford</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€6,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 17.2pt;"> <td style="width: 192.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 18pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Working Artist Studios</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 108.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Cork</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 89.0pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;" valign="bottom" nowrap="nowrap"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">€5,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> Dance Funding for 2022 Information Clinic - Thursday 25th Nov at 11am - online http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/2729dn0nq8o?lang=en?rss=true This information session is aimed at dance practitioners and producers planning to apply for awards over the course of 2022. It will also cover general information relating to making an application for dance funding from the Arts Council. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST 1d29f95199a4e1e6029175f5bde764ac News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #1d2129;">This information session is aimed at dance practitioners and producers planning to apply for awards over the course of 2022.  It will also cover general information relating to making an application for dance funding from the Arts Council.  </span>  </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #1d2129;">This information session is aimed at dance practitioners and producers planning to apply for awards over the course of 2022.  It will also cover general information relating to making an application for dance funding from the Arts Council.  </span>  </span></p> <p style="margin: 4.5pt 0cm; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 4.5pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;">If you wish to attend please register with suzanne.ring@artscouncil.ie no later than Tuesday 23rd November.</span></strong></span></p> Informing the Future of Culture Night http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/19urg0h2ihx?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is pleased to publish Informing the Future of Culture Night [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v618j6pro51/external ] [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v618j6pro51/external ] the evidence review, research and consultation report by Janice McAdam, Annette Nugent and Heather Maitland. Culture Night is the annual all-island event which celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST c63f57a780236be3c90dfeb444cb1b70 News this month <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council is pleased to publish </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" title="Informing the Future of Culture Night" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v618j6pro51/external"><strong><span style="color: windowtext;">Informing the Future of Culture Night</span></strong></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> the evidence review, research and consultation report by Janice McAdam, Annette Nugent and Heather Maitland. Culture Night is the annual all-island event which celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.</span> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council is pleased to publish </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" title="Informing the Future of Culture Night" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v618j6pro51/external"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Informing the Future of Culture Night</span></strong></a><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> the evidence review, research and consultation report by Janice McAdam, Annette Nugent and Heather Maitland. Culture Night is the annual all-island event which celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. The report is the culmination of an extensive national research programme, which uses data up to 2020 to chart the evolution of Culture Night, understand Culture Night’s current and potential public value and provide a benchmark and recommendations on its future evaluation, vision and delivery.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" title="AC Culture Night Report EN" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/v618j6pro51/external"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Download the report here</span></strong></a><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> (PDF, 6 MB)</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; 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/q3pcs87ffkz/external">https://www.artscouncil.ie/culture-night/</a></span></p> In the Open / Faoin Spéir November programme http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/jajet4itoyh?lang=en?rss=true In the Open | Faoin Spéir , the Arts Council funded programme which was developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis for 2021 continues to bring a variety of outdoor arts events that take place in public spaces around Ireland. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST eec348597a714b164efbbad14e22a5b1 News this month <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333; background: white;">In the Open | Faoin Spéir</span></strong><span style="color: #333333; background: white;"> , the Arts Council funded programme which was developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis for 2021 continues to bring a variety of outdoor arts events that take place in public spaces around Ireland. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #333333; background: white;">In the Open | Faoin Spéir</span></strong><span style="color: #333333; background: white;"> , the Arts Council funded programme which was developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis for 2021 continues to bring a variety of outdoor arts events that take place in public spaces around Ireland. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Offaly County Council & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre present - <em>Spectacular Vernacular - Making the Ordinary Extraordinary,</em> </strong>a series ofoutdoor events, workshops, performances, and happenings that focus on developing new creative networks and unique opportunities for artists to engage within the community.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; 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;">As winter draws in and with it the darkness, <strong>The Dock, Carrick on Shannon</strong> have a very special treat for fans of classic horror. A screening the classic <strong>1922 film <em>Nosferatu</em></strong> over two nights with a live original score performed by local alt-folk band <em>GreenBird.</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>GreenBird </em>use piano, fiddle and voice along with some flute, looped percussion, and sound effects that they create in real-time. The eerie atmosphere of this movie inspired Mark, Cliodhna, and Mandi to create music that can at times be a bit scary, but the result is beautiful, accessible, and great fun!</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><u> </u></strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><u>Main Text</u></strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><u> </u></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Offaly County Council & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre present -</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Spectacular Vernacular - Making the Ordinary Extraordinary</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></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;">Taking place between the towns of <strong>Birr, Tullamore, and Lough Boora Parklands </strong><em>Spectacular</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>Vernacular</em> is a series of outdoor events, workshops, performances, and happenings that focus on</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;">developing new creative networks and unique opportunities for artists to engage with our community. <em>Spectacular Vernacular </em>is bred from the black earth of the bog and celebrates the local, the ordinary and the mysteries of the colloquial. Much like vernacular architecture depends on utilising the phenomenon in its environs, Spectacular Vernacular emerges from the foundations of artistic cultures that already exist between our towns and in the County of Offaly.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>Spectacular Vernacular </em>examines the traditions of Offaly and its rural arcadia through the lens of the</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;">contemporary practitioners who live there or artists and culturalists whose practice may be historically associated with the locale.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; 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;">This unique project is a collaboration between the Museum of Everyone | Birr Festivals Collective |</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;">Offaly County Council | Birr Theatre & Arts Centre | Tullamore Arts Centre & Lough Boora Parklands.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Spectacular Vernacular Launch - Nov 12th with a screening of Nigel Rolfe’s performance at</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Lough Boora Bog in Birr Theatre & Art Centre from 2 pm with artists talk at 7 pm.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></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;">To launch Spectacular Vernacular renowned performance artist Nigel Rolfe will return to perform at</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;">Lough Boora Parklands 10 years after his first residency in the boglands. Nigel Rolfe has been performing as a live artist for the last 4 decades. He has also worked extensively as an artist, curator and lecturer. Since 2008 performance has become his primary form of artistic expression. Major retrospectives of his work have been held at the Irish Museum Of Modern Art in Dublin and at the Musee D’Art Moderne de la Ville De Paris. He has exhibited in Dublin, Paris, São Paulo, Busan, Kwangju, and Venice Biennales and presented in numerous international art fairs. He is Performance Pathway Program Leader and Professor Of Performance at the Royal College of Art in London. Rolfe is concerned with art being a live and vital engagement. His performances are bodily acts and reminders of our presence in the here and now.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; 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;"><strong>For full details of all upcoming workshops, projects and events visit </strong>- <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/on6j8lk1vmy/external">https://intheopenoffaly.ie/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>If you would like to get involved or volunteer have any questions regarding this project email</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>us at </strong><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:museumofeveryone@gmail.com"><strong>mailto:museumofeveryone@gmail.com</strong></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>What’s on in Carrick-on-Shannon</strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>At The Dock </strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Film:</strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">An outdoor screening of the 1922 classic silent horror film Nosferatu with live score by Alt Folk band Greenbird.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Friday 12<sup>th</sup> and Saturday 13<sup>th</sup> November at 6.30pm. Free admission. Tickets must be booked in advance on 0719650828 or online at <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/y20zjn5sqlz/external">https://www.thedock.ie/whats-on/nosferatu</a></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; 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="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; 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/593aw06mmrh/external">https://www.artscouncil.ie/InTheOpen/</a></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Follow #InTheOpenFaoinSpeir on social media for regular updates.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> RAISE Programme Digital Innovations - staying ahead of the curve http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/w9lofbctfmx?lang=en?rss=true At the start of Covid, the RAISE team created and shared ‘The Top Ten Things Arts Organisations Can Do for their Stakeholders during the Covid-19 Crisis’ from creating online content to communicating in new ways through digital platforms. The RAISE organisations did not disappoint. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST 333707412e543942c010872184c04666 News this month <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">At the start of Covid, the RAISE team created and shared ‘The Top Ten Things Arts Organisations Can Do for their Stakeholders during the Covid-19 Crisis’ from creating online content to communicating in new ways through digital platforms. The RAISE organisations did not disappoint. </span> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">At the start of Covid, the RAISE team created and shared ‘The Top Ten Things Arts Organisations Can Do for their Stakeholders during the Covid-19 Crisis’ from creating online content to communicating in new ways through digital platforms. The RAISE organisations did not disappoint. The RAISE organisations became creative in creating content online and engaging with audiences and supporters in a virtual world, in addition to moving their Festivals, Programmes and fundraising activities online. See the RAISE section of the Arts Council website or click <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/9ssmepd65fb/external"><strong>here</strong></a><strong> - Digital Innovations - <em>Staying ahead of the curv</em>e</strong>, to see a small sample of some of the wonderful digital and online innovations that occurred in terms of online content creation and fundraising over the last year. The RAISE programme will continue to support excellence in the application of digital and online solutions to help organisations <strong>stay ahead of the curve</strong>.</span></p> The Arts Council announces successful recipients of Reel Art awards in 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1a9kuxqb6s6?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is pleased to announce that Cara Holmes and Michael John Whelan are the successful recipients of its 2021 Reel Art Awards. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST b5602a4cdf7ceab0f8d8a08da55d00ef News this month <p style="margin: 10.5pt 0cm 11.25pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #222222;">The Arts Council is pleased to announce that <strong>Cara Holmes</strong> and <strong>Michael John Whelan </strong>are the successful recipients of its 2021 Reel Art Awards. </span></p> <p style="margin: 10.5pt 0cm 11.25pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #222222;">The Arts Council is pleased to announce that <strong>Cara Holmes</strong> and <strong>Michael John Whelan </strong>are the successful recipients of its 2021 Reel Art Awards. </span></p> <p style="margin: 10.5pt 0cm 11.25pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #222222;">Reel Art is the Arts Council's long-running creative arts documentary scheme. The two successful films will premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival in February 2023.<br /><br />The Arts Council wishes to congratulate both artists on their awards and we look forward to seeing the films reaching Irish and international audiences on their completion.</span></p> <p style="margin: 10.5pt 0cm 11.25pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #222222;">Further details about the artists and their films can be found </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ramaqeo8xr9/external">here</a><span style="color: #222222;">.</span></span></p> Theatre Funding Clinic http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/1dud5m0l7b9?lang=en?rss=true The Theatre Team is holding a theatre funding clinic on Friday 26th November at 11:am over Zoom. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST a220290be8dce97798d67b4d139edde6 News this month <p><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Theatre Team is holding a theatre funding clinic on Friday 26<sup>th</sup> November at 11:am over Zoom.</span> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Theatre Team is holding a theatre funding clinic on Friday 26<sup>th</sup> November at 11:am over Zoom. We will be covering some of the awards coming up in the new year including Bursaries, Agility, Touring, Artist Residencies and Resource Sharing & Development. Please RSVP to Hannah at <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:hannah.gordis@artscouncil.ie">hannah.gordis@artscouncil.ie</a> and please send on any questions you may have in advance.</span></p> Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 2 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/4lu47uaegzp?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. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST b33c11aefad54c1efc34af8d3652baee Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8.25pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><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: 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/y1swfkj556c/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/1hu4q925fy2/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> New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/ar8dvmslxsy?lang=en?rss=true The closing date for tours starting from July to December 2022 and for Advance Planning 2023 will be January 13th, 2022. Please note that the application period has been extended and applications forms will now be available through online services from 30th November 2021. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST 82208578917cc1b3593f3a8a7697362d Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The closing date for tours starting from July to December 2022 and for Advance Planning 2023 will be January 13th, 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Please note</strong> that the application period has been extended and applications forms will now be available through online services from 30<strong><sup>th</sup> November 2021.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The closing date for tours starting from July to December 2022 and for Advance Planning 2023 will be January 13th, 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Please note</strong> that the application period has been extended and applications forms will now be available through online services from 30<strong><sup>th</sup> November 2021.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Unsuccessful applicants to Strategic/Arts Centre/Partnership Funding may apply to the Touring Scheme Round 2 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Advance Planning scheme is open to all individuals and organisations who wish to tour productions in 2023.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Since its introduction in 2010 the Touring schemes have been based on the principle of collaboration between those who produce and those who present work to audiences.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">                                                    </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">For details on the scheme, please contact Val Ballance or Regina O'Shea. If you have questions specifically related to art forms, then email the relevant team. All contact details are on the Arts Council's website <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/s0zjxxrj9x1/external"><span style="color: windowtext;">Contacts page</span></a>.</span></p> Opportunities for Regional Coordinator and Creative Associates http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/15dk37l5mpg?lang=en?rss=true Opportunities for Regional Coordinator and Creative Associates services will be announced shortly for Creative Schools [ http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/131hb6p2gcg/external ]. Further details will be available on Arts Councils social media accounts in the coming weeks. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST 23fa7461b5e3736ed43876de233bc53b Creative Schools <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Opportunities for Regional Coordinator and Creative Associates services will be announced shortly for <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/131hb6p2gcg/external">Creative Schools</a>. Further details will be available on Arts Councils social media accounts in the coming weeks.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Opportunities for Regional Coordinator and Creative Associates services will be announced shortly for <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/131hb6p2gcg/external">Creative Schools</a>. Further details will be available on Arts Councils social media accounts in the coming weeks.</span></p> EUROPEAN FESTIVALS SUMMIT GALWAY 22-24 NOVEMBER 2021 http://newsletter.artscouncil.ie/zwkh5tg0ga0?lang=en?rss=true The European Festival Association Arts Festival Summit is an annual European gathering for festival makers connecting festivals from around the globe in one city. 27 Oct 2021 12:00:00 IST a1298cfdf2492ba0a7af2d923a0651a1 News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The European Festival Association Arts Festival Summit is an annual European gathering for festival makers connecting festivals from around the globe in one city.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The European Festival Association Arts Festival Summit is an annual European gathering for festival makers connecting festivals from around the globe in one city.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The 3-day programme which takes place this year in Ireland, brings together festivals of various arts disciplines as part of an exchange with international speakers and opinion makers about the place of arts festivals and their role in society today.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Policy makers from the European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe, Chambers of Commerce, National tourism boards will be in attendance as part of the conference programme.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The EFA Arts Festivals Summit takes place in <strong>Galway from 22 to 24 November</strong> and is hosted by the Association Of Irish Festivals & Events.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Please contact Colm Croffy, AOIFE. <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:colm@aoifeonline.com">colm@aoifeonline.com</a>  or Kathrin Deventer, EFA. <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:kathrin@efa-aef.eu">kathrin@efa-aef.eu</a>  for more information and event registration.</span></p>