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Arts Audiences update January 2014

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Vol 11 Issue 5
03 February 2014

Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter

Every arts organisation that has received an offer of funding in our three main grants programmes is now busy revising its programme of work for the year ahead. This process of shaping the best arts experiences with the resources available is never seen by the public -- but we know it is at the heart of the arts in Ireland.

It is extremely hard work, and in the context of the financial challenges faced by all arts organisations can seem like a Sisyphean task. The Arts Council received a revised allocation of almost €56.9 million for 2014, and while this was not quite as steep a cut as initially anticipated, it still represents a significant reduction on last year. In our main grants decisions, the Arts Council aimed to mitigate the reductions to those organisations with the greatest and broadest audience reach, but, ultimately, we had no choice but to pass on that reduction to our arts organisations and artists.

For all the difficulties each organisations faces in devising an artistic programme on a reduced budget, the Arts Council has faith in the resilience, ingenuity and creativity of our artists and arts administrators – and audiences right across the country can look forward to experiencing great work in 2014 and 2015.

On the 28 January, Minister Jimmy Deenihan appointed Sheila Pratschke as the new Chair of the Arts Council, together with five new members. He made the announcement  here.

On behalf of the executive, I warmly welcome them all and look forward to working with them. The Council, renewed with new members, and led by its new Chair is embarking on a Strategic Review of how we plan, partner, provide and promote the arts in Ireland. Faced with fresh challenges but renewed with new people and different perspectives we look forward to working on new strategies for a changing and challenging future.

Among many signs of the vitality of the ideas and idealism of Irish artists is the inspiring work of Richard Mosse. We are proud of his achievement and recognition at the Venice Biennale and delighted to have supported the return to Ireland of his work, The Enclave, for a celebratory tour in Dublin which has opened at the RHA, and will go on to Limerick.

 Yours sincerely,

Orlaith McBride

Director

 


Project Awards – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 20 March 2014

The Arts Council's Project Awards support specific project activities under each of the following artform/arts practice areas. The guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website.
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Arts Council Projects Award Information Clinic

In advance of the Project awards deadline, there will be an information clinic taking place in Dublin. The clinic will last approximately 1hr 30mins.

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Young Ensembles Scheme 2014

The Young People, Children and Education (YPCE) Team wishes to advise that applications will be accepted for the Young Ensembles Scheme 2014 from Tuesday, 11 March 2014 for projects taking place between July 2014 and June 2015.
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Reminder: Opera Production Award 2015

The Arts Council's Opera Production Award is intended to support the making and presentation of opera productions during 2015, in line with the Arts Council’s published policy for opera.
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Reminder: Commissions Award next closing date

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 20 February, 2014 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 21 January 2014.
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Ireland at Venice: Irish Tour January - May 2014

The exhibition of Ireland’s representation at the 55th International Venice Art Biennale continues at the RHA until 12 March. The exhibition will then travel to Ormston House and 6a Rutland Street, Limerick from 28 March to 5 May as part of the Limerick City of Culture programme.
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Arts Audiences update January 2014

Arts Audiences is seeking to appoint consultants to carry out audience development work with opera companies in 2014
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