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Welcome to the July edition of our Newsletter
News this month
New Arts Council Collection acquisitions – 2021
Exhibitions showcasing the Arts Council Collection taking place this Summer & Autumn 2021
COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe Presentation of Festivals and Live Events.
Development of new Arts Council Policy in the area of Arts Participation
Digital Toolbox for the Arts
Upcoming Theatre Clinics
Arts Council Logo Refresh
COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Young People, Children and Education
Grants and Awards
Engaging with Architecture Scheme – deadline 17:30 Thursday 19 August 2021
Capacity Building Support Scheme
Arts Centre Funding 2022
Deadline: Strategic Funding 2022
Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 19 August 2021
Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 1
News from the community
Irish Memory Orchestra
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New Arts Council Collection acquisitions – 2021

The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it has added 30 artworks to its Collection which will be seen by audiences across Ireland in coming years. The artists whose work has now been added to the Collection are David Beattie, Myrid Carten, Brian Fay, Laura Fitzgerald, Ann Maria Healy, Austin Ivers, John Lalor, Leanne McDonagh, Kevin Mooney, Paul Nugent, Mandy O’Neill, Vera Ryklova, Rajinder Singh, Katie Watchorn, Emma Wolf-Haugh.

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Exhibitions showcasing the Arts Council Collection taking place this Summer & Autumn 2021

The Arts Council is delighted to highlight the following exhibitions taking place across Ireland from this July showcasing artworks from the Arts Council’s outstanding Collection of over 1,230 works of modern and contemporary Irish art.

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COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe Presentation of Festivals and Live Events.

 

The Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland have come together in partnership to develop guidelines in line with the government’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021-The Path Aheadto help festival and event organisers minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 at festivals and individual events, and to rebuild confidence and trust among attendees of festivals and live events.

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Development of new Arts Council Policy in the area of Arts Participation

In the coming months, the Arts Council will be meeting with and hearing from artists, arts organisations, cross-sector partners and others interested in the area of Arts Participation, in order to inform the development of a new Arts Council policy in this area.

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Digital Toolbox for the Arts

An online resource to help you to find your way through the how and why of making and presenting work digitally. The toolbox was produced by Culture Works and commissioned by the Arts Council.

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Upcoming Theatre Clinics

The Theatre Team is holding a series of funding clinics directed at individual artists. Hosted by Rachel West and Bea Kelleher, we will cover upcoming funding opportunities including the Agility Award Rd 3 and all four strands of Projects 2022, along with a guide to the overall funding landscape of the Arts Council.

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Arts Council Logo Refresh

The Arts Council logo which was first designed close to twenty years ago, has been given a subtle refresh to enhance legibility and make it suitable for both print and digital expression.

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COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Young People, Children and Education

The Arts Council has worked with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to develop guidance for children and young people’s arts and cultural activities. All sectoral guidelines have been developed in line with the government’s COVID19 Resilience and Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead and the Work Safely Protocol, and are based on the latest health guidance available from the Department of Health and the HSE.

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Grants and Awards
Engaging with Architecture Scheme – deadline 17:30 Thursday 19 August 2021

The deadline for applications for the Engaging with Architecture Scheme is 17:30 on Thursday, 19 August 2021.  The window for making applications opens on Tuesday 20 July 2021.

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Capacity Building Support Scheme

Deadline: Thursday 12 August, 2021

The window for making an application will open on Tuesday 13 July, 2021

The Building Capacity Support Scheme is available across all art forms and arts practice areas supported by the Arts Council.

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Arts Centre Funding 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 23 September 2021

The application window will open on Tuesday, 27 July 2021.

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

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Deadline: Strategic Funding 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2021

The application window will open on 20 July 2021

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

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Deadline: Project Awards, Thursday, 19 August 2021

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Project Awards is 5.30pm Thursday, 19 August 2021.

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.

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Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 1

The Arts Council announces the first of two rounds of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) for festivals taking place between January and June 2022.

The Arts Council’s role is to advocate for a diverse and varied arts festival ecology and to provide a chain of funding supports that encourage: models of national and international significance and best practice, models that increase opportunities for public engagement or develop the work of an artist/artform, festival programmes engaged with, and relevant to the local community.

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News from the community
Irish Memory Orchestra

Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra will be inviting enthusiastic musicians aged 10 – 24 to participate in the new IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir in Galway from 12 – 16 April 2022. Any Irish or Ireland-based instrumentalist or singer of intermediate to advanced level may apply to work towards a performance of Dave Flynn’s The Vision Symphony on Easter Saturday next year.

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