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Welcome to the March edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry to appear at Mountains to Sea Festival
The Arts Council announces successful recipients of Authored Works and Reel Art awards
Aosdána General Assembly
Opportunities with Creative Schools for artists, creative practitioners and educators
Arts Council seeks Public Art Policy and Support Services
Arts Council seeks Online Editorial and Project Management Services for Public art.ie
Grants and Awards
Countess Constance de Markievicz Award
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 1
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 4 April 2019
2019 Dance Arts Residency Scheme
Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme - Deadlines 2019
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Creative Schools – opens for applications from schools across Ireland.
News from the community
€270,250 announced for Music Capital Scheme 2019
Music Network is hiring! Programmes Administrator.
Traid Éireann project commences to research the challenges and opportunities for traditional arts practitioners
Princesses can be Pirates/ A school and family dance performance for audiences 4+
Promoting Autonomy: Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2019 programme announced
Mindshift: The Business of Writing, Belfast
Anam Cara / IWC Irish Language Bursary 2019 | Sparánacht Ionad Anam Cara / ÁSÉ
Creative Europe Desk
Pilot Mobility Scheme for Artists and Culture Professionals from April 2019
Planning an application to Creative Europe in 2019?
Upcoming calls
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 1

The Arts Council announces Round 1 of the Festival Investment Scheme 2020 for festivals that commence and take place between January-June 2020.

The purpose of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) is to provide festivals with the appropriate supports to deliver quality arts experiences for audiences, to contribute to the development of artform practices, to creatively and imaginatively engage audiences, and to increase opportunities for public engagement.


Please Note:

Applicants whose festivals start in June 2020 but conclude in July of 2020 should apply to this round.

Those applicants who are reapplying to the scheme and considering transferring application bands should speak with their FIS assessment team before applying.

Those organisations that run monthly or quarterly programmes or ‘linked events’ are advised to speak with the festivals team before making an application to this scheme.

The closing date for applications is: Thursday 9th May 2019 at 5.30pm

Application forms will be available through online services from Tuesday 9th April 2019.


Festivals Information Clinics

Festival clinics will take place across Ireland in April 2019. Clinics will provide information on various schemes open to festivals and ways to engage with the Arts Council’s Collection.

Presentations will be followed by a short question and answers session.

Dates of clinics will be published on the Arts Council’s festival page.


For further information on the Festival Investment Scheme please visit the Arts Council website.