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Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter
News this month
Publication of Diversity and Arts Council Awards 2020 Report
Time, Vocabulary, & Art’s Thoughtful Uses of Feeling?
Save the Date! Online Information Clinic on the Arts Council’s upcoming film awards 2021
Preview of ‘Entanglement’, the 2021 Irish Pavilion exhibition at Venice
Information Session for writers and individuals working in literature: Arts Council Agility Award
Want to apply for a Fulbright Creative Ireland Programme Fellowship?
The Creative Youth Conference 2021
Job Opportunity: Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Grants and Awards
Next Generation Artists’ Award
Arts Council announces deadline for Open Call 2022
Amateur and Voluntary Practice Scheme
Capacity Building Support Scheme
Young Ensembles Scheme 2021
Upcoming Theatre Schemes Reminder
Deadline: Opera Projects and Production Award
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced for 2022
Creative Schools
Creative Schools 2021
Creative Schools Week
Online information clinics for schools and Youthreach Centres planning to apply to Creative Schools 2021
News from the community
First Fortnight announces the departure of its co-founder and chief executive
Time, Vocabulary, & Art’s Thoughtful Uses of Feeling?

Forty years on from the publication by the Arts Council of, ‘The Place of the Arts in Irish Education’, known also as ‘the Benson Report’, the Arts Council was invited to mark the anniversary of this seminal report with a lecture delivered by Ciarán Benson at Dublin City University, organised by Encountering the Arts Ireland. The event, which took place in February 2019, provided an opportunity to celebrate the advancements made over the past four decades, while also reminding us of all that remains to be achieved. 

The Arts Council has partnered with Encountering the Arts Ireland to publish Ciarán Benson’s lecture, along with the reflections and responses that were shared as part of the anniversary event. This publication includes valuable insights as we continue to plan and provide for children and young people. We hope our colleagues and partners, researchers, and students will find this to be a useful resource, and a thought-provoking read.

The publication is available here.