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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
Welcome to the March edition of our Newsletter

In recent months, the Arts Council has been working with an arts sector advisory group to answer an important question: How can we get better information about audiences for the arts from the box office data collected by dozens of different organisations around the country?


I’m happy to say that we are about to begin our pilot project. We will be working with a company specialising in this area, Compass Informatics, to collect box office data from funded organisations in receipt of Strategic Funding and Venues Funding.


Our aim is to build up a picture of arts attendance across the country, and in turn to provide our organisations with comparison reports between them and other similar arts organisations, while also helping the Arts Council to better support audience development. I have written to organisations to provide further detail on the project  this month.


I’m also delighted to tell you that booking is briskly underway for our conference, Places Matter | building inclusion in the arts, which will take place on 27 and 28 March 2019 in NUIG, as part of our partnership with local government.


This is shaping up to be an inspiring event for organisations interested in growing and diversifying their audiences and participants, and being relevant to our changing demographics.  Tickets are still available here but probably not for much longer!



With best wishes,


Orlaith McBride