Feature Article
Welcome to the November edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council Announces Formation of Creative Schools Team
Age and Opportunity – Bealtaine Festival 2018
Grants and Awards
Reminder: Arts Council Artists in Community scheme - Bursary Award 2017: Collaborative Art and Activism
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 25 Jan 2018
Touring and Dissemination of Work July and December 2018 / Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Advance Planning 2019
Travel and Training Award 2018
News from the community
Open Call for Belltable:Connect Masterclass Series 1 supported by the Arts Council under the Theatre Artist Development Scheme
Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office

Support for European Cooperation Projects 2018

The call for proposals for the Support for European Cooperation Projects strand is open until 18 January 2018. There have been some changes to this round’s guidelines so please check here or come to our Application Workshop on 23 November.  

This deadline is for small and large scale cooperation projects (category 1 and 2) has been moved to 18 January 2018 at 11am Irish time. The start dates for both small and large scale projects remains the same (May and June 2018 respectively).

Contact us for advice on your proposal before you apply as we can help you make the most of your application. We're here to help! E:  cedculture@artscouncil.ie t: 01 6180200


DEADLINE: 11.00am Irish time, 18 January 2018


Creative Europe Application Workshop - Dublin

We Can Help with Proposals, Budgets & Partners.

Come along to our application workshop in Dublin on 23 November 2017! We will send out more details closer to the date but mark it in your calendar.

If you can't make it to the workshop you can:

  • Call us to talk through your project or email us with your queries.
  • Send us your draft proposal and budget for feedback. 
  • We can give you tips and advice to ensure that your proposal is up to scratch for this competitive fund. 
  • We can also offer some assistance in your search for partners.

Remember that we’re here to help!


Irish Partners in European Platform Results 2017

Congratulations to the Irish partners who featured in the latest Creative Europe Culture European Platforms Results. 

European Platforms showcase emerging talent and stimulate Europe-wide programming of cultural and artistic activities.


The Irish organisations and their projects are: 

  • EVA International | Magic Carpets Platform
  • Dance Limerick | Aerowaves
  • First Music Contact | European Talent Exchange Programme
  • PhotoIreland Festival | PARALLEL Photo Platform
  • Wide Open Opera | FEDORA Platform

You can read more here about the Platforms Results on our website.

Culture Forum, Milan 7-8 Dec: Registration Open!

The European Culture Forum brings key players from major cultural sectors together for a debate on EU cultural policy and initiatives.

The 2017 edition will officially launch the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The event will take place 7-8 Dec in the Milan Superstudio – a former bicycle factory turned into an extraordinary event venue.

Register by 10 November here, and join the discussion! Invite the Culture Office to speak at your event


Along with organising our own events, the Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office is regularly invited to speak at events across the country. The Culture Office presents the EU funding opportunities available under the Creative Europe Programme and offers advice on how to build partnerships and develop European projects.


If your organisation is planning a conference, seminar, workshop or partner meeting that would benefit from input or attendance by the Culture Office please contact us on cedculture@artscouncil.ie