Newsletter - Arts Council Newsletter https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/ en-us 14 Jan 2022 09:30:33 GMT 14 Jan 2022 09:30:33 GMT https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/rss.xml Newsweaver reception@artscouncil.ie (The Arts Council) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome to the January edition of our Newsletter https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1clrdeailm1?lang=en?rss=true Many of us experience January as a particularly hard month which makes the First Fortnight Festival and other cultural happenings even more vital this year. At this juncture, it hardly needs saying that this is not the start that anyone of us would have hoped for and a typical January gloom may be freighted with the ongoing uncertainty that continues in our lives. What remains striking is the professionalism that those working within the arts continue to demonstrate in every aspect of their work. It is staggering to contemplate how much and how well teams have adapted, most especially in response to recent curfews. Decision making against such a backdrop is extremely difficult and we salute your grace and professionalism. Two major deadlines fall on February 3rd when the window for agility and bursary awards closes. Because we anticipate a very high volume of applications, we strongly encourage people to submit before the deadline. Please do not hesitate to contact the relevant team member with any questions you may have over the next few weeks – they will be delighted to help. 2021 was a year of great challenges and extraordinary arts moments across the country. When we reflect back on the year, it is particularly satisfying to note the number of new voices which we were able to support. We are determined to better embed the priorities of equality, diversity and inclusion in our core work. Through the newly introduced Agility Award, we piloted a plain English description and we improved accessibility. Over 1,800 artists were funded, 50% of whom were emerging or early career stage artists, with 40% first time applicants. We are heartened by the response to this new award and we revel in the fresh energy that these connections bring. It is also gratifying to reflect the massive increase in bursaries across all art forms. The value of the awards increased from €1.8 million in 2019 to €9.3 million in 2021. These landmark advances provide a source of much optimism for future years. This month marks the 70th anniversary of the very first meeting of the newly established Arts Council. From a very modest inaugural budget of £20,000, the Council will this year invest €130 million to ensure that a vibrant artistic landscape can be experienced and enjoyed by as many people as possible. That historic situation of almost complete neglect for the arts is now, thankfully, a distant memory, and the prospect of an appropriately supported arts sector is truly energising. We will use the year ahead to reflect on the value of the arts to our lives and to lay the foundation for future generations of artists and audiences. So many people have contributed in brilliant and inspiring ways over those seven decades and we hope to acknowledge many magnificent achievements throughout the year. We wish you all the very best with your plans for the year and we anticipate easier, less limiting times when we can be together once more. Maureen Kennelly Director 11 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT 60e455731bacfe8c4f41e57774906b69 Feature Article <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Many of us experience January as a particularly hard month which makes the First Fortnight Festival and other cultural happenings even more vital this year.   At this juncture, it hardly needs saying that this is not the start that anyone of us would have hoped for and a typical January gloom may be freighted with the ongoing uncertainty that continues in our lives.  What remains striking is the professionalism that those working within the arts continue to demonstrate in every aspect of their work.  It is staggering to contemplate how much and how well teams have adapted, most especially in response to recent curfews.  Decision making against such a backdrop is extremely difficult and we salute your grace and professionalism. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Two major deadlines fall on February 3rd when the window for agility and bursary awards closes.  Because we anticipate a very high volume of applications, we strongly encourage people to submit before the deadline.  Please do not hesitate to contact the relevant team member with any questions you may have over the next few weeks – they will be delighted to help. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">2021 was a year of great challenges and extraordinary arts moments across the country.  When we reflect back on the year, it is particularly satisfying to note the number of new voices which we were able to support.  We are determined to better embed the priorities of equality, diversity and inclusion in our core work. Through the newly introduced Agility Award, we piloted a plain English description and we improved accessibility.  Over 1,800 artists were funded, 50% of whom were emerging or early career stage artists, with 40% first time applicants.  We are heartened by the response to this new award and we revel in the fresh energy that these connections bring. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">It is also gratifying to reflect the massive increase in bursaries across all art forms.  The value of the awards increased from €1.8 million in 2019 to €9.3 million in 2021.  These landmark advances provide a source of much optimism for future years. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This month marks the 70th anniversary of the very first meeting of the newly established Arts Council.  From a very modest inaugural budget of £20,000, the Council will this year invest €130 million to ensure that a vibrant artistic landscape can be experienced and enjoyed by as many people as possible.  That historic situation of almost complete neglect for the arts is now, thankfully, a distant memory, and the prospect of an appropriately supported arts sector is truly energising.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">We will use the year ahead to reflect on the value of the arts to our lives and to lay the foundation for future generations of artists and audiences.  So many people have contributed in brilliant and inspiring ways over those seven decades and we hope to acknowledge many magnificent achievements throughout the year.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">We wish you all the very best with your plans for the year and we anticipate easier, less limiting times when we can be together once more. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><img src="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/3441/df/40f4aea80889c91a62828f.jpg" style="margin: 0px;" width="168" height="57" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="" /></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Maureen Kennelly</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Director</span></p> Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2022 https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/s9z8iqw31vp?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is pleased to announce Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2022. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT 1632078a1c86acc6476f85bd07378f6d News this month <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council is pleased to announce Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2022.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students with an opportunity to work with and learn from writers of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.</p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Arts Council is pleased to announce the following Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments for 2022. </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong>Sadhbh Devlin</strong>, has been appointed Irish-language Writer-in-Residence at Dublin City University.  The Irish-language Writer-in-Residence will be based in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge on the DCU All Hallows Campus.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Sadhbh Devlin is primarily a writer of literature in Irish for children and teenagers but also writes fiction in Irish for adult readers. She has published three Irish-language picture-books with Futa Fata. Sadhbh has worked in television, too, assisting with the development of programmes for TG4. She has extensive experience as presenter, researcher, artistic director and production assistant. Sadhbh is an active member of Children’s Literature Ireland, the Writers in Schools programme and the Association of Irish-Language Writers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong>Dave Rudden</strong> has been appointed Writer in Residence at the School of English<strong>, Dublin City University. </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">A graduate of St. Patrick’s College, <strong>Dave Rudden</strong> is an author, actor and creative writing teacher based in Dublin. His first novel, KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK<em>,</em> was called ‘a magical debut’ by the Guardian and ‘reminiscent of Douglas Adams’ by R.L. Stine. KNIGHTSwent on to win the 2016 Irish Book Award for Best Senior Children's Novel and was chosen in 2017 as the Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read. It is now a Junior Cert 1st year text.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">Dave has delivered talks and author events in hundreds of schools, universities, libraries, and festivals, both nationally and internationally. He currently serves as a Creative Fellow of UCD, and regularly collaborates with RTÉ’s Home School Hub to bring writing tips and motivation to a national audience. Follow him on Twitter at @d_ruddenwrites.</span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Maynooth University </span></strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Writer in Residence will be held by <strong>Louise O’Neill. </strong>Louise will be situated in the Creative Writing programmes in the English Department at Maynooth University.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Louise O'Neill</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> grew up in Clonakilty, Ireland. Her first novel, ONLY EVER YOURS, was released in 2014. ONLY EVER YOURS went on to win the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards; the Children’s Books Ireland Eilís Dillon Award for a First Children’s Book; and The Bookseller‘s inaugural YA Book Prize 2015. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">Louise’s second novel, ASKING FOR IT, was published in September 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. She went on to win the Specsaver’s Senior Children’s Book of the Year at the 2015 Irish Book Awards, and was awarded the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz honour. ASKING FOR IT was voted Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2015 and spent 52 consecutive on weeks in the Irish top 10 bestseller list. The New York Times called it "riveting and essential" and The Guardian named O' Neill "the best YA fiction writer alive today." </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">Both novels have been optioned for screen. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">O'Neill's first novel for adults, ALMOST LOVE, was published in March 2018, followed shortly by THE SURFACE BREAKS, her feminist re-imagining of The Little Mermaid which was released in May 2018.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">Her second novel for adults, AFTER THE SILENCE, was published in September 2020 and was an instant Irish bestseller. It won Crime Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the film and television rights have been bought by Tiger Aspect Productions. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">Her latest novel, IDOL, will be released in May 2022.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;">She contributes regularly to Irish TV and radio, and has a weekly column in the I<em>rish Examiner.</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">The <strong>NUI Galway</strong> Writer in Residence position will be held by <strong>Gavin Corbett</strong>.</span> </span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Galway-born, Dublin-raised, <strong>Gavin Corbett</strong> is the author of three novels: INNOCENCE (2003), THIS IS THE WAY (2013) and GREEN GLOWING SKULL (2015). THIS IS THE WAY was named 2013 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and shortlisted for a number of other prizes. He has recently completed his first children's novel and a book of short stories. He has been Arts Council writer-in-residence at Trinity College Dublin (2016) and University College Dublin (2018).</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Hilary Fannin </span></strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">has been appointed as Writer Fellow at </span><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Trinity College Dublin.</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Hilary Fannin</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, playwright and newspaper columnist. Her novel, THE WEIGHT OF LOVE(Doubleday, 2020), won theJohn McGahern Award for best Irish fiction debut. She was also shortlisted as Newcomer of the Year in the the Bord Gáis Irish Energy Book Awards for her memoir, HOPSCOTCH<em> (</em>Doubleday, 2015). As a playwright, her work has been performed in Ireland, Europe and North America. She was writer in association at the Abbey Theatre in its centenary year, 2004. Her radio plays have been broadcast on RTÉ and BBC. She has been writing regularly for <em>The Irish Times</em> since 2004 and was named Broadsheet Columnist of the Year at the 2019 Newsbrands Journalism Awards. She lives and works </span><span style="color: black;">in Dublin.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Sue Rainsford </span></strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">has been appointed as Writer in Residence at </span><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">University College Dublin</span></strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">.</span> </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong>Sue Rainsford</strong> is an Irish fiction and arts writer living in Dublin. A graduate of Trinity College, IADT and Bennington College, she is a recipient of the VAI/DCC Art Writing Award, the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award, and a MacDowell Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies by such institutions as the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Maynooth University, and recent commissions include RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4. Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, received the Kate O'Brien Award in Ireland, was long listed for the Republic of Consciousness Award and the Desmond Elliott Prize in the UK, and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly upon its release in the US. Her short story, "Shorn", was a finalist for the 2021 New York Radio Festival Awards, and her second novel, Redder Days, was published by Doubleday in March 2021. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: black;">University College Cork </span></strong><span style="color: black;">Writer in Residence position will be held by <strong>Cathy Sweeney.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong>Cathy Sweeney’s</strong> short fiction has been published in <em>The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review</em>, <em>Egress, Winter Papers, Banshee, The Tangerine, Granta</em> and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her debut collection of short stories, MODERN TIMES, was published by The Stinging Fly Press and W&N in 2020. Her novel BREAKDOWN is forthcoming with W&N in January 2023.</p> Invitation to tender for facilitation and insight consultation services https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/4j8gmnadzb2?lang=en?rss=true The purpose of this tender is to support the Arts Council in the preparation of our new three-year plan for our Making Great Art Work [ https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/kb3galloa4p/external ] strategy. Closing date is 14 January. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT bacf8826a1010a4875d49af56c039752 News this month <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of this tender is to support the Arts Council in the preparation of our new three-year plan for our <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/kb3galloa4p/external">Making Great Art Work</a> strategy. Closing date is 14 January.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">The Arts Council wishes to procure facilitation and insight consultation services to support the development of our new three-year plan (2023–2025) between February 2022 and October 2022 with internal and external stakeholders. Delivery of the services will take place over four phases. The key output of the contract will be to identify insights and prepare evidence for the Arts Council to support the preparation of the new three-year plan. All services delivered must comply with government public health advice and safety protocols for COVID-19.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">The deadline for tenders is 14 January 2022</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">Contract notice and tender documents are available on the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/64pvcykcjs6/external">eTenders</a> website. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><strong> </strong></p> Circus, Street Art and Spectacle Funding for 2022 2022 Funding Programme Review and Bursary Award Clinic - Thursday 20th January at 11am - online https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1r01fzhc55m?lang=en?rss=true This clinic is aimed at Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle practitioners, producers and professionals planning to apply for Arts Council funding programmes over the course of 2022. It will cover general information relating to making an application for CSAS funding from the Arts Council as well as give an overview of the available funding programmes for 2022. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT c03fc603da38199b6e35b07d577b6c4b News this month <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="normaltextrun" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;">This clinic is aimed at Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle practitioners, producers and professionals planning to apply for Arts Council funding programmes over the course of 2022.  It will cover general information relating to making an application for CSAS funding from the Arts Council as well as give an overview of the available funding programmes for 2022. </span></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">  </span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;">This clinic is aimed at Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle practitioners, producers and professionals planning to apply for Arts Council funding programmes over the course of 2022.  It will cover general information relating to making an application for CSAS funding from the Arts Council as well as give an overview of the available funding programmes for 2022. </span></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">  </span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="eop" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Following the 2022 programme review the clinic will focus on the upcoming Circus/Street Arts and Spectacle Bursary Award, reviewing the application guidelines for the award and answering any Bursary specific questions that you may have. </span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="eop" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span class="normaltextrun"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;">If you wish to attend please register with elaine.connolly@artscouncil.ie no later than Tuesday 18</span></strong></span><span class="normaltextrun"><strong><sup><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;">th</span></sup></strong></span><span class="normaltextrun"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;"> January 2022.</span></strong></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;"> </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="eop" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1d2129;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span class="eop" style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> Open Call for Expression of Interest https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/aeb0iq0rfo1?lang=en?rss=true Culture Ireland and the Arts Council announce an Open Call for Expressions of Interest to curate the 18th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice, La Biennale di Venezia, 2023. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT a60227230a3d6a77595a344594719f07 News this month <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">Culture Ireland and the Arts Council announce an Open Call for Expressions of Interest to curate the 18th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice, <em>La Biennale di Venezia, 2023</em>.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">Culture Ireland and the Arts Council announce an Open Call for Expressions of Interest to curate the 18th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice, <em>La Biennale di Venezia, 2023</em>.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">Culture Ireland and the Arts Council are seeking compelling, ambitious and imaginative proposals to represent Ireland at the world's leading architecture exhibition.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">If you are you interested in representing Ireland at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2023, please submit a proposal  to Culture Ireland before <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">12 noon on Tuesday, 1 March 2022</span></strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;">For more details on the submission requirements please see the <span style="background: #ffffff;"><a href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/j7cdrnnjzvh/external">Arts Council website</a>.</span></span></p> RAISE Winter Newsletter https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/pj67ehlqdzp?lang=en?rss=true The RAISE winter newsletter showcases the stories and initiatives embraced by the RAISE organisations in recent months, and highlights how RAISE helps organisations embrace the challenges and opportunities in supporting sustainability under ESG as well as diversity under its EDI focus. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT 64d21935d0f608485768c7484848e2a5 News this month <p><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The RAISE winter newsletter showcases the stories and initiatives embraced by the RAISE organisations in recent months, and highlights how RAISE helps organisations embrace the challenges and opportunities in supporting sustainability under ESG as well as diversity under its EDI focus.</span> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The RAISE winter newsletter showcases the stories and initiatives embraced by the RAISE organisations in recent months, and highlights how RAISE helps organisations embrace the challenges and opportunities in supporting sustainability under ESG as well as diversity under its EDI focus. All this and more in this <a href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1p12itwpxrb/external">winter newsletter </a>as well as the special note from Martin O'Sullivan as Martin endorses the Arts Council's belief that an amalgam of public, private and corporate investment is what’s needed to ensure the sustainability, growth and impact of the arts sector into the future.</span></p> Theatre Funding Clinics https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/w75l5tejrqb?lang=en?rss=true The Theatre Team is holding a series of theatre funding clinics in January and February over Zoom as there are several funding opportunities coming up in the first quarter of 2022. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT 4bad49f17d36c4ea6478cb70b0a8b164 News this month <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The Theatre Team is holding a series of theatre funding clinics in January and February over Zoom as there are several funding opportunities coming up in the first quarter of 2022.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Theatre Team is holding a series of theatre funding clinics in January and February over Zoom as there are several funding opportunities coming up in the first quarter of 2022. Here are the different clinics we are hosting and the topics that will be covered:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Thursday 6<sup>th</sup> January 11:00-12:00– Touring and Dissemination of Work</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Wednesday 19<sup>th</sup> January 11:00-12:00– Agility, Bursary, Markievicz, and Theatre Schemes</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Wednesday 26<sup>th</sup> January 11:00-12:00 – Arts Grant Funding</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 0px; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Thursday 10<sup>th</sup> February 11:00-12:00 – Projects, Theatre Artist Residency Scheme, Theatre Resource & Development Scheme</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Each clinic will also give a general overview of the Theatre Policy, Arts Council funding structure, and how to make a good application. Please RSVP to Katie at katie.walsh@artscouncil.ie and please send on any questions you may have in advance.</span></p> Launch of New Arts Council Residency Programme – International Residency Initiatives Scheme https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/k1rzvracbwo?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is delighted to announce the launch of our new pilot programme, International Residency Initiatives Scheme, for 2022. The window for applicants opens on March 8th 2022. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT 5cacd1f996e3ccb9547a924c1fdad573 Grants and Awards <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council is delighted to announce the launch of our new pilot programme, International Residency Initiatives Scheme, for 2022. The window for applicants opens on March 8<sup>th</sup> 2022.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The scheme aims to support art organisations to facilitate diverse residencies programmes that involve partnerships with organisations based abroad thus creating a supportive framework for the international mobility and professional development of artists and art practitioners. While these frameworks must be exclusively focused on the delivery of residency initiatives that will benefit the artists and the public, the nature of each proposal can flexibly respond to the specific needs of each partnership, art form and artistic goals. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">The scheme is open to professional organisations working in all art forms and art practices.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white;">Further information can be found </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1pr92g4hps5/external"><span style="background: white;">here</span></a><span style="color: #333333; background: white;">, with guidelines set to be published in February 2022.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Contact, Evelyn O’Keeffe, International Arts Officer for more information - </span><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:evelyn.okeeffe@artscouncil.ie"><span style="background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">evelyn.okeeffe@artscouncil.ie</span></span></a></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 17 February 2022 https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/st3rmnoycda?lang=en?rss=true The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Recording & Publication Award is Thursday 17 February, 2022 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 18 January 2022. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT fe19b6db99f7374ca942557cf862acdc Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Recording & Publication Award is <strong>Thursday 17 February, 2022 at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 18 January 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Recording & Publication Award is <strong>Thursday 17 February, 2022 at 5.30pm</strong>. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 18 January 2022.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The purpose of the Deis Recording and Publication Award is to provide support for traditional arts recording projects, or recording projects involving collaboration between the traditional arts and other artforms and <span style="color: black;">for projects centred on the publication of work, such as tutors, tune collections and critical writing</span> that are in line with the Arts Council’s policy on the traditional arts.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 2.66667px;"> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Attention to artistic quality</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Innovation</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Significant benefit to the traditional arts community.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 2pt 0cm; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The award is open to individuals, groups, ensembles or organisations. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Award Guidelines for the Deis Recording & Publication Award are on the </span><a style="color: blue; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/13397y38xhi/external">available funding</a><span style="color: black;">section on our website.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s </span><a style="color: blue; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/cw9v34bxlum/external">online services</a><span style="color: black;"> website. The <strong>applicant must be registered</strong> with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> 2022 Dance Artist Residency Scheme announcement https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1ji6lmi96ae?lang=en?rss=true There will be a new round of DARS opening up for applications on the 25th January with a closing date of 24th February at 5.30pm. The objective of the Dance Artist Residency Scheme is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country. The scheme is specifically aimed at dance artists working in collaboration with an arts centre, festival and/or a local authority (local authority is mandatory for strand 1). This scheme has two strands. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT c5796226e7497a528f417fe1802e04a7 Grants and Awards <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">There will be a new round of DARS opening up for applications on the 25th January with a closing date of <strong><em>24th February at 5.30pm</em></strong>.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The objective of the Dance Artist Residency Scheme is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country. The scheme is specifically aimed at dance artists working in collaboration with an arts centre, festival and/or a local authority (local authority is mandatory for strand 1).  This scheme has two strands.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">There will be a new round of DARS opening up for applications on the 25th January with a closing date of <strong><em>24th February at 5.30pm</em></strong>.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The objective of the Dance Artist Residency Scheme is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country. The scheme is specifically aimed at dance artists working in collaboration with an arts centre, festival and/or a local authority (local authority is mandatory for strand 1).  This scheme has two strands.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Strand 1: Full residencies </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The scheme aims to:</span></p> <ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm; margin-top: 2.66667px;"> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Consolidate both professional and community-based dance practice in a variety of regional contexts</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Offer opportunities to dance artists around the country to engage in a programme of artistic work relevant to their own practice</span></li> <li style="margin: 2pt 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Offer opportunities to local authorities and arts centres to develop dance practice in their areas</span></li> </ul> <ul style="margin-bottom: 12pt; margin-top: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white; text-indent: 1.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent dance activities. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Strand 2: Short-term residencies </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt -8.5pt; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">   This scheme aims to: </span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 2.0pt;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Support short-term residencies with a festival, arts centre or arts organisation </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Offer an opportunity to establish collaboration and develop the place of dance with a targeted group of people</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Consolidate both professional and community practice in a variety of regional contexts</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Provide an opportunity for new cohorts of people to access high-quality dance engagement </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 2pt 0px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Have an opportunity for mentorship with established dance artists in residence.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 2pt; text-indent: 0cm; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">A new set of guidelines for this scheme will appear on the <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/14clwm4m2dl/external">Dance Artist Residency page</a> of our website over the coming weeks. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #333333;"> </span></p> Countess Constance de Markievicz Award https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/vepdnl8tw6k?lang=en?rss=true The deadline for receipt of applications is: 5.30pm on Thursday 10 February 2022 Application window will open on Tuesday 11 January 2022. 10 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT 3fbfeb62dc99e2d929e276458e875321 Grants and Awards <h2 style="margin: 8pt 0cm 3pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The deadline for receipt of applications is: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 10 February 2022</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 8pt 0cm 3pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on </span>Tuesday 11 January 2022.</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 8pt 0cm 3pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The deadline for receipt of applications is: </span>5.30pm on Thursday 10 February 2022</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 8pt 0cm 3pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Application window </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">will open on </span>Tuesday 11 January 2022.</span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 8pt 0cm 3pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 12px;">The purpose of the Markievicz Award is to: </span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 8pt 5.65pt 3pt 46.35pt; text-indent: -18pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-weight: normal;">­<span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">   </span></span><span style="font-weight: normal;">  honour Countess Constance de Markievicz as the first woman to be elected to parliament; and to</span></span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 8pt 0cm 3pt 43.65pt; text-indent: -18pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: 'Courier New'; font-weight: normal;">­<span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">   </span></span><span style="font-weight: normal;">  provide support for artists from all backgrounds and genres to buy time and space in order to develop new work that reflects on the role of women in the period covered by the Decade of Centenaries and beyond</span></span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 8pt 0cm 3pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 12px;">Markievicz Award recipients will receive €25,000 and awards will be made to up to ten applicants each year. Joint applications are welcomed. </span></h2> <h2 style="margin: 8pt 0cm 3pt; line-height: normal; break-after: avoid; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">The award is administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media </span><span style="font-weight: normal;">and is open via a public call to artists working in all arts genres supported by the Arts Council.</span></span></h2> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Guidelines will be published on the </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/ydsz46pna4i/external">available funding</a><span style="color: black;">section on our website in mid-December.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 2.75pt 0.0001pt 0cm; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Access Supports</strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">If you have a disability and would like help to apply, please contact the Arts Council’s Access Officer, by phone (01 618 0200/01 618 0243) or by email (<a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:access@artscouncil.ie">access@artscouncil.ie</a>) as early as possible before the deadline.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">You can also apply for <strong>additional costs</strong> to meet access needs you may have as part of your proposal.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><em><span style="color: black;">Please note</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: black;">Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s </span><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/f6avsgky0kk/external">online services</a><span style="color: black;"> website. Applicants who have not previously used this system must </span><span style="color: #4472b1;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/fb3u4sn70uq/external"><span style="color: #4472b1;">register in advance</span></a></span><span style="color: black;">of making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow <strong>five working days</strong> for registration prior to making an application. </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-size: 12px;">Follow us on our social media channels for updates and assistance:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Twitter:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncil_ie</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Facebook:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Instagram:</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> @artscouncilireland</span></span></p> The Arts Council announces that it will offer two Clore Fellowships for 2022/23 https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/4qvquy6qrvc?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it will offer two Clore Fellowships for 2022/23: the Jerome Hynes Fellowship and a new Impact Fellowship which is intended to address under-representation and diversity in leadership and will support leaders from diverse backgrounds. 14 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT bcd649b5930c35c2a2a5fd3de1e62eb8 Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333;">The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it will offer two Clore Fellowships for 2022/23: the <u>Jerome Hynes Fellowship </u>and a new <u>Impact Fellowship</u> which is intended to </span>address under-representation and diversity in leadership and will support leaders from diverse backgrounds.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #333333;">The Arts Council is delighted to announce that it will offer two Clore Fellowships for 2022/23: the <u>Jerome Hynes Fellowship </u>and a new <u>Impact Fellowship</u> which is intended to </span>address under-representation and diversity in leadership and will support leaders from diverse backgrounds.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">The fellowship programme is an initiative of the UK-based Clore Leadership Programme, which annually attracts in the region of twenty-five exceptional individuals who have the potential to play a significant role across a wide range of cultural activity. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Fellowship provides a tailored programme of leadership development that aims to enrich and transform cultural practice and engagement by developing leadership potential, acumen and skills.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #505050; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Previous recipients of the award include: Dylan Haskins, Commissioning Executive, Podcasts – BBC Sounds; Mags Walsh, Director of Creative Schools, The Arts Council; Willie White, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Dublin Theatre Festival; Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; and Fearghus Ó Conchúir, choreographer and dance artist.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #505050;">More details of the fellowship programme are available at</span></strong><a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/4gcjun2puze/external">Clore Leadership</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #505050;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #505050;">The application process is managed directly by the Clore Leadership Programme. Applications for the Fellowship 2022 (starting September 2022) opened </span></strong><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">on 13 January 2022. <span style="color: #505050;">To receive notification of when applications to the Fellowship go live, sign up to the <a style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1qg8mxauapj/external"><span style="color: #3eb1c8;">Clore Leadership mailing list</span></a>.</span></span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> Open Call 2023 (ART: 2023) https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/ea3vd2l8sns?lang=en?rss=true The Arts Council announces clinic dates, application dates and information for Open Call 2023. In response to the final phase of the Decade of Centenaries [ https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1rnui5q5z94/external ] [ https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1rnui5q5z94/external ] the Arts Council is planning a national programme, Art 2023, a call to artists and arts organisations, to surprise and renew the state. 14 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT 0e3e66d76e2d72b9ad88bd642dca68fd Grants and Awards <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council announces clinic dates, application dates and information for <strong>Open Call 2023. </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong>In response to the final phase of the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1rnui5q5z94/external"><strong><span style="color: #0070c0;">Decade of Centenaries</span></strong></a> the Arts Council is planning a national programme,<strong> Art 2023</strong>, a call to artists and arts organisations, to surprise and renew the state.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">The Arts Council announces clinic dates, application dates and information for <strong>Open Call 2023. </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong>In response to the final phase of the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1rnui5q5z94/external"><strong><span style="color: #0070c0;">Decade of Centenaries</span></strong></a> the Arts Council is planning a national programme,<strong> Art 2023</strong>, a call to artists and arts organisations, to surprise and renew the state.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">In partnership with and support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the call will take place in 2022, with a final programme announced and commencing in 2023; it is a unique opportunity for artists to reinvigorate the Irish imagination and to look at the Decade of Centenaries from new perspectives through the creation of ambitious projects for the public.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This programme will build upon the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/fpp2ynxppud/external"><strong><span style="color: #0070c0;">Art 2016</span></strong></a> programme previously presented by the Arts Council with support from Government.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">An Open Call to the artists and arts organisations of Ireland to create national collaborative ground-breaking public-facing projects of ambition, impact and scale that e</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">ncourage discourse, provocation or response to place and identity as part of contemporary Ireland.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Open Call is a programme for artists and arts organisations to develop and shift their practice and profile work for the public on a national scale, creating high-profile arts central to people’s lives.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Within the context of this award, collaboration refers to working with other artists or organisations, or may refer to collaboration with communities of place or interest. Projects of ‘scale and ambition’ is understood to mean work that is impossible to achieve in your current practice, significant in vision, irrespective of physical, temporal or quantitative scale.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Projects proposed in response to the Open Call may be in any artform(s), cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Open Call 2023 is for projects commencing in 2023 and completing in 2023, or the first quarter of 2024 in alignment with the decade of centenaries.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Open Call 2023 Awards</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">There are two strands in Open Call 2023, a <strong>Lower Strand for awards €100,000-€250,000</strong> to support new medium scale proposals of ambition and an <strong>Upper Strand for awards </strong>and <strong>€251,000- €500,000</strong> to support larger programmes of scale. Each strand designed to support different size projects <strong><span style="color: #0070c0;">and</span></strong>programmes in response to the decade of centenaries.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: windowtext;">An individual or organisation may make <strong>only one </strong>application to Open Call 2023 and therefore can apply to <strong>only one of the two strands</strong> <strong>available</strong>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black; border: none;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: windowtext;">Please note that successful applicants will be expected to <strong>commence their projects proposals in 2023 </strong>and deliver/complete their projects no later than the first quarter of 2024 in alignment with the final year of the decade of centenaries. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #222222;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #222222;">Deadlines </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">The application window for Open Call 2023 (Phase1) will <strong>open on 01 February 2022</strong>. The deadline for this Scheme is <strong>5.30pm on Thursday, 03 March, 2022.</strong> Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">Full details of the application process will be provided in the scheme guidelines from 1<sup>st</sup> February 2022. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #222222;"> </span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: #222222;">Funding Clinic</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;">An Open Call 2023 funding clinic providing information for applicants will take place on <strong>Wednesday 2<sup>nd</sup> February 2022 at 2pm</strong>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="color: red;">To register for the Open Call clinic please click </span></strong><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/k5a8ct38fsd/external"><strong>here</strong></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 15pt; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: red; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> Creative Schools / Scoileanna Ildánacha 2022 https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/1l6q46ophdy?lang=en?rss=true Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for schools/centres to apply to participate in the initiative. Schools/centres may apply from 29 March and the deadline is 17:30, Thursday 2 June 2022. Further details will be available online this Spring. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT 5dcc55d1c772f4896e0894249741afb8 Creative Schools <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;">Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"> are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for schools/centres to apply to participate in the initiative. Schools/centres may apply from 29 March and the deadline is 17:30, <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Thursday 2 June 2022. </span></strong> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;">Further details will be available online this Spring.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;">Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools</span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;"> are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for schools/centres to apply to participate in the initiative. Schools/centres may apply from 29 March and the deadline is 17:30, <strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Thursday 2 June 2022. </span></strong> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; text-align: justify; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background: white;">Further details will be available online this Spring.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #2e74b5;">Save the Date for Creative Schools Week 9<sup>th</sup> -13<sup>th</sup> May 2022</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Creative Schools Week will take place from 9<sup>th</sup> – 13<sup>th</sup> of May 2022. This annual national celebration invites all schools to explore and enjoy arts and creativity. The Creative Schools initiative supports schools/centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. Participation in Creative Schools Week is open to all primary schools, post-primary schools and Youthreach settings. Schools can register their interest by emailing the Creative Schools Team at: creativeschools@artscouncil.ie</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 7.5pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal; background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #1f497d; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> Bridging Language Barriers + Tools of Engagement https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/14wux1pnz5o?lang=en?rss=true Mother Tongues [ https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/aq8g5hpfsp8/external ] are offering two professional development opportunities for artists and arts managers working in intercultural contexts. The themes discussed include communication strategies in intercultural contexts, working towards transformational social change by reflecting on identity, difference and conflict. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT 0d4d9b0da1d5bdae50fc03eb8a828bad News from the community <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/aq8g5hpfsp8/external"><span style="color: #1155cc;">Mother Tongues</span></a><span style="color: #1a1919;"> are offering two professional development opportunities <span style="background: white;">for artists and arts managers working in intercultural contexts.</span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1a1919; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1a1919; background: white;">The themes discussed include communication strategies in intercultural contexts, </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124;">working towards transformational social change</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1a1919; background: white;"> by reflecting on identity, difference and conflict.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/aq8g5hpfsp8/external"><span style="color: #1155cc;">Mother Tongues</span></a><span style="color: #1a1919;"> are offering two professional development opportunities <span style="background: white;">for artists and arts managers working in intercultural contexts.</span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1a1919; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1a1919; background: white;">The themes discussed include communication strategies in intercultural contexts, </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124;">working towards transformational social change</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #1a1919; background: white;"> by reflecting on identity, difference and conflict.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/aq8g5hpfsp8/external"><em><span style="color: #1155cc;">Mother Tongues</span></em></a><em> is a social enterprise with a mission to create spaces that foster belonging and celebrate linguistic and cultural identities through education and the arts.</em></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222; background: white; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #222222; background: white; font-size: 12px;">Details of the sessions, which are delivered via Zoom, are below:</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124; font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124; background: white;">Bridging Language Barriers and Building Connection</span></strong></span></p> <p style="line-height: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124;">In this interactive online course, participants will learn about linguistically and culturally responsive strategies that will help them to bridge language barriers and build connections in their work with participants, artists and audiences. During the session, participants will get to reflect on their use of language for different purposes and they will draft a language strategy for their organisation. This course is designed for individuals working in organisations that provide Artistic and Cultural experiences to the public. </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/utkcrzz9al7/external"><span style="color: #1155cc;">More information and Booking</span></a><span style="color: #202124;">. </span></span></span></p> <h1 style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; break-after: auto; font-size: 20pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124; background: #3d85c6;"> </span></strong></span></h1> <h1 style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; break-after: auto; font-size: 20pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124; background: white;">Tools of Engagement: exploring identity, difference, conflict and possibility [bursaries available]</span></strong></span></h1> <h1 style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; break-after: auto; font-size: 20pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124;">PeoplesLab offers a unique curriculum – Tools of Engagement – to engage the complexity of identity, difference and conflict with a vision towards transformational social change.</span></h1> <h1 style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; break-after: auto; font-size: 20pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal;"><a name="_9syjbc1f7ghu"></a><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #202124;">PeoplesLab embraces 3 key principles: Social Justice – to vision social equity + reciprocity across difference; Aesthetics – for creative agency to question, shape and rename; Transformative Process – for psycho/physical/social reflection within + between people. <em>Bursaries are available  for freelancers and artists. </em></span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/ktukckmul98/external"><span style="color: #1155cc;">More information and Booking </span></a></span></span></h1> THE SHAKING BOG PODCAST Episode 6: WINTER 2 – A Festival Podcast https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/fg3xlvm1iet?lang=en?rss=true Episode 6 of the The Shaking Bog Podcast looks back at The ShakingBog’s Festival last September and presents a montage of excerpts from the festival programme. 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT 1f1a65f1ece4823f5617c8c5f734816f News from the community <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Episode 6 of the The Shaking Bog Podcast looks back at The ShakingBog’s Festival last September and presents </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">a montage of excerpts from the festival programme.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Episode 6 of the The Shaking Bog Podcast looks back at The ShakingBog’s Festival last September and presents </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">a montage of excerpts from the festival programme.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">Artists featured in this Festival Podcast, in order of appearance, include: Michael Longley, Paddy Glackin, Liz Berry, Alice Oswald, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Kerrí ní Dochartaigh, Mary Coughlan, Roddy Doyle, Dara McAnulty, Lisa Lambe, Marty Rae, John McLoughlin and Melissa Harrison</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://artscouncil.newsweaver.ie/newsletter-artscouncil-ie/im2m4egfwd6/external" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.shakingbog.ie/updates/winter-2</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: black;">This podcast is produced by The Shaking Bog Festival in collaboration with Coillte Nature & Mermaid Arts Centre, with funding from The Arts Council. Written & presented by Catherine Nunes, edited by Bjorn MacGiolla, mixed by Steve McGrath with theme music composed by Ray Harmon.</span></em></span></p>