Feature Article
Welcome to the January edition of our Newsletter
News this month
2020 Visual Artists Workspace scheme recipients
Arts Council Collection
Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence 2020 in DCU
Aosdána General Assembly
Bring Your Own Lanyard on 14th February: Change Makers conference
ilDÁNA 2020 / 2021
Culture Night Conversations
Artist in Residence in Technology and Innovation
Public consultation for a new National Policy on Architecture
Launch of RAISE Phase 2 - call for expressions of interest
Grants and Awards
Deadline: Bursary Awards, Thursday, 30 January, 2020
Creative Schools/Scoileanna Ildánacha – Invite applications from schools across Ireland
Young Ensembles Scheme 2020
News from the community
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect scheme
Creative Europe Desk
Creative Europe in 2020
Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans 2019
Equality, Human Rights, and Diversity
Equality, Human Rights and Diversity
Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans 2019

Strengthening cultural cooperation with and competiveness of cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans” 


The call for proposals for the Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans is now online here

The overall objective of this call is to foster reconciliation and good neighbourly relations in the Western Balkans through cultural cooperation and creation.


Supported projects should benefit primarily the Western Balkans region with a focus on the priorities to:

  • Increase the capacity of cultural and creative industries to operate transnationally and internationally
  • Increase transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and transnational mobility of cultural and creative players
  • Enhance inter-cultural dialogue between artists, cultural operators as well as the general public


The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 5,000,000. The minimum grant amount per project will be EUR 100,000 and the maximum grant amount will be EUR 500,000. The grant amount requested may represent up to 85% of the total eligible costs of the project. The remaining amount shall be secured by the applicants. The Agency expects to fund around 20 proposals.

Deadline 17 March, 17:00 Central European Time

Start dates: Between 1 January and 31 March 2021.