Feature Article
Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry in conversation with Joseph O'Connor at the University of Limerick
Theatre Schemes Update
Meet the Creative Associates
Places Matter | Creating Diverse Participation in the Arts
Grants and Awards
Closing dates announced for the film awards Reel Art and Authored Works 2019
Young Ensembles Scheme 2019
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 4 April 2019
Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme - Deadlines 2019
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect
News from the community
Call for applications: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2019
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance
The MAC: Programming Officer – Full Time Permanent
And the tide was way out’ Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch : Municipal Gallery
Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra present high impact works in Voices from the Edge
Writing for a Change: Flash Fiction Competition
Marian Keyes Young Writer Award
Creative Europe Desk
Free seminar: Communications and your EU culture project
Places Matter | Creating Diverse Participation in the Arts


Places Matter | Creating Diverse Participation in the Arts

Conference: 27 & 28 March 2019, NUIG,

Booking opens on February 7th   


Our January newsletter gave an outline of the upcoming Places Matter conference between Arts Council and Local Government. The conference will now take place over 2 days with the following agenda.



  • Workshop for venue managers, arts officers and arts organisations with Nina Simon, Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, NUIG on 27 March, 2pm–4pm
  • Launch of new Arts Council Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy in the Pálás Cinema on 27 March at 6pm
  • Places Matter conference, Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG on 28 March, 9.30pm–4pm


Conference keynote speakers

  • Nina Simon, Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. 
  • Abid Hussain – Director of Diversity Arts Council England
  • Professor William Schabas – Chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway


Contributors include

  • Lorraine Maher | activist
  • Nita Mishra | poet
  • Rosaleen McDonagh | playwright
  • Kunle Animashaun | theatre practitioner 
  • Helen Marriage | creative director
  • Melatu Uche Okorie | author
  • Rusangano Family 
  • and others ...


The conference will be moderated by Dr Ronit Lentin.



Booking and further details will be will available here from 7 February 2019

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Further information 

Jenny Devine -  jenny.devine@artscouncil.ie