Feature Article
Welcome to the April edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Information Clinics on the Arts Council’s film awards 2019
Culture Ireland and the Arts Council announce Open Call for Expressions of Interest for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice, La Biennale di Venezia, 2020.
Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings returns home from the Venice Biennale to tour Ireland
Grants and Awards
New Closing Date for the Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 1
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 2 May 2019
Deadline: Bursary Awards Thursday, 13 June, 2019
Next Generation Artists’ Award
Reel Art next closing date – 17:30 Thursday 9th May 2019
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
News from the community
Job Vacancy, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre Public Engagement Assistant
Vacancies,Fidget Feet: Bingo Wings Project
Irish Writers Centre Updates
This Week Fishamble Announces the Chosen Play For Ireland
FRESH STREET#3 | International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts in Galway from 22 – 24th May 2019
Creative Europe Desk
Pilot Mobility Scheme for Artists and Culture Professionals from April 2019!
Creative Europe Desk Ireland at the 2019 Library Association of Ireland Conference
Creative Europe supported Big Bang Festival taking place in Dublin 5 – 7 April
Creative Europe funded projects
Memory of Water (Ormston House)
PUSH+ (The Ark)
Make a Move (Galway Theatre Festival)
A Woman’s Work (Gallery of Photography)
Welcome to the April edition of our Newsletter

We begin April by raising our gaze overseas, and recognising the value of international practice for Irish artists and arts organisation.

Already, artist Eva Rothschild and curator Mary Cremin have been announced as Ireland’s representatives at this year’s Venice Venice Art Biennale, the most prestigious art exhibition in the world, and we wish them great success. Meanwhile the Special Section of last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, Close Encounter, has returned to tour Ireland, starting this month at Cork’s Glucksman Gallery. And elsewhere in this Newsletter you will see our call for compelling, ambitious and exciting proposals to represent Ireland at next year’s Architecture Biennale.

Many artists and organisations work in an international context: developing arts practice abroad, initiating and creating projects with international partners, and presenting completed works on the international stage. As part of the implementation of our strategy, we recently published our international policy, in which we recognise that artists and organisations operating at an international level require a strategic, long-term approach to developing partnerships and leveraging opportunities, giving them the time and resources to strategically develop their international practice.

It also acknowledges that international arts practice includes the presentation of international work to audiences in Ireland, providing Irish audiences with increased opportunities for critical engagement with the arts. We’re committing additional resources to the area, and we are now seeking applications for the role of Head of International Arts.


With best wishes,

Orlaith McBride