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Welcome to the March edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Pay the Artist
Creative Production Supports – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme
RAISE programme - PRIVATE INVESTMENT CAPACITY BUILDING - Phase 2 announcement.
Information Clinics on the Arts Council’s film awards 2020
Grants and Awards
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 30 April 2020
Dance Arts Residency Scheme 2020
Theatre Artist Residency Scheme 2020
Deadline: Opera Projects and Production Award
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
Deadline: Arts Grant Funding 2021
Reel Art next closing date – 17:30 Thursday, 14th May 2020
Creative Schools
Creative Associates Opportunity
Creative Schools/Scoileanna Ildánacha – Invite applications from schools across Ireland
News from the community
Westival recruiting a festival director
Panel of music tutors
Music Generation Administrator
Reel Art next closing date – 17:30 Thursday, 14th May 2020

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s film award Reel Art is on Thursday, 14th May 2020 before 17:30.  The window for making applications opens on Tuesday, 14th April 2020.


The purpose of Reel Art is to provide film artists with the opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition. Two films will be supported in 2020. A total fund of €102,500 will be made available to each of the successful applicants (to include a production budget of €90,000 and further exhibition support of €12,500). Only films that can be made within this budget will be considered. The films must be completed to premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival, our exhibition partner, in February 2022.

Applications for Reel Art 2020 must be made directly to the Arts Council before 17:30 on Thursday, 14th May 2020. Guidelines and details of the application process are published on our website on the available funding section.

Please note:  Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website.  It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.