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Welcome to the May edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council welcomes international study trip to Ireland on community arts
Customer Charter and Customer Service Action Plan
Upcoming Arts Council Collection exhibitions
Laureate for Irish Fiction Event: Sebastian Barry, A Tribute & Interview with Seán Rocks & Special Guests Mia Gallagher & Claire Kilroy
Grants and Awards
Arts Council announces details of 2018 Visual Arts Bursary Award, Round 2 Strand 1 (Visual Artists) Strand 2 (Curators)
Arts Council announces details and deadline of 2019 Visual Arts Workspace Scheme
Arts Council announces details and deadline of Engaging with Architecture Scheme 2018
Next Generation Artists’ Award
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Digital Transformations funds a €10,000 'digital society' bursary
Project 52/Tionscnamh 52 pop-up performances, Dingle Peninsula
Call for applications: artsandhealth.ie documentation bursary 2018
Zurich Portrait Prize Submissions, Deadline: 22 June 2018
Irish Writers Centre announces new writer led Irish language project funding
Irish Chamber Orchestra offers baroque and romantic masterworks on it's Death & the Maiden tour
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Music Education Partnership Support Manager
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Administration, Music Generation Waterford and Wexford
Creative Europe Desk
Seminar on Audience Development for Cultural Organisations
Application forms and guidelines now online for Support to Literary Translation Projects
Creative Europe Culture Information Desk at Visual Artists Ireland Ireland Get Together 2018
Arts Council welcomes international study trip to Ireland on community arts

A European Union / South African (EU - SA) delegation of arts professionals connected with community arts centres in South Africa, France and Flanders will visit Ireland in May 2018.

The study visit is part of the Shukuma Mzansi (meaning, Shake Up the South!) International Community Arts Centres Dialogue Project, initiated by the Department Arts and Culture in South Africa and Sibikwa Arts Centre, in Johannesburg. This is the second phase of the project which began in 2017. The study visit is being hosted by Tallaght Community Arts Centre, in association with Rua Red, the Civic Theatre and the Arts Council of Ireland.

The purpose of the Shukuma Mzansi! is to facilitate the international exploration and exchange of learning and ideas, between South African, Irish, Flemish and French community arts centres, community arts practice and community engagement, inclusive programming, youth arts, policy and partnership.


The goal of the Shukuma Mzansi! Community Arts Centres Dialogue Project is to produce recommendations and a framework for a national policy relating to Community Arts Centres and programming in South Africa.

This programme has been devised by the Arts Council of Ireland in partnership with Tallaght Community Arts and Sibikwa Arts Centre and we would like to thank all partners and contributors for their enthusiasm in participating in this dialogue and welcoming our international guests. 

If you are interested in hearing more about this event, please email sinead.oreilly@artscouncil.ie