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
Equality, Human Rights and Diversity

The Arts Council's Equality, Human Rights and Diversity (EHRD) Policy was launched in March 2019, at the 'Places Matter' conference in NUIG.   This is a priority policy for the Arts Council, ensuring the arts sector is an inclusive space for everyone.  Following a competitive call-out for a Project Lead, we were delighted to appoint Olwen Dawe, to deliver the first year of the policy's implementation plan. As part of the initial phase of  implementation, the EHRD policy is now available in a number of languages, on our website.  Applicants for individual awards will also note some new fields relating to gender, ethnicity and disability on our applications forms; the purpose of this is to ensure the Arts Council is as well informed as possible about who it is reaching and the information provided will have no bearing at all on the assessment of those applications.  


There will be plenty more updates on our EHRD work over the coming months, so stay tuned!