Feature Article
Welcome to the November edition of our Newsletter
News this month
RAISE – the Arts Council’s flagship private investment capacity building programme.
Minister Madigan announces new scheme to enhance arts and culture centres nationwide
Change Makers Conference: The transformative power of festivals, 14th February 2020
Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence position at Dublin City University in 2020
Grants and Awards
Deadline: Bursary Awards, Thursday, 30 January, 2020
Countess Constance de Markievicz Award
Travel and Training Award 2020
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2019: Collaborative Arts and Theatre
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 2
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
News from the community
Call for proposals: From Access to Inclusion 2020
Change Makers Conference: The transformative power of festivals, 14th February 2020

The Arts Council in partnership with the MA Festive Arts (University of Limerick) presents ‘Change Makers’ conference, a gathering of arts festival stakeholders to map and take stock of festival practice in Ireland.


The event will bring together professional and voluntary festival organisers, artists, funding agencies, resource organisations and policy makers to assess the festival sector’s contribution to cultural life in contemporary Ireland. The event will also provide festivals with an opportunity to network and build capacity through information and skill sharing.


If you would like further information, or would like to express interest in attending, please contact changemakers@artscouncil.ie

The Arts Council is also accepting expressions of interest from festival organisations that wish to contribute papers or topics for discussion or presentation. Deadline for expressions of interest is November 18th 2019

All expressions of interest should be sent by email to Karl Wallace, Head of Festivals, karl.wallace@artscouncil.ie