Feature Article
Welcome to our November Newsletter
News this month
National survey on arts attendance, participation and engagement - Hear the results.
Grants and Awards
The Arts Council announces the introduction of Travel & Training awards for festivals in 2019.
The Arts Council and the National Concert Hall announce inaugural Liam O’Flynn Award
Travel and Training Award 2019
Applications for the Jerome Hynes Fellowship 2019/20 are now open
News from the community
Realise Production Award
Irish Chamber Orchestra's principal conductor shares the spotlight...
Peripheries: Patrick Graham, Eddie Kennedy, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh
Roaming Writer-in-Residence Programme 2019
Creative Europe Desk
Cooperation Projects 2019 – the call for proposals is now open; deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday 11th December 2018
Creative Europe, UK partners and Brexit
Are you looking for opportunities to meet European partner organisations for potential collaboration?
Welcome to our November Newsletter

It is winter already, the clocks have moved back, the weather is colder and the evenings are so short…but the message from the Arts Council, and from the hundreds of artists and arts organisations we support, is that this would be the wrong time to hibernate!


The Arts Council supports 50 venues right across the country and the run-up to Christmas is a time for them to shine. Many will have already planned multiple performances, exhibitions, readings and other events, to bring the arts to the broadest range of people possible; families, young people and children, arts enthusiasts and newcomers alike.


In addition, I am proud to say, much of the work the Arts Council helped developed through our main grants programmes, or funded through our touring schemes, will be available for audiences in the weeks ahead, for example Teaċ Daṁsa’s beautiful Loch na hEala is in the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire; the French Film Festival kicks off in the IFI; Ceol Connected, which makes music for children aged 2 to 6, will be in the Droichead Arts Centre, the Belltable in Limerick, the Linenhall in Castlebar, Dunamaise in Portlaoise, and several other venues; Hugh Tinney is playing Schubert, Chopin and Beethoven, in his 60th year, in Cork, Fermanagh, Roscommon, Galway, Louth, Mayo, Limerick and Armagh; and Frank Pig Says Hello continues in Donegal, Kerry and Dundalk.


There is so much to experience – you will be very glad you made the effort.


Best wishes,



Orlaith McBride