Feature Article
Welcome to our December Newsletter
News this month
Developing an Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy
'Creative Associates' meet their schools and get to work
Literature Bursary Award Information Clinics
The Arts Council is delighted to welcome Katy Fitzpatrick as Adviser - Young People, Children and Education
2019 Visual Artists Workspace scheme recipients announced.
Tender for the Provision of Arts Participation Adviser Services to the Arts Council
Grants and Awards
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 31 Jan 2019
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
The Liam O’Flynn Award - Closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 17 January 2019
Young Ensembles Scheme 2019
The Arts Council announces 2019 Bursary Award for Artists and Curators.
News from the community
Music Generation Development Officer (Roscommon)
Creative Europe Desk
Don’t forget Cooperation Projects 2019 deadline is Tuesday 11th December 11am Irish time!
New Business Models in Practice: Building Resilience and Sustainability for the Cultural and Creative Sectors
Open Call: Back to Basics residency programme
Open Call: Back to Basics residency programme

Back to Basics is a 1 month residency programmes taking place over the months of July – September 2019 in Hämeenkyrö Finland. The residency is open to artists of all disciplines.

The aim of the residency is to give artists the opportunity to clear their mind, get back to focus and (re)discover the very basis of their creative practice. Through the residency artists are encouraged to ask themselves a series of questions:


“What are the fundamental elements and ideas behind my work?”

 “What is the purpose in doing what I'm doing?”

“Where do I take it from here?”

In this residency program, participants are encouraged to not have a predetermined project plan to follow, but to arrive with an open mind and dedicate their time at the residency for on-site observations, ideas, conversations, self-reflection and development.

With support from the program structure and other participants, Back to Basics provides an intensive residency experience far away from everyday distractions, surrounded by peaceful and beautiful nature.

The deadline for applications is 10 January 2019. You can read more about the residency and apply online here.