Feature Article
Welcome to the December edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Expo 2020 Open Call
ilDÁNA 2020 / 2021
National Strategy for the Irish-language arts
National Arts Sector Training Needs Analysis
Grants and Awards
The Liam O’Flynn Award - Closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 16 January 2020
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
Deadline: Arts Grant Funding 2021
Young Ensembles Scheme 2020
News from the community
Little Island Books is hiring!
Great job opportunity at Dance Theatre of Ireland - Marketing & Finance Executive
Welcome to the December edition of our Newsletter

It’s December already, and Christmas is almost upon us. For most people, this is a time to wind down, take stock for the year and enjoy a break. But for many artists and arts organisations this month’s activity will be the culmination of many weeks’ work, a time to make the books balance, and above all an opportunity to connect with the public in a special way.


There is so much great work to experience at this time of year, for every single person in Ireland, regardless of age or location, in so many different artforms. In our theatres and other performance venues, people will enjoy classic seasonal performances as well as new work. We will see the faces of our children light up as they experience dance, drama or music, perhaps for the first time in their lives.


So, at this time of year, I urge to all readers of this Newsletter to head down to your local arts venue and experience the best of Irish art; buy work by Irish artists; and join in our #WinterArtsEvents campaign on social media which will provide further information on the range of arts events happening this month across the country.


With best wishes,

Orlaith McBride