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
RAISE – the Arts Council’s flagship private investment capacity building programme.

The Arts Council’s next three-year plan under our strategy, Making Great Art Work, commits to continue to support arts organisations to broaden their income base through a continuation of our RAISE programme, and also help to develop a culture for giving to the arts in Ireland.

Delivered on behalf of the Arts Council by O’Kennedy Consulting, the current RAISE participating organisations have recorded and acknowledged significant progress and benefits in the areas of income generation, new prospects, ability to prepare professional proposals, achieving support and engagement from their Boards, increased profiling of their organisations and a change of culture within their organisations in support of private investment and philanthropy.

Highlights include a 30 percent increase in fundraising income, with 76 percent of RAISE organisations now having Corporate Engagement programmes as well as Friends and Patron programmes, and 22 RAISE organisations now with fundraising committees.

You can see some of their many success stories in our latest RAISE newsletter which you can access at the link here.

- Martin O'Sullivan, Deputy Director