Feature Article
Welcome to the May edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council welcomes international study trip to Ireland on community arts
Customer Charter and Customer Service Action Plan
Upcoming Arts Council Collection exhibitions
Laureate for Irish Fiction Event: Sebastian Barry, A Tribute & Interview with Seán Rocks & Special Guests Mia Gallagher & Claire Kilroy
Grants and Awards
Arts Council announces details of 2018 Visual Arts Bursary Award, Round 2 Strand 1 (Visual Artists) Strand 2 (Curators)
Arts Council announces details and deadline of 2019 Visual Arts Workspace Scheme
Arts Council announces details and deadline of Engaging with Architecture Scheme 2018
Next Generation Artists’ Award
News from the community
Digital Transformations funds a €10,000 'digital society' bursary
Project 52/Tionscnamh 52 pop-up performances, Dingle Peninsula
Call for applications: artsandhealth.ie documentation bursary 2018
Zurich Portrait Prize Submissions, Deadline: 22 June 2018
Irish Writers Centre announces new writer led Irish language project funding
Irish Chamber Orchestra offers baroque and romantic masterworks on it's Death & the Maiden tour
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Music Education Partnership Support Manager
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Administration, Music Generation Waterford and Wexford
Creative Europe Desk
Seminar on Audience Development for Cultural Organisations
Application forms and guidelines now online for Support to Literary Translation Projects
Creative Europe Culture Information Desk at Visual Artists Ireland Ireland Get Together 2018
Seminar on Audience Development for Cultural Organisations

The Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office is hosting a free half-day seminar on audience development for cultural organisations on Friday 11 May 2018 at 10am in Wood Quay (Dublin City Council Civic Offices) and we would love to see you there!


You can register on the Eventbrite website here.


On the day, Cristina Da Milano will present the findings of the EU Commission's Study on Audience Development  entitled How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations.


The aim of the study is to provide successful approaches and methods in Audience Development to the EC and to help cultural leaders make their organisations more audience-based. This will be very useful in any Creative Europe funding applications that you may submit in the future!


Have a look at the www.engageaudiences.eu website where you can access the full report, sections of it and find useful resources related to audience development. 




  • 10.00am Coffee and Registration
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm Programme of Speakers:
  • Cristina Da Milano, EU Study on Audience Development;
  • Kath Gorman, Circus 250 project (Cork Midsummer Festival);
  • Pádraig Naughton and Leah Johnson from Arts and Disability Ireland will present Audiences in Waiting? An overview of key findings from their recently commissioned research into how people with disabilities engage with culture and the arts.
  • 12.30 – 1.30 Networking Lunch