Feature Article
Welcome to the August edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council launches €212k local arts collaborative awards
Announcement about the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Round 2 2018 (July to December)
Annual Laureate for Irish Fiction lecture – The Count: what the figures say about being a female Irish writer today
NEW: Festival Investment Scheme - Clinics
Grants and Awards
Deis Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 31 August 2017
The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art 2017
Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme
Visual Artists' Workspace Scheme 2018
New round of ilDÁNA announced
Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
NEW: Festival Investment Scheme - Clinics

Guidelines and Application forms can be downloaded through online services from the 26 September 2017.

Information Clinics will be offered at 6 locations across the country on the following dates:

  • 21   August                   2.00 – 4.00pm             Waterford City and County Council
  • 29  August                    2.00 – 4.00pm             Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
  • 6    September             2.00 – 4.00pm             Venue (TBC), Galway
  • 15  September             2.00 – 4.00pm             Venue (TBC), Dublin
  • 26  September             2.00 – 4.00pm             Venue (TBC), Limerick
  • 3    October                 2.00 – 4.00pm             The Model, Sligo

The clinics are aimed at organisations that wish to apply for the Festival Investment Scheme for 2018. We will go through the application form and guidelines with you and we will provide networking opportunities for festivals in attendance after each clinic.

Please note that there will only be one funding round for this scheme for festivals taking place in 2018.  It is anticipated that bi-annual funding rounds will be reintroduced next year for festivals taking place in 2019.


If you wish to attend the clinic in person, please register at the links below by Monday 14th August 2017:


-   Waterford

-   Cork

-   Galway

-   Dublin

-   Limerick

-   Sligo

Please note that in the interests of achieving a good geographical and artform spread, places will be allocated amongst those who have expressed interest.


**please note that applicants to the FIS Scheme may not apply for Strategic Funding.**