It’s been another great summer for the arts in Ireland, but now, as so many people return to work or school, the Arts Council looks forward to a productive and exciting autumn.
We’ll be reaching out to new and more diverse audiences at our Literary Tent and on the Theatre Stage at Electric Picnic this weekend. Then, on Friday 16 September, the Arts Council, as part of Culture Night will host a video installation, Great Good Places, by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain at our offices in Merrion Square, while also working in partnership with RTÉ, bringing traditional music to audiences in Dublin Castle.
Later this month, the Arts Council will be at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs marquee at the Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly – we promise a pleasant surprise for anyone who drops by!
Right throughout the month, of course, artists and arts organisations will be making great work in every county in Ireland, while the Dublin Fringe Festival, Clifden Arts Week and the Dublin Theatre Festival kick off with very strong programmes.
I would also like to remind those arts organisations funded through our main revenue grants programmes that the application window will close at 5:30pm on 8 September – and as always I would urge you not to leave it to the last minute to upload your application.