Arts Council Publishes Arts Centre Policy and Strategy 2019 and Information Sessions

As a means of meeting its own obligations expressed in its strategy Making Great Art Work, the Arts Council is publishing its Arts Centre Policy and Strategy 2019 which will be used to define applications for funding in 2020.

The Policy and Strategy draws on some of the recommendations of the Review, which the Arts Council can implement within its own funding programmes.

The Review has further informed a shared ambition with local government to secure resources to enable the development of an infrastructure of well-resourced, professionally-managed arts centres to produce and make work which connects directly with their communities.

Key elements of the Policy and Strategy are dependent on substantial additional funding to the Arts Council from central government in the 2019 budget. These key elements involve additional investment by the Arts Council directly in the development of regional production and support to artists.

Download document here: artscouncil.ie/…Arts-Centre-Policy-and-Strategy-2019/

Information sessions for Arts Centre Funding 2020

The information sessions will be held in the week commencing 22 July 2019 as follows:

Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at The Model, Sligo
11:30 to 1:00

Wednesday 24th July at The Arts Council, 70 Merrion Sq, Dublin 2
11:30 to 1:00

Thursday 25th July at The Lime Tree Theatre (Room T208), Limerick
11:30 to 1:00

The Arts Council will be there to go through the application form and guidelines for this year’s funding round and to answer any questions you may on the guidelines, the grant programme and the Arts Council’s new Policy and Strategy for Arts Centres 2019

If you plan on attending please email emma.keogh@artscouncil.ie confirming your attendance.

Source: Visual Artists Ireland News