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Minister Madigan Announces Funding for Crawford Art Gallery, Cork for Environmental Controls

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced a capital grant of €183,500 for work associated with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

The current Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) plant at the Gallery needs substantial investment to ensure that it will meet the operational requirements for a National Cultural Institution. The Minister noted that the capital grant would enable the Gallery to continue its wide-ranging exhibition programme which has proven so successful with audiences.

The Minister and her Department have been working in partnership with Crawford Art Gallery … Read the rest

Róisín Power Hackett Announced as Recipient of ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship

The LAB Gallery at Dublin City Arts Office in partnership with IADT are pleased to announce Róisín Power Hackett as the recipient of their inaugural ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship. This award is unique in the context of curatorial education at postgraduate level. The ARC-LAB Scholar will work with the Curator of the LAB Gallery on programming and research into curatorial strategies and develop a self-initiated curatorial project at the LAB Gallery. The ARC-LAB Scholar will be funded as a full-time student on the IADT MA in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC), which is an 18-month practical Masters programme taught in … Read the rest

DCHG: Capital Investment Framework 2016-2021: Capital Funding Applications of up to €15,000 are now being invited

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced a new €4.7m capital investment scheme for arts and culture centres. It will run from 2019-2022 and focus on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres throughout the country. It will also prioritise carbon footprint reduction in line with the Government’s action on climate change.

The Scheme builds on the success of the former Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018 which saw 134 organisations in 26 counties receive funding to refurbish and enhance their arts and culture facilities.

There are three separate Streams:

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Annabel Potterton Announced as Recipient of Solstice Visual Arts Award 2019

Dunboyne artist Annabel Potterton has been announced as the overall winner of the 2019 Solstice Visual Arts Award at the opening of the eight annual SURVEYOR exhibition on Saturday 8 November. Solstice Arts Centre invited artists from or living in County Meath to submit artworks of all disciplines for inclusion in the open exhibition, which presents an overview of living visual arts practice throughout the county and is the largest of its kind in the northeast region. This year SURVEYOR was selected by Kevin Kavanagh of the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin. As part of the award, Annabel won a €2,000 … Read the rest

Arts Council Northern Ireland Announces Recipients of ACES Awards 2019-20

14 artists from Northern Ireland have been announced as the latest recipients of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES awards 2019-20, a National Lottery supported funding grant bestowed upon Northern Ireland’s most talented emerging artists to enable them to develop their professional, artistic careers through the creation of new work.

Awards under the Artists Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES) are made annually to professional artists working in music, visual arts, drama, dance, literature and participatory arts and are among the most prestigious awards bestowed by the Arts Council. This year’s awardees includes five literature awardees, four musicians, two visual artists, … Read the rest

Doris Salcedo Wins $1 M. Nomura Award

Doris Salcedo was named the winner of the inaugural Nomura Art Award, which will be given annually to one artist. The million-dollar prize is the largest cash prize in contemporary visual art, and is meant to allow an artist of major cultural significance to work on an ambitious project they didn’t previously have the resources to realise.

Salcedo, who was born in 1958 in Bogotá, is known for her sculptures and installations honoring those who are marginalized or forgotten, including victims of violence or disempowered groups and individuals. The Nomura Art Award will help Salcedo continue her series “Acts of

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Orlaith McBride Appointed Director of the National Archives

Orlaith McBride has been named as the new Director of the National Archives. She succeeds Mr. John McDonough who served in the post prior to taking on the post of Director of Library Services at DCU.

Orlaith McBride has been the Director of the Arts Council since 2011. During her time as Director she delivered the Arts Council’s commemorations programme in 2016, the national programme during Ireland’s presidency of the EU in 2013, introduced a new strategy for the arts in Ireland, Making Great Art Work 2016-2025 as well as leading out of many strategic initiatives and partnerships most notably … Read the rest

JUMP by Cléa van der Grijn wins at Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico

JUMP by Cléa van der Grijn is a 26 minute experimental film which has won at Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico. Oaxaca Film Fest is a week long film and script festival which had over 10,000 submissions. Oaxaca Film Fest is one of the largest film festivals in South America.

JUMP also has had official selections in over a dozen other festivals; it won best Experimental at International New York Film Festival and won Experimental/ cinematography in other festivals.

JUMP began as part of an immersive installation with film / paintings / neon. It toured (with an Arts Council Touring Grant) for … Read the rest

New Public Art by Holger Lönze in Geashill, Co. Offaly

Geashill, Co. Offaly’s has unveiled a collection of sculptures by Holger Lönze. The artwork was commissioned by Offaly County Council and funded by the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and Offaly County Council.

The sculptures were installed at the picnic area on the Portarlington approach road in Geashill. The sculptures take inspiration from the mythological Battle for Ireland which took place between two brothers Éremón and Éber. In 2015, Pat Foley submitted an outline of The Battle of Geashill story for a Secrets of Offaly competition run by Offaly County Council. Then in 2017, Clemens Von Ow published his beautiful … Read the rest

Bassam Al-Sabah Recipient of Fingal Arts Studio Award 2019

RHA School and Fingal Arts are delighted to announce Bassam Al-Sabah as the recipient of the 2019 Fingal Arts Studio Award.

This award was selected by Colin Martin, RHA Head of School and Sarah O’Neill, Deputy Arts Officer, Fingal Arts. Bassam Al-Sabah will begin his residency in November 2019. Th award provides a funded studio space for the period of one year and offers the recipient an opportunity to develop their practice within the institutional framework of the RHA.

Bassam Al-Sabah is an artist working across film, painting, sculpture and printed matter. Graduating from IADT’s BA Visual Art Practice in … Read the rest