Teresa Buczkowska Appointed to the Arts Council

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D. has announced the appointment to the Arts Council of Teresa Buczkowska for a 5 year term to November 2024.

Ms Buczkowska has wide experience in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion. She works as the Integration and Anti-racism Coordinator at the Immigrant Council of Ireland and has led the delivery of many comprehensive anti-racism projects that range from training and research, to advocacy and campaigning.

There is a statutory gender balance on the Arts Council, which requires a minimum of 6 men and 6 women. With this appointment the … Read the rest

Beyond 2022: Launch of Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury Research Project

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced €2.5 million in Government funding today for a flagship research project led by Trinity College Dublin which will digitally recreate seven centuries of historical records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War. Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury research project, creating an all-island and international legacy for the Decade of Centenaries

The destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland, at the Four Courts, on 30th June 1922 was a devastating cultural loss. While not comparable with the loss … Read the rest

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools to Announce a New Call for Creative Associates in Early 2020

The Arts Council intends to tender for a panel of Creative Associates to support the delivery of the Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools from the academic year 2020-21 onwards for a period of up to 5 years. The Arts council will publish relevant tender documents within the next few months.

This is an opportunity for artists, creative practitioners and individuals working in organisations in the arts and cultural sector. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. It is a flagship initiative of the … Read the rest

Barry Lynch wins the 8th King Ping Pong 2019 for DCC Arts

King Ping Pong announces its 2018 inter-art-organisation table tennis tournament was won by Barry Lynch for Dublin City Council Arts Office.

Sixteen competitors battled it out at the tournament, which was held on 29th November in Pallas Projects, Dublin and in addition to the championship table, included a custom-made krazy table by artist Dáire McEvoy.

Lynch beat last year’s champion Paraic Leahy (for Friary House) in the final.


Winners Roll
2019 – Barry Lynch for DCC Arts Office
2018 – Paraic Leahy for RHA (Tony O’Malley Residency)
2017 – Jerome O Drisceoil for Green on Red
2016 – Will … Read the rest

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

November/December Issue – Out Now!

The final issue of 2019 profiles a range of significant projects including: Dorothy Cross’s recent performative event, Heartship; Sinead McCann’s socially-engaged project, film and touring exhibition, The Trial; and Eimear Walshe’s recent commemorative project, commissioned by Roscommon County Council. In addition, Ailve McCormack visits current Turner Prize 2019 nominee, Tai Shani, in her studio at Gasworks, London.

Shifting our focus to the island of Syros in Greece, Christopher Steenson, reports on the site-specific sound residency, Sounding Paths 2019, which he attended in July, while Andrew Duggan discusses his presentation of unravel_rios at Eye’s Walk Digital Festival. In other … Read the rest