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Collective Contemporary Art: New Project for RDS

The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) is to embark on a new project Collective Contemporary Art: RDS. CCA: RDS will feature 120 artists, 2 exhibitions and a programme of talks and workshops. CCA: RDS will be selected by an international panel from applications along criteria based on quality, exhibition track record and professionalism. The theme of the exhibition will be A Way of Collecting (working title), which will be curated by Helen Carey, and will be installed in the original Industries Hall, redolent of the historical character of the RDS, 5-7 November 2010.

The audience will be comprised of gallerists, curators, art lovers and many who travel to these events outside of Ireland. However, very importantly it is also meant for the Irish public to see the work of artists whose work is not very often presented to the public, largely because they are unrepresented or often their activity does not fit the commercial sphere.

The associated programme of talks and workshops will address the aspects of exhibition with discussions on Collecting, Display, Exhibition, Artistic Practice as a curator and as an artist. It is hoped that this new arena will add something to the already rich landscape of Irish Art for the artist and public alike.

For further information contact: Emma O Brien and Helen Carey



St. Stephen’s Green Trust

Stephen' Green Trust is a grant-giving organisation which supports organisations working in Ireland to improve the lives of people who are affected by poverty/disadvantage and social exclusion. The The Trust operates on a 32-county basis and has 2 grant schemes, outlined here. If you meet the criteria for the Schemes please contact us on 045 480666 or is one grants meeting in 2010. Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday, 3rd September, 2010. Successful grantees will receive their grants in October. Please note the Trust office will be closed from mid June to mid August 2009.


European Cultural Foundation - Collaboration Grants

Deadline: 6 September 2010

ECF are on the look-out for interesting project proposals from independent cultural and artistic organisations working together or with independent organisations from other sectors. They support projects that bring a renewed understanding of Europe to people of all backgrounds. Think your project might be eligible? Please check out the guidelines and all other relevant info at:


Craft Council of Ireland: External Exhibitions Fund

Deadline: 23 August 2010

The Crafts Council of Ireland is inviting funding proposals for exhibitions featuringIrish craft in Ireland or abroad.


The external exhibitions fund has been established to assist the development of high-quality, independent exhibitions run by individuals, organisations or groupsincluding CCoI Guilds, Associations, Networks & Societies (GANS).The purpose of the fund is:

• To stimulate and reward the development ofprofessional exhibition skills in makers andcurators of craft.

• To develop commercial opportunities for Irish makers.

• To facilitate relationships with international galleries and collectors.

• To increase awareness of craft through education & outreach activities.

• To enhance the reputation of Irish craft in Ireland and abroad.


This annual fund will support a small number of professionally produced exhibitions featuring Irish craft in Ireland or abroad. This call will fund activities due to take place in Autumn 2010 or in 2011. The maximum that will be allocated to any individual proposal is€10,000. Preference will be given to projects that have match-funding or funding from other sources. Exhibitions can be in recognised venues or one-off/ site-specific projects, organised by individuals, groups,partnerships or organisations.

As part of Ireland’s Year of Craft, funding will also be available for proposals that occur during 2011 and that visibly contribute to achieving the aims of Year of Craft 2011.  All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. The panel includes representatives from the Crafts Council of Ireland and suitably qualified external professionals. Names and biographies of external panelists will be published when the awards are announced.

Successful applicants will be notified by September 13th 2010. Feedback will be supplied upon written request.Prospective applicants are advised to review the CCoI publication “Exposing Craft - A practical guide to organising and running craft exhibitions”, availableto download at

A completed application form, with supporting information and images, must be received on or before 23rd August 2010. Details & application form at

Contact: Ann Mulrooney, Exhibitions Manager and Curator National Craft Gallery

Email ann@ccoi.ieTel 0867802832


Arts and Health and Cultural Diversity

Over an eighteen month period Create and Common Ground undertook an action research project - Connect Mentoring Programme - to examine mentoring for collaborative and participative arts. As a result of the research findings Create and Common Ground are administering two mentoring awards available to artists working in collaborative/participative arts in the specific context areas: Arts and Health and Cultural Diversity.Application Deadline 4 August

The Connect Mentoring Programme is an Arts Council funded initiative.Arts and Health Mentoring Award - €1,000The mentoring award is open to artists, across all art forms, working collaboratively in health care contexts. The award is intended to support the establishment and development of mentoring support with a named mentor.Cultural Diversity Mentoring Award - €1,000The mentoring award is open to artists, across all art forms, working collaboratively in culturally diverse contexts. The award is intended to support the establishment and development of mentoring support with a named mentor.For more details about submitting an application please


The Bernadette Greevy Bursary

The National Concert Hall invites applications from singers for the inaugural Bernadette Greevy Bursary. One singer per year will be awarded the bursary of €5,000 and  the opportunity to perform on The National Concert Hall stage.Entrants may be male or female. They must be resident or domiciled in Ireland, and in third-level education or equivalent.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 September, 2010.Download the Application Form here.Contact for further information.


Arts & Disability Awards Ireland Bursary Scheme

The Arts & Disability Awards Ireland bursary scheme is now open for individual disabled artists to produce new work. Grants of up to £5,000 or the Euro equivalent are now available for artists living in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. The ADAI scheme is managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the two Arts Councils on the island. The deadline is 9th August. See for application forms and guidelines.


Grant Scheme – Cultural Technology Scheme 2010

Financial assistance available for projects to create ICT technologies to deliver promotional, educational or informational products to promote Irish arts and culture. Please check ou the following link for more information Cultural Technology Scheme 2010 or contact All applications for consideration for funding under this scheme should be sent to:-

Ms. Clare Pilkington,

Cultural Institutions Unit,

Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry.


Phone: 064-6627342

Applications for consideration for funding under the scheme should be submitted as outlined above no later than the 15th of September 2010.

Any funds allocated under the scheme must be drawn down in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined in the letter of offer no later than the 30th of November 2010. Commitments cannot be carried forward into 2011 in any circumstances.

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

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Culture Night 2016

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