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YOUNG ENSEMBLES SCHEME 2015

The Young People, Children and Education (YPCE) Team wishes to advise that applications will be accepted for the Young Ensembles Scheme 2015 from Tuesday 10 March 2015 for projects taking place between July 2015 and June 2016.

The primary purpose of this award is to support groups of young people between the ages of 12 and 23 to create ambitious and original work together in any art form (e.g.; circus, dance, digital media, film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, architecture or any combination of the above). Groups/ensembles must be made up of 3 or more members. 

The maximum award available is €10,000.

The deadline for the Young Ensemble Scheme 2015 is Thursday 9 April 2015 at 5:30pm.

Further information

Young Ensembles Scheme 2015 guidelines are available to download here. If you require further information, please contact Karen Whelan, YPCE Assistant at 01 619 7805 or Karen.whelan@artscouncil.ie

 OPERA PRODUCTION AWARD 2016

The Arts Council's Opera Production award is intended to support the making and presentation of opera productions during 2016, in line with the Arts Council’s published policy for opera.


Applicants may seek support for the production of opera at varying scales, such as:

Main scale opera for presentation to audiences in larger venues

Small and medium scale opera, for presentation to audiences in small/medium venues

The emphasis of the award centres on encouraging a collaborative approach to opera production based on partnerships between artists, producers and presenters. The term producers here refers to artists/individuals/organisations with a significant track record in opera production and the term presenters can here refer to venues, festivals or others. Proposals seeking funding to present opera in unusual off-site locations will also be considered, provided they meet the criteria. The objective of the award is to encourage new approaches to the presentation of opera to audiences.

The deadline for applications for the Opera Production Award is Thursday 19 March 2015. This timeframe is intended to ensure decisions are taken at a date sufficiently in advance of the proposed productions, thereby facilitating planning and partnership building amongst potential applicants and funding recipients.

Who is eligible to apply?

The award is open to organisations, groups and individuals working in collaborative partnerships. Applicants in receipt of Arts Council funding via the Regularly Funded Organisations/ Annual Funding and Annual Programming grant programmes will be eligible to apply, provided it is clear that the activity for which funding is sought is additional to and is distinctively complementary to activity supported by any other funds provided by the Arts Council.

Arts Council Travel & Training Award

Artform & practices: Architecture, Arts participation, Circus, Dance, Film, Literature (English language), Music, Opera, Spectacle, Street arts, Traditional arts, Venues, Visual arts, Young people children and the arts.

Maximum awarded: €8000

There are no formal deadlines for the Travel and Training Award. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Applicants seeking support for formal courses (postgraduate or equivalent) and for other eligible opportunities must submit their application at least six weeks before their course or work programme begins. You are advised that the Arts Council cannot guarantee to assess applications received less than six weeks before a course or work programme begins.

Purpose and priorities of award

There are three strands to this award. The principal strand is Travel and Training Outbound, for which the majority of funding is available; the secondary strand is Travel and Training Inbound; a third strand is the CCP International Award.

Full details on http://www.artscouncil.ie

Arts Council announces Round 2 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2015

The Arts Council announces Round 2 of the 2015 Festivals and Events Scheme (FES). The Council recognises the distinctive role arts festivals play in sustaining a vibrant arts profile at a local level.  Festivals provide opportunities for audiences and artists to experience new work and ways of making work. The Council acknowledges the valuable contribution made by voluntary committees in developing these festivals. 

The Festivals and Events Scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals, single art form festivals, once-off events and concert series.

There are two strands of funding available:

Strand 1:  Up to €10,000

Strand 2:  Between €10,001 and €20,000

The Festivals and Events Scheme is open to all organisations that promote festivals or events with a clear artistic purpose that will take place in the second half of the calendar year 2015 (July – December).

All first time applicants and applicants who have not been funded previously under the Festivals and Events Scheme must apply to Strand 1 only. Festivals previously funded by the Arts Council under the Small Festival Scheme are advised to apply to either Strand 1 or Strand 2, subject to the level of funding most recently received. The Festivals and Events Scheme is a non-recurring competitive scheme, assessed by a peer panel.

The closing date for Round 2 is 26 February 2015.

All applications are assessed in a competitive context and within available resources.  Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Artistic merit and ambition
  2. Meeting the objectives and priorities of the scheme
  3. Feasibility (including financial and other support)

How do I apply?

In order to apply for the festivals and events scheme you will need to register at https://onlineservices.artscouncil.ie/Secure/Login.aspx?lang=en-ie

-        Click on the Sign Up button under ‘New User’ (if you are not already registered)

-        Choose to register as ‘organisation/group’ and select ‘Next’.

-        Fill in the required details and click ‘Register’.

-        You will shortly receive an email giving you password details to log in.

When you’ve received your email and logged in to the online site you will be able to download an application form and guidance notes for the Festivals and events scheme.

E-mailed, posted, faxed or late applications will not be accepted.

First Time Applications
First time applicants to the scheme are advised to contact the team prior to submitting an application: by email to firsttime@artscouncil.ie.

Guidelines and criteria for this scheme will be available on AC website at the end of December 2014 and the window for applying will open from 27 January 2015 on AC online services.

PROJECT AWARDS – DEADLINE 5.30PM THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2015

 

The Arts Council will offer the following Project awards. The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the listed artform/arts practice areas.

Arts Participation Project Award

Circus Project Award

Dance Project Award

Film Project Award

Music Project Award

Street Arts and Spectacle Project Award

Theatre Project Award

 

The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website.

The deadline for all the above awards is 5.30pm on Thursday 19 March 2015.  Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.

We now provide updates and assistance on the use of online services through our new Facebook page. Feel free to post or send us a message via the page if you need online services support when making a Project Award application: http://www.facebook.com/artscouncilireland

The awards are open to individuals and organisations. However, organisations in receipt of funding under any of the main Arts Council grant programmes (Regularly Funded Organisations, Annual Funding, Annual Programming Grant) will not be eligible to apply.

 ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES DEADLINES FOR SCHEMES IN DANCE AND THEATRE

 

The application window for the next round of Dance and Theatre Schemes will open on Tuesday 17 March next. The deadline for the new schemes is 5.30pm on Thursday, 16 April 2015. Applications will be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services Website.

The schemes are:

Dance Artist Residency – The purpose of this scheme is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country. 

The aims of this scheme are:

  • to consolidate both professional and community based dance practice in a variety of regional contexts;
  • to offer opportunities to dance artists around the country to engage in a programme of artistic work relevant to their own practise;
  • to offer opportunities to local authorities and venues to develop dance practise in their area;
  • to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent dance activities.

 

Theatre Artist Residency – The purpose of this scheme is to offer theatre artists the opportunity to create a year-long work programme in partnership with venues and local authorities. The specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the theatre artist on collaboration with the local authority and/or venue.

The aims of this scheme are:

  • to offer opportunities to theatre artists across the country to engage in a  programme of artistic work relevant to their own practice;
  • to offer opportunities to venues and local authorities to develop theatre practice in their area;
  • to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent theatre activities;
  • to encourage a co-ordinated approach between key arts providers at local/ regional level.

 

Theatre Artist Development Funding – the purpose of this scheme is to offer theatre and other arts organisations the opportunity to offer developmental or training programmes to groups of individual theatre artists in a mentored environment, or to offer opportunities to groups of theatre artists to propose their own developmental ideas to organisations.

The aims of this scheme are as:

  • to offer opportunities to theatre artists to develop their practice in a supported way;
  • to offer opportunities to organisations who undertake development and/or training initiatives to fund those activities directly;
  • to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of development and training activities within professional theatre.

Theatre Resource-Sharing Funding – The purpose of this award is to offer organisations the opportunity to share administrative and production resources with a number of individual theatre artists over a specified period of time.

The aims of this scheme are:

  • to offer administrative and/or production assistance to theatre artists[1] in developing projects and ideas;
  • to offer opportunities to organisations who facilitate and support the development of theatre artists’ projects to fund those activities directly;
  • to encourage the strategic planning and sustainability of resource sharing activities within professional theatre.

Guideline documents offering details on each scheme will be available on the website in advance of the closing date.


[1] The definition of ‘theatre artist’ for the purpose of this award is an individual who works primarily as a professional artist in a creative, technical and/or managerial capacity in a theatre context. This could be a director, producer, actor, playwright or designer.

ARTIST IN THE COMMUNITY SCHEME DEADLINES 2015

Round 1: 19 March 2015  Round 2: 29 June 2015
Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects.
This scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts eg arts and health; arts in prisons; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity.
 
The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that   consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage. The Project Realisation may result in a variety of outcomes.


There are two phases to the scheme.


Phase One


Research & Development
, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context.
Research & Development/Mentoring is open to artists who wish to develop a community based project and who have identified an artist mentor they want to work with a during the research and development phase.


Phase Two


Project Realisation
, is open to communities of interest or place (or their representative organisations) with an artist.

 

Arts Council's Deis Award

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Deis Award is Thursday 19 February, 2015 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 20 January 2015.

The objective of the Deis Award is to provide support for traditional arts projects or traditional arts-led projects involving collaboration with other artforms.  Deis supports one-off or short-term projects only and other funding will not be granted under the award.

Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate:

=    Attention to artistic quality

=    Innovation

=    Significant benefit to the traditional arts community.

The award is open to individuals, groups, ensembles or organisations.

Award Guidelines for the Deis Award will published on the available fundingsection on our website.

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. The applicant must be registered with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.

Please note – Applications for projects centred on the publication of work, such as tutorials, tune collections, critical writing, etc. will be not be eligible for the Deis Award, but are eligible for application to the Deis Recording and Publication Award, the deadline for which will be announced in early 2015.

 

Arts Council's Commissions Award

The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council's Commissions Award is Thursday 19 February, 2015 at 5.30pm. The window for making an application opens on Tuesday 20 January 2015.

The following awards are available:

  • Music Commissions Award
  • Traditional Arts Commissions Award (includes traditional music, song, dance or oral arts)

The primary purpose of the award is to facilitate creative partnerships between a range of commissioners and artists. The Commissions Award supports fees paid to artists. The process must lead to some form of dissemination or presentation of the commissioned work in Ireland or abroad.

The award is open to individuals or organisations including artists, arts professionals, ensembles, local authorities and other agencies. Applications can only be made by the commissioner and not by the artist to be commissioned.

Award Guidelines for both awards will published on the available funding section on AC website.


Please note

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. The commissioner and the artist/s to be commissioned must both be registered with the online services site prior to making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application. 

 

2014 / 2015 Dates and Deadlines for Culture Ireland Grant Rounds 

Please note Culture Ireland has set funding rounds and deadlines for 2015. There will be three funding rounds in 2015 and separate calls for showcasing opportunities and Edinburgh Festivals will be announced during the year.
 
Application Deadline | Timing of Project/Event   | Decision Due
 
15 February 2015   | May 2015 onwards             | Early April
15 June 2015         | September 2015 onwards   | Early August
15 October 2015    | January 2016 onwards        | Early December
 
http://www.cultureireland.ie

 

Creative Europe's Support for European Platforms call for proposals has been published.

The call for proposals for the Support for European Platforms has been published. The deadline will be 12 noon Brussels time (11am Irish time) on Wednesday 25 February 2015.

This strand of funding is for the support of platforms to showcase emerging talent and stimulate Europe-wide programming of cultural and artistic activities. An example of a platform funded under the last round isAerowaves - dance across europe (of which Dublin Dance Festival is a member).

This call is for two year funding agreements. Coordinating entities that have a minimum of 10 member organisations in at least 10 different eligible countries are eligible to apply. Applicants can request up to EUR 500,000 which should represent a maximum of 80% of the eligible costs. 20% of the eligible costs must be found from other sources. Download guidelines for Support to European Platforms here.

For further information and assistance please contact your Creative Europe Desk (Ireland) Culture office t: 01 618 0256 e: cedculture@artscouncil.ie

http://www.creativeeuropeireland.eu  

Twitter@CEDCultureIE

Calls for proposals together with application details for all Creative Europe funding are published byThe Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency here.

Erasmus + 2015 call and programme guide are now available

Léargas will be hosting application clinics in January 2015.  Erasmus +supports investment in education, training and youth in the form of learning mobility, partnerships for innovation and policy support.  Of particular relevance to the arts sector are:

Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals – deadline 4 March 2015

Key Action 2: Strategic partnerships – deadline 30 April 2015

For further information see the Léargas website here.

 

Fund it Crowdfunding Clinics in association with IMRO

Sligo : The Hawkswell Theatre, Monday 2 March, 11.30am-1.00pm

Cork : CIT, Friday 13 March, 2.30pm-4.00pm (time tbc)

Dublin : IMRO, Thursday 19 March, 5.00pm-6.30pm

Thinking of crowdfunding as part of a fundraising drive for a creative project? Following the success of our recent Crowdfunding Clinic in Dublin, Fund it will hold a series of introductory Crowdfunding Clinics around the country in March, in association with our partner IMRO. Our expert team of Fund it Moderators will be joined by experienced Creators to show you how you can tap into your network to bring your creative dreams alive!

To book a place at a Clinic in Sligo, Cork or Dublin, please email and include your creative area of interest (e.g. film, music, design, etc). Thank you to our partners IMRO, and to the Hawkswell Theatre and CIT for hosting.

 

CREATIVE EUROPE CULTURE SUB-PROGRAMME FUNDING.

Support for European Platforms deadline is 12 noon (11am Irish time) on Wednesday 25 February 2015.

This strand of funding is for the support of platforms to showcase emerging talent and stimulate Europe-wide programming of cultural and artistic activities. An example of a platform funded under the last round is Aerowaves - dance across europe (of which Dublin Dance Festival is a member).

This call is for two year funding agreements. Coordinating entities that have a minimum of 10 member organisations in at least 10 different eligible countries are eligible to apply. Applicants can request up to EUR 500,000 which should represent a maximum of 80% of the eligible costs. 20% of the eligible costs must be found from other sources. Guidelines and further details can be found here.

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