Maoiniú - Funding
Arts Office Seeks Application for Two Awards
Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently taking applications for the following Awards. Music Recording Assistance Award 2010 & Amateur Drama Awards 2010.
The closing date for receipt of applications for both Awards is Friday 15th October 2010. For further information please contact: Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Tel: 094 90 24444 ext. 7558 & 7471. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Recording Assistance Award 2010
The recipients of this award will receive up to €800 towards an original music recording. There will be up to a maximum of 2 awards made, and the amount awarded will be decided by an independent expert assessment panel. The award is for new recordings only. No completed and packaged CDs can be funded. Only work in progress will be considered.
To apply, send a written application outlining what the money would be spent on, together with a CV of musical career/ experience, a copy of the recording on tape, CD or DVD (the quality does not have to be pristine, just as long as the music can be heard clearly), website details and lyrics sheets, if relevant, to Arts Office Mayo County Council. Applications will be assessed by an independent and impartial panel of music industry professionals. The award is open to all forms of Music.
Amateur Drama Awards 2010
Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently accepting applications for this year’s Amateur Drama Award. The award is €1,000 and is assessed by an independent expert selection board (appointed by Mayo County Council), on the following criteria: innovation; development of excellence; quality and creativity which improve the Amateur Drama sector in an area.
All Amateur Drama groups based in the County are eligible to apply for the award and application forms are available from the Arts Office or downloaded from www.mayococo.ie in the arts section under Arts News.
Music Network Funding Schemes Deadlines
Music Recording Scheme 2010
The Music Recording Scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Music Network. The scheme provides support for performers and composers of recognised ability working primarily in non-commercial genres through awarding funding for music recording. A total award fund of €71,500 is available in 2010 and awards of up to €10,000 will be made.Closing date for receipt of applications is 5:30 p.m. Monday 4th October 2010.
Performance & Touring Award 2010
The Performance and Touring Award was established by Music Network in partnership with the Arts Council to assist Irish and Ireland-based musicians in realising performance opportunities; to offer increased employment opportunities to Irish musicians; develop the skills base of Irish artists in areas such as project planning and administration, self-promotion and self-management; and offer a new source of music programming to concert promoters, and in turn to audiences throughout Ireland. The current award fund of €28,000 is available for the final round of 2010. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5:30 p.m. Monday 4th October 2010.
Music Capital Scheme 2010
The Music Capital Scheme, an initiative of the Arts Council is funded by the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism and managed by Music Network. There re two streams as follows:
Stream 1: €203,000 Instrument Banks - support for the purchase of instruments for non-professional groups/ensembles Stream 2: €109,000 Individual Instruments - support for the purchase of high quality musical instruments for highly skilled individual performers playing at a professional levelClosing date for receipt of applications is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 2nd November 2010.
Further information, application packs and guidelines for all schemes are available here or contact Music Network, Tel. 01 6719429
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 .Email: email@example.com
Better Together: Raise Awareness of Your Cause and Win Eur 3,000 for you Organisation
Deadline: 15 November 2010
Better Together Campaign (1-20 November)
Show the world the great work your organisation is doing by creating a short video clip (no longer than two minutes) around the theme `Better Together! Your video should communicate what your organisation does, why you think it is better to work together and how the public can support your work. Your video will be hosted on www.bettertogether.ie where it will help to raise the profile of your organisation and attract new supporters, donors or volunteers. The public can vote for their favourite clip, and the creators of the three best clips will win €3,000 each for their organisation.The Better Together! campaign will be launched on 13 October, but you can start uploading your clips from 6 October. The earlier you upload your clip the more votes it is likely to get!Better Together Begins 13 October. The campaign is sponsored by EBS and supported by Intel, Today FM and The Irish Examiner. The Wheel (www.wheel.ie), assisted by various partners in the community and voluntary sector, will direct the campaign.The Better Together! campaign will be promoted through a national radio, newspaper and online advertising campaign (1-20 November, 2010). The closing date for entries is 15 November and the winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Dublin on 25 November.Don't miss this unique opportunity to raise awareness of your work, build public support and win €3,000 for your organisation! Contact Gert Ackermann at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (01) 454 8727
Google Grants : In-kind advertising available to arts organisations
Google Grants is a unique in-kind donation programme that awards free AdWords advertising to selected charitable organisations. Google supports organisations that share their philosophy of community service and help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. http://www.google.ie/grants/
Philanthropist of the Year Awards 2010
The Community Foundation for Ireland is looking for nominations for the 2010 Philanthropist of the Year Awards. The awards are a great opportunity to help develop the profile of philanthropy in Ireland and to get people speaking publicly and proudly about their giving. Now in their fourth year, there are already eight great winners (though none as yet with an arts focus). For charities, it is a great way of telling your donors you really appreciate them. There are three categories – Local, National and International. To find out more go to www.foundation.ie Closing date is 24 September.
Bespoke Training Requirements
Business to Arts is working with a number of arts organisations and representative bodies developing bespoke programmes for staff or members. If you have a training requirement that you would like us to develop a programme around please let us know.
Remember that your organisation must be Affiliated to Business to Arts to take part in any of our programmes. If you would like to book a place on any of the above courses please contact Business to Arts. Tel : 01 672 5336 or email Rowena@businesstoarts.ie