Outcome Grant Spring 2008


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 155,000
to oversea Ireland's representation at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale.150,000
organising an exhibition on "The Reflecting City" at the Historic Lingotto complex in Turin, Italy from the 29th June - 3rd July 2008Italy5,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 26,500
Screen Directors Guild of Ireland hosting the annual General Assembly of the Federation of European Film Directors in Dublin Ireland from the 14th - 15th June 2008Ireland8,000
Screen Directors Guild of Ireland hosting the annual Director Finders Series to enable Irish Directors to present their film to the American Film industry on the 26th September 2008United States7,000
towards the cost of showing their film Eden at the Tribecca Film Festival, New York, USA April 20085,000
international film programmers to attend the Galway Film Fleadh from the 8th - 13th July 2008Ireland3,000
performing a concert with Liam Clancy at the Whitehorse Tavern, Greenwich Village, New York on the 30th June 2008United States2,000
attending Toronto documentary for which their film the Trial has been selected for attendence from 22 23 April 2008.1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 8,600
bringing Anne Enright to participate in the Sydney Writers festival from the 12th - 26th May 2008Australia2,000
organising a panel session to share experiences in creating, organising, securing funding and running a Book Fair with representatives Worldwide in Shanghai, China from the 30th July - 8th August 2008 China1,000
Paul Muldoon travelling for the book Launch of his 8th volume of Cahiers Series at the American University of France, France on the 20th May 2008France1,000
Niall De Burca to perform his own stories and workshops at Statewide Cultural Extension Tour at the University of Hawaii from the 18th - 30th June 2008United States1,000
performing "The Voice and The Verse" at the 2008 Prague Fringe Festival and a tour in Budapest, Vienna, Cluj Napoca, Krakow, Berlin and Prague from the 17th May - 2nd June 2008Czech Republic1,000
bringing John Banville, Brian Friel and Claire Keegan over to present their work at the University of Aberdeen Writers festival from the 9th - 11th May 2008United Kingdom1,000
Niall Williams to perform at the 1st International Writers Festival in Jerusalem, Israel from the 11th - 16th May 2008Israel800
performing a reading at the 7th International Poetry Festival, Costa Rica, 16th - 28th May 2008United States800


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 217,750
Na Piobair presenting a tour of uilleann piping in eleven venues in Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, East Rochester, Vermont, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St Louis, Toronto, Newfoundland, from the 12th - 26th September 2008 and London, Manchester, NewcaUnited States, United Kingdom, Germany20,000
performing Beethoven Piano Concertos at France La Chaise Dieu Festival and Bayonne Festival from 27th - 30th August 2008France20,000
The National Youth Orchestra participating in the 150th anniversary of the Bern Conservatory, 2008.Switzerland20,000
the European Union Youth Orchestra performing a 12 concert tour in Italy, France, Germany, China, Japen and Korea from 23th July - 22nd August 2008Italy, France, Germany, Japan, China20,000
Irish participation in Return to Camden town 10 day Festival of traditional Irish Music and Dance at the London Irish Centre from the 25th October - 2nd November 2008United Kingdom15,000
the National Chamber Choir performing at the MDR Musiksommer festival and Europaeische Kirchenmusik Festival from the 26th - 27th July 2008Germany10,000
performing a live musical performance accompanying "the Cat and The Canary" at the Film Society of Lincoln Centre on the 18th July and a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on the 16th July 2008United States8,000
Kilfenora Ceili Band participating at the Milwaukee Irish Festival from the 14th - 17th August 2008United States8,000
The Viking Ship Museum performing "The Odyssey of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough" a musical of its voyage from Dublin to Roskilde in Roskilde, Denmark from the 7th - 10th August 2008Denmark7,000
performing at the 2008 Musica Nova Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil from the 21st - 24th August 2008Brazil6,500
presenting an Irish Film Festival and Irish Music Concerts at the Irish Cultural Centre and Riverside Studios, Hammersmith from the 12th - 15th June 2008United Kingdom6,500
Irish participation in the 14th Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week, a summer school of traditional Irish music and dance in East Durham, New York from the 13th - 20th July 2008United States6,000
bringing poet Paul Muldoon and music group Rackett to perform 3 poetry readings and 2 concerts in Helsinki, Oulu and Turku, Finland between the 24th September - 1st October 2008Finland5,000
The Royal Irish Academy of Music Performing at the Orkesterfestivalen 2008 as part of the Stavanger European Capital of Culture Programme in Norway from the 20th - 25th June 2008Norway5,000
Caitrona O'Leary and Dlra performing at the Zagreb Festival, Rijeka Chamber Music Festival, Zader Musical Evenings at St Donatus Festival and Split summer festival from the 10th - 16th July 2008Croatia5,000
Cork Symphony Orchestra performing as part of the Liverpool Capital of Culture at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool on the 10th May 2008United Kingdom4,000
performing "the Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" at the Corn Exchange Theatre, Brighton for the Brighton Festival from the 19th May 2008United Kingdom4,000
performing at the Prestigious Musica Viva Festival, Lisbon, Portugal from the 25th September 2008Portugal3,000
RTE Vanburgh Quartet performing at the 2008 David Oistrakh Festival, Parnu, Estonia at the Elizabeth Church from the 23rd - 24th July 2008Estonia3,000
performing at Roskilde Cathedral for the return of the replica Viking Ship Sea Stallion to Roskilde, Denmark from the 8th - 11th August 2008Denmark3,000
Beoga performing concerts at major festival in Montana, Kansas City, Boston Icon Festival, Celtic Fest Chicago, Kansas City Midwest arts Conference, Irish 2000 Festival, Myrna Loy Cantre, Syracuse Irish Festival, East Hartford Recreation Centre and York HUnited States3,000
the Irish Music Society of Oulu presenting the Irish Garda Band, Andy Irvine and puppeteer Miriam Lambert at Nuku Youth and Culture Centre, Oulu from 2nd - 5th October 2008Finland3,000
Concorde performing at Unicum festival, Llubljana, Slovenia on 10th May 2008Slovenia2,500
The NUI Maynooth Chamber Choir performing at Bourlon, Town Hall, Fchain, Town Hall and Blois Main Hall, France, France from the 15th - 20th June 2008France2,500
Wexford Sinfonia orchestra playing 2 concerts in Brittany, France in 12th - 15th June 2008France2,000
two music concerts and an Irish dance show to be performed at a festival held at "Giardini del Tolomei, Siena, Italy from the 5th - 7th June 2008Italy2,000
Attridge Academy of Irish Dance participating in the International Folklore Festival Vitosha run by the Vitosha Cultural Club, Sofia, Bulgaria from the 12th - 18th July 2008Bulgaria2,000
Newfoundland Piping Tionol to take place at the School of Music, Memorial University, St John's, Canada from the 1st - 3rd August 2008Canada2,000
performing at the Latvian Song Festival at Dome Square, Riga, Latvia on 9th July 2008Latvia2,000
performing concerts and seminars at the Rymer Auditorium of the Music Department of the University of York on the 10th May 2008United Kingdom2,000
performing at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada from the 3rd - 8th August 2008Canada1,500
Ensemble Scratch the Surface curating a performance at the Muse des Beaux - Arts, Nimes, France on the 21st June 2008France1,500
performing at a music and art festival in Sattra, Oland, Sweden from the 3rd to 5th July 2008Sweden1,000
Cran performing the closing concert at the Quebec City Celtic Festival, Canada on the 31st August 2008 Canada1,000
a performance at "Ceol Aneas", New Zealand's leading Traditional Irish Music Festival from 30th May - 2nd June 2008New Zealand1,000
performing at a chamber music festival in Ottawa, Canada from the 28th July - 6th August 2008Canada1,000
performing at the 7th International Terrastock Festival, New York and further 17 concerts in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania from the 12th June - 6th July 2008United States1,000
Tullamore Branch of CCE performing at the Auditorium of European Parliament Buildings from the 2nd - 5th May 2008Germany1,000
performing at Waldeschaff Church, Castle Mespelbrunn and Hessenthal Band Festival, Bavaria, Germany from 11th - 13th July 2008Germany1,000
performing a new show "Viva" at the Prague Fringe Festival from the 29th May - 1st June 2008Czech Republic750
Melanie OReilly presenting a contemporary musical performance of James Joyce work in the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh on the 15th June 2008United Kingdom600
performing Irish Traditional Music concerts from the Birdsong Harp Center, The First Baptist Church and Memphis Cathedral in Holladay, Camden, Jackson and Memphis, Tennessee USA from the 13th - 18th May 2008United States600
performing at the RiRa Festival in Downtown Historic Butte, Montana, US from the 8th - 10th August 2008United States600
organising a 2 day cultural Festival presenting Irish Music and Dance, Budapest, Hungary from the 25th - 28th July 2008Hungary600
Brian Finnegan to perform at the Boxwood Festival in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia from the 19 - 25th July 2008Canada600
introducing his violin concerto "Messenger" at Camerata Pacifica's concert at New Yorks Morgan Library on 25th April 2008United States600
presenting 3 concerts by Liz Carroll and John Doyle on the 3rd May at the Fairfield Theatre Company, Damien and Seamus Connolly at the Tressler's Barn on the 17th May and Andy Irvine at the Fairfield Museum from the 23rd - 24th June 2008United States600
attending the International Celtic Congress for a six day event from the 27th July - 2nd August 2008United Kingdom500
participating in The Music and the Moving Image conference of Film Music scholars at the New York University from 30th May - 1st June 2008United States300


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 386,250
Rough Magic Theatre Company performing their award winning production of "Improbable Frequency" by Arthur Riordan at the 59E59 Theatre, New York from the 8th December 2008 - 4th January 2009United States80,000
The Gate Theatre presenting its Beckett Season at the 2008 Lincoln Center Festival, New York from the 10th - 28th July 2008United States50,000
Dance Theatre of Ireland performing a three week tour in Korea and a four week collarorative residency with the Korean theatre company "Now Dance",from the 16 August to 6th October 2008Korea, Democratic People's Republic of40,000
performing "The Bull" at the spielzeiteuropa as part of the Berliner Festspiele from the 27th - 30th November 2008Germany40,000
performing "The Magic Tree" at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival from the 1st - 23rd August 2008United Kingdom30,000
performing "Swan Lake" in a number of theatres throughout England from the 1st - 28th November 2008United Kingdom25,000
performing Anaconda Ashes at the Mother Lode Theatre, in Butte,Montana and University Theatre, University of Montana in Missoula from the 30th July - 10th October 2008United States20,000
performing "Fairytaleheart" At The National Theatre of Kosova, Pristina on 10th September, Professional theatre of Prizen in the Culture House on 11th September and at the Childrens Theatre Centre in Skopje on the 12th September 2008Albania, Suriname20,000
performing "Forgotten" at the Assembly Aurora Nova Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland from the 3rd - 25th August 2008United Kingdom10,000
performing "Married to the Sea" in the Wild Men Room in the Assembly Room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the 30th July - 25th August 2008United Kingdom10,000
Mad Cap Theatre Company bringing "Living with Johnny Depp" to the Zoo Venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the 1st - 25th August 2008United Kingdom8,000
performing "All Dolled Up" and "Danny and Chantelle" at the Brighton Festival Fringe, Udderbelly from the 20th - 25th May and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Assembly Rooms from the 31st July - 25th August 2008United Kingdom8,000
Axis Arts Centre presenting a one night show and conducting workshops from 14th - 29th June 2008 at Barrow Street TheatreUnited States7,000
performing "The Pride of Parnell Street" by Sebastian Barry at the New Plays from Europe theatre Biennale, Wiesbaden, Germany 13th - 16th June 2008Germany7,000
Maggie Cronin performing a one women show "Greenstick Boy" in the West Drawing room at the Assembly Rooms, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the 28th July - 26th August 2008United Kingdom5,000
Frank McGuinness' adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's"The Master Builder" being performed at the Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, New York, USA in summer 2008United States5,000
a live performance by Brokentalkers at the Campo Victoria via audio and video feed, Gent, Belgium from the 24th - 28th June 2008Belgium5,000
Blood in the Alley performing "Catalpa" at The London Fringe Festival, Ontario, Angigonish Festival, Nova Scotia and Festival Gros Morne, Newfoundland, Canada from the 31st July - 20th August 2008Canada4,000
performing "Its a Cultural Thing or is it" at the Burach Arts Theatre in May/ June 2008United States4,000
performing Forgotten at the Seabu Festival in Romania, June 2008.4,000
performing Disco - nnect at the Domestic at the Conflux Festival of Contemporary Psychogeography in Brooklyn, New York from 11th - 14th September 2008United States2,000
presenting a lecture "Solo Mapping" at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Brisbane, Australia from the 13th - 18th July 2008Australia1,500
Declan Hughes speaking about his work and performing his play "Shiver" at the Athens Centre, Greece on the 12th June 2008Greece750

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 126,790
Kerlin Gallery taking part in the Art Basel Fair, Switzerland from the 4th - 8th June, the Frieze Art Fair, London from the 16th -19th October, Art Basel US Beach Fair from the 4th - 7th December 2008 and the Armory Show, New York in March 2009Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States20,000
participating at the Volta Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, from the 2nd - 7th June 2008 Artforum Art Fair, Germany, 3rd September - 9th October 2008, Zoo Art Fair, London from the 17th - 20th October 2008, Nada art Fair, US from the 5th - 9th December 2008 Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, France, Australia, Italy, Japan, Poland20,000
participating at 2 Art fairs, Next located at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago from the 25th - 28th April and Art Basel located at the Messe Basel in the Swiss Exhibition Center, Basel, Switzerland from the 4th - 8th June 2008Switzerland, United States10,000
participating at Next Chicago Art Fair from the 25th -28th April and Volta, Basel, Switzerland from the 3rd - 7th June 2008United States, Belgium, Switzerland10,000
participating in Arte - Materia: Dialogues exhibition at the EXPO 2008 Festival in Fargoza, Spain from the 14th June - 14th September 2008Spain10,000
presenting a solo exhibition at the American Irish Historical Society building, New York in October 2008United States10,000
participating in a exhibition at the Municipal Gallery "Dwor Karwacjanow", Gorlice, Poland with a selection of other Irish artists from the 1st - 14th September 2008Poland5,500
participating at the London Original Print Fair on the 23rd - 27th April 2008United Kingdom5,000
participating in a solo exhibition in Les Rencontres D'Arles, France from the 8th - 13th July 2008 France4,000
exhibiting a solo exhibition at Manifesta, The European Biennial for Contemporary art in Rovereto, Italy from the 19th July - 2nd November 2008Italy4,000
organising "Nought to Sixty" a exhibition of English including Irish Artists in the Institute of Contemporary arts from the 5th May - 2nd November 2008United Kingdom4,000
curating an exhibition of contemporary Irish artists at the Brick Lane Gallery, London from the 12th June - 30th June United Kingdom4,000
Willie Doherty video installation "Passage" to take part in the Exhibition "The Subject Now" in the Adam's art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand from the 25th July - 5th October 2008New Zealand3,000
organising a solo exhibition at the Mattress Factory art Museum, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania from the 25th April 2008United States2,500
participating in a solo exhibition at the Universal studios, China, China from the 1st - 30th August 2008China2,000
performing a tour at the Economist London 24th July - 19th September, Rugby City Art Gallery, UK from 8th July - 25th August and ArtSway, New Forest, UK in Mid 2009United Kingdom2,000
organising a exhibition at the KunstRaum Goethetrasse xtd, Linz, Austria from 1st - 14th August 2008Austria2,000
participating in the Third ChinaBiennale Exhibition, July 2008China1,500
organising a solo exhibition at the Cecile R Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St Louis, Missouri, USA from the 10th - 18th November 2008.United States1,200
Fergus Feehily participating in a group exhibition at the Misako and Rosen Gallery, Tokyo from the 1st - 11th June 2008 Japan1,000
Fergus Feehily participating in a solo exhibition at Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany from the 4th - 11th May 2008Germany1,000
organising a solo exhibition at the 531 West 25th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York from the 4th - 27th September 2008United States1,000
organising an exhibition "Inishlacken: A Place Apart" at the Red House Arts Centre, New York from 18th December - 18th January 2008United States1,000
Samuel Walsh's solo exhibition "The Divine Comedy" at the Musee de Pont Aven, Brittany, France from the 24th May - 1st July 2008France800
organising a solo exhibition at the 411 Gallery Shanghai, China from the 26th April - 3rd May 2008China750
organising a exhibition at the Galerie Jakubska, Prague from the 23rd April - 7th May 2008Czech Republic540

Total for Spring 2008: €920,890