Outcome Grant Spring 2015


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 21,500
Fidget Feet performing HANG ON at the Florence Dance Festival, Florence,Italy, 21 - 30 June 2015 and performing an outdoor production WIRED & FREE and FIREBIRDS at the Festival Cervantino and Festival Santa Lucia, Mexico, 2 - 10 October 2015. Mexico, ItalySanta Lucia, Cervantino, Florence20,000
Squarehead Productions Ltd presenting circus show 'Fragments of a Mind' at the Mirabilia Festival, Fossano, Italy, 3 - 5 July 2015.ItalyFossano1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 21,380
Espace des Arts - Scène nationale presenting a special season of Irish Choreographers includes Liz Roche Company, Philip Connaughton, Aoife McAtamney, Liv O'Donoghue & Dylan Quinn at Les Espaces des Arts, Chalon, France, 19 - 20 November 2015FranceChalon-sur-Saône15,000
CELTIC ARGENTINA hosting the 2nd South American Irish Dance Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15 August 2015. ArgentinaBuenos Aires3,000
Presenting ZOMBIES; why death is dying or are you working hard enough? at CounterPulse, San Francisco, CA, USA, 18 - 22 November 2015.

United StatesSan Francisco3,000
Aoife McAtamney performing Softer Swells at DNA Romaeuropa Festival, India Theatre, Rome, Italy, 3 November 2015.ItalyRome380


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 6,500
The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland presenting Irish film directors at the 10th annual Directors Finders Series, Los Angeles, California, USA, 29 May 2015.United StatesLos Angeles2,000
Irish Film London presenting a series of Irish Film Projects throughout London, UK, May - August 2015.United KingdomLondon2,000
IndieLisboa presenting Irish films at the IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 23 April - 3 May 2015.PortugalLisbon1,500
Moira Tierney exhibiting Are We There Yet? film work at 37videoartgallery in Izmir, Turkey 18 March 2016TurkeyIzmir1,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 6,850
Irish artists performing at 19h Annual Trieste Joyce School and 8th Annual Bloomsday Festival, University of Trieste at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Revoltella and other venues throughout Trieste, Italy, 16 June and 28 June - 4 July 2015.ItalyTrieste2,000
Moya Cannon reading poetry at International Christian University, the 32nd Annual International Conference of IASIL Japan, and at Aichi Shukutoku University, Japan, 1 - 6 October 2015.JapanTokyo, Hiroshima & Nagoya1,500
Cormac McCarthy participating in the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, New York, USA, 4 - 10 May 2015

United StatesNew York1,000
Kathleen Newmann performing at the 25th Medellin International Poetry Festival, Medellin, Colombia,11 - 18 July 2015. ColombiaMedellin900
Harry Clifton performing poetry reading at EFACIS conference, Palermo, Italy 4 June 2015. ItalyPalermo750
Colin Barrett's reading two short stories at the 11th International Short Story Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, 30 September -4 October 2015. PolandWroclaw700


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 216,050
Camerata Ireland and Barry Douglas undertaking South American tour, including performances in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, 21 - 30 October 2015.Argentina, Brazil, ChileBuenos Aires, Rosario, Córdoba, Vitoria, Santiago de Chile50,000
Irish Baroque Orchestra and Resurgam choir performing Handel's Messiah at the Lausanne Bach Festival, Lausanne Opera House, Lausanne, Switzerland, 15 November 2015.SwitzerlandLausanne17,000
Plankton Co. Ltd. presenting The Celtic Christmas concerts featuring 3 Irish groups, Altan, Dervish, and We Banjo 3 ,in cities across Japan to include Tokyo, Hyogo, Saitama and Osaka, 30 November - 13 December 2015. JapanTokyo, Hyogo, Saitama, Osaka, Aichi, Fukuoka, Yamagata15,000
The Clare Memory Orchestra, Ensemble Eriu, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill performing at the Jeonju International Sori Festival, Jeonju, Republic of South Korea, 7 - 11 October 2015.Korea, Republic ofJeonju14,000
We Banjo 3 performing at the Stimmen Festival in Lorrach, Switzerland, 4 July 2015, undertaking UK tour including major Folk Festival at Southwell, 4 - 7 June 2015, headlining 7 major Irish Festivals in the US this summer, including headline Chicago World Music Festival, 23 July - 20 September 2015 and performing at The Black Sheep Festival in Bonfeld, Germany, 25 June 2015.SwitzerlandLorrach10,000
The Irish Music Society of Oulu presenting the 10th Anniversary Irish Festival of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 30 September - 4 October 2015.FinlandOulu, Oulu 8,000
The London Irish Centre hosting summer season 2015 featuring world-class musicians, poets, writers, actors and artists, London Irish Centre, London, UK, May - August 2015.

United KingdomLondon8,000
Socks in The Frying Pan performing at major Irish music festivals, across USA 23 July - 21 September 2015.United StatesDayton OH, Dublin OH, La Crosse WI, Milwaukee WI, Peoria IL, Kansas City, Estes Park, Winfield KS, Indianapolis IN6,000
Perfect Friction performing at the 16th Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), Harare, Zimbabwe, 1 May 2015.ZimbabweHarare 5,500
Baile an Salsa performing at the Kansas City Irish Fest and tour, Kansas, USA, 2 - 8 September 2015.United StatesKansas5,000
European Union Youth Orchestra performing 9 concerts across Europe including Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Italy & the UK, 20 July - 30 August 2015.Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, United KingdomGrafenegg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rheingau, Bolzano / Bozen, Stresa, Edinburgh5,000
Na Piobbairi Uilleann presenting showcase performances by leading uilleann pipers at locations around the world as part of International Uilleann Piping Day including Argentina, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and Australia, 17 October 2015.Argentina, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, AustraliaBuenos Aires, Glasgow, Quattro Castella, Schaffhausen, Quebec City, Adelaide5,000
Turning Point Ensemble presenting Air India will be performed at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 6 - 11 November 2015. CanadaVancouver5,000
Irish Music and Dance in London presenting the 17th Return to Camden Town Festival, venues in and around the London Borough of Camden, London, UK, 20 - 26 October 2015.United KingdomLondon5,000
The Outside Track performing at the 14th Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival , Jeonju City, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, 7 - 11 October 2015.

Korea, Republic ofJeonju City5,000
Crash Ensemble performing at the GAIDA Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania, 27 October 2015. LithuaniaVilnius5,000
Artscope presenting Creative Connexions Ireland : Catalonia Traditional Arts and Literature Festival, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, 23 - 25 October 2015.SpainSitges, Barcelona5,000
FullSet performing at Iowa Irish Fest, Iowa, USA (31 July 2015) and Milwaukee Irish Fest, Wisconsin, USA (17 August 2015). United StatesWaterloo, Milwaukee4,500
Fidelio Trio performing at the Con Brio Classical Music Festival, Delhi School of Music, and Kala Academy during Indian Tour, 8 - 23 July 2015.

IndiaMumbai, Poona, Delhi, Panjim, Goa4,000
Tupelo performing at the Kansas City Irish Festival, Kansas, Missouri, USA, 4 - 6 September and Michigan Irish Festival in Muskegon September 17-20 2015.United StatesKansas4,000
Les CeltiCimes hosting the Celti'Cimes festival of traditional Irish music, Albiez-Montrond, France, 18 - 24 July 2015.FranceAlbiez-Montrond, Albiez-Le-Jeune4,000
iBAM! presenting Irish authors, artists, musicians, storytellers, film, theatre, special exhibits and dance at the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, USA, 9 - 11 October 2015.United StatesChicago3,000
Irish Newfoundland Traditional Music Foundation presenting the 6th Annual Feile Seamus Creagh, Newfoundland, Canada, 17 - 21 September 2015. CanadaSt. John's, Branch, Freshwater and Ferryland3,000
Alarmist performing at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and two other venues in Montreal and Toronto, and Windsor, Canada, 24 - 27 June 2015.CanadaMontréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor3,000
John Feeley and Fran O'Rourke performing Songs of Yeats and Joyce, Washington and Philadelphia, USA, 12 and 14 - 16 June 2015.

United StatesWashington, Philadelphia3,000
The Tri Tones performing at the 2015 United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival, Dayton, Ohio, USA, 24 - 26 July 2015 United StatesDayton2,500
Association KULTURARTE presenting the festival Kulturarte with Ireland guest participant, Ajaccio, Corsica, France, 21 - 24 May 2015

Adrian Crowley performing at the Nuits Botanique Festival in Brussels and other venues in Belgium and Denmark, 1 - 16 May 2015.
BelgiumMultiple cities as outlined above2,000
Quiet Music Ensemble performing at the DAAD Galerie, Zimmerstase, Berlin, Germany, 28 May 2015.GermanyBerlin2,000
Matt Cranitch performing at Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin, Ohio, USA 31 July - 2 August 2015.United StatesDublin1,500
OKO performing at the 4th annual Match&Fuse Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 11 - 13 June 2015. PolandWarsaw1,000
The Boxwood Festival & Workshop presenting Boxwood Canada, various locations in Canada, 19 - 31 July 2015.CanadaLunenburg, NS, Cheticamp, NS, Georgeville, NS, Halifax, NS, Iona, Mahone Bay, Margaretsville1,000
Fásta performing at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales, UK, 10 July 2015.United KingdomLlangollen750
Gerry O'Connor performing at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Ontario, Canada, 3 - 9 August 2015. CanadaGoderich, Ontario500
Jack Talty and Cormac Begley performing Irish traditional music concerts, Netherlands and Belgium, early September 2015. Netherlands, BelgiumLisse, Mechelen500
Irish Arts Foundation hosting The Swaledale Squeeze, an Irish traditional music by Edel Fox Grinton Lodge, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6HS, UK, 16 - 18 May 2015.United KingdomReeth , Otley300


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 96,500
Smock Alley Theatre presenting Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio De Janiero, Brazil 4 - 16 September 2015.BrazilBrasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janiero25,000
Fishamble presenting Little Thing, Big Thing by Donal O’Kelly at 59E59 in New York as part of the 1st Irish Festival, New York, USA 2 – 27 September 2015. United StatesNew York20,000
Big Telly Theatre Company touring new adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels, various locations in the UK, 19 October - 14 November 2015.United KingdomCanterbury, Mansfield, Doncaster, Portsmouth, Banchory, Paisley, Derby10,000
Dead Centre presenting Lippy at the Mayke Festival, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, UK, 22 - 23 May 2015.United KingdomBristol10,000
Collapsing Horse Theatre presenting Bears and Space at the Soho Theatre, London, UK, 3 - 22 August 2015.United KingdomLondon10,000
Guna Nua presenting Pondling, by Genevieve Hulme Beaman, as part of the First Irish Festival at 59E59 Theaters, New York, USA, 1 - 27 September 2015.United StatesNew York9,000
Fishamble presenting Silent by Pat Kinevane, London’s Soho Theatre, UK, 7 – 25 July 2015.United KingdomLondon6,500
Fishamble presenting Swing at Auckland Live, New Zealand, 10 - 20 September 2015.New ZealandAuckland4,000
Branar Téadar do Pháistí presenting Spraoi at the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris and at the Kaolin & Barbotine Festival, Limoges, France, 27 - 30 May 2015. FranceParis & Limoges1,500
Jaki McCarrick presenting The American Premiere of Belfast Girls, to be staged by Artemisia Theatre Company at the Den Theatre Chicago, USA, 16 May - 14 June 2015. United StatesChicago500

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 66,600
Stoney Road Press participating in the IFPDA New York Print Fair, 4-8 November 2015 / INK Miami Art Fair, 4-8 December 2015 / LA Art Fair, January 2016 / San Francisco Fine Print Fair, 24 - 25 January 2016 / Portland Fine Print Fair – Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 30 - 31 January 2016 / Palm Springs Contemporary Art Fair, 12 - 15 February 2016.United StatesNew York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Palm Springs12,000
Gerard Byrne and Sam Keogh presenting The Lure of Stones at the Steirischer Herbst Festival Fenter at grazmuseum, Graz, Austria, 26 September 2015 - 11 January 2016. AustriaGraz, Austria7,000
Niamh O'Malley exhibiting a solo show at The Bluecoat Theatre, Liverpool, UK, 9 October 2015 - 16 January 2016. United KingdomLiverpool 6,000
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery presenting a group exhibition by Irish artists at Volta Basel, art fair tn Basel, Switzerland, June 2015.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery presenting a selection of Irish artist Nevan Lahart's work at Art15 international art fair, London, UK, 21 - 23 May 2015.United KingdomLondon4,000
Peppercanister Gallery exhibiting at the VOLTA11 contemporary art fair, Basel, Switzerland, 15 - 20 June 2015. SwitzerlandBasel4,000
Emer Lynch and Tracy Hanna presenting Foaming at the Mouth, a visual art spoken word project, Cultural Centre Mezrab, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6 August 2015.NetherlandsAmsterdam4,000
The LFTT Library, a mobile Irish archive touring Germany and Italy, June 2015 - July 2016United Kingdom, Germany, ItalyBelfast, Brandenburg, Bielefeld, Turin4,000
MART curating a series of events & exhibitions celebrating Irish Visual Art & Design in neighbouring LA galleries; Santa Monica Arts Studios, LACDA, Hive Gallery, and 18th Street Art Center, USA, July - August 2015United StatesLos Angeles3,000
Helen O'Leary exhibiting 'Geometry Of Doubt' at Galerie Eulenspiegel, Basel, Switzerland June -July 2015 and Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, USA, 14 September - 15 October 2015.
Switzerland, United States, United KingdomBasel, New York, Belfast 3,000
Liam O'Callaghan presenting if and then (again and again and again) solo exhibition presentation, Rasche Ripkin Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 19 June - 1 August 2015.GermanyBerlin2,000
Dennis McNulty presenting "All points of the Horizon", Jern & Bygg / North Norwegian Art Center, Svolvaer, Norway, 28 August - 27 September 2015.NorwaySvolvaer2,000
Patrick Hough presenting An Archaeology of Cinema, solo exhibition of moving image and installations, the Centre for Contemporary Art Dagestan (CCAD) in Makhachkala, Russia, 12 June - 15 July 2015.Russian FederationMakhachkala1,500
Christine Mackey participating in the international group exhibition Stirring in the Pot of Story, Delfina Foundation, London, UK, 19 May - 29 June 2015.
United KingdomLondon1,500
Collectif Dimanche presenting 'The possibility of an Island' a group show including Gerard Byrne in Geneva at the Bâtiment d'art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 July - 2 August 2015SwitzerlandGeneva1,500
Anthony Haughey participating in 'Uncovering History' art exhibition, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, 13 May - 7 July 2015.AustriaGraz1,500
Eve Parnell presenting Dressing Ship exhibition at Soumen Joutsen, Finland's National Maritime Museum, Turku, Finland, 30 May - 30 August 2015.FinlandTurku1,250
Damien Flood present solo exhibition Infinite Plane, Grey Noise Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 - 30 May 2015. (Date moved till the end of year as per email from ST on 8/9/2015. HC 9/9/15)United Arab EmiratesDubai 1,000
David Creedon exhibiting Summer Of My Autumn at Kuldiga Art Gallery, Kuldiga, Latvia, June 2015.LatviaKuldiga800
Siobhan McDonald exhibiting 'Deep Songs,' art installation with a durational musical composition Only Connect Festival, Fabrikken, Oslo, Norway, 4 - 6 June 2015. NorwayOslo750
Paul O'Donoghue presenting a solo audio visual installation "Chasing Waves" at Punto Y Raya Academy 2015, produced by MAD, Madrid, Spain, 7 - 10 May 2015.SpainMadrid500
Áine Phillips presenting a paper on the history of performance art in Ireland and a live performance at LAPSody 2015, the 5th International Conference & Festival for Live Art and Performance Studies, University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy, Finland, 27-30 May 2015


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 2,000
Macnas performing at Culture Night Vilnius, Lithuania, 19 June 2015.LithuaniaVilnius2,000

Total for Spring 2015: €437,380