Outcome Grant Ireland 2016 2015


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 25,000
New Horizon - Architecture from Ireland - a collaborative installation at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, USA and the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Bi City Biennale in 2016.United Kingdom, United States, ChinaLondon, Chicago, Shenzhen25,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 96,500
junk ensemble presenting Bird With Boy on tour in Great Britain in Spring/Summer 2016.United KingdomLondon, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Lancaster, Brighton28,000
Liz Roche Company presenting Time Over Distance Over Time in Australia at FORM Dance Projects, Sydney and Brisbane Powerhouse in June 2016.
AustraliaSydney , Brisbane20,000
Irish Arts Center and New York Live Arts presenting Irish contemporary dance company Arcane Collective’s Return to Absence at New York Live Arts, New York, USA in April 2016.United StatesNew York17,500
Sokalo - Atlantic Rhythms, produced by The Dock and Zogma Danse, a collaboration with Irish dancers Caitlin Nic Gabhainn, Edwina Guckian, Liam Scanlon and musician Laoise Kelly performs in five Canadian venues including Festival La Grande Rencontre, Montreal in May 2016.CanadaMontreal, Winnipeg, Carleton-sur-mer, Laval, Montreal, Sept-Iles12,000
John Scott Dance presenting performances of LEAR at New York Live Arts, New York, USA in March 2016.United StatesNew York10,000
Fearghus Ó Conchúir performing The Casement Project at the Place Theatre, London in June 2016..United KingdomLondon9,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 97,667
In 2016 IFI International will present a range of Centenary Film programmes in collaboration with regular IFI International partners and with new partners in areas of Culture Ireland geographic priority – Australia, Canada and Britain. The film programmes will reflect the evolution of Ireland as an independent state since 1916 and will include fiction and documentary material.

United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canadavarious, 50,000
Screening of five films of Irish Productions in Focus programme at The Sydney Film Festival 8-19 June 2016AustraliaSydney16,000
The 16th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston screening contemporary Irish film in Somerville and Boston, Massachusetts in March 2016.United StatesSomerville10,001
Irish Film London presenting 2016 Commemorative Irish Film Season London, a series of Irish film projects at venues in London in Spring/Summer 2016..United KingdomLondon8,000
Newport Beach Film Festival presenting an Irish Spotlight film and event in Newport Beach, California in April 2016. United StatesNewport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana6,000
Solas Nua presenting Irish film directors and producers at the annual Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington D.C., USA in March 2016.United StatesWashington D.C.4,456
The Irish-Australian Film Festival which will take place in Sydney, Australia in April 2016. The festival will showcase the latest in quality Irish film and in 2016 will have a special focus on the impact of the 1916 Rising.AustraliaSydney2,010
"Dance Emergency/ Damhsa na hEigeandala" to be screened at the 44th Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center, New York in February 2016. United StatesNew York1,200


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 195,406
Poetry Ireland to present programmes with several Irish writers to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising at festivals in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia throughout the year. United KingdomSee attached 163,000
Translating 1916 - A limited number of translation and production subsidies will be offered to publishers in Brazil, China, India and Latin America to publish translations of key works of literature related to the Easter 1916 Rising. This programme is intended to inform readers about this important historical period and to cultivate a broader interest in Ireland and its history and culture in those territories.China, Brazil, IndiaN/A, 25,075
Solas Nua presenting Irish Book 2016, a celebration of contemporary Irish fiction and poetry, Washington D.C., USA around St. Patrick's Day 2016.United StatesWashington DC4,000
Irish poets appearing in Canada (Ottawa & St. John's) as part of VERSeFest, Canada in March 2016.CanadaOttawa and St. John's2,841
Attendance by translator at the launch of an Irish language book on Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns in Glasgow in February 2016.
United KingdomGlaschú490


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 237,869
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in conjunction with Comhaltas in Britain and the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland producing a landmark concert at the Barbican, London on 4 March 2016 featuring a newly commissioned suite of music entitled Macalla 1916, composed by Michael Rooney.United KingdomLondon26,000
Ancient Rain, a song cycle with the poetry of Yeats and other Irish poets (featuring Paul Kelly, Camille O'Sullivan and Feargal Murray) premiering at the Melbourne Festival in 2016 and then playing in Wollongong, Canberra and Sydney in Autumn 2016 AustraliaMelbourne, Wollongong, Canberra, Sydney25,000
A Celebration of Irish Culture: 100 Glorious Years - Concerts and masterclasses at Wigmore Hall, London in April 2016 to celebrate Irish culture in Great Britain. The series is promoted by Wigmore Hall and curated by John Gilhooly.United KingdomLondon20,001
New Dublin Voices performs at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as part of the World Choral Festival in June 2016.United StatesKansas City20,000
Ulster University Choir performing the Music of Paul Mealor at Carnegie Hall, New York in February 2016 United StatesNew York15,001
Dé Danann undertakes an 11-venue tour of Canada in March 2016.CanadaToronto , Alberta , Midland,Ontario, Burlington Ontario, Winnipeg, Medicine Hat, Athabasca, Prince Albert, Nanaimo, Victoria, Vancouver14,000
Support for three additional concerts featuring Irish and Australian artists presented by Goanna Arts and Troubadour Music. Having premiered in Melbourne, Exile will play three extra shows in Adelaide, (Feb 21), Sydney (Feb 24) and Brisbane (Feb 29). AustraliaAdelaide, Sydney , Brisbane14,000
Artists from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Juilliard School, New York join forces for a presentation entitled Drums and Guns at the Milton Court Theatre, London (March 2016) and the Juilliard School, New York. (April 2016). United Kingdom, United StatesLondon and New York, New York12,000
Moxie performing on a spring tour of Australia covering five venues including the Blue Mountains Music Festival in March 2016.
AustraliaMelbourne, Victoria, Sydney, Katoomba11,849
The Association of Irish Choirs and the Irish Youth Chamber Choir presenting a programme of Irish arrangements and composition at a special performance in Trinity St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto, Canada in June 2016.

Shane Howard presenting Exile, a story of the Australian Irish in song, music, imagery, poetry and spoken word at Melbourne’s Playhouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia in February 2016.AustraliaMelbourne 7,817
Trio Festivale will give a 5-date concert tour of the United States from February 22-March 3, 2016, across 5 venues in 4 States. The concert tour programme will feature multimedia enhanced works spanning 200 years and different styles, including classical, jazz and Irish traditional arrangements.United StatesJohnson City, Tampa, Memphis, Oxford, New York7,510
Irish Arts Center presenting Camille O’Sullivan accompanied by pianist and composer Feargal Murray and a New York ensemble, at the Irish Arts Center in April 2016.United StatesNew York7,500
The Outside Track touring to Quebec and Ontario, Canada and to Massachusetts, USA in February/March 2016 Canada, United StatesSt Bernard de Michaudville, Montreal, St Jean de Matha, Joliette, Goderich, ON, London, ON, Hamilton, ON, Wakefield, QC, Sharbot Lake, Stouffville, ON, Ingersoll, ON, Stirling, ON, Toronto, ON, Quebec City, New Bedford and Cambridge, Windsor, ON, Kingston, ON, Owen Sound, ON, Drummondville, QC7,500
The Gloaming on tour to Festivals in Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Tennessee in March/April 2016.United StatesSavannah, Durham, Houston, Knoxville 6,010
Charlie Lennon & Friends presenting A performance of a Suite of music on the theme of the 1916 Rising 10 March 2016United StatesAlbany, New York6,000
Irish Arts Center presenting The Gloaming in New York in May 2016.United StatesNew York6,000
Carol McGonnell presents a concert featuring music by contemporary Irish composers at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York in March 2016.United StatesNew York City3,500
Róisín O'Reilly performing at the Port Fairy Folk Festival and the Blue Mountains Folk Festival in Australia in March 2016.AustraliaGeelong, Katoomba3,000
Quiet Music Ensemble performing at the Deep Minimalism Festival, London in June 2016United KingdomLondon3,000
Preab Meadar on tour along the East Coast of the USA from Washington to Boston in March 2016
United StatesWashington, Montclair, Somerville, New York City3,000
In March 2016, harpist Anne-Marie O'Farrell and Mezzo-Soprano Aine Mulvey will present a concert of Irish art songs, traditional songs and harp music, specifically chosen to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Presented by the Arts Council of the North Valley, USA, at venues including the Irish Cultural Centre, Phoenix, The Musical Instruments Museum of Phoenix and the Anthem Civic Building.United StatesPhoenix, Anthem, Carefree2,681
Curated and produced by Ergodos, “A Night of Irish Music”, scheduled for London in March 2016, seeks to present an immersive picture of the vibrant and diverse world of contemporary Irish music, and features music by 11 leading Irish composers, including five world premieres.United KingdomLondon2,500
Irish musicians performing at Ceol Aneas, New Zealand's Irish Music Festival in June 2016 New ZealandNelson2,000
Tour of New Zealand by Irish singer Nuala Kennedy with Danish Roots Band Himmerland including major festivals in Wellington, Tauranga and Christchurch from 18 March - 4 April 2016.New ZealandWellington1,000
The North Atlantic School of Traditional Music performing a weekend series of concerts at The North Atlantic Tionól Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island, Canada in June 10-12, 2016.CanadaBrackley Beach1,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 873,600
The Abbey Theatre touring a new production of The Plough and the Stars by Sean O'Casey in North America in Autumn 2016.United States, CanadaBoston, Mont Clair, Columbus, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Toronto249,000
The Abbey Theatre presenting Frank McGuinness's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme on tour to Glasgow and Liverpool in May/June 2016.United KingdomGlasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, London85,000
Gare St Lazare Ireland touring International Beckett Season 2016, in Great Britain and the US including The Print Room in London and Arts Emerson Paramount Theater in Boston throughout 2016. United Kingdom, United StatesLondon, New York, Boston70,000
Druid presenting a new production of Martin McDonagh's Beauty Queen of Leenane at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA from 10 November - 20 December 2016. United StatesLos Angeles65,000
Pan Pan Theatre presenting its production of Americanitis Presents The Seagull and Other Birds in New York at Abrons Arts Centre in association with the Irish Arts Centre & PS122 and on the west coast by the San Francisco International Arts Festival over a three week period in May/June 2016. United StatesNew York, San Francisco62,000
The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre with co-producers Headlong, Citizens Theatre & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse have been invited to France to perform Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness at the Ulster Tower at Thiepval, in the Somme to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme as part of the Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale.FranceSomme region, Picardy, France40,000
The Corn Exchange's production of "A Girl is a Half-formed Thing" by Eimear McBride at the Young Vic Theatre, London and on an extended tour of Great Britain from January to April 2016.

United KingdomBristol , Salford, Cardiff , Liverpool , London , Leicester40,000
Performance Corporation performing Re-Enactment, a site-specific theatre experience at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada and at the Magnetic North Festival, White Horse, Canada in January and June 2016.CanadaVancouver , White Horse30,000
Irish Arts Center and Baryshnikov Arts Center presenting the U.S. premiere of Corn Exchange Theatre Company’s production of A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, USA in April/May 2016.United StatesNew York27,656
Arts Projects Australia presenting Three Irish Theatre productions (Beowulf: The Blockbuster/Underneath/Little Thing, Big Thing) as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival in March 2016.
Theatre Lovett presenting The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly at Wallis Annenberg Centre for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, California in May 2016. United StatesWashington, Los Angeles27,500
Merrigong Theatre Company touring "Swing" by Fishamble in eight venues across Australia in May/June 2016.AustraliaWollongong, Canberra, Mittagong, Cessnock, Nowra, Brisbane, Wagga Wagga, Mandurah22,500
Irish Arts Center presenting Deirdre Kinahan’s Wild Sky at the Irish Arts Center and on tour to local community venues in New York in March/April 2016.United StatesNew York15,042
TYA Ireland & TYA UK presenting 'On the Edge' as part of ASSITEJ, a worldwide association of Theatre for Young Audiences in Birmingham, Great Britain in July 2016 United KingdomBirmingham15,000
Cahoots NI presents Egg, a theatre piece for children, across North America including Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey and New York, USA from February to June 2016.United States, CanadaWest Palm Beach, Greenville, Somerville, Manchester, NH, Garden City, New York, Des Moines, Santa Monica, Memphis, Nashville, Costa Mesa, Palm Desert, Fayetteville, St Paul, Toronto, Cleveland15,000
Rough Magic presenting Northern Star by Stewart Parker at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow in May 2016 as part of Mayfest.

United KingdomGlasgow15,000
The Theatre Royal Waterford presenting A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Geva Theatre Rochester, NY. A twin city business/culture initiative involving Irish American partnership with actors and creative team from both countries to celebrate the great Irish American dramatist, Eugene O' Neill in March/April 2016.United StatesRochester11,500
Fishamble presents Swing by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran in fourteen venues in South East England and in Theatr Clwyd in Wales in April 2016. United KingdomMargate, Stowe, Bungay, Farnham, Bordon, Leighton Buzzard, Reading, Luton, Bedford, Chipping Norton , Portsmouth, Eastleigh, Lyme Regis, Bridport, Mold10,000
To SPACE, Dr. Niamh Shaw’s multimedia science show touring to London, Havent and Edinburgh and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia, 4 February - 30 March 2016
Australia, United KingdomAdelaide , London , Havant , Edinburgh 9,042
Irish Arts Center presenting Mikel Murfi's The Man in the Woman’s Shoes at the Irish Arts Center, New York, USA in January 2016.United StatesNew York7,500
Theatre Lovett presents The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly by Finegan Kruckemeyer at the The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia in June 2016 as part of wider US tour.United StatesPhiladelphia7,000
The Abbey Theatre presenting David Ireland's Cyprus Avenue, Royal Court Theatre, London, UK, 11 November 2015 - January 2016. United KingdomLondon6,500
Fibín touring to the Tri-state area around New York with the bilingual production entitled Mac Piarais i bPictúir/Pearse in Pictures written by journalist Harry McGee and artist Dara McGee in April 2016.United StatesNew York5,958
Corn Exchange Theatre Company Presenting "A Girl is a half-formed Thing" at The Young Vic Theatre, London from 14 February to 26 March 2016. United KingdomLondon4,500
Loco and Reckless Productions in association with the Tricycle Theatre, London presents The Man In The Woman's Shoes - a one-man show written and performed by Mikel Murfi in April 2016.United KingdomLondon2,495
Fishamble: The New Play Company presenting Underneath by Pat Kinevane at Dundee Rep Theatre, Scotland on 9 July 2016.United KingdomDundee1,200
Fishamble presenting Underneath by Pat Kinevane at The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford, 25 May 2016.
United KingdomOxford800
Fishamble's production of Underneath by Pat Kinevane at Paisley Arts Centre in July 2016. United KingdomPaisley800


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 61,212
St. Ann's Warehouse in association with Prototype and the Irish Arts Center presenting The Last Hotel, a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh produced by Wide Open Opera/Landmark Productions at St. Ann's Warehouse in January 2016.United StatesBrooklyn59,212
The Last Hotel, a new opera by composer Donnacha Dennehy and playwright Enda Walsh has its American Premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse, Jan. 8-17, 2016.United StatesBrooklyn2,000

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 149,675
Irish Museum of Modern Art presenting a solo exhibition by Irish artist Isabel Nolan entitled The Weakened Eye of Day, on tour in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada from February to July 2016. CanadaToronto and Vancouver23,000
Artist Daphne Wright exhibiting Emotional Archaeology curated by Josephine Lanyon at Arnolfini, Bristol, Great Britain from 14 October 2016 to 15 January 2017.United KingdomBristol20,000
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) will partner with the Gallery of Photography Dublin to create and tour the exhibition (A Photo Album of Ireland) across the United States, beginning in 2016 in celebration of the centenary of the Easter Rising. It will travel to 25 exhibiting venues across the U.S. through M-AAA’s Exhibits USA program over a five-year period. United StatesMultiple cities in multiple states across the U.S.16,500
Roscommon Arts Centre presenting Radical Actions, a visual arts exhibition by Sarah Browne, Duncan Campbell, Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy & Seamus Nolan, in Melbourne, Australia in Autumn 2016.AustraliaSydney15,000
Irish artists presenting PROCLAMATION, a multi-venue exhibition of new lens based works from Irish artists in the UK, USA, France and Belgium throughout 2016.United States, France, United Kingdom, BelgiumNew York, paris, London, Brussels14,000
MART curating Activating Pangea, an exhibition of Irish artists at the Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, California, USA

United StatesLos Angeles10,000
Exhibition by Irish artist Eva Rothschild at The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK from September 2016 to January 2017.United KingdomWalsall9,000
Reverse! Pugin, a visual arts exhibition curated by Sean Lynch, at Flat Time House, London in February/March 2016.

United KingdomLondon6,001
Brendon Deacy presenting Síoraí: Visualising the Words of James Fintan Lalor Today, a new exhibition of paintings and prints at The Museum of Australian Democracy in Eureka, Victoria, Australia from March to May 2016. AustraliaBallarat, Victoria, 33506,000
Solo exhibition of sculpture by Maud Cotter at DOMOBAAL Gallery, London, Great Britain in April/May 2016.

United KingdomLondon 6,000
Michelle Browne presenting Border Crossings 2016 Commemorations (Ireland/Australia), at the SASA Gallery, Adelaide in February/March 2016.

Caoimhghin Ó Fraithile exhibiting South Of Hy-Brazil, an outdoor art installation in Boston, USA in 2016. United StatesBoston5,000
The Bluecoat presenting Dennis McNulty's The Time Domain as part of the 2016 Liverpool Biennial programme at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK from July to October 2016..United KingdomLiverpool5,000
A solo exhibition by artist James L Hayes entitled 'Sites of Production...'/New Works by James L. Hayes at The UNO St.Claude Gallery, New Orleans, USA in August & September 2016United StatesNew Orleans4,000
Áine Phillips presenting Performance Art in Ireland: A History, a lecture tour of major Universities and Art Colleges in the United States in February 2016.United StatesNew York City, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco2,500
Marcella Reardon presenting "Acton Town to Cork City" exhibition in Great Britain in Autumn 2016.United Kingdom, IrelandLondon, Cork2,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 269,504
Cuala Group in partnership with the New York Irish Centre in Queens presenting The Fifth Province Festival, at various New York cultural institutions and community centers in April/May 2016. United StatesNew York50,000
Six special projects to take place at the Centre Culturel Irlandais to take place between April and September 2016 as part of the Centre's 1916 Commemoration ProgrammeFranceParis47,000
Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival presenting Commencez! Beckett in Paris, the inaugural Paris International Beckett Festival, Paris, France in March 2016

Science Gallery Dublin presenting Blood: Not for the Faint-Hearted at the University of Melbourne, Australia from June to September 2016.AustraliaMelbourne25,000
ARTlifeCULTURE presenting AiR: an Atmospheric Irish Recital, a newly-composed electro-acoustic soundscapes framed by a multi-media installation at the Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center New York, USA in March 2016. United StatesNew York City24,632
Ceol Productions presenting Reawakening, a touring production on the themes of the Commemorations of nine leading Irish performers in major performing arts centers in the United States in February/March 2016.United StatesLos Angeles, Berkeley, Portland, Missoula, Butte, Milwaukee, Chicago, Springfield, Atlanta, Phoenix, Anchorage, Manchester, Dallas, Lakewood, Hartford15,889
The London Irish Centre presenting a one-day, multidisciplinary, multi-venue Irish Arts Festival in London under the theme 'Céad'.in June 2016.United KingdomLondon15,000
Richard Kearney & Sheila Gallagher performing Twinsome Minds: 1916, a multimedia performed lecture featuring stories and images of 1916 on tour throughout the US and Europe from January to May 2016France, United States, Portugal, SwedenParis, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lisbon, Quinnipiac Performance Center, Washington, BC, Stockholm14,000
Create presenting (Re)Public, an exhibition showcasing the work of seven leading socially engaged Irish artists at Hyde Park Arts Centre, Chicago, USA from October 2016 to January 2017.United StatesChicago12,000
Salon Éire 100, a series of Salons, covering various artforms and artists in venues across New York, USA in May 2016.United StatesNew York, New York 8,983
A weeklong interdisciplinary Irish Arts Festival in Stuttgart, Germany in March 2016.GermanyStuttgart and Sindelfingen5,000
Irish Arts Center and Soundings podcast presenting Soundings: Holy Trinity! hosted by Dylan Haskins and singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan in, New York, USA in Spring 2016.United StatesNew York5,000
Artois-Gohelle-Irlande presenting 2016, ...what vision from France on the Irish from 1916 ?, a special event about the commemoration at Grenay and Lens, France in April/May 2016.FranceLENS, GRENAY , GRENAY4,000
Storytelling and musical tour of The Man from Moogaga by Aindrias de Staic in Newfoundland and on the east coast of Canada in May/June 2016.CanadaAtlantic provinces, majority focus on Newfoundland3,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 138,735
The 2016 Brisbane Festival presents "The Game" by Theatre Club, and three plays by Dead Centre "Lippy", "Souvenir" and "The Chekhov's First Play" as part of a special focus in September 2016. AustraliaBrisbane 65,000
Macnas presenting a large-scale outdoor spectacle in Austin, Texas as part of the South by Southwest Festival 2016 on St. Patrick's Day, Austin, Texas.United StatesAustin63,000
Macnas participating for the first time at the St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in London in March 2016United KingdomLondon 9,634
Irish speakers at Writing the Rising, an international conference organised by CRISIS – Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per gli Studi Irlandesi e Scozzesi – at the Università Roma Tre in Rome in January 2016. ItalyROME, Rome1,101

Total for Ireland 2016 2015: €2,145,168