Outcome Grant Spring 2016


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 8,000
McCullough Mulvin Architects exhibiting at 8th International Festival of Architecture, Design and Art: Archikultura 2016 in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 5 April-5 June 2016Czech RepublicOstrava8,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 22,000
Reykjavik, east and north Iceland tour / September 2016 / A co-production between Fidget Feet (Ire) & The Bird and The Bat (Ice) for performances under The City of Raykjavik's Council / Cleite CraicailteIcelandReykjavik, Strandgötu, Egilsstaðir14,000
CWB Ireland have been requested by the UNHCR in Iraq to tour refugee and internally displaced peoples camps in the Kurdish Region of the country this coming Autumn. We have been invited to perform shows and bring levity and light.IraqErbil6,000
La Pole National Cirque et Arts de la Rue in collaboration with ISACS presenting Irish artists at "La Rue est á Amiens" France 17 - 20 June 2016FranceAmiens2,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 23,400
This application is for the presentation of 7/8 performances THE WOLF AND PETER by David Bolger at DANCE CITY, Newcastle from 06-10 December 2016 and at one other UK venue to be confirmed.United KingdomNewcastle + one other TBC17,000
Ruairí Donovan & Asaf Aharonson presenting "Ghosts" at SummerWorks, Toronto, Canada 6 - 18 August 2016
Artists James King, Rebecca Strain, Mads Floor Anderson and Wahshi Kuhi performing Accumulator Performance Action, Berlin, 18 April 2016.GermanyBerlin400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 6,000
Irish Film London Summer Season is a series of Irish Film Projects throughout the summer of 2016 at venues in the UK including Tricycle Cinema, Seven and the BFI. Includes collaborations with Cinemagic, Lionsgate and Element Pictures, and the UK premieres and screenings of Irish Films.United KingdomLondon, Manchester, Leeds4,000
Irish film artists attending screenings of Irish films at the Edinburgh Film Festival, 15-26 June 2016United KingdomEdinburgh2,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 10,200
We will present a special Bloomsday programme in San Sebastián as part of their European Capital of Culture Programme on Sunday 19 June, followed by a smaller Bloomsday programme to travel to Madrid at the invitation of the Irish Embassy on Tuesday 21 June 2016. The programme consists of musical and theatrical interpretations of Joyce that will be specifically pitched to a Spanish audience.SpainSan Sebastián and Madrid5,000
The 20th annual Trieste Joyce School gathers participants from all over the world to celebrate and study Ireland's greatest writer in his second city of Trieste. ItalyTrieste2,000
Irish based poets attending European Literature Night, Edinburgh and London 13 -14 May 2016.United KingdomLondon and Edinburgh1,200
Gerry Murphy reading poetry at Velestovo Nights Poetry Nights Festival, Ohrid, Macedonia 14-20 July 2016.Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic ofVelestovo near Ohrid500
A four day international poetry festival involving four Irish poets in the village of Velestovo, outside Ohrid, Macedonia. It is produced by the group Velestovo Poetry Nights on the 14/20th July 2016 . An anthology of 13 Irish poets translated into Macedonian, published in a bilingual edition will be published at the same time, with texts in Irish and English with facing Macedonian translations.Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic ofOhrid and Velestovo500
A four day international poetry festival involving four Irish poets in the village of Velestovo, outside Ohrid, Macedonia. It is produced by the group Velestovo Poetry Nights on the 14/20th July 2016 . An anthology of 13 Irish poets translated into Macedonian, published in a bilingual edition will be published at the same time, with texts in Irish and English with facing Macedonian translations.Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic ofVelestova, near Ohrid500
A four day international poetry festival involving four Irish poets in the village of Velestovo, outside Ohrid, Macedonia. It is produced by the group Velestovo Poetry Nights on the 14/20th July 2016 . An anthology of 13 Irish poets translated into Macedonian, published in a bilingual edition will be published at the same time, with texts in Irish and English with facing Macedonian translations.Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic ofVelestova, near Ohrid500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 126,200
Oulu, Finland / October 5-9, 2016 / organised by The Irish Music Society of Oulu / project: The Irish Festival of OuluFinlandOulu, Oulu 12,000
We Banjo 3 undertaking a headlining 9 week tour of Irish and Folk Festivals across North America during July, August and September 2016United StatesMilwaukee, Dayton, Dublin, LaCrosse, Madison, Kansas City8,000
Socks in the Frying Pan - USA Summer Tour 2016 sees the band embark on their 3rd large tour of the USA. Having built a massive reputation over the past 3 years the group are now poised to take headline spots at all the major US Festivals throughout Summer 2016United StatesCleveland, Dayton, Dublin, Harriet Island, Milwaukee, Peoria, Front Royal, Estes Park, Winfield7,500
The festival Rio Loco takes place each year on the banks of the Garonne at the place whom named ‘’La Prairie des Filtres’’.
The festival is organized by the municipality under public statutes.
For its 21st edition, it will be dedicated to the Celtic Worlds.
The Festival Rio Loco is a multidisciplinary event with music, shows, visual arts all based on the festival’s thematic.
Four diverse artists from Ireland will perform at the 39th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival from July 15-17, 2016 at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, Canada.CanadaVancouver6,000
The Jeremiahs Perforrmance at KVMR Celtic Festival, Nevada County California 30- September-2 October 2016United StatesNevada County6,000
Goitse have been asked to perform at Dublin Ohio Irish festival which is the joint largest festival in USA alongside Milwaukee. The band will also perform at Dayton Ohio Irish festival and Manitou Music Festival. United StatesDublin, Dayton , Glen Arbor 6,000
7-piece trad ensemble Skipper's Alley make their North American debut to nearly 20,000 people at key festivals and arts centres across Nova Scotia, Canada.CanadaLittle Brook, Nova Scotia, Canso, Nova Scotia, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia6,000
"Eire!" Festival is held in Bondeno, Italy and the 7th edition will be from Aug. 26 to Aug. 28. Is organized by the Culture Society "La Festa dei Suoni d'Irlanda", Bondeno City Council and Italian Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. The Festival's goal is the promotion of traditional Irish Culture and Music gathering the most important Irish Music Players wolrdwide.ItalyBondeno5,000
The EUYO consists of 120 talented, young musicians from all 28 EU Member States who will perform 11 concerts in 8 countries across Europe: 6 & 27 August Grafenegg, Austria, 7 Aug Bratislava, Slovakia, 11 Aug Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15 Aug Warsaw, Poland, 16 Aug Prague, Czech Republic, 17 Aug Berlin, Germany, 19 & 25 Aug Bolzano, 21 Aug Alpbach, Austria and 29 Aug Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, NetherlandsGrafenegg, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Warsaw, Prague, Berlin, Bolzano / Bozen, Alpbach, Amsterdam5,000
Dublin Roots group I Draw Slow embark on a comprehensive tour starting in Colorado and ending on the West Coast. Many dates still to be filledUnited Statestbc, KEMMERER, SISTERS, OR - , Happy Valley5,000
McPeake Band Tour of Minnesota, Milwaukee, Music City and showcasing at Nashville, USA, 12 -28 August 2016
United StatesSt Paul, Milwaukee, Nashville5,000
Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn performing at The Boxwood Festival in Lunnenburg, Nova Scotia and The Edmonton Irish Festival in Edmonton, Canada with an ancillary Canadian Tour across Ontario from 29th July until August 7th 2016CanadaLunenburg, Toronto, Barrie, ON, Goderich, ON, Stratford,ON, Edmonton5,000
Irish Fest Chicago, Irish American Heritage Center, July 8-10th 2016. Kansas City Irish Festival Sept. 2-4, 2016 located at Crown Center, Kansas City.United StatesChicago4,000
The Celti'Cimes festival is a festival of traditional Irish music organised by a non-profit making association, Les Celti'Cimes, which has been taking place in the little village of Albiez-Montrond, up in the French Alps, since 2010. It will occur from the 16th to 22nd of July. The programme includes concerts, a ceili, workshops, instrument-maker exhibition and sessions.FranceAlbiez-Montrond, Albiez-Le-Jeune4,000
John McSherry and Donal O Connor performing a 10 day tour of Australia including the National Celtic Festival and several other venues, 8-19th June 2016AustraliaMelbourne and surrounding areas, Brunswick Victoria, Balmain NSW, Hornsby, Wollongong NSW, Newcastle, Alambie Heights4,000
Following a sold-out performance in Lille last December, Mongoose are set to return to France to perform at the national concert room La Ferme d'en Haut in Villeneuve d'Ascq on June 11 2016. To make the most of our time there we are currently in discussions with a number of booking agents in France to organise a tour from Villeneuve d’Ascq to Paris and further south if funding is granted.FranceVilleneuve d'Ascq3,500
Feile Seamus Creagh is a festival of traditional music, song and dance presented by the Irish Newfoundland Traditional Music Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada in September 2016. It will feature performers from Ireland and Newfoundland and highlights traditional music of both places, particularly through the connection with the late Irish fiddle master and singer Seamus Creagh.CanadaSt. John's, Bay Bulls, Freshwater and Ferryland3,000
Dott will join The Appleseed Cast, The Casket Girls and Night School on the Graveface Records Summer Roadshow 2016 on 33 shows across the USA to coincide with the release of their sophomore album “Baldwin Beverley” on August 15th 2016.Canada, United StatesToronto, Albany, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Louisville, Knoxville, Atlanta , Athens, Charleston, Savannah, Tallahassee, Pensacola, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Odessa, El Paso, Tucson, San Diego, LA, Baskerfield, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno, Salt Lake City, Casper, Boise, Portland, Seattle3,000
Bermadette Morris performing at the National Celtic Festival, Portarlington, Victoria, Australia 10 - 13 June 2016
The Boxwood Festival Society presenting the 21st Boxwood Festival and Workshop Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, 24 - 30 July, 2016CanadaLunenburg, NS2,500
FullSet performing at Festival Interceltico de Occident, Asturias, Spain, 5 August 2016 and at the Festival Interceltico de Sendim, Sendim, Portugal, 6 August 2016.Spain, PortugalTapia de Casariego, Sendim2,000
We Banjo 3 performing at Ulm Festival in Germany 24 June 2016,Folk Festival Ehrenhausen in Austria on 25 June 2016 and Colours of Ostrava Festival, Croatia 16-17 July 2016Germany, Austria, CroatiaUlm, Ehrenhausen, Ostrava2,000
Téada performance of Charlie Lennon's 'Island Wedding Suite' with Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Germany, 27 October 2016 GermanyStuttgart2,000
'Niall O'Sullivan and friends' performing a concert at the American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA, 2 June 2016

United StatesNew York City 2,000
WHAT: Glenntown irish music festival 2016.
WHEN: September 9th-11th 2016.
WHERE: Gothenburg, Sweden.
WHO: TIMSIG (The organization for traditional irish music sessions in Gothenburg).
Francey Devine Trio performing four concerts, Tyneside Irish Centre, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, May-August 2016

United KingdomNewcastle upon Tyne1,500
This is a live performance and premier of a new score for the silent German film, People on Sunday. The score is written by myself and presented in collaboration with the renowned US pianist, Rachel Grimes. It will take place at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC on 31.07.16United StatesWashington1,500
United Islands Of Prague is international open air multi-genre festival situated on Prague river islands and surrounding areas from of June 2016. During the festival we would like to present Irish interprets, Slow Skies and Leaders of Men, to our audience. Next year we will run 13th anniversary of United Islands Of Prague. Stable attendance of around 60,000 visitors.Czech RepublicPrague1,400
Klang 21 and Ensemble Garage will give the German premiere of Ann Cleare's recently composed opera, rinn, in June 2016. The first performance will take place at the Theatre Solingen on June 18th, and the second performance is one week later in the Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen on June 24th 2016GermanySolingen, Gelsenkirchen1,200
To attend and rehearse for the world premier of a new composition by Irish composer Karen Power, which has been commissioned by the renowned New York production and record label Mutable Music. This concert takes place on May 5th, 2016 and is presented as part of the 27th Interpretations Series @ Roulette - one of NYs hottest contemporary music venues. United StatesNew York800
Classical:NEXT, leading international forum dedicated to classical and art music. Dumbworld will present their participatory works Bluebottle and Rain Falling Up through a conference 'Adventures in Participation', a networking event and deliver presentations during the tradefair. Directors: Brian Irvine & John McIlduff, Project Managers: Bettina Gigante & Jody AcklandNetherlandsRotterdam800


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 128,330
Dead Centre presenting Lippy at Contemporary Dance and Theatre Festival Gothenburg Sweden, 25-26 August 2016, and also presenting “Chekhov’s First Play” at Groningen’s Festival, Noorderzon, Netherlands 18 August – 21 August 2016, at Baltoscandal, Rakvere, Tallinn, Estonia 8 -9 July 2016 and at Bordeaux Festival Novart, 18 -20 July 2016
Pan Pan are delighted to have received an invitation from George Town Festival in Malaysia to present All That Fall in August 2016.MalaysiaGeorge Town14,000
We are applying for two of our productions to go to two festivals in Scandinavia in August.
'Newcastlewest', which premiered at DTF 2015, has been invited to The Stage Festival in Helsinki. Our production of 'The Seagull and Other Birds' which premiered at DTF 2014 has been invited to the Gothenberg Theatre & Dance Festival in Sweden.
Finland, SwedenHelsinki, Gothenberg14,000
The acclaimed and world touring Bears in Space continues on after it's successful rerun at the Soho Theatre in London to perform in New York's First Irish festival at 59E59 Theaters. It will be the only Irish produced show at the theatre for this years festival.United StatesNew York14,000
Paul Curley presenting Bake! to Taipei and Kaohsiung,Taiwan, 24 July-7 Aug 2016. Taiwan, Province of ChinaTaipei, Kaohsiung10,000
Mouth on Fire presenting "Time passes", three plays by Samuel Beckett, Irish Language Venue, Theatre X Cai, Tokyo, Japan 4 - 6 June 2016
Bigger Picture Projects presenting Small Plastic Wars by Pat McGrath and Charolais by Noni Stapleton at Theatre Clwyd as part of the Celtic Festival, Wales 3-7 May 2016. United KingdomMold3,000
Fishamble presenting "Forgotten" by Pat Kinevane (as part of its 10th anniversary year) at Luminate Festival, Scotland 1 - 6 October 2016
United KingdomGlasgow, Aberdeen, Stornoway2,500
Monkeyshine Theatre presenting "Losha", York Theatre, Royal's Take Over Festival, UK, 11-17 July 2016
United KingdomYork2,500
Brazen Tales presenting "Big Bobby. Little Bobby" at Brighton Fringe 24 - 28 May 2016.
United KingdomBrighton2,000
I have been commissioned to write a short play inspired by MADAME BOVARY by Little Pieces of Gold Theatre Company, London. The first showing of this piece is March 20th at Southwark Playhouse, then April 17th/18th at the Bread and Roses Theatre, London and May 16th at a London theatre to be confirmed.United KingdomLondon330

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 76,100
IFPDA Print Fair, Park Avenue Armory, New York - Nov 2nd - 6th 2016
INK Art Fair , Miami
Dec 2nd - 6th 2016
LA Fine Print Fair
Jan 20 - 23rd 2017
San Francisco Fine Print Fair
or Portland Fine Print Fair
Jan 27th - 29th 2017
United StatesNew York/ Miami/ Los Angeles/ San Francisco or Portland, Los Angeles, Portland15,000
NADA Miami Beach is held in Florida USA. It is the only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit organization (North American Art Dealers Alliance.) It is held in the beginning of December annually. United StatesMiami Beach 6,000
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery will present a curated group show of work by Tadhg McSweeney, Ulrich vogl and Diana Copperwhite at Volta Basel, an international art fair in Switzerland from 13th - 18th June 2016.SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Art Basel, Switzerland will take place from the 16-19 June 2016, it is presented by the Art BASEL team.SwitzerlandBasel5,000
The Project will be presented at Landskrona Museum in Landskrona, Sweden. The exhibition will be running between 30 June and 25 September, 2016. It is presented by Landskrona Foto and it is called View Ireland 2016. SwedenLandskrona5,000
Volta12 is a renowned art fair in Basel June 13-18, 2016. Located in the landmark venue Markthalle, it is an international platform for artists to have their work exhibited and collected. VOLTA was co-founded by three dealers, Kavi Gupta, Friedrich Loock and Uli Voges, and art critic Amanda Coulson in 2005. SwitzerlandBasel 5,000
Green on Red attending FIAC Contemporary Art Fair, Grande Palais in Paris, 20-23 October 2016FranceParis5,000
The inaugural edition of CONTEXT New York will take place May 3 - 8, 2016 in Manhattan. The fair will join Art New York at Pier 94, located on the Hudson River at 12th Avenue at 55th Street. United StatesNew York5,000
This is a collaboration between the artists Orla Ryan, Alanna O'Kelly and Brian Hand as Stormy Petrel/Guairdeall to be exhibited in the Women's Museum Hanoi, Vietnam in May/ June 2016Viet NamHanoi 4,000
Sam Keogh's (*1985 in Co. Wicklow) first institutional solo show in Europe outside Ireland will be presented from June 4th to August 14th 2016 at the Dortmunder Kunstverein, a German non-for-profit art institution. Keogh is invited to produce a new installation for the space of the Kunstverein, which aim is to support the production of new works by young international artist and its mediationGermanyDortmund3,500
Nick Miller presenting Solo Exhibition at Art Space Gallery, London, 6 September - 15 October 2016
United KingdomLondon3,000
Ian Thuillier exhibiting Vietnam 40 at Quang TRi and Danang, Hanoi, Vietnam, June 2016 Viet NamDa Nang and Quang Tri3,000
Zsiri Melinda Dempsey exhibiting "Concious Unconsciousness", Zhunan Snake Kiln and Museum of Traditional Kilns,Miaoli and Kuo Mu Sheng Art Foundation, Taipei, 20 July 2016
Taiwan, Province of ChinaMiaoli , Taipei2,500
David Creedon exhibiting " Behind Open Doors" at the John Dowling Arts Center, Syracuse New York. 21 June - 30 August 2016.United StatesSyracuse1,500
Fiona O'Dwyer presenting solo exhibition in Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, 9-25 September 2016

Cork Printmakers Members work exhibited in The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA , 5 June - 28 August 2016 United StatesNorwalk1,500
Stephen Lawlor presenting solo exhibition of prints at Gallery Taller Galleria Fort, Cadaques, Spain 8 July- 15 July 2016
SpainBarcelona (Cadaques)1,200
Barbara Knezevic, Jon Benajmin, Asbjorn Skou, Alma Heikkilä exhibiting "City Agents", EKKM Talinn, Estonia, 6 August-11 September 2016EstoniaTallinn1,000
Spacex will present The Weight of the World, a solo exhibition by artist Sean Lynch in partnership with two host venues: The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery and Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre, situated adjacent each other in central Exeter, UK (14th May-2nd July 2016). Three new works and an accompanying publication with an essay by Irish writer Joanne Laws have been commissioned. United KingdomExeter 1,000
? is a solo exhibition by Irish artist Michael John Whelan at Boetzelaer|Nispen Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from May 7th until June 6th. NetherlandsAmsterdam700
ELCAF celebrates small press publications and the dynamic community of local and international artists and collectives pushing boundaries in comics, illustration, graphic and sequential art. The festival consists of 70 exhibitor stalls and an extensive curated events programme of workshops, talks, panel discussions and demonstrations for children, young people and adults. Main Dates 10-12th June.United KingdomLondon700


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 17,500
Karen Ryan presenting 18th Return to Camden Town Festival of traditional Irish music song and dance, London, 25-31 October 2016. United KingdomLondon7,500
Artscope presenting Creative Connexions Festival of Arts, Ireland : Catalonia, Sitges, Barcelona, 27-30 October 2016.SpainSitges, Barcelona, Sitges, Barcelonia7,000
1916 – Visionaries and their Words is a new production of musical theatre written by Lorcán Mac Mathúna. It is a production of 8 people, based on the writings of the Risings leaders, which involves new compositions, visual projections, and spoken word. It will be presented at The Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany this August. FranceLorient3,000

Total for Spring 2016: €417,730