Outcome Grant Summer 2016


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 10,000
Clowns without Borders tour of Lebanon Tour Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2017

LebanonBeruit, Tripoli and other cities5,000
'Taking Flight in Gaza' performed by Taking Flight & Gaza Circus School, 8 September 2016Palestinian Territory, OccupiedGaza City3,000
Murray Molloy' Born of normal parents' tour of India 27 October - 30 November 2016IndiaHyderabad, Puri, Delhi2,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 180,000
Fabulous Beast performing Swan Lake/Loch na hEala at Teatergaden, Aarhus, Denmark 18 -19 November 2016, Sadler’s Wells, London from 23 - 24 November 2016, Theaterhaus,, Stuttgart, Germany, 21- 23 July 2017 and the Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg 14-15 December 2017
Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, LuxembourgAarhus, London, Stuttgard, Luxembourg80,000
CoisCéim Dance Theatre presenting "The Wolf and Peter" in Melbourne, Penrith, and Sydney, Australia, 29 June - 20 July 2017AustraliaMelbourne; Sydney72,000
Fidget Feet presenting two shows 'Hang On' and 'Furdu Fjadrir/Strange Feathers' in Denmark, The Faroe Islands and Italy, 4 February- 1 March 2017

Denmark, Faroe Islands, ItalyCopenhagen, Torshavn, Bologna15,000
Dance and music production 'Sokalo Remix' to tour Eastern Canada from 7 - 28 October 2016
CanadaCarleton-sur-Mer , Summerside , Georgetown, Annapolis Royal, Saulnierville, Goose Bay, Moncton, Dartmouth, Sainte-Marie9,000
Maiden Voyage to perform Quartet for 15 Chairs at Young ID International Dance Festival for young audiences in Zug Switzerland on 11 September 2016SwitzerlandZug2,500
Philip Connaughton performing Whack!! at La Maison Sans Dessus festival, Lyon, France 5 - 7 March 2017FranceLyon1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 11,650
'Without Name' feature film to screen at Toronto International Film Festival, 8 - 18 September 2016CanadaToronto4,000
The 14th Annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival, at Delancey St. Screening Room, San Francisco, USA from 22 - 24 September 2016 United StatesSan Francisco4,000
Irish Reels Film Festival, Seattle, 7 - 9 October 2016United StatesSeattle1,500
Moira Tierney presenting 'Manifestations of Light and Movement', Istituto Azimut, Rome, 12 October 2016ItalyRome1,000
Screening of documentary 'Witness To The Future' about Hubert Butler in Zagreb, Croatia, 7 - 8 September 2016CroatiaZagreb800
Screening of Tadhg O'Sullivan's 'The Great Wall' at Doku Arts Festival 2016 Berlin, Germany 6 - 23 October 2016GermanyBerlin350


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 8,300
Tigh Fili/Bradshaw books to present an Irish poetry tour with the launch of the 'Best of Cork Literary Review Vol XVI' and the novel 'Birdsong' in San Franciso, USA from 18 - 21 October 2016
United StatesSan Francisco2,500
Presentation by film-maker and writer Alan Gilsenan at the 33rd Annual International Conference of IASIL Japan 2016 at International Christian University, 15 - 16 October, at Waseda University 17 October and at Gakushuin University on 19 October 2016
attending the International Board on Books for Young People conference in Beiijing, 20 - 24 September 2006.China1,150
Presentation of the project 'Threshold' by Celia de Fréine and Mark McKee at MS17 Art Project, Connecticut USA, from 1 October - 31 December 2016 United StatesNew London1,000
Stephen James Smith to give a recital of his work at the The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) in Penang, Malaysia from 25 - 27 November 2016MalaysiaPenang850
Two readings by Irish poet Billy Ramsell at the Vancouver Writers Festival on Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada from 20 - 24 October 2016700
Slovene Writers' Association in collaboration with the Cultural Society Vilenica presenting Irish writer Martin Dyar at the 31st Vilenica International Literary Festival in Slovenia, 7 - 11 September 2016

SloveniaLjubljana, Maribor, Celje, Trbovlje, Sežana, Bilje, Lokev, Koper, Trieste, Lipica, Vilenica cave500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 107,000
Dublin Guitar Quartet perform the US Premier of Michael Gordon's "Amplified" at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, 15 - 17 December 2016. United StatesNew York7,000
Crash Ensemble at Iceland Airwaves Festival, 2 - 4 November 2016IcelandReykjavík7,000
Outside Track 20-date Tour of USA and Canada, 16 September - 14 October 2016United States, CanadaTucson, Phoenix, Walsenburg, Felton, Casper, Grass Valley, Colebrook, Mexico City, Portland, Farmington, Calais, Charlottetown, Cape Breton Island, Halifax6,000
Marc O'Reilly touring new album 'Morality Mortality' In UK and Europe, 5 October - 20 November 2016United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, SwitzerlandManchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Skegness, Brighton, London, Bristol, Falmouth, Cardiff, Gloucester, Amsterdam, Swolle, Groningen, Bremen, Cologne, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Nyon, Lorrach, Dresden, Leipzeig, Berlin, Erfurt, Den Hague, Nijmegen6,000
Trio Festivale 6 date U.S. Concert Tour, 22 September - 2 October 2016United StatesMemphis, Oxford, New Orleans, Waco, Austin, Houston6,000
Magnetic Music GmbH presenting the Irish Folk Festival tour in Luxembourg, Germany & Switzerland from 25 October - 19 November 2016

Luxembourg, Germany, SwitzerlandLuxembourg, Mainz, Kreuztal, Germering, Ravensburg, Mühldorf am Inn, Damstadt, Nürnberg, Oberkochen, Luzern, Herisau, Stuttgart, Marburg, Düsseldorf, Velbert, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Worpswede, Andernach, Hannover, Buchholz, Lübeck, Rostock, Berlin5,000
The 21st Irish Christmas tour featuring Goitse, Lumiere, Paddy Kennan & Daoiri Farrell and Sibeal Davitt in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy, 24 November - 17 December 2016

Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, ItalyDilbeek, Het Perron, Schaffhausen, Zug, Götzis, Imst, Vols, Salzburg, Ried, Traisen, St.Pölten, Laakirchen, Bad Ischl, Tricesimo, Feldkirchen, Öblarn, Bleiburg, Bruck, Vienna, Baden, Grafenegg, Oslip5,000
The Bonny Men performing at the Michigan Irish Music Festival, USA from 16 - 17 September 2016United StatesMuskegon5,000
Irish Christmas in America US Tour 2016, 25 November - 19 December 2016 United StatesCedar Rapids, Chicago, Traverse City, San Diego, New York, Lakewood, Sellersville, Lancaster, Colorado Springs, Broomfield, Dublin, Cincinnati, Portland, Phoenix, Santa Cruz, Berkeley5,000
FourWinds tour of Australia and New Zealand, 27 December - 8 February 2017Australia, New ZealandBrisbane, Cygnet, Bulli, TBC - Mobile Festival concert series, Aukland5,000
The Academic - UK / European Autumn Tour, October-November 2016

France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, BelgiumParis, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Amsterdam, Brussels5,000
Showcase performances by leading uilleann pipers at locations around the world as part of International Uilleann Piping Day, 15 October 2016United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland, ArgentinaPreston, Glasgow, East Durham, Schaffhausen, Buenos Aires4,500
Fidelio Trio USA Tour, 26 February - 5 March 2017United StatesNew York, Miami, Youngstown, Pittsburgh4,000
Aoife Scott Band "Carry the Day" USA Tour, 9 September - 1 October 2016United StatesBoston, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Muskegon, Traverse City, Ann Arbour, Syracuse, Rochester, New York, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Walpole4,000
The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest 2016, 24-27 November 2016United KingdomBirmingham, Molloy's Ceol Castle4,000
West Meets East- Royal Irish Academy of Music performing in China and South Korea, 30 August - 13 September 2016China, Korea, Republic ofHarbin, Seoul, Beijing4,000
The Finnish Irish Society presenting the 31st Irish Festival in Finland, 24 September - 5 October 2016. Organised by the Finnish Irish Society, the festival is currently in its 31st year. In the past the Festival has featured the likes of the Chieftains, Mary Black, Mary Cochlan, Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, De Dannan and Christy Moore, and has benefited greatly from Culture Ireland funding. The festival seeks to provide a platform for 9 Ireland based and 5 Irish artists to perform to audiences in Helsinki and across Finland. The Festival will include Irish music, dance and theatre performances by a variety of artists. FinlandHelsinki, Hämeenlinna, Heinola, Porvoo, Tammisaari, Vantaa3,000
Ronan Guilfoyle performing ‘A Shy-Going Boy’ at Wangaratta Jazz Festival and also performing 'The Long Way Around’ at Sydney’s Foundry 616, Australia, 26 - 31 October 2016 AustraliaWangaratta, Sydney3,000
This is How We Fly performing at MA Scene Nationale, Montbeliard, France 15 November 2016FranceMontbéliard3,000
We Banjo 3 'String Theory' tour of Germany from 4-20 November 2016GermanyRavensburg, Geislingen, Dresden, Leipzig, Remchingen , Leipheim, Munich, Bad Aibling , Tübingen, Montabaur2,000
The Gloaming UK Tour 2016, 20 - 26 September 2016United KingdomBristol, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham2,000
Irish band 'Raglans' undertaking a European Tour in cities in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland, October - December 2016

Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, United KingdomDüsseldorf , Braunschweig, Munich, Zurich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, brussels, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Gouda, Amsterdam, Bremen, stuttgart, Notthingham, southampton , London, Glasgow2,000
Dordan and Roisin Elsafty to perform an Irish concert "Celtic Christmas" in the series "Diplomatic Notes" in Paide, Tallinn and Jõhvi, Estonia 9 - 11 December 2016EstoniaPaide, Tallinn, Jõhvi1,500
Diatribe presenting Alarmist at Match&Fuse Festival France, 29 Sept. - 1 Oct. 2016FranceToulouse, Tours1,500
Avarus Ensemble playing Yeats (working title), featuring Seán Mac Erlaine and Shane O'Reilly, Tallinn, Estonia, 3 November 2016EstoniaTallinn1,500
Performance by Kevin Volans with Jonny Axelsson in the Contempuls Festival, Prague, on 25 November 2016Czech RepublicPrague1,000
Alarm Will Sound performing 'The Hunger' by Donnacha Dennehy in New York and St Louis, USA 16 September - 1 October 2016United StatesSt. Louis, New York City1,000
Aerie European Tour, 5 October - 8 December 2016Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, United Kingdom, SwitzerlandBerlin, Frankfort, Luxembourg City, Antwerp, London, Brussels, Freiburg, Lucerne, Zurich, Asse, Gent1,000
No Monster Club performing at 'Already Dead Fest' & other American shows, 22 Sept. - 2 October 20161,000
Umbra performing in Brussels, 20 November 2016BelgiumBrussels500
Sonar Quartett premiering new work by Karen Power at Sinus Ton Festival, Berlin, 28 October 2016GermanyMagdeburg, Berlin500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 210,000
Druid touring Martin McDonagh’s 'production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane' in the USA, Jan - March 2017United StatesNew York, Boston , Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh70,000
Dead Centre performing Chekhov's 'First Play' at HOMEmcr Manchester and Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Switzerland, 8 - 21 May 2017United Kingdom, SwitzerlandManchester, Lausanne42,000
Anuna and Gensho Umewak presenting Celtic Noh "At the Hawk's Well", Tokyo, Japan, 16 February 2017JapanTokyo25,000
Druid’s production of Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ at Hong Kong Arts Festival in conjunction with Arts Eden, March 2017.Hong KongHong Kong20,000
Cahoots NI presenting 'Lights! Camera! Math!', US tour 14 January 2017 - 30 March 2017United StatesNorth Miami Beach, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, Clemson, New Bedford MA, Burlington, Morristown, Kingstown, Poughkeepsie, Detroit, Flint, Ames, Dawson, Grand Rapids, Sheridan, Billings, Modesto, Santa Rosa, Las Vegas, Avon, Junction City, Orange, Galveston15,000
Pan Pan presenting 'All That Fall' at the Lincoln Centre in New York, November 2016.
United StatesNew York14,000
The Irish Repertory Theatre’s presentation of 'Afterlife' by Brian Friel, at the McLucas Studio Theatre/Irish Repertory Theatre, New York, 22 September - 30 October, 2016United StatesNew York14,000
Gare St Lazare tour of 'Moby Dick' Florida, USA, 23 - 25 September 2016United StatesGainesville5,000
Prime Cut will present 'Scorch' by Stacey Gregg at Sherman Cymru Cardiff, 5-8 September 2016United KingdomCardiff2,500
Jellyfish by Alice Malseed and Sarah Baxter presented in the UK, 10 - 12 September 2016United KingdomAlderburgh, Suffolk, Bristol1,500
Presentation of Donal O'Kelly's 'Hairy Jaysus' and 'Fionnuala' at the International Monodrama Festival THESPIS in Kiel, Germany 14 - 15 November 2016

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 96,550
Sixteen Irish artists participating in exhibition '2116: Forecast of the next century' at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, USA 5 November 2016 - 2 April 2017 United StatesEast Lansing 20,000
Mother's Tankstation presenting at Frieze London, Paris Internationale, Art Basel Miami Beach, Oct - Dec 2016United Kingdom, France, United StatesLondon, United Kingdom., Paris, Miami16,000
Exhibition by Gerard Byrne entitled 'A late evening in the future' at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne from 7 October - 27 November 2016

Richard Mosse - The Enclave presented at Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, 29 September - 5 February 2017IcelandReykjavik12,000
Gibbons & Nicholas presenting works by Irish artists at Context Art Miami 29 November - 4 December 2016
United StatesMiami5,000
Helen O'Leary exhibiting 'Rhyme and Reason 2016' at Contemporary Art Centre, New Orleans and Art Basel Miami, 6 August - 5 December 2016United StatesNew Orleans , Miami5,000
Solo Exhibition by David Quinn at Start Art Fair, London, 14 - 18 September 2016United KingdomLondon3,000
Gareth Kennedy presenting 'The Uncomfortable Science - Act II' at The Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum, Innsbruck, Austria 23 October 2-16 - January 2017AustriaInnsbruck3,000
Irish artists exhibiting at 'You Make Mine/I Make Yours', Jyväskylä, Finland, 22 September - 16 October 2016. FinlandJyväskylä2,500
Presentation of work by Fiona Marron, at PIIGS, Turin, Italy 2 - 6 November 2016ItalyTurin2,500
Irish artists Kennedy Browne exhibiting at 'Silence. Darkness', Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, 2 Sept. - 9 Oct. 2016 EstoniaTallinn2,500
Presentation of Sarah Pierce's piece "The Meaning of Greatness" in 'We are the Center' exhibition at The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, 15 October - 15 December 2016 2,500
A solo exhibition by Stephen Brandes entitled "Parc du Souvenir" at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 28 October -17 December 2016.United KingdomEdinburgh2,000
Presentation by Chimera Gallery of Irish Artists and their work at The Edinburgh Art Fair in the Corn exchange Edinburgh from 18 - 20 November 2016United KingdomEdinburgh1,500
Catriona Leahy exhibiting at Coup de Ville, Contemporary Art Triennial, Belgium 9 September - 9 October 2016BelgiumSint-Niklaas1,500
Exhibition by Frances Crowe at the 'From Lausanne to Beijing' International Fibre Art festival in Shenzhen City Beijing, China, 8 - 12 September 2016

ChinaShenzhen City1,200
Debbie Jenkinson presenting at Helsinki Comics Festival 2 - 4 September 2016FinlandHelsinki450
Elida Maiques presenting at Helsinki Comics Festival 2 - 4 September 2016FinlandHelsinki450
Alan Dunne presenting at Helsinki Comics Festival, 2 - 4 September 2016FinlandHelsinki450


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 12,000
The Cáceres Irish Fleadh, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, 24 - 30 October 2016.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Concert Tour of Canada: Echoes of Erin and 1916, 19 September - 3 October 2016CanadaVarious Locations5,000
iBAM Chicago 2016, 14-16 October 2016United StatesChicago2,000

Total for Summer 2016: €635,500