Outcome Grant Spring 2017


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 6,250
Fidget Feet performing 'Hang On' at the Festival International de Danza Aérea (FIDACR), Costa Rica on the 6th and 13th May 2017

Costa RicaPuerto Viejo and San Jose5,000
Performance by Murray Molloy of circus show "Born of normal parents" at the Kampala International Theatre Festival, Uganda from 22 - 26 November 2017



Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 60,000
Tour of Swan Lake / Loch na hEala by Teac Damsa in UK, Russia and Australia from May - December 2017

United Kingdom, Australia, Russian FederationBrighton , Sydney, Brisbane, Moscow, London50,000
Performance of 'You and Me, and You' performed by Laura Murphy and Rob Heaslip at Agritart Outdoor Festival, Spain on 6 July 2017 SpainGirona3,000
Presentation by Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company of 'REVOLVER' at the Isadora Dance festival, Krasnoyarsk, Russia from 2 - 7 May 2017

Russian FederationKrasknoyarsk2,300
Derida Dance presentation of 'Linger' by Eriu dance company in Sofia, Bulgaria from 15 - 20 May 2017
Performance of 'Heroes in my Head' created by John Scott at Sounded Bodies Festival, Zagreb, Croatia from 19 - 24 September 2017 CroatiaZagreb1,500
Performance of 'Heroes in my Head' created by John Scott at the Dance Across Borders Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden from 19 - 21 August 2017SwedenGothenburg1,200


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 14,900
Screening of the Irish/Russian film, MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS across the US from 5 - 25 May 2017United StatesMultiple Cities: New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, 3,500
The Annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival, at Delancey St. Screening Room, San Francisco, USA from 21 - 23 September 2017

United StatesSan Francisco3,000
Presentation of Irish Film London Summer Season at venues in the UK from mid May - mid August 2017 United KingdomLondon2,200
Screen Directors Guild Finder Series at DGA Theatre, Los Angeles, USA on 27 June 2017

United StatesLos Angeles2,000
Presentation of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia from 17 November - 3 December, 2017

EstoniaTallin, Tartu, Haapsalu 1,500
Screening of feature film 'TRAILERS' and a programme of short films at the Bogotá Experimental Film Festival/CineAutopsia in Bogotá, Columbia from 5 - 9 May 2017 ColombiaBogotá1,200
IndieLisboa presenting Irish films at the 14th IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal from 3 - 14 May 2017 PortugalLisbon1,000
Presentation by Áine Phillips and Niamh Murphy of a screening of short documentary 'Future Histories' alongside a screening and presentation by Fearghus O’Conchúir of his film 'I’m Rodger Casement' at the Live Art Development Agency’s LADA Screens series in London in June 2017 United KingdomLondon500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 26,875
Participation by Irish writers at the Los Gatos-Listowel Writers' Week 2017 in Los Gatos, California from 5 - 8 October 2017

United StatesLos Gatos7,500
Participation by three Irish Writers in The annual Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California from 3 - 4 June 2017
United StatesBerkeley5,000
Readings by Irish poets at Hamburgs first Irish Literature Festival, "WestWords" in Hamburg, Germany from 19 - 21 May 2017 GermanyHamburg3,500
John McCourt presenting the 21st Annual Trieste Joyce School, Trieste, Italy 25 June - 1 July 2016
Readings by Lia Mills at 34th Annual International Conference of IASIL Japan, 14-15 October 2017, at Dosisha University on 16 October 2017 and at Gakushuin University on 18 October 2017JapanOsaka, Kyoto and Tokyo2,350
Readings by Brian Leyden at Meet the Writers: A Celebration of Irish Culture at a series of New York venues in mid May 2017 United StatesManhattan1,750
Participation by Irish poets Rita Ann Higgins, Jane Clarke and Louis de Paor at The 21st Ledbury Poetry Festival, in UK from 30 June - 9 July 2017
United KingdomLedbury1,250
Participation by Paul Lynch in the Franklin Park Reading Series, New York on 10 July 2017 United StatesNew York650
Readings by Louis de Paor and Ailbhe Ni Ghairbuigh at the launch of Louis de Paor's anthology, 'Poems of Repossession', and Ailbhe Ni Ghairbuigh's 'The Coast Road' at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester on 13 May 2017 United KingdomManchester600
Participation by poet Phil Lynch at TradFest Belgium 2017 in Brussels, Belgium during the week of 12 June, 2017.

Belgium, FranceBrussels, Paris500
Launch of Pádraig Ó Baoighill's new book, 'Conradh na Gaeilge in Albain agus aistí Albanach eile' , published by Coiscéim in Glasgow on 4 May 2017

United KingdomGlasgow300
Poetry reading and presentation of films from Ó Bhéal International poetry-film competition by Paul Casey at The POEMARIA International Poetry Festival, Vigo, Galicia, Spain from 16 - 18 June 2017

Participation by Irish poet Elaine Feeney at the International Poetry Spring festival in Vilnius and other places in Lithuanian from 24 - 29 May 2017 LithuaniaVilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda200


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 142,550
Camerata Kilkenny and David Power performing at Leut, Belgium 2 February, Handel Fest, Halle Germany 6 June,Vantaa Festival, Finland./9 August 2018
Belgium, Germany, FinlandLeut, Halle, Vantaa10,000
Irish artists participating in the 12th Irish Festival of Oulu, Finland 4-8 October 2017FinlandOulu10,000
Crash Ensemble at HAVEN Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark 11 -12 August 2017DenmarkCopenhagen8,000
Crash Ensemble perform at GAIDA Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania 24-26 October 2017.
Fidelio Trio undertaking tour of South Africa/Zimbabwe, 25 August - 7 September 2017
South Africa, ZimbabweStellenbosch, Western Cape, Johannesburg, Bulawayo, Harare, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, Paarl, Sasolburg, Durban7,000
The Outside Track USA Autumn Tour 24 August - 4 October 2017 United StatesPeoria, Kansas City, Albany, Estes Park, Winfield, Beaver Island, Bloomington7,000
Skipper's Alley - US Tour - Summer 2017
United StatesDayton, Allerton6,000
Socks in The Frying Pan, tour of the USA and Europe from 25 May - 18 September 2017 United States, DenmarkBurr Ridge, Littleton, Cleveland, Dayton, Saint Paul, Tonder, Winfield6,000
Goitse undertaking a USA Festival Tour from 17 August - 18 September 2017 United StatesMilwaukee, Peoria, Syracuse, Muskegon5,000
We Banjo 3, US Tour Summer 2017 from 29 July - 16 September 2017, We Banjo 3 to headline at Irish Fest Chicago and Blissfest Michigan, USA from 8 -9 June 2017 and We Banjo 3, USA from 23 - 25 June 2017United StatesDAYTON, Dublin, Lacrosse, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Madison, Kansas City, Pagosa Springs, TimberLine Lodge, Muskegon5,000
Culture Society La Festa del Suoni d'Irlanda, presenting "Eire!" Festival, Bondeno, Italy from 25-27 August 2017ItalyBondeno , Bondeno5,000
The Recollective undertaking a tour of the USA from 9 July - 5 August 2017United StatesFlagstaff, Prescott, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Telluride, Monterey Celtic Concert Series, Paso Robles, Berkley Springs, Calais, Portland, Columbus5,000
The Jeremiahs undertaking a tour of the East Coast of USA from 17 June - 10 July 2017 United StatesCumberland, Farmington 19/6, Portland , Calais, Harrison, Altamont, Westminister, Earlville, Somerville, New Bedford5,000
Tour of New Zealand by members of Caladh Nua from 17 August - 2 September 2017
New ZealandAuckland, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Wellington, Nelson, Paekakariki , Martinborough, Lyttleton, Hawera5,000
Performance of 'Ceiliuradh 150' - A celebration of Canada's 150 birthday featuring works from Irish composer Odhrán O Casaide at St James Cathedral Toronto on 9 November 2017

Canada Toronto and Grosse Ile 5,000
Ruaile Buaile, a summer tour of the USA from 2 August - 17 September 2017 United StatesAspen, Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Telluride , Las Cruces, Lacrosse, East Lansing, Milwaukee, Pacific Grove, Felton, San Diego, Paso Robles, Traverse City, Bay City, Ann arbor, KANSAS CITY, GREELEY4,000
JigJam undertaking a tour of the USA from 11 August - 23 September 2017 United StatesLa Crosse , Milwaukee, Madison, Kansas City, Wilkesboro, Pittsburgh, Appleton, Loreto Ridge, Frenchville, Namha, Beaver Island, Bellaire , Grand Rapids, Chicago, Findlay, Indianapolis4,000
Irish artists performing at Celti'Cimes festival, Albiez-Montrond, France 22 -28 July 2017FranceAlbiez-Montrond, Albiez-Le-Jeune4,000
FullSet's USA Summer Tour 23 July - 6 August 2017

United StatesLancaster, Drifting, Frankfort, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Waterloo4,000
The Maguires undertaking a tour of the USA including a performance at the Montana Folk Festival, USA from 7-9 July 2017United StatesButte3,500
Goitse German Summer tour 1-14 August 2017GermanyHamm, Königslutter , Neu-Ulm , Allensbach , Balingen , Oberndorf/Neckar , Herten, Pronstorf , Horbach 3,000
Garry O'Meara Band undertaking a tour of the USA from 23 August - 5 September 2017

United StatesMadison, Chicago, Washington Island, Minneapolis, Bay City2,500
Irish musicians performing at Catskill Irish Arts Week, Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, New York from 9 - 15 July 2017

United StatesEast Durham2,000
Presentation by Ergodos of “What is living and what is dead” at the American Irish Historical Society in New York City on 11 May 2017United StatesNew York2,000
Áine O'Dwyer undertaking a tour of Australia and New Zealand from 10 - 30 May 2017Australia, New ZealandMelbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch2,000
Declan O'Rourke undertaking a tour of New Zealand from 4 - 16 October 2017

New ZealandAuckland, Raglan, Havlock North, Paekakariki, Martinborough, Wellington, Nelson, New Plymouth, Tauranga2,000
Roisin O'Reilly undertaking US tour 27 July - 16 August 2017United StatesPlymouth, Beverly, Northampton, Austin, Dublin, Bayfield, Nashville, Atlanta, Scituate, Sommerville2,000
Traditional music performance and multimedia presentation based on the James Goodman Music Manuscript Collection held in TCD Dublin presented by the Irish Traditional Music Archive at Cecil Sharp House, London, 5 October 2017United KingdomLondon2,000
Mossie Martin, Seán Carroll, performing at the Catalunya Celta festival in Bagá, Barcelona, Spain 23 - 25 June 2017SpainBagá, near Barcelona1,400
Irish organist Gerard Gillen at the Concert Hall, Cultural Centre Hong Kong on 27th May 2017 Hong KongHong Kong1,000
Performance by Jennifer Walshe at the Resonant Bodies Festival, Brooklyn, New York 5 - 7 September 2017United StatesNew York1,000
Anne-Marie O'Farrell performing at World Harp Congress, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, 12 July 2017ChinaHong Kong1,000
Tara Viscardi performing at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong 7 - 13 July 2017Hong KongHong Kong1,000
Red Cow Lane's pipers participation in 'Gajdovacka' festival Septemer 15-17, 2017Slovakia, PolandOravska Polhora, Zuberec, Sihelne1,000
Malcolm Proud, recital to inaugurate a newly restored organ in Wallerau, Switzerland on 26 August 2017SwitzerlandWollerau, near Zurich900
Karen Power attendance at the 'up to three' festival at AckerStadt Palast, Berlin from 1 - 2 July 2017GermanyBerlin650
Presentation by Longleash of 'A way after the fox's backbone' music concert at the DiMenna Center for classical music in New York on 30 June 2017

United StatesNew York600
Presentation of Irish musicians at the Irish Arts Foundation in a Community Participation and Learning Programme, Leeds, UK from 21 May - 3 June 2017 United KingdomLeeds500
Irish artist performing at soundSCAPE festival, 25 June – July 2017ItalyMaccagno500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 245,000
Presentation by Moonfish Theatre of their production of "Star of the Sea" in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts on September 2017United StatesKeene, Amherst, Londonderry, Hartford, Overland Park50,000
Presentation by Pan Pan Theatre of 'The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane' at The Wuzhen Theatre Festival, China from 23 - 30 October 2017
Australian tour of The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket by Sarah Argent at the Riverside Theatre and Monkey Baa Theatre in Sydney Australia from 11 - 30 September 2017 AustraliaParramatta City, Sydney, Sidney28,000
Presentation by The High Performance Rodeo,Calgary, AB) the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival,(Vancouver,and The Cultch Vancouver, of three Irish theatre shows from 5 January - 6 February 2018 CanadaCalgary, AB & Vancouver, BC25,000
Presentation by Dead Centre of 'Chekhov’s First Play' at the Finnish National Theatre as part of the Helsinki Festival 2017, Finland from 19 - 20 August 2017
Presentation by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company of 'Shackleton' at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh & Glasgow 7 - 9 and 14 - 17 June 2017 United KingdomEdinburgh, Glasgow20,000
Dead Centre performing "LIPPY" at the National Theatre in Thessaloniki by DIMITRIA, the annual Festival of the City of Thessaloniki, Greece from 19 - 21 October 2017GreeceThessaloniki18,000
Presentation by Mouth on Fire Theatre Company of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett at Theatre X Cai, Tokyo and Shunjuza, Kyoto University of Art & Design, Kyoto, Japan 1 - 5 September and 9 - 10 September 2017

JapanTokyo , Kyoto15,000
‘Reassembled, Slightly Askew' at the 2017 SummerWorks Festival in Toronto from 3 -13 August 2017 CanadaToronto7,000
Presentation of The Aran Islands in association with Co-Motion Media directed by Joe O'Byrne at the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York from June- July 2017 United StatesNew York6,500
Presentation by The Performance Corporation of 'The Table' by Tom Swift as part of FUSE, Vancouver, Canada in June 2017CanadaVancouver6,000
Presentation by Kabosh of 'Green & Blue and 'Those You Pass On The Street' at the Scene: Northern Ireland Festival at the Dresdan Societaets theater, Dresden, Germany from 8 – 11 June 2017

Presentation by Fishamble of 'SILENT' by Pat Kinevane at Dundee Rep Theatre and at the Paisley Arts Centre in Scotland on the 1st and 3rd July 2017United KingdomDundee , Paisley2,500
'The Quiet Tree' at Uulu’s Lasten Etnosoi! 2017 festival in Tampere, Finland from 10 - 11 November 2017FinlandTampere2,500
Presentation by Fishamble of two performances of SILENT by Pat Kinevane at the Warwick Arts Centre in UK from on 23rd- 24th November. United KingdomWarwick1,500
Presentation by Upstate Theatre Project of 'The Far Side' at MEXE, IV Encontro Internacional de Arte e Communidade, Portugal from 18-24 September 2017


Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 93,300
Participation by Stoney Road Press in IFPDA Print Fair, New York INK Art Fair, Miami, Portland Fine Print Fair, Los Angeles Fine Print Fair, Art on Paper, New York, USA from October 2017 through to March 2018United StatesNew York, Miami, Portland, Los Angeles15,000
Presentation by Eilis O'Connell of sculpture 'Capsule for destinies unknown' at ARK - outdoor exhibition of sculpture at Chester Cathedral, UK from 7 July - 15 October 2017

United KingdomChester, UK10,000
Oliver Sears Gallery presenting exhibition ‘Jerusalem’ in Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, New York from 6 – 27 September 2017United StatesNew York6,000
Green on Red Gallery at VOLTA Basel international art fair in Basel, Switzerland from 12 - 17 June 2017SwitzerlandBasel6,000
Kerlin Gallery showcasing Irish artists at Art Basel, Switzerland from the 15-18 June 2017SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Presentation by Gibbons & Nicholas of an exhibition of works by Irish artists at Context Art New York, Pier 94 711 12th Ave, New York, from 3 - 7 May 2017United StatesNew York5,000
Presentation of exhibition 'The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access: The Enquiry' at the Research Pavilion, Venice from 30 September - 1 October 2017 ItalyVenice5,000
European Connections in Digital Art of the exhibition 'Echo Chamber', Ireland, France and Lativa from 9 June - 22 July 2017 France, LatviaBelfort, 9th June - August 31st (Rezeknes novada pasvaldiba, Latvia) 5,000
Presentation by SO Fine Art Editions of 'A Lonely impulse of delight' at the Chinretsukan Gallery,Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo from 11 - 29 May 2017 JapanTokyo4,500
Solo exhibition by Ailbhe Ni Bhriain entitled 'Reports to an Academy' at Domobaal Gallery, Holborn, London from 8 June - 20 July 2017United KingdomLondon3,500
Presentation of 'Smokey Signals from the Groot Karoo' in Richmond (Northern Cape) from 3 - 19 May 2017 and at Circa Exhibition space, Cape Town (Wastern Cape), South Africa in October-November 2017

South AfricaPart One;Richmond, Northern Cape, Part two; Cape Town. 3,000
Participation by Patricia McKenna in the exhibition 'Personal Structures' at Palazzo Mora, Venice from 13 May - 26 November 2017
Presentation of 'Resistance is Fertile' as part of the' Becoming More' programme at Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven, Netherlands from 17 - 27 May 2017
17-27 May 2017

Presentation of a two-person exhibition 'Fables of the Reconstruction' at David & Schweitzer Contemporary, New York from 12 May - 14 June 2017 United StatesNew York2,250
exhibition 'YU: The Lost Country' at the Organ Vida festival, The Croatian Museum of Architecture, Zagreb, Croatia from 1 - 9 September 2017 CroatiaZagreb2,000
Solo exhibition titled ‘Pale Blue Dot’ by Damien Flood at Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium from 3 August - 16 September 2017

Presentation of a solo exhibition by Irish artist Fergus Feehily at Institute for New Connotative Action (INCA), Seattle, USA, from 6 May – 10 June 2017United StatesSeattle2,000
Presentation of exhibition entitled "I Am A Beautiful Monster"at Arthouse1, London from 8 June - 1 July 2017United KingdomLondon1,800
Presentation of Mark Curran's exhibition 'THE MARKET' as part of the 'Museum of Capitalism' in Oakland, California from 17 June - 26 August 2017United StatesOakland1,750
Presentation of exhibition 'Difference Engine Miniaturisation' at ONONO gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands from the 15 – 23 June 2017NetherlandsRotterdam1,500
Duncan Campbell’s 'The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy' at Western Front, Vancouver, Canada 11 May - 17 June 2017 CanadaVancouver1,500
Presentation of a solo exhibition by Declan Clarke at Salonul de Projecte, Bucharest, Romania from 28 June - 23 July 2017 RomaniaBucharest1,000
Solo exhibition by Irish artist Kevin Gaffney entitled 'Unseen by my Open Eyes' curated by Kathleen Soriano at Block 336 in London from 25 November - 22nd December 2017 United KingdomLondon1,000
Participation by Irish artist Michael John Whelan in 'Systema Naturae' a group show curated by Finnish curator Mirja Majevski at Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway from 31 August - 15 October 2017 NorwayStavanger1,000
Presentation by Emily McFarland of 'Zabriskie Point Reverse' at the 17th Media Art Biennale WRO 2017,-WRO Art Center, Poland from 17-21 May 2017

Presentation of The Rebel(s) by Floating World at The Small Publishers’ Fair in Conway Hall, Bloomsbury, London from 10 - 11 November 2017
United KingdomLondon500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 76,800
Macnas presenting 'Macnas Spectacle' as part of Hull City of Culture 2017, Hull, UK on 11 November 2017 United KingdomHull38,000
Irish artists being presented in Summer Season 2017 at The London Irish Centre, from May - September 2017

United KingdomLondon12,000
Artscope presenting Creative Connexions Festival of Arts, Ireland : Catalonia, Sitges, Barcelona, October 26 - 29, 2017

SpainSitges, Barcelona8,000
Karen Ryan presenting the 19th Return to Camden Town Festival of traditional Irish music song and dance, London from 24 - 30 October 2017
United KingdomLondon7,500
Donal Lunney, Theo Dorgan and Michael O'Dea in Irish Wings: An Irish Week on Paxo, Greece from 6-12 July, 2017GreeceLoggos, Paxos, Greece, Gaios, Paxos, Greece, Lakka, Paxos, Greece4,000
Participation of Irish artists in the Irish Cultural Centre, London in June 2017United KingdomLondon3,000
Irish musicians being presented at the Boxwood Festival in Lunenburg, Canada from 23 - 29 July 2017

CanadaLunenburg, NS, Canada, Lunenburg NS, Canada, Lunenburg, NS Canada2,800
Tyneside Irish Cultural Society presenting a Concert series and Summer School 2017 at the Tyneside Irish Centre , Newcastle from May - September 2017
United KingdomNewcastle upon Tyne1,500

Total for Spring 2017: €665,675