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
You and Me, and You is a duet dance choreographed and performed by Laura Murphy & Rob Heaslip with live sound by Irene Buckley. It will be presented at Agritart Outdoor Festival, Spain on the 07.07.2017. Invited by Festival Director Gianluca Vincentini, the duet will be performed outdoors as part of a programme of international professional contemporary dance works.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
Heroes in my Head, a new work fusing dance and a soundscape including Wagnerian Opera created by John Scott, with French-Palestinian sound artist Jassem Hindi, at Sounded Bodies Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, an international festival directed by Bruno Isakovic and Zvonimir Dubrovic, presenting works focusing on using voice/sound and its relationship with the body/physicality, September 19th – 24thCroatiaZagreb1,500
Heroes in my Head, a new work fusing dance and a soundscape including Wagnerian Opera created by John Scott, with French-Palestinian sound artist Jassem Hindi, to be presented, at Dance Across Borders Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden. August 19th to 21st.SwedenGothenburg1,200


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 14,900
The Irish/Russian film, MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS, will be released in a series of screenings across the US in May and June 2017. As part of the series, writer/director Johnny O’Reilly will conduct masterclasses and Questions & Answers sessions after screenings in 9 US cities.United 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
Irish Film London Summer Season is a series of Irish Film Projects throughout the summer of 2017 at venues in the UK including Regent St Cinema and Picturehouse Hackney. Includes collaborations with LUX and Element Pictures, and the UK premieres and screenings of Irish Films.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 two programmes of Irish film collective Experimental Film Society in Bogotá Experimental Film Festival/CineAutopsia and be one of the judges of their official selection of international experimental films.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: 28,375
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
Hamburgs first Irish Literature Festival, "WestWords" will be a three days event held in May 2017. It is a collaboration between WestWords festival committee and Monsun Theater (see www.monsuntheater.de)GermanyHamburg3,500
John McCourt presenting the 21st Annual Trieste Joyce School, Trieste, Italy 25 June - 1 July 2016
[1] Reading from her work and commentary by Lia Mills at 34th Annual International Conference of IASIL Japan, 14-15 October 2017. [2] Reading from her work and commentary by Lia Mills at Dosisha University on 16 October 2017. [3] Reading from her work and commentary by Lia Mills at Gakushuin University on 18 October 2017. [4] Visit to the Embassy of Ireland, Tokyo on 20 October 2017.JapanOsaka, Kyoto and Tokyo2,350
Meet the Writers: a public literary event to highlight and promote the work of Irish author Brian Leyden The green room @ ryan's daughter bar in New York on Sunday May 14th from 12noon-6pm. United StatesManhattan1,750
The Ledbury Poetry Festival presenting "Voices from the Cillín" featuring Irish artists, Ledbury, UK 7 - 10 July 2016. United KingdomLedbury1,500
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
I have been invited to participate in New York's Franklin Park Reading Series on 10 July, a much respected reading showcase for established novelists in New York. The event is in advance of the publication of my third novel GRACE, published by LITTLE BROWN in North America. For this trip, I am only seeking the money for the return flight to the US and have secured private accommodation. United StatesNew York650
Reading and launch event for Louis de Paor's anthology, Poems of Repossession, and Ailbhe Ni Ghairbuigh's The Coast Road.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

The traditional international Poetry Spring festival will be held for the 53rd time in Vilnius and other places in Lithuanian the last two weeks of May 2017. The festival is organized by the Lithuanian Writers Union and the Writers' Club.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 touring USA & Europe for their Summer season including headlining some of the top Festivals across the globe!United States, DenmarkBurr Ridge, Littleton, Cleveland, Dayton, Saint Paul, Tonder, Winfield6,000
This August/September Goitse will embark on a summer tour taking in most of the major Irish festivals in the USA. United StatesMilwaukee, Peoria, Syracuse, Muskegon5,000
We Banjo 3 to headline Irish Festivals throughout the US,debut at several top Bluegrass Festivals and to showcase at AMA and WAA music conferences Jul 29-Sept 16United StatesDAYTON, Dublin, Lacrosse, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Madison, Kansas City, Pagosa Springs, TimberLine Lodge, Muskegon5,000
"Eire!" Festival is held in Bondeno, Italy. The 8th edition will be from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27 2017. It is organized by the Culture Society "La Festa dei Suoni d'Irlanda", Bondeno City Council and Italian Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. The Festival goal is the promotion of traditional Irish Culture and Music, gathering the most important Irish Music Players worldwide.ItalyBondeno , Bondeno5,000
New Irish Music group The Recollective to tour USA from July 9th to August 5th 2017. Debut tour in the USA for this exciting new act. United StatesFlagstaff, Prescott, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Telluride, Monterey Celtic Concert Series, Paso Robles, Berkley Springs, Calais, Portland, Columbus5,000
The Jeremiahs will tour the East Coast of USA from June 17th until July 10th. With help from our agent Sean Boyd at Woodenship Productions.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 embarking on their 2nd USA Tour. This time they will perform an 8 week tour covering 8 states and performing at some of the top US Festivals!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 the young upcoming four-piece band from the midlands of Ireland will begin their tour of the US on the 11th of August and finish the tour on the 23rd of September. The tour will feature many Irish music festivals such as Milwaukee Irish Fest.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
We have been invited to play at the Montana Folk Festival, 7-9 July 2017, which is one of the largest free outdoor music festivals in America's Northwest region. Each year, over 1,000 applicants are whittled down to around 20 folk music acts from around the world to play on the 6 six live stages. The band would like to expand the trip to include venues in New York, Boston and possibly Chicago.United StatesButte3,500
GOITSE will be performing for the first time an extensive summer tour in Germany. In the past we have only done a one off summer festival. This August we will be taking in several summer festivals along with several theatre venues to make it a two week tour. GermanyHamm, 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
On 11 May 2017, Ergodos will present the first United States performance of “What is living and what is dead” at the American Irish Historical Society in New York City. The concert-length work for solo piano by composer Simon O’Connor will be performed by Irish pianist Michael McHale. The evening will begin with a public interview with the composer conducted by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly.United StatesNew York2,000
This proposal is for acclaimed Irish musician and artist Áine O'Dwyer to tour Australia and New Zealand in May 2017. In Australia Áine's tour will be managed and promoted by Liquid Architecture and will feature performances in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. In New Zealand, Áine will be presented by Audio Foundation and will feature performances in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.Australia, 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
Public Organ Recital at Hong Kong's internationally renowned main concert venue, on the largest pipe organ in south-east Asia.
The recital will be preceded by two masterclass sessions. I am the first Irish organist to be invited to participate in this internationally prestigious series, and I will feature music by Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford in my programme.
Hong KongHong Kong1,000
The fifth annual Resonant Bodies Festival will take place at Roulette Intermedium (Brooklyn, New York) September 5-7, 2017. Jennifer Walshe will perform a 45-minute set of her music on the closing night of the Festival, September 7th.United 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, 2017. Cross-cultural exchange of traditional arts and folklore between Slovakian and Irish musicians, with the emphasis on pipers tradition, including performances and workshops. Artists: David Fadden, Neillidh Mulligan, Fiachra Mulligan and Anthony Campbell. Slovakia, PolandOravska Polhora, Zuberec, Sihelne1,000
Malcolm Proud to present an organ recital to inaugurate a newly restored organ in Wallerau, Switzerland on 26 August 2017.SwitzerlandWollerau, 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
As part of our ongoing Community Participation & Learning Programme In May and June 2017, The Irish Arts Foundation in Leeds will be hosting two very diverse events featuring Irish based musicians and practitioners one very traditional and the second with a more contemporary approach. Funding is sought from Culture Ireland to assist with artists travel, publicity and subsistence costs United KingdomLeeds500
Irish artist performing at soundSCAPE festival, 25 June – July 2017ItalyMaccagno500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 245,000
Moonfish Theatre have been invited to present their production of "Star of the Sea" in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Kansas. United 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
The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket, by Sarah Argent in collaboration with Barnstorm, is a play for children aged 4+ and families. It will be presented at 2 venues in Sydney, Australia, 11th to 30th September 2017. Barnstorm will use the opportunity to explore an international writing project with Monkey Baa Theatre Company and Author Mike Kenny.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
Blue Raincoat Theatre Company will present its new collaboration with Jocelyn Clarke, Shackleton, in June 2017 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Shackleton has been preceded by successful and critically-acclaimed tours to these UK venues with the company’s previous productions: The Third Policeman, At Swim-Two-Birds, The Poor Mouth, The Chairs and First Cosmonaut.United KingdomEdinburgh, Glasgow20,000
LIPPY by Dead Centre will be presented at the National Theatre in Thessaloniki by DIMITRIA, the annual Festival of the City of Thessaloniki in 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
Vancouver Art Gallery in Canada has invited The Performance Corporation to perform The Table, by Tom Swift as part of FUSE - a quarterly arts event that attracts large audience. CanadaVancouver6,000
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

Fishamble has been invited to present SILENT by Pat Kinevane at Dundee Rep Theatre and at the Paisley Arts Centre in Scotland in July 2017. United KingdomDundee , Paisley2,500
The Quiet Tree traditional music, storytelling, and puppetry production for young audiences (aged 3-6) is being presented at Uulu’s Lasten Etnosoi! 2017 festival in Tampere, Finland. The dates for presentation of The Quiet Tree are November 10th & 11th. FinlandTampere2,500
Fishamble has been invited to present two performances of SILENT by Pat Kinevane at the Warwick Arts Centre in England in October 2017.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
A series of art fairs organised and promoted by IFPDA ( International Fine Print Dealers Association) from October through to March on both the east and west coast of the US. The series of fairs finishes with Art on Paper, held at Pier 36 in New York .United 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
The ‘Jerusalem’, exhibition of 12 works by painter Colin Davidson, was presented at Oliver Sears Gallery in Ireland from 15 May to 26 June 2014 and will be presented in London from 7 to 28 March 2017. An opportunity has now arisen to bring this important exhibition to an American audience with an invitation from the 92Y Cultural Institution to present it in New York from 6th – 27th September 2017.United StatesNew York6,000
VOLTA Basel is an international art fair, founded by Kavi Gupta (Kavi Gupta, Chicago), Friedrich Loock (LOOCK, Berlin), Ulrich Voges (VOGES GALLERY) and curated by Artistic Director Amanda Coulson. It is held in Basel, Switzerland on June 12-17 2017.SwitzerlandBasel6,000
Art Basel, Switzerland will take place from the 15-18 June 2017, it is
presented by the Art BASEL team.
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
The Enquiry is a collective of four Irish curators and artists: Jeanette Doyle, Emer Lynch, Jennie Guy, Deborah Madden - who will curate artworks and make performances as a mode of exhibition at the Research Pavilion in Venice, at an event on 30 Sept and 1 Oct 2017 called ‘The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access’, organised by GradCAM, as an official collateral event at the Venice Biennale.ItalyVenice5,000
European Connections in Digital Art (EUCIDA) is presenting Echo Chamber, a parallel exhibition across three European venues, RUA RED in Dublin, Multimedia Espace, Gantner and Lúznava Manor Rézeknes, begining in Lativia on June 9th, launching in Dublin June 17th and opening in France June 24th and France, LatviaBelfort, 9th June - August 31st (Rezeknes novada pasvaldiba, Latvia) 5,000
SO Fine Art Editions will present 'A Lonely impulse of delight' at the Chinretsukan Gallery,Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo from 11th - 29th May 2017. This event is one of the highlights celebrating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan in 2017, organised by the Embassy of Ireland in Toyko. JapanTokyo4,500
A solo exhibition by Ailbhe Ni Bhriain entitled Reports to an Academy, comprising recent video and photographic works presented at Domobaal Gallery, Holborn, London running June 8th to July 20th 2017. United 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

A two-person exhibition of contemporary painting at David & Schweitzer Contemporary, NY. Running from May 12th to June 4th, 2017. The title of the Exhibition is Fables of the Reconstruction.United StatesNew York2,250
'YU: The Lost Country', my critically acclaimed touring exhibition travels to Croatia, to be one of the headline exhibitions at Organ Vida festival. The exhibition venue is The Croatian Museum of Architecture, Zagreb, Croatia.CroatiaZagreb2,000
Solo exhibition titled ‘Pale Blue Dot’ by Damien Flood at Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium from 3 August - 16 September 2017

A solo exhibition by Irish artist Fergus Feehily at Institute for New Connotative Action (INCA), Seattle, USA, May 06 – 10 June , 2017. (exact dates
United StatesSeattle2,000
"I Am A Beautiful Monster" is a two-person visual art exhibition that will be held at Arthouse1, London from 8 June 2017 until 1st July 2017. New sculptural work by Doireann Ni Ghrioghair (applicant), will be shown alongside paintings by Vanessa Mitter. Arthouse1 is an art gallery run by Rebecca Fairman in Bermondsey – which is currently a burgeoning art gallery area in central London.United KingdomLondon1,800
To facilitate the installation of my long-term multi-media visual art research project, THE MARKET, as part of the 'Museum of Capitalism' to be held in Oakland, California from June to August 2017. United StatesOakland1,750
Difference Engine have been invited by artist/cuator Tracy Hannah to install a context-sensitive exhibition at ONONO gallery, Rotterdam. The theme for the exhibition will be Miniaturisation, reflecting the constraints of the gallery space: a small shower room in a 20th century apartment located in the Old Charlois district of Rotterdam. Provisional dates are from the 15th – 23rd June 2017.NetherlandsRotterdam1,500
Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell’s film, The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy (2016), is his first new work since winning the Turner prize. It will be presented by Western Front in a solo exhibition curated by Pablo de Ocampo beginning May 11, 2017 and running through June 17, 2017. The work was commissioned by IMMA (Dublin) with Western Front and Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) as co-commissioners.CanadaVancouver1,500
A solo exhibition at Salonul de Projecte, a visual art institution in Bucharest, Romania. RomaniaBucharest1,000
'Unseen by my Open Eyes' is a solo exhibition by Irish artist Kevin Gaffney, curated by Kathleen Soriano and held at Block 336 in London. The exhibition will be formally opened by the Irish Ambassador on the 26th May 2017, with the exhibition continuing until 23rd June 2017. On the 2nd June, an 'in-conversation' event will be held with Kevin and Kathleen.United KingdomLondon1,000
Systema Naturae is a group show curated by Finnish curator Mirja Majevski that will be exhibited at Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway from August 31 until October 15. Irish artist Michael John Whelan is presented and we are applying to cover his travel costs. 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 to deliver a large-scale spectacle, nighttime parade in collaboration with Hull City of Culture involving 150 performers from Hull. Parade will consist of iconic Macnas Images, taking place in the city of Hull to an expected audience of 50,000. 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
The project is being presented on the Greek island of Paxos from 6-12 July, 2017. The presenter is Kathryn Baird, who will co-ordinate for the host non-profit organization, Friends of Paxos. It is called Irish Wings: an Irish Week in Paxos, Greece. GreeceLoggos, 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: €667,175