Outcome Grant Britain 2018 2017


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 10,500
Presentation of 'Engaging Places: Collaborative Praxis in Art and Architecture'at Heart of Glass in St Helens, Merseyside and in Tate Exchange in Liverpool from 16 - 21 April 2018
United KingdomSt. Helens and Liverpool6,000
Future States is a curated selection of 8 Irish artists presenting new performance work at two major UK Festivals of Performance/Live Art in 2018: SPILL Ipswich and Fierce Festival Birmingham. Also an advance residency for the curator at Live Art Development Agency London to develop the programme and reflect on it subsequently.United KingdomIpswich, Birmingham and London4,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 63,041
To present 25+ performances of David Bolger's THE WOLF AND PETER at 5/6 venues including Sadler's Wells (London), Brighton Dome, Chester Storyhouse, The Lowry, Pavilion Dance South West and Warwick Arts Centre in association with Dance Touring Partnership for BRITAIN 2018.United KingdomLondon, Brighton, Warwick, Bournemouth, Chester, Greater Manchester - tbc45,141
Wrongheaded will be presented at Dance Base Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 15 performances (August 3rd - 19th 2018). Time Over Distance Over Time will be presented at Points North Cardiff November 14th & 15th and at Warwick Arts Centre for one performance in November (date tbc). In talks with Laban Theatre London to present the work for one night, also in November 2018. United KingdomEdinburgh, Cardiff, Warwick, London17,500
Performance of Sean-nós Dance and Storytelling in collaboration with Comhaltas na Breitaine and Tura Arutura at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester on 1 March 2018United KingdomManchester400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 55,000
IFI International will curate a series of film events in Britain throughout 2018. The events will continue a cross-cultural dialogue presenting films from dual perspectives of Irish in Britain and British in Ireland. Featuring both new and archival work the projects will be presented by a range of partners throughout the UK.United KingdomAberystwuth, Glasgow, Dundee, Manchester, LondonG36,000
Presentation by The Irish Film Institute in collaboration with London Irish Film Festival and the UK Jewish Film Festival of The Cohens and Kellys (1926) with live music lead by accordionist Dermot Dunne and saxophonist Nick Roth at the Barbican Cinema, London in November 2018 United KingdomLondon 6,000
Irish Film London Spring/Summer Season is a series of Irish Film Projects throughout early 2018 at venues in London including Regent Street Cinema and the London Film School. Includes a UK tour of the GAZE LGBT short films programme, collaborations with Wildcard Distribution, the Irish Film Institute, the UK International Jewish Film Festival and the UK premieres and screenings of Irish Films.United KingdomLondon, London / Brighton / Bristol / Cardiff / Birmingham / Liverpool / Manchester / Leeds5,000
GFF18 happens between 21 Feb and 4 Mar, at the Glasgow Film Theatre, and the CCA and Cineworld in the city centre. We are a charitable organisation, and our key funders on GFF are Creative Scotland, the BFI, Glasgow Life and EventScotland. United KingdomGlasgow4,000
Screening of Irish films at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), Scotland from 20 June - 1 July 2018
United KingdomEdinburgh3,000
Each month, during spring the Irish Cultural Centre London will screen a series of first class Irish Documentaries -along with Irish Directors in conversationUnited KingdomLondon1,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 27,350
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
Milton Court at the Barbican Centre April 2018 presented by Poetry Ireland in association with the Irish Embassy and Reconciliation Unit, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
United KingdomLondon 17,500
A six date tour of leading Irish poets in 6 UK cities where Irish poets are resident and active in the literary scene - Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Edinburgh, OxfordUnited KingdomLiverpool, Manchester , Newcastle , Edinburgh , Cardiff , Oxford 9,000
Our 21st annual festival takes place in St Andrews from 7-11 March 2018. We shall have “Borderlines” as a festival theme and propose to feature multiple Irish poets among more than 60 poets invited from around the world to take part in more than 100 events along with visual artists, film-makers, musicians, actors and other writers. We have had more than 16,000 attendances in recent years. United KingdomSt Andrews, Fife, Scotland850


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 148,000
21st Century Song will be a concert presented by Serious, in association with National Concert Hall, at the Barbican, London, on Monday 5th March 2018.United KingdomLondon47,000
Celtic Connections takes place in Glasgow each January featuring more than 300 music events over 18 days and attracting audiences of over 100,000. Annually the festival attracts international audiences which substantially benefit Scotland's tourism economy and generate substantial media interest. In 2018, the festival will run from Thursday 18th January - Sunday 4th February 2018.United KingdomGlasgow26,500
The Comhaltas in Britain 60th Anniversary Project 2018 has invited the Irish Concert Tour Group to stage concerts throughout Britain (February 16-24) as part of its celebrations. This invitation is extended due to the high quality of individual artists and the variety of solo and ensemble traditional music, step, sean-nós and set dancing, traditional singing (Gaeilge & English) and storytellingUnited KingdomLiverpool , Glasgow, Settle, North Yorkshire, Teeside OR Tyneside , Leeds, Leamington Spa, London12,000
Presentation by Serious of 'Slow Moving Clouds' across the UK in October 2018

United KingdomLondon, Saffron Walden, Southampton, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Gateshead, Edinburgh10,500
Performance at the Fishguard International Music Festival, July 2017 presenting music by contemporary Irish and US composers entitled Music from Ireland and the USAUnited KingdomFishguard7,000
Donal Lunny's Atlantic Arc Orchestra will bring together some of Ireland's most respected musicians and singers with singers from other Celtic countries for Cardiff's prestigious Festival of Voice /Millennium Centre for a concert, workshop and symposium, 6-9 June 2018. The production will showcase Ireland's profound musical influence and its openness towards new expressions of traditional music. United KingdomCardiff5,000
Diatribe Records presents a festival showcasing Jazz from Ireland in The Vortex, London to celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend March 17-18th 2018.United KingdomLondon5,000
Presentation by Contemporary Music Centre of 'New Music::New Ireland' London Showcase from 19 - 20 January 2018
United KingdomLondon5,000
The Outside Track will tour in Great Britain from Jan 14 – 29 2018, performing concerts at established venues around Scotland, England and the Channel IslandsUnited KingdomSaltaire, Kingskerswell , London, Gwaenysgor , Jersey, Peeble, Glenfarg5,000
The new Irish Cultural Centre in London Hammersmith will present a Series of Irish Master Musician Concerts, featuring some of Ireland's greatest traditional musicians and bands- This concert series will help to establish the new Irish Cultural Centre in London as a leading venue for the presentation of Irish Music and Culture of the highest quality. United KingdomLondon4,000
Kíla are undertaking a mini-tour around the UK in March. The tour will take in five different venues. the promotion will be by the venues themselves with much support work coming from Kíla.United KingdomWarwick, Manchester, Stockton, London4,000
Presented in Swansea in Wales through a series of concerts featuring Irish artists. Organised by NAWR (Rhodri Davies, Jenn Kirby, Dan Linn-Pearl, Rose Linn Pearl, Daryl Feehely).
The concerts will take place in the historic BBC Building in Swansea Studios at UWTSD.
The series will feature: Rachel Ni Chuinn, Analog On, Vicky Langan, Clang Sayne, Mick O'Shea, Softday and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.
United KingdomSwansea4,000
Presentation of Finbar Furey 'Don't Stop This Now' Tour in venues in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, London & Liverpool , UK from 4 - 9 April 2018

United KingdomBirmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Liverpool3,000
St. Patrick's Festival 2018 in partnership with HOME will present a cine-concert to celebrate the great Irish silent cinema filmmaker director Rex Ingram. To close the Irish Festival, a silent screening of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse plus live musical accompaniment by Matthew Nolan, Seán Mac Erlaine, Adrian Crowley and native Mancunian Barry Adamson. United KingdomManchester3,000
Presentation of 'Songs of Farewell' - A programme of English and Irish Choral Music at the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, HM Tower of London in May 2018

United KingdomLondon2,000
Ludlow English Song Weekend 6-8 April 2018 in Ludlow, Shropshire. Artistic Director, Iain Burnside. A celebration of the connections between Britain and Ireland in music and poetry with Irish performers and composers.United KingdomLudlow2,000
Sean Clancy undertaking a 'solo tour of electronic music with text projections' at Huddersfield contemporary music festival in November 2018, Cafe Oto, London in January 2018, Playlist, Southampton in March 2018, Crofters Rights, Bristol in May 2018 and Centrala/Frontiers Festival, Birmingham in June 2018United KingdomLeeds/Huddersfiled/Bristol/Birmingham/London/Southampton1,500
Cryptic will select the best international audio visual work with a view to presenting high a quality programme in London in April 2018. We would like to propose one major live performance by Irish electronic music duo Lakker as part of Sonica London at Kings Place which will be produced and presented by Cryptic. United KingdomLondon1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 175,800
We plan on touring a Beckett double bill of All That Fall & Cascando to five UK venues in Autumn 2018. United KingdomWarwick, Manchester, Poole, Chester, Kent50,000
A UK tour of our 21 year anniversary production of The Beckett Trilogy (Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable) touring to Brighton and Edinburgh. And How It Is by Samuel Beckett making its UK premiere at The Print Room, London following its World Premiere at Everyman Theatre, Cork in Feb 2018. United KingdomLondon, Brighton, Edinburgh20,000
Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to present, as a part of the 2018 International Festival theatre season, Druid Theatre's production of "Waiting for Godot" directed by Garry Hynes and featuring The Druid Ensemble actors. We hope to schedule approximately 7 performances at the Royal Lyceum Theatre between 3 and 12 August 2018.United KingdomEdinburgh20,000
Hamnet is a Dead Centre/Abbey Theatre co-production starring Ollie West as the son of Shakespeare who died when he was 11 years old. It is being presented at Bristol (Mayfest) 14-16 May; Glasgow (Tramway) on 19th May; and London (Southbank Centre) 26-28 May.United KingdomBristol; Glasgow; London18,000
Theatre Lovett will open the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 28 May 2018, at the Traverse Theatre. ‘A Feast of Bones’, by Frances Kay in collaboration with Theatre Lovett, premiered at 2013 Dublin Theatre Festival. Cast includes Louis Lovett, leading vocalist Lisa Lambe, Nico Brown, Martin Brunsden (Hot House Flowers). Directed by Muireann AhernUnited KingdomEdinburgh18,000
The 2016 Abbey Theatre production is being revived in 2018 as a co-production between the Abbey Theatre & the Lyric Hammersmith, London. It will play at the Lyric 15 March - 7 April 2018 & the Gaiety, Dublin 25 April - 5 May 2018. Direction by Sean Holmes, Set Design by Jon Bausor, Costume Design by Catherine Fay, Lighting Design by Paul Keogan, Sound Design by Phillip Stewart.United KingdomLondon17,500
Presentation by MALAPROP Theatre of double-bill 'LOVE+ and BlackCatfishMusketeer' at Omnibus Theatre, London from 10 - 29 April 2018
United KingdomLondon14,500
Presentation by Branar Téatar do Pháistí of 10 performances of How to Catch a Star, part of the opening season, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London 23 - 27 August 2018.United KingdomLondon9,500
Fishamble has been invited to present five performances of THE HUMOURS OF BANDON by Margaret McAuliffe at the Brighton Festival in the UK, from 16-20 May, 2018. United KingdomBrighton4,000
Fishamble has been invited to present FORGOTTEN by Pat Kinevane at the Dundee Rep Theatre and Paisley Arts Centre in Scotland in May 2018. United KingdomDundee, Paisley2,500
Fishamble has been invited to present two performances of Underneath by Pat Kinevane at Warwick Arts Center on 29th-30th November, 2018. United KingdomCoventry1,800


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 55,000
The Barbican will present the UK premiere of the Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production of The Second Violinist on its main stage in the Theatre in London as part of its autumn season. There will be 3 performances - 6th to 8th Sept 2018.United KingdomLondon55,000

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 86,700
Presentation by Sean Lynch of 'Bandits Live Comfortably In The Ruins' at Groundwork, Cornwall, at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, and at the Ronchini Gallery, London on dates from April - December 2018United KingdomCornwall, Southampton, London20,000
Present Jesse Jones, Tremble Tremble, at Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh. Filling the Georgian Gallery of the University of Edinburgh’s gallery, Tremble Tremble will inspire a wider curatorial project around it, resulting in a group exhibition ranging across all the galleries of Talbot Rice, from Oct 2018 until Jan 2019, a collaboration between artist, Jesse Jones and curator, Tessa Giblin.United KingdomEdinburgh14,800
STATE OF PRINT is a proposition initiated by a collective of artists Dr. Paul Liam Harrison, Sct, Catherine Hehir, Irl, Scott Hudson,Sct, Des MacMahon, Irl, Noelle Noonan, Irl & Suzannah O Reilly, Irl. The project will manifest in Centerspace & Weave, Dundee, Feb 2018 The WORM, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Feb 2018, The Sydney Nolan Trust, Wales and Spike Island, Bristol (TBC).United KingdomDundee, Aberdeen, Bristol , Powys10,000
This application supports the realisation of an exhibition of new sculptural works by Irish artist Siobhán Hapaska. Taking place from October 2018–January 2019 in the main space of John Hansard Gallery’s new building in the heart of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter, this exhibition will enable Hapaska to reach new audiences, presenting cutting edge contemporary art that celebrate Irish culture.United KingdomSouthampton8,000
'When Plants Remember,' is an art installation to be exhibited at The National Trust - Henry Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire, (12th November – 2nd December 2018.)
The show will also be exhibited at The International Symposium, “Adorning our new Biosphere,” in association with the Centre for Contemporary Art & the Natural World, Devon. (1 – 6th Nov 2018)
United KingdomFirst show:- Devon. Second show:- Wiltshire7,000
Participation by Stoney Road Press in the London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre, London from 17 - 21 January 2018
United KingdomLondon6,000
The London Original Print Fair in 2018 is celebrating its 33rd edition. Over 50 international print dealers and publishers - representing the worlds leading authorities on the print medium - both contemporary and historical will be open to the public from May 3rd - 6th 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.United KingdomLondon6,000
London Art Fair at Islington's Business Design Centre,London, UK from 17 - 21 January 2018United KingdomLondon5,000
A solo exhibition of Maria McKinney's body of work "Sire" at the University of Reading’s Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) in summer 2018. United KingdomReading3,500
“Dumb Listening’s” proposes to present a new sonic installation, made specifically for the Museum of Contemporary Art, London from 1-28th July 2018. This exhibition will showcase the first international, solo presentation of work by Irish artist Richard Carr.United KingdomLondon3,000
I have been selected to take part in Collect Open- a high end applied arts fair run by the Crafts Council Uk, in the Saatchi Gallery in February 2018United KingdomLondon2,000
Digital art installations to be exhibited at Rye Creative Centre, Rye, England in February 2018, by Shane Finan (solo). The title of the exhibitionUnited KingdomRye1,400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 175,000
Presentation by ANU & CoisCéim Dance Theatre of 'THESE ROOMS - an evolution' by David Bolger, Owen Boss, Louise Lowe at LIFT Festival, London from 4 - 22 June 2018

United KingdomLondon & various (tbc)125,000
Applying for annual support of the London Irish Centre's 2018 cultural programme, themed 'Across the Water'.

Through 2018, 100 Irish artists will come to London to perform for our audiences, engage with the cultural landscape and promote Irish culture.

It will feature concerts, festivals, showcases, talks and exhibitions, mostly at the LIC but also in partner venues.
United KingdomLondon50,000

Total for Britain 2018 2017: €796,391