Outcome Grant Summer 2017


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 12,000
Presentation of exhibition 'Inhabiting the Bageion: architecture as critique' at the Athens Biennale, Greece from 13 - 29 October 2017



Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 3,200
Clowns without Borders performing 'Wonder Full' in Kurdistan, Iraq from November - December 2017


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 9,750
Presentation of 'Wrongheaded' at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Dance Festival from 8 - 9 November 2017United KingdomCardiff4,000
Performance by Isabella Oberlander at 'Wounded Deer' at the Convent Gallery, Daylesford. Victoria, Australia from 1 - 31 October 2017 AustraliaDaylesford3,000
Presentation of Croí Glan’s 'Remote' as part of Intercontinental Collaborations #7 in San Francisco, USA from 2 - 5 November 2017United StatesSan Francisco2,750


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 21,000
Screening of Irish film at Irish Screen America Film Festival 2017 in Los Angeles and New York, USA from 22 September - 16 October 2017 United StatesLos Angeles, New York11,000
Presentation of Irish film at The Irish Reels Film Festival at the SIFF Film Center in Seattle, USA from 29 September– 1 October 2017United StatesSeattle5,000
Presentation of Irish Film London Autumn/Winter Season at venues in the UK from mid September - December 2017

United KingdomLondon5,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 49,200
Children's Books Ireland presenting the Irish national stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy, from 26–29 March 2018

Participation by seven Irish authors and poets as part of the focus on Ireland at the 20th Singapore Writers Festival 2017 in Singapore from 3 - 12 November 2017

Participation by Irish artists at the Los Gatos Irish Writers' Festival 2017 in California, USA from 5 - 8 October 2017
United StatesLos Gatos4,000
Readings by Irish poets at RiflessiDiVersi in Magione, Italy from 27 - 30 September 2017

ItalyPerugia, Magione2,000
Readings by Ed O'Loughlin at three writers festivals in Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa, Canada in October 2017CanadaCalgary, Vancouver, Ottawa1,700
Readings by Irish poet Gabriel Rosenstock at the Goa LitFest and the Kerala LitFest, India from 7 - 10 December 2017 and 7 - 10 February 2018IndiaGoa/ Mumbai/ Calicut1,400
Attendance by O'Brien Press at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Bologna, Italy from 26 - 29 March 2018
Jack Lynch and Len Graham performing at the St. John's International Storytelling Festival, Newfoundland , Canada from 10 - 15 October 2017

CanadaSt. Johns, Newfoundland1,200
Participation by poet Lorna Shaughnessy in the Kritya International Poetry Festival 2017 at Trivandrum, Kerala, India from 9 - 11 November 2017 IndiaTrivandrum1,200
Participation by Pat Boran at the 3rd International Literary Festival in Nicosia and Platres, Cyprus from 3 - 6 November 2017 CyprusNicosia, Nicosia, old city, within the Venetian Walls, Platres1,000
Paul McVeigh undertaking a Literary Tour in Australia, Bali, Malaysia and Singapore from 24 October - 3 December 2017

Malaysia, IndonesiaGeorge Town, Ubud, Kuala Lumpur1,000
Readings by Irish poets Thomas McCarthy and Mary O'Malley at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester on 14 November 2017 United KingdomManchester600
Readings by Shane Hegarty from his "Darkmouth" book series at the Lesefest International Festival for children in Germany from 6-11 November 2017
GermanyMarburg and several smaller vilages in Hessen (see list)500
Poetry reading by Kerrie O'Brien at the Shakespeare & Company Bookshop in Paris on 14 September 2017FranceParis400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 170,050
Presentation by Plankton Co. Ltd. of The Chieftains Tour of Japan from 23 November to 9 December 2017JapanSaitama, Shiga, Hyogo, Aichi, Tokyo, Nagano, Kanagawa25,000
Wallis Bird undertaking an Australian Tour and also a performance in Japan from 5 November - 4 December 2017 AustraliaMelbounre, Sydney, Brisbane, Wauchope, Bellingen, Grafton, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby, Katoomba, Sheffield, Cygnet, Hobart, Halls Gap, Melbourne8,000
Performances by 'Breaking Trad' at the Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland, Illawarra Folk Festival, NSW and Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania, Australia from 30 December 2017 - 1 January 2018AustraliaWoodford, Bulli NSW, Hobart/Cygnet 7,500
Chamber Choir Ireland performing 'Music from Ireland and the USA' at LUNALIA as part of the Flanders Festival Mechelen/Kempen, Belgium on 6 May 2018 BelgiumMechelen7,000
Skipper's Alley undertaking a USA Tour from 4 - 22 October 2017 United StatesBoston Heights, Rochester, Cumberland, Beacon, Shepherdstown, Chicago, Miluakee, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids7,000
Performance by Irish musicians at "Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival" in Fremantle, Australia from 5 - 14 January 2018AustraliaFremantle6,000
Presentation of the 22nd Irish Christmas Festival with performances from The Alan Kelly Gang, Connla and Liam Scanlon in Austria, Switzerland and Germany from 23 November - 16 December 2017Austria, Germany, Switzerland, ItalySt.Johann in Tirol, Esslingen, Winterthur, Götzis, Imst, Weer in Tirol, Salzburg, Ried, St.Pölten, Laakirchen, Bad Ischl, Öblarn, Tricesimo, Feldkirchen, Bleiburg, Bruck an der Mur, Vienna , Baden, Grafenegg, Oslip5,000
Presentation of Avant Music Night 2017: featuring music by Irish composers performed by Concorde ensemble at San Wan Ho Civic Centre, Hong Kong on 4 November 2017

Hong KongHong Kong5,000
Presentation by Ceol Productions of 'Irish Christmas in America' featuring vocalists Seamus Begley and Niamh Farrell, musicians Grainne Hambly and Sean Gavin and dancers from 23 November - 17 December 2017 United StatesColorado Springs, Denver, Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Auburn, Brea, Torrance, Manchester, Patchogue, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Dublin, Wilmington, Lancaster, Cedar Rapids, Rochester, Chicago5,000
Performances from Sharon Shannon, The Young Folk, Reálta, and Cúig at Irish Nights Kammgarn in Schaffhausen, Switzerland from 22 - 25 November 2017SwitzerlandSchaffhausen5,000
Performance by JigJam at the Arts Northwest Conference at Broadway Theatre, Tacoma, Washington, USA from 9 - 11 October 2017United StatesTacoma4,750
Performances by leading uilleann pipers at locations around the world including the USA, United Kingdom, Argentina, Singapore, Italy and Czech Republic as part of International Uilleann Piping Day 2017 on 4 November 2017United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Singapore, Italy, BelgiumEast Durham, London, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Venice, Modave4,500
Magnetic Music GmbH presenting the Irish Folk Festival tour 2017 in Switzerland and Germany from 20 October - 18 November 2017

Switzerland, GermanyLaufenburg, Luzern, Visp, Nürnberg, Ravensburg, Germering, Selb, Konstanz, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Mainz, Velbert, Uelzen, Bad Oyenhausen, Coesfelf, Hannover, Bremerhaven, Neuenhaus, Worpswede, Neubrandenburg, Buchholz, Berlin, Rostock, Hamburg4,500
Performance of Irish artists Len Graham, Jack Lynch, New Road, Buttons and Bows and Gatehouse at the Copenhagen Irish Festival 2017, Denmark from 2 - 4 November 20174,000
Presentation of 'The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest 2017' in UK from 23 - 26 November 2017 United KingdomBirmingham4,000
Cordeen undertaking a tour of Newfoundland, Canada from 6 - 26 September 2017 CanadaNEWFOUNDLAND St. John's, Ferryland, Brigus, Placentia, Green's Harbout, St. John's, Freshwater, Renews, Arnold's Cove, English Harbour, Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada, Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada, Placentia, Newfoundland, Canada, Greens Habour, Newfoundland, Canada, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Freshwater, Newfoundland, Canada, Renews, Arnolds Cove, English Harbour3,500
Hare Squead undertaking a European tour including performances in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Reykjavík from 30 October - 8 November 2017United KingdomDublin, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Reykjavík3,500
Paul McNamara undertaking a Canadian tour including, Toronto, Halifax, Nova Scotia from 28 September - 4 November 2017CanadaToronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, New Brunswick, Collingwood, Prince Edward Island, Halifax, Wolfville,3,500
Performances by Irish band Flook at “Chasty Sveta” St. Petersburg's Annual World Music festival, Russia on 9 September 2017 and at the Central House of Artists Moscow on 10 September 2017Russian FederationSt. Petersburg , Moscow3,500
The Gloaming undertaking Autumn Tour 2017 at venues in the USA, Canada and Europe from 11 - 23 October 2017United States, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, LatviaBerkeley, Davis, Vancouver, KOLN, Prague, Liepaja3,500
Talos undertaking tour in the UK from 29 September - 4 October 2017 United KingdomVarious3,000
Performances by Irish musicians at Schottenfest 2017, Vienna, Austria from 29 November 3 December 2017AustriaVienna3,000
Participation by Irish composers at the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) Festival in Vancouver, Canada from 2 - 8 November 2017CanadaVancouver3,000
The Finnish Irish Society presenting the 32nd Irish Festival in Finland from 26 September - 1 October 2017
FinlandHelsinki, Hämeenlinna3,000
Musicians supporting Tommy Fleming in US tour from 1 - 10 October 2017 United StatesNew York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Washington3,000
Irish Newfoundland Traditional Music Foundation presenting the 8th Annual Feile Seamus Creagh, Newfoundland, Canada, from 6 - 10 September 2017

CanadaSt. John's, Bay Bulls, Freshwater and Ferryland3,000
Aerie undertaking a European tour to include Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria from 10 - 23 October and a tour of China from 16 - 29 November 2017 Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria, ChinaLucerne, Aachen, Lugano, Basel, Trieste, Venice, Graz, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzheng2,800
Performance by the Led Farmers at the Copenhagen World Music Festival from 6-10 September 2017 DenmarkCopenhagen2,500
Presentation of 'A Series of Irish Magical Master Concerts' at the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, UK during October, November, December 2017 United KingdomLondon2,500
Performance by The Young Folk at the Kansas City Irish Festival , USA from 1 - 3 September 2017 United StatesKansas City2,500
Irish composer Ann Cleare in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia for performances of newly-written piece on 28 October, 1, 3 and 6 November 2017AustraliaPerth, Sydney, Melbourne2,500
Diatribe presenting Match&Fuse European events featuring Irish musicians Brendan Doherty, Chris Guilfoyle and Sam Comerford in Switzerland, UK, France and Belgium on dates from September - December 2017

Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, BelgiumZürich, Marsden, London, Newcastle, Birmingham, Toulouse, Lyon, Tours, TBC2,000
Performance by Sean Tyrrell of 'The Message of Peace' in the U.S.A and Canada from 5 - 31 October 2017 United States, CanadaFairfield, St Louis, Little Rock, Chadds Ford , Portland, Chatham, New York, Cranston, Boston, Kitchener, Akron, OH, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Montreal, Brockville, Kingston , Toronto2,000
Performance by Dervish as part of The Irish Cultural Centre's Launch programme 'Irish Magical Master Concerts' at The New Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith, London, UK on 30 September 2017United KingdomLondon2,000
Performance by Quiet Music Ensemble at Sacrum Profanum festival, Krakow, Poland on 1 October 2017PolandKrakow2,000
Headline performance by Irish traditional group Réalta at 'The Bagpipes of the World' festival in Moscow, Russia on 7 October 2017Russian FederationMoscow2,000
Performance by Máire Ní Chathasaigh at the Northern Lights Harp Festival, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada from 13 - 15 October followed by a Canadian/USA tour from 16 October - 19 November 2017

Anna Mitchell band tour of Germany and Netherlands from 31 October - 10 November 2017
GermanyMülheim , Schwabich Hall, Langenau, Bad Saulgau, Bamberg, Dillenburg, Langenberg, Norderstadt1,500
Fintan Vallely performing Compánach with uilleann piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín and fiddle-player Gerry O'Connor in Germany from 16 - 18 September 2017 GermanyHöfingen (near Stuttgart), Stuttgart, Munich1,200
TIMSIG presenting Glenntown Irish music festival 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden from 5 - 8 October 2017

Performance by composer Mike Glennon of 'Miserere 2.0' at the Research Pavilion 2017, Venice Biennale from 29 September - 1 October 2017ItalyVenice1,000
Performance by Patrick Joseph Keenan at the Samhain Festival, St Petersburg, Russia on 29 October 2017

Russian FederationSt. Petersburg1,000
Performance of Breanndan O Beaglaoich at Jig n Reel Irish Traditional Music Week, in Seoul, South Korea from 3 - 8 November 2017
Korea, Republic ofChuncheon, Seoul, Seoul750
Leonard Barry and Leonard Podolak undertaking a tour of Canada from 19 September - 1 October 2017 CanadaVarious650
Performance by Four Winds band at the Festival Babieca Folk in Burgos, Spain on 2 December 2017SpainBurgos600


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 149,100
Dead Centre's productions of Hamnet, Chekhov's First Play and LIPPY in Holland, Georgia, Czech Republic, Italy and Russia in August, September, October, and November 2017

NetherlandsSee above95,000
Presentation of 'Alien Documentary' at Accent Hall Harmonie Theatre in Leeuwarden, European Capital of Culture 2018, Netherlands from 9 - 11 May 2018 NetherlandsLeeuwarden17,000
Presentation by Cahoots of 'Shh! We Have a Plan', at venues across the USA from 12 February - 11 May 2018United States, CanadaWest Palm Beach, Charlston, Fayetteville, Lancaster, Madison, Houghton, Saulte Sainte Marie, Kitchener, Des Moines, Beaver Creek, Albuquerque, Palm Desert, Costa Mesa, Las Vegas, Urbana, Flint, Manchester, Westhampton Beach, Burlington, Poughkeepsie, Miami, Great Barrington16,000
Presentation by Fishamble of the Pat Kinevane Trilogy at The Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles, USA in Spring 2018 United StatesLos Angels8,000
Presentation by Brokentalkers of 'Have I No Mouth' at the LOKAL International Performing Arts Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland on 15 November 2017

IcelandReykjavik 7,000
Presentation of 'Charolais' a one-woman theatrical production at the Irish Center Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA from 29 September - 1 October 2017United StatesCincinnati2,000
Performance of 'The Woman is Present: Women's Stories of WWII' at 360° Crisis Trauma Hope Festival in Bielefeld, Germany from 13-19 November 2017Germany, SerbiaBielefeld, Belgrade1,500
Performance of 'The Man in the Woman's Shoes' at the Perth Theatre, Perth, Scotland from 20 - 27 October 2017
United KingdomPerth1,400
Presentation by Michael James Ford of 'Buridan's Ass' and 'The Happy Prince' on behalf of Bewley's Cafe Theatre at Le Theatre 9 in Avignon, France from 9 - 12 November 2017FranceAvignon1,200

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 186,400
Presentation of solo exhibition by Amanda Coogan entitled "I’ll sing you a song from around the town” at The Niemeyer Centre, Aviles, Spain in October/November 2017
Participation by four Irish artists in exhibition “Truth: 24 frames per second” at Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), Dallas, Texas, from 22 October 2017 - 28 January 2018United StatesDallas20,000
Presentation by the Science Gallery of joint exhibition tour ILLUSION and SEEING to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, USA from 18 November - 19 February 2018United StatesPortland15,000
Mother's tankstation exhibiting a curated presentation by Maggie Madden, Mairead O’hEocha, Sebastian Lloyd Rees and Yuri Pattison at Paris Internationale, France from 18 - 22 October 2017 and exhibiting a solo project by Irish artist Yuri Pattison at Art Basel Miami Beach, USA from 7 - 10 December 2017France, United StatesParis, Miami12,000
Presentation of Jesse Jones exhibition entitled 'Tremble tremble' at LASALLE’s Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore from 4 November 2017 - 31 January 2018SingaporeSingapore10,000
Presentation of 'We Only Want the Earth!' with Irish artists at the Adobe Back Room, San Francisco, USA from February – April 2018United StatesSan Francisco10,000
MART presenting exhibition of Irish artists entitled 'Activating Pangea: Acts to Objects' featuring Aine Phillips, Amanda Coogan, Helen Mac Mahon, Margaret O'Brien, Katherine Nolan, Eleanor Lawler and Laura O’Connor in Los Angeles, California, USA from 14 March - 29 April 2018

United StatesLos Angeles9,000
Kerlin Gallery exhibiting Irish art at Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida, USA from the 7-10 December 2017
United StatesMiami Beach6,000
Kerlin Gallery exhibiting Irish art at the Westbund Art and Design fair in Shanghai West Bund, China from 10 - 12 November 2017
Presentation of Irish art at the NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach, Florida, USA from 7 - 10 December 2017United StatesMiami6,000
Presentation of Irish art at Art Dusseldorf, Germany from 17 - 19 November 2017 GermanyDusseldorf6,000
Presentation by Gibbons & Nicholas of an exhibition of works by Irish artists Peter Burns, Anita Groener and Helen O'Leary at Context Art Miami, USA, 5 - 10 December 2017United StatesMiami6,000
Presentation of solo exhibition by Joseph Walsh at the Tsubaki Shrine Japan from 9 November - 30 December 2017 JapanSuzuka, Mie Prefecture5,000
MART presenting exhibition of Irish artists featuring James L Hayes, Aoibheann Greenan, David Lunney and Jane Fogarty at the Art Market Budapest, Hungary from 12 - 15 October 2017
Presentation of exhibition by Sean Lynch and Michele Horrigan entitled 'Stone Mad' at the W OR M, Aberdeen, Scotland from 8 September - 21 October 2017United KingdomAberdeen5,000
Presentation of photographic exhibition by Noel Bowler entitled ‘Union’ at the Waterfront Gallery, University of Suffolk from 14 September - 31 October 2017, at the RPS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan from 10 - 20 January 2018 and at the Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK from September - 31 October 2018 United Kingdom, JapanIpswich, Suffolk, Tokyo, Bradford4,000
The Molesworth Gallery to exhibit at The START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 14 - 17 September 2017United KingdomLondon4,000
Performance by The Aesthetics Group of 'I see Birds Flying over the White House'at the Research Pavilion in Venice, Italy from 30 September - 1 October 2017ItalyVenice4,000
Gibbons & Nicholas presenting a solo exhibition by Marty Kelly at Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK from 14 - 17 September 2017United KingdomLondon4,000
Presentation by The National Gallery of Victoria exhibition entitled 'Incoming' by Richard Mosse at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia from 15 December 2017 - 14 April 2018AustraliaMelbourne4,000
Presentation of a solo exhibition of new work by Nevan Lahart entitled 'Paint Generated Images' at KRIEG, Hasselt, Belgium from 28 September 2017 - 19 November 2017BelgiumHasselt3,000
Presentation by the Oliver Sears Gallery of work by Irish artists; Claire Curneen, Sasha Sykes and Liam Flynn at TRESOR Contemporary Craft in Basel, Switzerland from 20 - 24 September 2017SwitzerlandBasel3,000
Participation by Irish artists in exhibition 'Boondocks III Hannover' - Urban Performance days at Ihmezentrum (Ihme Centre), Hannover, Germany from 25 August - 24 September 2017
Presentation of work by Irish artists Darek Fortas and Neil Carroll at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 at BALTIC, Gateshead and BALTIC’s project space BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne from 29 September - 26 November 2017 and Block 336, London from 27 January - 3 March 2018United KingdomGateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, London2,500
Participation by Jane Jermyn in an international exhibition of contemporary ceramics entitled 'A Journey of Transformation' at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India from 22 -27 November 2017 IndiaNew Delhi2,000
Presentation of 'The Souvenir Shop Project' at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester from 2 November - 21 December 2017United KingdomManchester2,000
Presentation of solo exhibition by Colin Crotty entitled 'Taking Turns' at Matthias Erngtes Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany from 10 September - 21 October 2017
Presentation of solo exhibition by David Eager Maher entitled 'Villa' at Galerie Drei Ringe, Leipzig, Germany 12 September -20 October 2017 GermanyLeipzig1,500
Presentation of Mark Curran's exhibition 'THE MARKET' at Galerie Le Bleu du Ciel in Lyon, France from 25 September - 25 November 2017
Participation by Irish artist Mark Garry in an exhibition entitled 'Transitions Ep. 4' presented by curator Sheena Malone at Dada Post Berlin, Germany from 2 September 2017 - 14 October 2017 GermanyBerlin1,300
Presentation of solo exhibition by Michael Whelan, ‘The Good Soil’ at GREY NOISE Gallery in Dubai, UAE from 11 November 2017 - 15 January 2018 United Arab EmiratesDubai1,200
Presentation of exhibition by Susan Leen ‘Here be monsters’ at Gallerie Les Moulin, France from 15 October - 17 November 2017 FranceSeine et Marne1,000
Performance by El Putnam of “Stakes in the Muck” a performance incorporating digital media at the Research Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Italy from 29 September - 1 October 2017ItalyVenice900
Participation by Irish artists exhibition entitled 'Surface Tension' at Detroit Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden from 31 October - 6 November 2017



Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 11,000
Presentation of "The Cáceres Irish Fleadh 2017" in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain from 26 - 29 October 2017 SpainCáceres5,000
Participation of Irish artists at iBAMChicago2017 at the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago from 26 - 29 October 2017

United StatesChicago4,000
The Tyneside Irish Cultural Society hosting the Tyneside Irish festival at the Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK from 15 - 22 October 2017

United KingdomNewcastle upon Tyne2,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 1,500
Performance by electronic music duo Lakker of 'Struggle & Emerge' and 'Tundra' from 2 - 3 November in Glasgow and presentation of installation 'Struggle and Emergence' in Tramway, Glasgow from 26 October - 4 November 2017

United KingdomGlasgow1,500

Total for Summer 2017: €613,200