Outcome Grant Autumn 2017


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 38,500
Nordic tour by Fidget Feet of 'Strange Feathers' in Iceland, Greenland, Denmark and Norway on dates from April - September 2018Iceland, Greenland, Denmark, NorwayReykjavik, Nuuk, Copenhagen , Asker22,000
Presentation by Tumble Circus of 'Unsuitable' in Western Australia from 8 January – 17 February 2018AustraliaMargaret River, Perth, Mandurah10,000
Clowns Without Borders performing 'Spring Sprung' as part of Al Jana's Spring Festival in towns and Syrian/Palestinian refugee camps around Lebanon from 24 March – 14 April 2018LebanonBeruit6,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 109,000
Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre's international tour of Swan Lake/Loch na hEala to New Zealand, Korea, Germany, UK, Canada from March - July 2018
New Zealand, Korea, Republic of, Germany, United Kingdom, CanadaWellington, Seoul, Cologne, Manchester, Toronto63,000
Presentation by The New Zealand Festival of Swan Lake/Lock Na HEALA in St James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand from 14-17 March 2017New ZealandWellington24,000
Presentation by Ballet Ireland of 'Titanic' (working Title) at the Apollo Theatre, Siegen, Germany from 5 - 6 October 2018GermanySiegen12,000
Participation by Irish musicians and dancers in The Moscow Traditional Music & Dance Festival as part of Irish Week, Moscow, Russia from 16 - 19 March 2018

Russian FederationMoscow7,000
Presentation by Ruairí Donovan and Mica Sigourney of AMTNRMT at CounterPulse, San Francisco from 17 - 18 March 2018 United StatesSan Francisco 3,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 48,500
ARCHIMEDIA presenting IrishFilmFest 11 in Rome from 21 - 25 March 2018

Screening of the best of contemporary Irish film at The 18th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston in Somerville Massachusetts 22 - 25 March 2018United StatesSomerville8,000
Showcasing Irish films in Moscow and St Petersburg as part of the 11th Moscow Irish Film Festival (MIFF), Russia from 14 - 25 March 2017 Russian FederationMoscow (pop. 12 mln), St.Petersburg (pop. 8 mln)7,000
Screening of Irish short film programme at Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands from 12- 15 April 2018NetherlandsNijmegen6,000
Screening of 25 Irish films at the 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival, USA between 26 April- 3 May 2018United StatesNewport Beach, Costa Mesa5,000
Screening of Irish films at The Capital Irish Film Festival in Silver Spring, USA between 1-4 March 2018United StatesSilver Spring4,000
Presentation of the 4th Irish-Australian Film Festival in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Australia from 11 - 21 April and July 2018

AustraliaSydney, Melbourne, Perth3,000
Screening of Irish Films at 'Shebeen Flick Irish Film Festival Berlin 2018' in Moviemento Kino, Berlin, Germany on 10 - 11 and 15 - 18 March 2018

GermanyBerlin and Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf2,000
Presentation of Irish films as part of The 21st Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Art Institute of Chicago from 9 March - 5 April 2018United StatesChicago1,500
Experimental Film Society Screenings at Alfredo Pareja film theatre in Quito, Ecuador between 16 - 18 March 2018 and at ‘Process’ festival in Riga, Latvia between 21 - 25 March 2018
Ecuador, LatviaQuito, Riga1,400
Screening of Terremoto Santo (Holy Tremor) at the 68th Berlinale Cinema festival, Berlin, Germany from 15 - 25 February 2018 GermanyBerlin1,200
Screening of Atoosa Pour Hosseini's 'Refining the Senses' at Experimental Film Festival 'Process' in Riga, Latvia between 21 and 25 March 2018LatviaRiga400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 50,700
Presentation by Poetry Ireland and Irish Writers Centre of Bualadh Boston, a mini festival of Irish literature in Boston from 2 - 3 March 2018United StatesBoston , Chicago 11,000
Participation by Irish writers Nuala NiChonchuir, William Wall, Evelyn Conlon, Alan McMonagle, Billy O’Callaghan, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne , Paul McVeigh and Mary Morrissy in 'Beyond History:The Radiance of the Short Story' in Lisbon, Portugal from 27- 30 June 2018PortugalLisbon5,000
Participation by Irish artists Liam Carson, Amanda Bell, Paddy Bushe, Alan Titley and Conor Kostick at the Kerala Literary Festival at Calicut, Kerala, India from 8 -11 February 2018 IndiaCalicut ( Kozhikode)5,000
Participation by three Irish Writers in the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California from 28 - 29 April 2018

United StatesBerkeley5,000
Participation of Irish writers at The Auckland Writers Festival, Auckland, New Zealand from 15-20 May 2018New ZealandAuckland4,000
Readings by Colette Bryce and Peter Sirr at “Irish Poetry Evenings" at VERSeFest International Poetry Festival, Ottawa, Canada on 24 March 2018 and in St. John’s, Newfoundland on 26 March 2018 CanadaOttawa, Ontario; St. John's, Newfoundland3,500
Presentation by Poetry Ireland of readings by four Irish poets at the O, Miami festival, Miami on 26 April 2018 United StatesMiami 3,000
Participation by PJ Lynch in the Scribblers Children's Literature and Arts Festival in Perth, Australia from 7 - 13 May 2018

Reading by Evelyn Conlon at the Newcastle Writers’ Festival, New South Wales, and a complementary series of readings in other cities, Australia from 6 - 8 April 2018AustraliaNewcastle, New South Wales, Sydney, Wollongong2,000
Attendance by Jessie Lendennie Publisher at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair, The Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside, Tampa, Florida from 7 - 10 March 2018
United StatesTampa2,000
Little Island Books attending Bologna Children's Book Fair, Bologna, Italy, from 26 - 29 March 2018

Literary readings by writer Colin Barrett, poet Kathy D'Arcy, and poet and writer Niamh Prior as part of Contemporary Irish Voices in Literature at the University of Tampa, Florida, USA on 12 March 2018United StatesTampa1,200
Futa Fata participating in the Bologna Childrens Book Fair, Bologna, Italy from 26 - 28 March 2018

Readings by Irish poet Eamonn P. Lynskey at the Association of Writers and Writers' Programs (AWP) convention and at other venues in Tampa, Florida USA from 4 - 7 March 2018 United StatesTampa1,000
Irish Poet Anne Fitzgerald participating in The Association of Writers & Writing Conference Bookfair, at the Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside, Florida, USA from 7 - 10 March 2018United StatesTampa1,000
Readings by Sarah Clancy at the Festival International de Poesia de Granada, Nicaragua from 11 - 17 February 2018NicaraguaGranada950
Participation by IBBY Ireland in the Bologna International Book Fair Bologna, Italy from 26 - 29 March 2018


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 183,100
Performance by the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Essen and at the Heidelberg Fruhling Festival, Germany on 25 and 27 March 2018 GermanyEssen, Heidelberg41,000
The Young Folk undertaking a New Zealand / Australia tour from 9 February - 5 April 2018 New Zealand, AustraliaDunedin, Christchurch, Okarito, Nelson, Picton, Wellington, Paraparaumu, East End Cafe, Whangarei, Auckland, Auburn, Adelaide, Meadows, Mildura , Echuca, Bendigo, Geelong, Drysdale, St Kilda, Mornington, Flemington, Melbourne, Yackandandah, Canberra, Sydney10,000
Camerata Ireland undertaking a US tour from 6 - 8 March 2018
Socks in the Frying Pan tour of the USA from 10 January - 5 April 2018United StatesKansas CIty, New York, Wilmington, Asheville, Tarpon Springs, Redmond, Hailey, Des Moines, Crescent City, Helena, Deer Lodge, Evanston, Spearfish, Valdez, Kodiak, Cordova8,000
Tour of USA by We Banjo 3 from 4 January - 28 March 2018United StatesKent, Bellingham, Portland, Tucson, Flagstaff, Pleasanton, Old Saybrook, Boothbay Harbour, Somerville, Washington DC, Frederick, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, St Cloud, Muncie, Cincinnatti, Ann Arbor8,000
Tour of the USA by Dervish from 1-31 March 2018United StatesRoanoke, Asheville, Germantown, Sheridan, Mt.Vernon, Edmonds, Forest Grove, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Pittsfield, Pt. Washington, Boston8,000
Lúnasa undertaking a 20th anniversary concert tour of the US from 20 February - 24 March 2018 United StatesDetails of all cities on attachment8,000
Four week tour of Australia and New Zealand John McSherry, Donal O Connor and Niall Hanna from 28 February - 4 April 2018 Australia, New ZealandSydney, Cobargo, Port Fairy, Oakleigh, Yakandandah , Bathurst, Canberra, TBC, Illawarra6,000
USA spring tour by Skipper's Alley from 3 - 17 March 2018 United StatesCalais, Syracuse, Barre, Calumet, Jackson, Marietta6,000
JigJam performing at Dolly Parton's Festival of Nations, Tennessee, USA from 16 March - 9 April 2018 followed by tour of the midwest until 24 April 2018 United StatesPigeon Forge, Chippewa Falls, Minneapolis5,000
Performance by the Royal Irish Academy of Music percussion ensemble of 'Biting the Big Apple' at NYU Steinhardt and Lehman College, New York from 27 - 30 March 2018 United StatesNew York, New York 5,000
Goitse undertaking a Coast to Coast tour of the USA from 24 February - 18 March 2018United StatesWest Chester, Appleton, Platteville, Quincy, Utica, Aiken, SC, Tyron, NC , New York City (Manhattan), Derry, NH , Orono, ME , Rockport , Davis, Chico5,000
Magnetic Music GmbH presenting the Irish Heartbeat Tour in Germany from 6 - 24 March 2018

Germany, AustriaElmshorn, Cuxhaven, Berlin, Torgau, Netphen, Nienburg, Eisleben, Aschaffenburg, Leverkusen, Bayreuth, Garching, Traunreut, Aalen, Augsburg, Illingen, Reutlingen, Hohenems5,000
Irish bands performing at "Les Semaines Irlandaises en Artois-Gohelle", at Lens, France from 16 - 25 March 2018
FranceMazingarbe, Grenay, Lens, Aix-Noulette, Harnes, Billy-Montigny, Bachant, Vermelles, Angres, Lens, Liévin, Hénin-Beaumont, Mazingarbe, Marquillies5,000
US tour by Téada from 2 - 24 March 2018 United StatesPeninsula, Charleston, Syracuse, Brownfield, Canton, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Afton, Evanston5,000
Eleanor McEvoy performing 'The Thomas Moore Project' and 'Naked Music' at locations including Canberra, Sydney, the Woodford Folk Festival, The Cygnet Folk Festival and the Illawara Festival, Australia from 18 December - 23 January 2018 AustraliaWoodford, Sydney, Canberra, Tasmania, NSW, Cygnet, Tasmania, Sydney, Canberra, Illawarra Folk Festival4,500
The Dublin Guitar Quartet undertaking a tour of the US from 9 - 11 March 2018United StatesWashington , Fayetteville , Sedona4,000
Presentation of 'Emerald Isle' at Brick-5 in Vienna, Austria and at Pasha Hall of the American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem from 5 - 18 March 2018 Austria, Palestinian Territory, OccupiedVienna , East Jerusalem4,000
Mick Flannery undertaking a western Canadian support tour from 8 - 11 February and then performing at 'It’s a School Night’ in Los Angeles on 12 February and at Folk Alliance International Conference, Kansas from 14 - 18 February 2018United States, CanadaKansas, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Victoria, Courtney, Nanaimo3,500
Performance of 'Immigrant Stories' the experience of people who have emigrated from Ireland, China and Cape Verde to Boston at the Cyclorama Theatre, Boston, USA in February 2018United StatesBoston3,000
This is How we Fly undertaking 'Foreign Fields' tour in openhagen, London and a concert at Celtic Connections, Glasgow from 25 - 30 January 2018 United Kingdom, DenmarkLondon, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Hillerod2,800
Kevin Brady Trio performing at The 2018 Eurojazz Festival in Mexico from 2 - 3 March 2018

MexicoMexico City2,750
Performance of 'The Hougoumont Sessions' a live music theatre performance in Fremantle, Western Australia from 11 - 13 January 2018
Irish musicians performing 'Songs from Ireland: Old and New' in Switzerland from 25 - 28 January 2018 SwitzerlandBern, Schaffhausen, Zurich2,500
European tour by Irish musician Adrian Crowley of the ‘Dark Eyed Messenger’ album in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain and Portugal from 23 January -
11 February 2018
NetherlandsMultiple Cites, see above.2,500
Performance by AnTara at Thyagaraja Aradhana festival, Tamil Nadu, India from 5 - 7 January 2018

IndiaPudukkottai, Thiruvaiyaru2,500
Performance by Irish musician James Kelly at the Boxwood Festival, Waipu and Auckland, New Zealand from 15 - 20 February 2018

New Zealand, AustraliaWaipu, Waipu - concert, Auckland, Castlemaine, Queenscliff (VIC), Queenscliff, Sydney2,000
Zoe Conway and John Mc Inytre undertaking tour of Germany from 26 January - 22 April 2018 Germany26.1. Meißen, Theater 24.2. Würzburg, Blauer Adler 25.2. Sonthofen, Kulturwerkstatt 02.3. Osnabrück, Lutherhaus 03.2. Berlin, UfA Fabrik 21.3. Mainz, unterhaus 22.3. Göttingen Apex 23.3. Wachenhausen, Töpferei 24.3. Bühl, Schüttekeller 21.4. Falken2,000
Concert by the ensemble Concorde of new music 'Window on Ireland' at the Susaa Festival, Denmark on 1 September 2018 DenmarkNaestved2,000
Piano recital by Dr. Cathal Breslin at the 2018 Piano Series "Temporada de Piano Universidad de Antioquia" in The Teatro Camilo Torres, Medellin, Colombia on 28 February 2018ColombiaMedellin1,800
Participation by Irish artists James Carty, Eileen O' Doherty and Mairead Wells at The North Atlantic Tionol, hosted by the PEI Uilleann Pipers Guild in Brackley Beach, PEI, Canada from 8 - 10 June 2018CanadaBrackley Beach1,500
Performance by traditional musicians Manus McGuire and Emily Flack as part of the Irish American Cultural Institute Perceptions Series in various locations in the USA from 9 - 16 April 2018 United StatesRochester, Sea Girt, Chicopee, Hamden, Madison1,500
Recital by Áine O'Dwyer at Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal's Christ Church Cathedral, Canada on 7 June 2018CanadaMontreal750
performance by Eighth Blackbird, with Dan Trueman and Iarla Ó Lionáird, of Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak', at the Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond on 23 March 2018United StatesPrinceton700
Presentation of 'PERISONIC Dublin' at the PGNM/REM Festival in Schwankhalle, Bremen, Germany on 14 January 2018GermanyBremen700
Solo piano recital by Irish pianist, Thérèse Fahy, at the Maison Natale de Claude Debussy, Paris, France on 25 March 2018FranceParis500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 273,500
Presentation by The Abbey Theatre of 'Cyprus Avenue' by David Ireland in The LuEsther Hall, Public Theater in New York from 2 June - 22 July 2018United StatesNew York90,000
Presentation of Enda Walsh's 'Ballyturk' at St. Ann's Warehouse, New York from 9 - 28 January 2018United StatesBrooklyn70,000
Presentation by Druid of 'Waiting for Godot' in Chicago and Washington, USA from 17 April - 3 June 2018United StatesWashington DC, Chicago48,000
Presentation of 'RIOT' by THISISPOPBABY as a headline show at Sydney Festival 2018 and Arts Centre Melbourne 2018 from 1 January - 10 February 2018AustraliaSydney, Melbourne22,000
Presentation by Guna Nua of 'The Morning After the Life Before' by Ann Blake at the Centaur Theatre, Montreal from 3 - 12 January 2018 Canada, United StatesMontreal, New York12,000
Presentation by Luminato of Teac Damsa's 'Swan Lake' in Toronto, Canada from 6 - 9 June 2018CanadaToronto10,000
Presentation by Barnstorm Theatre Company of 'The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket' at venues in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain from 10 - 18 April 2018SpainMadrid, Alcalá de Hernandes, Madrid, Sabadella, Barcelona10,000
Presentation of Lords of Strut: Absolute Legends at the Sydney Festival, Australia in January 2018AustraliaSydney6,000
Five performances of 'Charolais' by Noni Stapleton at venues in Australia from 16 - 20 February 2018 AustraliaPerth , Bunbury (Western Australia), Kangaroo Island 5,500

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 93,300
Exhibition by contemporary Irish Sculptor Eilis O' Connell in the grounds of Eileen Gray's E.1027 plus town park, France from 9 June - 30 September 2018FranceRoquebrune Cap Martin25,000
Presentation by Gibbons & Nicholas of works by Janet Mullarney, Anita Groener and Ronnie Hughes at Art on Paper, New York from 8 - 11 March 2018

United StatesNew York 6,000
Exhibition by Eamon O'Kane entitled 'Intimate Expansive' at Rochester Art Center, Minnesota, USA from 18 January - 6 May 2018United StatesRochester6,000
Exhibition by Difference Engine at the Bačva Gallery, Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia from 18 April - 6 May 2018
Exhibition by Susan MacWilliam at Künstlerhaus 1050, Vienna, Austria from 16 February – 14 April 2018 AustriaVienna6,000
mother’s tankstation presenting at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 from 28 - 31 March 2018.

Hong KongHong Kong, SAR China6,000
Presentation of Irish artist Niamh McCann by Green on Red Gallery at VOLTA NY, New York from 7 - 11 March 2018 United StatesNew York6,000
Kerlin Gallery presenting Irish artists at Art Basel Hong Kong, China from 29 - 31 March 2018

Hong KongHong Kong6,000
Kerlin Gallery presenting Irish artists at The Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, USA from Thursday 12 - 15 April 2018United StatesDallas6,000
Solo exhibition by Niamh O'Malley at Grazer Kunstverein, Austria from 9 March - 19 May 2018AustriaGraz5,000
Solo exhibition and performance by Sean Lynch at the Nixon Gallery and La Orta Project in Mexico from 1 March - 1 May 2018 MexicoMexico3,000
Participation by Tamsin Snow in the CrossSections Project in Vienna, Helsinki and Stockholm from April - December 2018 Austria, Finland, SwedenVienna, Helsinki, Stockholm3,000
Cork Printmakers participating in exhibition exchange project Italian Connections (working title) featuring 12 Italian and 12 Irish Printmakers in 2 venues in Treviso, Italy on dates in March, May, June and August - October 2018 ItalyTreviso , Sassari, Sardinia 2,200
Solo exhibition by Derek O'Sullivan at Wallworks New York, Bronx, NY from 14 April - 16 May 2018United StatesBronx2,000
Solo exhibition by David Eager Maher at Volta NY 2018, New York, from 7 - 11 March 2018 United StatesNew York2,000
Participation by Catriona Leahy in a group exhibition “Unfolding Landscapes” at De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Holland from 21 January – 4 March 2018 NetherlandsHelmond1,500
Presentation of exhibition '1300 Voices' by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske in Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia from 28 February - 19 March 2018

Participation by Sarah Bowie in an exhibition as part of the 45th International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France from 25 - 28 January 2018FranceANGOULEME CEDEX350


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 30,000
Participation of Irish artists at the 6th Belgrade Irish Festival, Belgrade, Serbia from 9 - 18 March 2018

'The Irish Itinerary 2018', an Irish cultural tour of Europe, in 27 cities across Europe from December 2017 - December 2018Belgium27 cities: List appended. See document: List of Participants/main agents/involved in realising this application8,000
Sarajevo Irish Festival 2018 presenting Irish music and dance, film and literature in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina from 15 - 18 March 2018Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo6,000
Presentation of new Irish cinema and emerging Irish music at Craic Fest 20, the 20th anniversary of Craic Fest in New York, USA from 3 - 11 March 2018

United StatesNew York4,000
Participation by Irish artists at St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam 2018 at Splendor Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 16 - 17 March 2018 NetherlandsAmsterdam , Amsterdam3,000

Total for Autumn 2017: €826,600