Outcome Grant Spring 2018


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 2,000
Presentation of Light Architecture by McCullough Mulvin Architects at UPV Valencia, Spain, May 2018SpainValencia2,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 6,500
Presentation by Fidget Feet of Hang On at St Johns International Circus Fest, Newfoundland, Canada, 30th September 2018CanadaNewfounderland5,000
Presentation by Con Horgan at Ansan Street Arts Festival, South Korea, 5 - 7 May 2018 Korea, Republic ofAnsan, South Korea.1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 18,750
Performance by United Fall of Girl Song at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival in Groningen, Holland 27 -30 August 2018NetherlandsGroningen12,000
Presentation of Hard To Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer at L'Embarcadère, Aubervilliers, France on 9 - 10 June 2018FranceAubervilliers6,000
Presentation of Liadain Herriott's On A Tangent, Kalamata Central Square, Greece, 18 July 2018GreeceKalamata 750


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 15,600
Presentation of Irish films by Irish Screen America , New York and Los Angeles, January - December 2018United StatesNew York, Los Angeles11,000
Participation by Irish film directors at IndieLisboa Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2018PortugalLisbon1,600
4th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley, Gene Siskel Film Centre, Chicago, USA, 28 - 30 September 2018United StatesChicago1,500
Presentation of Irish films at Tallinn Irish Film Festival, Estonia, 20 - 21 August 2018EstoniaTallinn1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 16,350
Danny Denton and Paul Lynch, participating in the Sydney Writers Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2 - 6 May 2018AustraliaSydney4,000
Presentation of Irish poets at 22nd Annual Trieste Joyce School, Italy, 24 - 30 June 2017ItalyTrieste3,000
Presentation by Deirdre Madden at IASIL Japan 35th International Conference and related events, Tokyo, Japan, 13 - 14 October 2018JapanTokyo2,000
Series of poetry readings by Kevin Higgins in Angelfire, Taos and Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 5th - 10th June 2018United StatesAngelfire, New Mexico, Taos, New Mexico , Albuquerque1,500
Presentation by Irish poets at Expoesía, Soria, Spain, 2 - 9 August 2018SpainSoria1,400
Presentation of Joseph Woods' Monsoon Diary at Franschhoek Literary Festival, South Africa, 18 - 20 May 2018 South AfricaFranshhoek 1,200
Presentation of Ná Gabh ar Scoil! at IBBY Honours List, Athens, Greece, August - September 2018GreeceAthens800
Presentation of Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Tara O’Brien and John O’Brien at 33rd Vilenica International Literary Festival, 4 - 9 September 2018Slovenia, ItalyLjubljana, Koper, Celje, Sežana, Štanjel, Kočevje, Hrastnik, Lokev, Lipica, Vilenica cave, Trieste700
Public poetry reading by Phil Lynch at the Aloft Hotel, Brussels, Belgium, June 2018BelgiumBrussels500
Presentation of Nick Roche's work in Malmö and Helsingborg, Sweden, 1 - 2 June 2018SwedenMalmö and Helsingborg500
Reading by Eibhear Walshe of his work at Wellesley College and Center for Irish Studies in Boston College, October 2018United StatesBoston450
Presentation of Crunch by Irish poet Anamaría Crowe Serrano in Galician translation, Vigo, Spain, 30 June - 1 July 2018SpainVigo300


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 162,000
Irish artists participating in the 13th Irish Festival of Oulu, Finland, 3 - 7 October 2018FinlandOulu10,000
Crash Ensemble performing at Music Now Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio USA, 28 - 29 April 2018
United StatesCincinnati8,500
Presentation of Irish Musicians. Wallis Bird and Mick Flannery at three Canadian folk festivals, 5 - 29 June 2018CanadaWinnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary8,000
Tour of the USA by JigJam, 21 June - 8 September 2018United StatesTelluride, Littleton, Sweets Mill, Waterloo, Madison, LaCrosse, Chicago, Bangore, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Orlando8,000
Trio Festivale undetaking US tour, 22 August - 8 September 2018United StatesMemphis, Knoxville, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Tampa, Los Angeles, Lewisburg, New York7,500
Camerata Ireland performing at NCPA, Mumbai, India, 24 - 25 April 2018IndiaMumbai6,500
Presentation of Irish artists at Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe, 2 - 4 May 2018ZimbabweHarare6,000
Tour of USA and France by Connla, 6 July - 30 September 2018United States, FranceNew Bedford, Westminster, Gettysburg, Randolf, Syracuse, Milwaukee, Grass Valley, East Durham, Fort Bragg, St Lancaster, Chicago, Sykesville, Normandie Festival6,000
Tour of USA by Socks in the Frying Pan, USA, 26 July - 17 September 2018United StatesDayton, Waterloo, Thermopolis, Winfield6,000
Tour of Canada of A Grand Time on the Cape Shore, Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival, Branch and St. John's, 2 - 6 August 2018CanadaSt. Johns, St. John's, Branch6,000
Presentation by traditional musicians at EV100: Éire-Eesti 1988-2018, Estonia, 11 - 22 August 2018EstoniaKasmu, Tartu, Viljandi, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Kopu, Tallinn5,500
Canadian Tour by Mairtin O'Connor, 7 - 13 August 2018CanadaCalgary , Edmonton5,000
European tour by Walking On Cars, UK, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, June - August 2018United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Netherlands, GermanyNewport, Werchter, Glasgow, Paris, Biddinghuizen, Berlin5,000
Tour of the USA by Baile An Salsa, May 2018United StatesTopeka, Kansas City, Chicago, Des Moines, Minneapolis5,000
We Banjo 3 tour of the US & Canada June to September 2018United States, CanadaOwensboro, Reno, Pasadena, Oakbank, Chicago, Dayton, Frankfort, Dublin, St Paul, Keene, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Pagosa Springs5,000
Canadian Festival Tour by GOITSE, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada, 25 July - 20 August 2018 CanadaMargaretsville, Huntsville, Owen Sound, Midland, Riverview, Summerside, Mount Stewart, Canso, Goderich5,000
Presentation of Irish musicians at "EIRE!" La Festa dei Suoni d'Irlanda, Bondeno, Italy, 24th - 26th August 2018ItalyBondeno5,000
Newfoundland the Band performing at The Gathering and Writers at Woody Point and Arts & Cultural Theatre, Labrador, Canada 12 - 27 August 2018CanadaWoody Point/Burlington/Cornerbrook, Newfoundland5,000
I Draw Slow tour of south west USA, 12 - 29 July 2018United StatesButte, taos, Gunnison, Santa Fe, Albuqureque,, Leadville, Lyons4,000
Presentation of Irish musicians at Celti'Cimes festival, Albiez-Montrond, France, 21 - 27 July 2018
FranceAlbiez-Montrond, Albiez-Le-Jeune3,500
Tour of the East Coast by Fidelio Trio, USA, 21 - 26 July 2018United StatesBrandon, Keene, Salem3,000
Series of cancerts by Tadhg Ó Meachair, Dave Curley & Joanna Hyde, USA, 29 May - 22 June 2018United StatesFlagstaff, Grand Haven, Denver, Montrose, Tucson, Cottonwood, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Cincinnatti, Chicago, Flossmoor3,000
Presentation of Irish artists at 9th Annual Feile Seamus Creagh, Newfoundland, Canada, 5 - 9 September 2018CanadaSt. John's, Bay Bulls, Ferryland, Freshwater3,000
The Quiet Tree traditional music, puppetry, and storytelling production for young audiences (aged 3+) is being presented at Cross Culture Festival (Festival Skrzyżowanie Kultur) in Warsaw, Poland, in partnership with Stołeczna Estrada, a Cultural Institution of Poland's capital city. Dates: between 16-17 September 2018 PolandWarsaw3,000
Tour by Cúig of USA summer festivals, 9 August - 18 September 2018United StatesLa Crosse, Milwaukee , Peoria, Syracuse , Muskegon3,000
Irish festival tour by Seo Linn, Iowa and Wisconsin, USA, 1 - 20 August 2018United StatesWaterloo, Milwaukee2,500
BackWest Maiden Voyage Tour of the US, Chicago and the east coast 25 May - 3 June 2018United StatesOak Forest, Canton, Somerville2,500
Camerata Kilkenny performing 'Heaven's Door' - Bach Arias and Swedish Folk Hymns in Italy and Switzerland, 31 August - 5 September 2018Italy, SwitzerlandMagnano,, Stammheim2,000
Presentation at Ceol Aneas - New Zealand's Irish Music Festival, 1 - 4 June 2018New ZealandNelson2,000
Red Cow Lane participation in Rozhybkosti festival, Slovakia, 12 - 15 July 20182,000
Presentation of Irish musicians at Boxwood Canada 2018, Lunenburg, Canada, 22nd - 28th July 2018CanadaLunenburg2,000
Presentation of Polska Éire Festival, Ruda Śląska, Poland, 25 - 26 August 2018PolandRuda Śląska1,500
Acoustic solo tour of USA by David Keenan, 8 - 21 June 2018United StatesNew York , Towaco, Long Island , Chicago , Boston , Philadelphia, Washington DC , Baltimore , West Chester , New Haven , Asbury Park 1,500
Presentation by Téada at Abruzzo Irish Festival, Italy, 8 September 2018ItalyNotaresco, Abruzzo1,500
Presentation of Oisín MacDiarmada, Samantha Harvey and Seamus Begley at Catalunya Celta, Spain, 6 - 8 July 2018SpainBagà, near Barcelona1,200
Presentation of Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny at "Una paese a sei corde" Festival, Cressa, Italy, 23 June 2018ItalyCressa1,200
Gerry O'Connor solo tour of the USA, 2 - 27 May 2018United StatesAtlanta, Del Mar, Los Angeles, San Juan Capistrano, Pomona, Berkeley, Monroe, Tualatin, Olympia, Chatham, Cranston, Kennabunk1,200
Presentation by Association of Irish Composers at lCSM World Music Days Festival and General Assembly, Beijing, China, 19 - 26 May 2018ChinaBeijing1,000
Presentation of Touts at the festival United Islands of Prague, Czech Republic, 22 - 24 June 2018Czech RepublicPrague1,000
Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering have booked Irish band Altan for the final night concert on Saturday 14th July. The festival (11-15 July) is based in Peel in the Isle of Man and the concert with Altan will take place in the Centenary Centre, Peel.United KingdomISLE OF MAN900
Performances by Amy Gillen at Sir James Galway International Flute Festival, Weggis, Switzerland, 20 - 29 July 2018SwitzerlandWeggis850
Presentation of Karen Power’s new large-scale piece voices from hidden places at ZMB Festival, Berlin, Germany, 20 - 23 September 2018GermanyBerlin650
Adam McCartney performing at Ricercari San Giorgio, Venice, Italy, 23 June 2018ItalyVenice500
Presentation by Association of Irish Composers at soundSCAPE, Cesena, Italy, 8 - 21 July 2018ItalyCesena500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 98,900
Tour of Hamnet and Lippy to Brisbane, Australia, Boston, USA and Wuzhen, China, 3 September - 20 October 2018Australia, United States, ChinaBrisbane, Boston, Tongxiang75,000
Australian tour of Eggsistentialism including Sydney Fringe Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival, 11 - 30 September 2018AustraliaSydney, Melbourne9,300
Breach & Quinn's music-theatre show SCORE at Georgetown Festival, Penang, Malaysia on 25th & 26th of August 2018.
MalaysiaGeorge Town4,500
Tour by Verdant Productions of Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Austin, USA, 28 August - 15 November 2018United StatesNew York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Austin4,500
Presentation of The Humours of Bandon by Margaret McAuliffe in Victoria, BC, Canada, 9 - 11 May 2018CanadaVictoria4,000
Presentation of Woman and Scarecrow by Marina Carr at W. Scott McLucas / Irish Repertory Theatre, New York, 9 May - 24 June 2018United StatesNew York City1,600

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 82,650
Presentation of Kennedy Browne's The Special Relationship at Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Illinois, 4 October - 21 December 2018United StatesChampaign10,000
Exhibition by EUCIDA of Land/Sea/Sky,including John Gerrard and Alan Butler,in France and Lativa, 19 May - 29 June 2018LatviaRézeknes7,000
Presentation by Aideen Barry of A pert de vue / As far as the eye can see /tan lejos como el ojo pueda ver, solo show in Galeria Concreta, Santiago, Chile 19 November - 22 December 2018ChileSantiago7,000
Presentation of group exhibition, The London Figure, curated by artist Kevin Francis Gray, at Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 May - 30 June 2018DenmarkCopenhagen6,500
Presentation by Gibbons & Nicholas works by Anita Groener, Dragana Jurisic & Marty Kelly at Seattle Art Fair, USA, 2 - 5 August 2018United StatesSeattle5,000
Presentation by Gibbons & Nicholas of works by Anita Groener, Dragana Jurisic and Marty Kelly at Volta 14, Basel, Switzerland, 11 - 16 June 2018SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Presentation of Alan Butler, Caroline MCarthy and Ramon Kassam at VOLTA 14, Basel, Switzerland, 11 - 16 June 2018SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Presentation of Áine McBride and Noel McKenna at LISTE Art Fair 23, Basel, Switzerland, 11 - 17 June 2018SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Presentation of work by Cathy Wilkes at Yale Union, Portland, Oregon, 15 July - 16 September 2018United StatesPortland5,000
Nine Dragon Heads present Oona Hyland's work in Beyond the Horizon at 33rd Biennale Sao Paulo, Brazil and Come Ashore in Korea, 25 August - October 2018BrazilSao Paulo , Belem and Rio in Brazil and Ansan City in Korea.3,500
Presentation of Irish artists at "You are here" in Begard, France, July - September 2018FranceBegard 3,000
Exhibition of Eileen MacDonagh's sculptures at Celje, Špitalska kapela / Spital Chapel in June 2018 and Grad Negova / Negova Castle, Slovenia, July to October 2018

SloveniaCelje, Negova3,000
Irish artists from Bbeyond present works of performance art as part of Transaction II, The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, USA, 22 - 24 September 2018United StatesBoston2,750
Presentation of Irish artists at Platforms Project, Athens, Greece, 17 - 20 May 2018GreeceAthens2,500
Presentation by Sean Lynch at Primo De Donna Artist Book Collection, Spoleto, Italy, September 2018ItalySpoleto 2,500
Presentation of three Irish artists at Twenty Propositions at Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, 20 July - 23 September 2018AustriaSalzburg2,500
Presentation in Time, Space and Existence exhibition by Mary Cooke at Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy, 26 May - 25 November 2018ItalyVenice2,000
Presentation of solo exhibition Sehnsucht by Alannah Robins at Galleria Lapinlahti in Helsinki, Finland, 1 - 20 May 2018FinlandHelsinki1,800
Presentation of work by Ruth Le Gear at Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany, 16 September - 21 October 2018GermanySchwandorf1,200
Presentation of lignin by Adam Fearon in Harbinger Gallery, Iceland, 27 July - 21 August 2018IcelandReykjavík1,200
Presentation of works by Damien Flood in a three person show in Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, Germany, 5 July - 18 August 2018GermanyCologne1,200


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 22,700
Presentation of Focus Irlanda by Irish Street Artists, Circus and Spectacle Network at Festival Mirabilia, Savigliano, Fossano and Busca, Italy, June 2018ItalySavigliano, Fossano and Busca6,500
Irish Culture Bay Area Irish Arts & Writers Festival 2018, California, USA, 11 - 14 October 2018United StatesSaratoga/Los Gatos, Los Gatos, San Francisco, Moraga, Santa Clara, Berkeley6,000
Creative Connexions: Sitges Live presenting An Irish Arts Festival in Sitges, Barcelona, 25-29 October 2018SpainSitges, Barcelona, Sitges5,000
Presentation of Paul Muldoon, Lisa Dwan, Horslips, Ruth Smith and Colm Toibin at Irish Wings, 5 - 6 July 2018GreeceLoggos, Paxos, Greece2,000
Yourmans Puppets performing at Petrushka World Puppet Carnival, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 12 - 19 August 2018Russian FederationYekaterinburg1,700
Irish artists performing in “Creating gods” 6.-9.September 2018 at St. Nicholas' Church, Tallinn Estonia


Total for Spring 2018: €425,450