Outcome Grant Summer 2018


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 5,000
CWB Ireland will be returning to Greece with an original show, 'Fly!'. Collaborating with First Fortnight, an Irish mental health organisation whose medium is through the arts. The artists involved will be Kim Mc Cafferty, Samuel Myler, Jimmy Bray and Rosie O'Regan, plus Kieran Frost a documentary photographer/videographer. The tour will be on 6th-20th October, 2018.GreeceAthens, Thessaloniki, and the Island of Lesvos.5,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 5,700
An annual festival of contemporary Irish Film. We wish to invite Irish Film makers and writers to the festival to show case their work for Sept 2018. We would like to highlight new Irish film.United StatesSan Francisco3,000
The Finders Series is an annual Irish film showcase run by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.
The purpose of the series is to get a US distribution deal for undistributed Irish feature films by hosting a showcase screening for US distributors now a prominent annual event in industry calendar.
United StatesLos Angeles 2,000
In the frame of the 15. edition of the Animateka International Animated Film Festival, which will happen from 3 - 9 December 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, we will pay a tribute to the Irish Animation Studio Cartoon Saloon. Beside presenting a film retrospective, we are inviting the director Tomm Moore and the producer Paul Young to present the work of the world renowned Irish animation studio.SloveniaLjubljana700


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 26,050
Presentation by Poetry Ireland and Irish Writers Centre at Bualadh BOSton and American Writers Museum in Chicago, USA, 5 - 9 April 2019
United StatesBoston , Chicago 11,000
Tour by Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Robert Doyle, New Zealand, 9 - 11 November 2018
New ZealandWellington3,500
Copper Nickel will bring poets Elaine Feeney, Conor O'Callaghan, and Jessica Traynor to read at a launch in Denver on 16 Oct, at readings in San Francisco (Litquake, 13-5 Oct), Houston (Univ. of Houston/Gulf Coast, 17 Oct), and Washington, DC (American Univ. 18-9 Oct). Editor Wayne Miller will also host a reading of contributing poets in Dublin.United States, IrelandDenver, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, Dublin2,500
RiflessiDiVersi is a festival based in Magione by Lake Trasimeno and in the city of Perugia, celebrating the links between Irish poets and Umbria. Two Irish poets with their Italian translator(s) will read in September 2018 and an Irish musician will perform. One or two Italian poets will also take part and will be translated by an Irish poet.ItalyPerugia, Magione2,000
Participation by Kevin Barry in the Tokyo International Literary Festival, Japan, 22 – 26 November 2018JapanTokyo1,800
Bouchercon is an international literary festival celebrating mystery fiction to be held in St. Petersburg, Floriida, on 6th - 9th September 2018. It is a non-profit, volunteer led organization. My first book Death at Whitewater Church (Inishowen Mysteries) will be published in the United States on 3rd Sept and I have been invited to participate on a panel and read from my work.United StatesSt. Petersburg1,200
Presentation of Eoin Colfer's latest book "Migrant" traslated into Spanish. We want to present it to the general audience during Hay Festival in Querétaro (6-9 Sep) at the venue called Cineteca. MexicoQueretaro1,200
Lesefest International have invited me to perform a series of events around KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK, my trilogy of books for young people, in about 10 German schools and libraries in the week of 05 - 09 November 2018. This is organized and presented by "SchulKultur e.V.", a registered association that promotes cultural projects (literature or theater) in schools.GermanyMarburg, Schotten, Stadtallendorf , Frankfurt and several othe towns in Hessen900
Kevin Barry has accepted our invitation to take part in the 14th International Short Story Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Dates: 5-7.10.2018. Events: one reading of 25-30 minutes, in English with Polish translation on the screen (story unpublished in Polish before).PolandWroclaw750
The ilb is an annual literature festival in Berlin. The ilb presents the literary diversity of contemporary poetry, prose, nonfiction, graphic novels and children's and youth literature from all over the world. The 18th ilb will take place from 5 to 15 September 2018 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. We like to invite the Irish authors Sebastian Barry and Lisa McInerney. GermanyBerlin700
'Die Welt und das Schwimmbad' is a series of three summer events curated by Berlin's Broken Dimanche Press as part of a larger multiannual location-specific cultural project in Berlin called Tropez. I have been invited to read at the closing event on Sunday 2 September.GermanyBerlin500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 147,000
Crash Ensemble performing at Musica Nova, Helsinki in February 2019. Musica Nova is Finland’s largest contemporary music festival, curated by conductor André de Ridder. FinlandHelsinki10,000
After a successful tour of New Zealand and Australia in 2018, The Young Folk have been invited back to perform in 2019 to new audiences at different music festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and Festival of Lights (NZ)Australia, New ZealandSunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Bundalaguah, Meadows, Sheffield , Cygnet, Bulli, New Plymouth, Auckland, Te Pahu, Hamilton, Kauaeranga, Tauranga, Wellington, Barrytown, Hokitika, Christchurch, Dunedin, Okarito, Nelson, Whangarei, Leigh Sawmill, Titirangi10,000
JigJam Touring USA & performing Official/Juried Showcases at Arts Midwest, IBMA & PAE as well as performing at Festival Valogne's, France.United Kingdom, United States, FranceGlasgow, Sellersville, Frenchville, Shakori Hills, Raleigh, Orlando, Valognes7,500
Hermitage Green touring in the Middle East and Australia November 2nd- 19th 2018Australia, Qatar, Indonesia, SingaporePerth, Fremantle, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Thirroul, Doha, Jakarta, Singapore7,000
Saint Sister travel to North America for an 11 date tour in September and October. This is to promote our debut album "Shape of Silence" which will be released on October 5th. We will play shows in Washington, NYC, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and LA. We are working with our agent and a team of independent promoters in each city.
United States, CanadaWashington, New York, Boston, Pop Montreal festival, Toronto , Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco,, Los Angeles7,000
The Outside Track touring in Canada and the U.S.A. from February 1 – March 18 2019United States, CanadaCorvallis, Dayton, Lincoln City, Soquel, Fort Bragg, Berkelely, Milton, Parry Sound, Deep River, Peterborough, Picton, Fergus, Waterford, Boston Heights, Wellsboro, Sellersville, East Lansing, Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Auburn, Pacific Grove7,000
Socks in the Frying Pan performing at premier Festivals & Venues in USA, UK & Canada throughout September to DecemberCanada, United States, United KingdomCape Breton Island, Cincinnati, Austin, Liverpool, Cambden, Whitestable6,000
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with live score

Ciné-concert at the NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL in October 2018 at the Lincoln Centre with an original score by Matthew Nolan, in collaboration with Seán Mac Erlaine, Adrian Crowley, Barry Adamson and Kevin Murphy.

IrelandNew York6,000
40th COPENHAGEN IRISH FESTIVAL 2018 Copenhagen Irish Festival is a culture- and music festival. The main focus is on concerts with traditional Irish music but this year we will also present Irish film and theatre. Artists include; Altan, Dervish, Karan Casey and Cara Dillon. We enjoy the continued support of the Irish Embassy and Tourism Ireland. Venue has concert and cinema facilities.DenmarkCopenhagen6,000
Saint Sister are playing 14 concerts across the UK and Europe in November & December to promote our debut LP "Shape of Silence", which will be released on October 5th. We play Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Nurnberg, Lorrach, Zurich, Paris, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow. The shows were booked by our agent Alex at ATC with 11 different promoters.Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, United KingdomAmsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Nurnberg, Lorrach, Zurich, Paris, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds5,500
Irish Nights Kammgarn is a 20 year old festival celebrating the best of Irish and Celtic music which takes place in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in late November each year. This year Irish artists performing at the festival will be Kila, The High Kings, Goitse and Lisa O Neill.SwitzerlandSchaffhausen5,000
Voices of the Naomhóg integrates Irish, Scottish and Canadian cultures through old and new tradition. Artists will come to Nova Scotia to build two traditional Irish rowing boats while creating original music. This will include traditional music, Gaelic song and dance from both sides of the Atlantic. They will perform at the 2018 International Celtic Colours Festival with the boats on display.CanadaBaddeck, Iona , Louisbourg , St Ann's 5,000
International Uilleann Piping Day is a worldwide event celebrating uilleann piping. The day features showcase performances by leading uilleann pipers at locations around the world.United Kingdom, United States, Argentina, Italy, Canada, New ZealandNewcastle, Watertown, Lago Puelo, Bondeno, St Johns, Whanganui5,000
'Irish Christmas in America' returns to the US during Nov/Dec 2018 for a
14th consecutive tour of East and West coasts. Produced by Oisin Mac
Diarmada, the show also features vocalists Seamus Begley & Niamh Farrell,
musicians Grainne Hambly (harp), Sean Gavin (uilleann pipes / flute), and
dancers Samantha Harvey & Brian Cunningham. The tour comprises 24
United StatesPatchogue, Germantown, Syracuse, Sellersville, Lancaster, Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Traverse City, Sault Ste. Marie, Hobbs, Clovis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Artesia, Farmington, Tucson, Phoenix, St. George, Escondido, Ojai, Livermore5,000
IFF is 45 years flagship for Irish folk in D + CH. It shaped positively perception of Ireland. More than a million visitors saw over the years Ireland's most popular bands. IFF has a great standing with media as it has an uncompromising attitude for quality + visits all media towns with prestigious venues. Tour has 29 concerts for a seated audience of all ages.Germany, SwitzerlandKarlsruhe, Kaiserslautern, Marburg, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf, Northeim, Andernach, Mannheim, Mainz, Germering, Luzern, Bern, Visp, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Ravensburg, Mühldorf am Inn, Kempten, Bad Elster, Dresden, Hannover, Berlin, Worpswede, Bremerhaven, Buchholz, Greifswald, Lübeck, Rostock, Hamburg4,500
The Martin Hayes Quartet will conduct their debut tour of the USA on October 11-24, 2018 The ensemble consists of Martin Hayes, fiddle; Liz Knowles, viola; Dennis Cahill, guitar; and Doug Wieselman, bass clarinet. United StatesHopewell, New York, Mission Woods, Chicago, Sebastopol, Berkeley, Denver4,000
Mick Flannery will tour Australia in November 2018. Playing in Major markets Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane alongside regional markets in NSW & Victoria. This will coincide with a 'Touring festival' line-up of Irish contemporary artists in New Zealand.AustraliaSydney, Bellingen, Mullimbimby, Brisbane, Melbourne, Castlemaine4,000
Irish pianist, Dr. Cathal Breslin, will perform solo recitals in 3 major cultural centers in Asia in early November. The concerts will take place in Nanjing and Xiamen, China, and in Taipei, Taiwan. ChinaNanjing, Xiamen, Taipei3,500
Newly award winning singer songwriter Aoife Scott and her Band bring her debut album and some newly written unheard material to the United States for her third major American Tour in September 2018. The tour will mainly focus Irish Festivals and Irish Cultural Centres. United StatesPocasset, Ann Arbor, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Muskegon, Traverse City, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cedar Falls, Madison, Berkeley, Redwood3,000
Seamus Fogarty undertaking UK tour, 23 October - 14 November 2018Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, United KingdomBrussels, Paris, TBC, Kaltern, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Groningen, Ramsgate, Oxford, Reading, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol , Leeds, Brighton , Birmingham3,000
Presentation of Sun Collective at the Woodford Folk Festival, Australia (27 Dec 2018 – 1 Jan 2019). Various Programmed Performances, Opening (Welcome Ceremony) and Closing showcases (Fire Event) AustraliaBrisbane3,000
My agency WELTENKLANG promotes 22 shows of the „23rd IRISH CHRISTMAS”-tour in 20 different venues across Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy between November 23rd and December 15th 2018Germany, Switzerland, Austria, ItalyEsslingen, Winterthur, Götzis, Imst, Weer, Bad Ischl, Salzburg, Braunau, Ried, St.Pölten, Laakirchen, Öblarn, Feldkirchen, Tricesimo, Bleiburg, Wien (2 shows in Vienna), Bruck an der Mur, Baden, Oslip, Tulln3,000
Fidelio Trio Boston performing in Boston, USA 8-12 April 2019
United StatesBoston2,500
The Ordinary Women Tour, presented by Grainne Diver, will take place at these dates: 7-9 Sept. - Pittsburgh Irish Festival, 15 Sept. - Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival, 21 Sept. - Connolly’s 45, 6 Oct. - 11th Annual Guinness October Fest, 13-14 Oct. - Weston Irish Festival, 27 Oct.- Sarasota Celtic Music Festival, 9-11 Nov. - Maryland Irish Festival, 17 Nov. - Dunedin Celtic Music Festival.United StatesPittsburgh/West Homestead, Ballston Spa, Manhattan, Cornwallville, Weston, Sarasota Celtic Music Festival , Lutherville-Timonium, Dunedin2,000
Delorentos performing a series of live music shows in Germany -Berlin / Hamburg / Witten / Munich 17-20 October 2018GermanyBerlin, Hamburg, Witten, Munich2,000
Gerry O'Connor, fiddle player will present a solo US - East Coast Tour during 01 November - 12 November which comprises guest workshops at a significant fiddle teaching event in Westford, Massachusetts, a series of house concerts, venue concerts and teaching workshops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama. For the concerts, Gerry will be accompanied by a local professional guitarist. United StatesWestford, Greensboro, Asheville, Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Augusta2,000
Performances by Tadhg Ó Meachair, Dave Curley & Joanna Hyde at Michigan Irish Music Festival, and tour to California and Colorado USA, 11 September - 10 October 2018United StatesMuskegon, Various, including: La Veta, Walsenburg, Up Top,, Boston2,000
-Funding sought to bring Hilary Woods’ solo show ‘COLT’ on tour in the United States & Canada. Multiple dates & venues have been secured from Sept 16 - Nov18 2018 inclusive. Tour has been booked by American agent Ground Control Touring (based in Los Angeles & New York City). And promoted in conjunction with Sacred Bones Records NYC & various independent U.S and Canadian promoters.
United States, CanadaNew York City, Brooklyn, New York City, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Pioneertown, Tucson, Albuquerque, El Paso, San Antonio, Athens, Birmingham, Nashville, Asheville, Baltimore, Jersey City, Portsmouth, Providence, Ithaca, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Champaign, Grand Rapids, Madison, Colorado Springs, Reno, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Fresno2,000
The Schottenfest 2018 is a series of cultural and musical events taking place in various venues around Vienna. These venues will include theatres, bars, The Schottenstift Irish Monastery as well as presentations in the University of Vienna.

It will be presented by Shane Ó Fearghail and the Vienna Songwriting Circle and will take place from 29th November to the 2nd December 2018.
Bustofolk is a festival organised by the Gens d'Ys Academy of Irish dance. Gens d'Ys has been synonymous with Irish dance in Italy since its foundation in 1993. The 17th edition of Bustofolk will take place from 13 to 16 September. It is a celebration of Irish and Celtic music, dance, history and products. The Embassy of Ireland and Tourism Ireland have patronised the event over the years.ItalyBusto Arsizio1,500
ELLLL (Ellen King) has been invited to give a live performance & lecture at MUTEK Festival: a multimedia event dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts.
This year’s topic, “Empowering Women in the Digital Creative Industry” aims to create an educational trajectory through performances, workshops and panels. It involves over 70 artists. It takes place in Tokyo, Japan.
Billow Wood will perform at the 'Indy Irish Fest' in Indianapolis from the 14th-16th of September. They will continue their tour in Cincinnati, Ohio where they will host their own concert in the 'Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati' on Friday the 21st of September. Billow Wood is an Irish band who fuse their irish instrumentation with multi-vocals and harmonies to create a vibrant sound. United StatesIndianapolis, CIncinnati1,400
Irish musicians performing at Glenntown Irish Music Festival 2018 at Gothenburg, Sweden 11 - 14 October 2018SwedenGothenburg1,300
Premiere of a commissioned piece by Irish composer Ann Cleare, performed by New York-based ensemble, Ekmeles, and solo trombonist William Lang (http://ekmeles.com) on September 7, 2018 at The Issue Project Room (https://dimennacenter.org) in New York, as part of their 2018/19 seasonUnited StatesNew York1,200
Invited by: The Embassy of Ireland to the Russian Federation and the De Boni Arte Foundation, Moscow
Concert Title: 125th Anniversary Recital for Tchaikovsky
Venue: Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow
Date: November 7th, 2018 @ 8pm
Russian FederationMoscow1,000
AERIE undertaking a tour of Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, 11 - 16 October 2018Switzerland, Germany, BelgiumWinterthur, Karlsruhe, Brussels, Freiburg, Aachen1,000
Síobhra Quinlan to perform a series of recitals of classical, contemporary classical repertoire and her own compositions at the Irish Arts & Writers Festival , Los Gatos & San Francisco, California, USA.

October 11-14, 2018
United StatesSan Francisco, Los Gatos, Oakland1,000
Luan Parle & Clive Barnes, German tour 2018.
Taking place from Novemeber 28th - December 7th. Booking agent Petra Eisenburger Concert Connections
GermanyGrevenbroich, Lindlar, Weilburg, Wiesbaden, Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Senheim , Grafschaft1,000
A 3-day international jazz/experimental music festival - 'KLAENG Festival' - in Cologne from 23rd-25thNov, run by KLAENG Kollektiv (founded 2009; comprises 7 musicians who host 2 annual festivals & a record label)
My group, Clang Sayne have been invited to perform on the opening night, Fri23rdNov
Participation by Aoife Scott in Women Can !, in Kulturstaldene, Raahuset and Forsamlingshuset. Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 - 25 November 2018DenmarkCopenhagen1,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 256,300
Tour of They Called Her Vivaldi by Theatre Lovett in the USA, 12 February - 23 March and Ottawa, ON (Canada): 8-12 May 2019 United States, CanadaCosta Mesa, Harrisonburg, Lawrence, Iowa, Branchburg, Portage, Geneva, Ottawa80,000
Dead Centre will present both Hamnet and Chekhov's First Play as part of Hong Kong Arts Festival's 2019 programmeHong KongKowloon45,000
We are proposing a presentation of Chekhov's First Play by Dead Centre at the National Theatre Bucharest as part of the Romanian National Theatre Festival, and at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam across October 2018 Romania, NetherlandsBucharest, Amsterdam40,000
Fishamble has been invited to present On Blueberry Hill by Sebastian Barry at 59E59 Theaters in New York, for 28 performances, from 8 January – 3 February, as part of the 1st Irish Festival. United StatesNew York30,000
Tour by Cahoots NI of Danny Carmo's Magical Mysteries to 22 venues across 16 states, USA, 1 October -13 November 2018 and 15 January -15 February 2019. United StatesWest Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Clemson, Paducah, Iola, Rolla, Texarkana, Brookfield, Overland Park, West Lafayette, Santa Rosa, Modesto, Mesa, Prescott, Sheridan, Whitewater, Morristown, Purchase, Burlington, Westhampton Beach, New Bedford, Brookville13,500
Watt by Samuel Beckett. Texts from the novel selected and performed by Barry McGovern. Directed by Tom Creed. Melbourne Festival, 4th-13th October 2018 at the Playhouse Theatre, Melbourne Arts Centre.AustraliaMelbourne10,000
presented at
Inside Out-Theatre, Beijing, China
18-21 October 2018
Performances of Samuel Beckett's Molloy at Transdisciplinary Beckett, Mexico City, 1 - 10 November 2018
MexicoMexico City6,000
Sole Purpose has been invited by Origin Theatre to present Blinkered by Patricia Byrne at the 1st Irish Festival in New York. The play will be presented in January 2019 at a number of venues. This project is supported by the New York Irish Centre and the New York Department of Education. See letters of support attached.United StatesNew York5,000
The Morning After the Life Before will be presented at the Origins 1st Irish Festival 2019. NB. We were granted funding for this in 2017 to perform in 2018 alongside a festival in Montreal but the timeframe was too short to secure visas for the US.United StatesNew York5,000
Co-production between Pan Pan Theatre and The Malthouse, Melbourne, called THE TEMPLE.

The Temple is an original work with concept by Pan Pan created in collaboration with well known Australian performers. Directed and designed by Gavin Quinn and Aedin Cosgrove of Pan Pan. The Temple will run from 3 - 26 May 2019 at the Beckett Theatre, in The Malthouse in Melbourne.
THEATREclub to perform HEROIN at Pori Theatre Festival in September 2018FinlandPori4,000
Fishamble has been invited to present Silent by Pat Kinevane at the Lainsuojattomat (Outlaws) Festival in Pori, Finland, on 2 – 3 September, 2018. FinlandPori3,000
‘Nauseating Couple’, a play by Karen Egan and Enda Kilroy, will be presented by the Finnish theatre company Rakastajat-teatteri, at their Lainsuojattomat-festivaali in Pori, Finland 7th & 8th September, 2018. It will feature as part of a showcase of Irish work including THEATREclub’s ‘Heroin’ and Pat Kinevane’s Silent with Fishamble.FinlandPori1,800

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 135,700
Cleveland Print Fair ,
Cleveland Museum of Art
October 12- 14 2018

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair,
Javits Centre, New York
October 24 - 28 2018

INK Art Fair, Miami
Suites of the Dorchester
Colins Ave
December 5 - 9 2018

Portland Fine Print Fair
Portland Art Museum
January 26- 28 2019
United StatesCleveland Ohio, New York, Miami Florida and Portland Oregon15,000
First Australian solo exhibition by Eva Rothschild at ACCA International, Melbourne, 28 September - 25 November 2018
Presentation of work by Emma Haugh and Sarah Browne at TOUCH exhibition at nGbK, Berlin, Germany, 29 September - 18 November 2018GermanyBerlin7,000
Date: Saturday 27th October to Sunday Nov 4th 2018
Curated by: Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan of MART
Co-Curated by: Deirdre Morrissey
Artists: Helen MacMahon, Sofie Losher, Robin Price
Aim: The Showcase of Irish Contemporary Art at this cultural event connecting Ireland and Los Angeles
United StatesLos Angeles6,500
The Hangzhou China Craft Week 2018 International Exhibition- It is the leading Craft Fair in China.
Dates: 1-5 Nov 2018.
Hangzhou, China
“10 Hands Crafts” Irish Pavilion
Our Irish “10 hands crafts” are leading crafts people
10 crafts people;-
Kieran Higgins, Angela Brady, Alison Ospina, Brian Lalor, Paddy McCormack, Una Burke, Etain Hickey, Jim Turner, Mary Palmer & Patrick Connor.
Ship paintings / Sligo- Berlin & return/ Solo show / Galerie Gerken Berlin 12/18 - 02/19, funds for collaborating artists to facilitate Irish-International culture in Berlin. Funding for travel etc: artist Tinka Bechert, composer Siobhan Cleary, dancer Violeta M. Valcheva, M. Johnston, Cello, tbc (NSO) & documentation: Padraig Cunningham (pure designs)
Presentation of three solo exhibitions by Irish artists:, Colm MacAthlaoich, Gillian Lawler & Denis Kelly at Weber & Weber Gallery, Torino, Italy, 20 September - 13 December 2018ItalyTorino6,000
MOCA Jacksonville proudly presents "Project Atrium: Amanda Coogan",
Curated by Caitlín Doherty, Executive Director.
This will be the first solo museum exhibition in the USA by Irish performance/multi-media artist, Amanda Coogan, featuring newly commissioned, site-specific work as part of MOCA Jacksonville’s nationally awarded Project Atrium Series.
United StatesJacksonville6,000
Westbund Art and Design is an art fair in Shanghai West Bund, the cultural and commercial area of the Xuhui waterfront, in ShanghaiChinaShanghai5,000
1. mother’s tankstation will present the first UK solo exhibition by Mairead O’hEocha at mothers tankstation London.
2. The above is timed to coincide with Frieze London, during which mother’s tankstation will present a two-person exhibition of works by Maria Farrar& Hannah Levy.
3. Following Frieze London, mother’s tankstation will present a solo show by Lee Kit at Paris Internationale.
United Kingdom, FranceLondon, UK, Paris, France5,000
Joseph Walsh, in association with Yukufu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, will present a solo exhibition of work at Sogetsu Plaza, Sogetsu Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition, featuring work from the Enignum and Dommus series’ by Joseph Walsh as well as the new Magnus Low Table, will run from 10th – 27th November 2018.JapanTokyo5,000
This project is a concert at the Waterworks Museum, Boston, on 9.11.2018, by Irish sound art collective, Strange Attractor, in honour of the late Boston ­based sound artist and experimental musician, Jed Speare. The event is organised by promoter, Non-Event, and coincides with the launch of a posthumous publication of Speare’s work by leading Irish sound art label, Farpoint Recordings.United StatesBoston5,000
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London.
A specialist fine art print fair, focused on contemporary printmaking.
United KingdomLondon5,000
Gibbons & Nicholas with present works by David Quinn and Anita Groener at Contemporary Istanbul from 19 - 23 September 2018 at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC).
"Cafe Abyss", the new project by Domestic Godless for the 6th Athens Biennale will be presented from 26/10/2018 until 09/12/2018. The artistic trio will be in Athens, during the inaugural days (26,27,28), to conceive, create and present their unique creations at the international audience of the show. The project will be held at the main exhibition venue which is located in the city centre.GreeceAthens4,600
Date: October 11-14, 2018
Curated by: Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan of MART
Co-ordinated by: Deirdre Morrissey
Artists: Shane Berkery, Niamh Hannaford, Steven Maybury & James L Hayes
Aim: The Showcase & Sale of Contemporary Visual Art
Hungary11 - 14 October 20184,000
"Weird Capitalism" is an exhibition of work by Irish Artist Alan Butler that will take place from Sept 9 - Nov 23, 2018, at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition is curated by Nora O Murchú (applicant). United StatesNew York4,000
Sean Lynch’s sculpture and film installation A Blow by Blow Account of Stone Carving in Oxford is to be presented at Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna as part of the annual Curated by Vienna contemporary art festival in Austria, 14 September - 20 October 2018AustriaVienna3,000
A visual arts solo show by Ella de Burca at the University Art Galleries, the University of California, Irvine, USA, as part of their Emerging Artist Series. 'Flat As The Tongue Lies' will be curated by Allyson Unzicker, and takes place from September 29th to December 15th 2018. United StatesIrvine3,000
PhotoIreland Festival, Irish organisation member of two EU funded platforms of Photography, named 'Parallel' and 'Futures', will be joining events programmed in Croatia (9-14 Sep) and The Netherlands (21–23 Sep). We participate in a curatorial role towards 2019 exhibitions; promoting Irish artists with our photobook collection, and joining administrative meetings of the platform in each city.Croatia, NetherlandsZagreb, Amsterdam2,500
The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co Kildare have been invited to exhibit large format prints (50cm x 70cm minimum) by studio members at LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria, from October 30 – November 25, 2018, Georgi Kolev from the Gallery issued the invitation.
“Far from the reach of the sun” is a solo exhibition by Irish artist Kevin Gaffney at CAI02 Contemporary Art Institute, Sapporo, Japan. It will run from 1st November-1st December 2018, and will include a Japanese translation of the film and an artist's talk.
The project is being presented in 3 venues; In Ayumi Gallery’s Cave space in Tokyo, at an art festival organized by Arts Maebashi, Japan and the Centre Culturel Irlandaise in Paris. It is a visual art event by Bea McMahon and Rumiko Hagiwara. The presentations take place in Oct 2018 (JP) and Nov 2018 (FR).Japan, FranceTokyo , Maebashi (tbc), Paris (tbc)2,200
Exhibition of 24 framed prints and corresponding annodised plates by Irish Visual Artist Pamela de Brí, at Impact 10 Encuentro, an Multidisciplinary International Printmaking Conference with printmaking exhibitions in Santander, Spain from 1st - 9th September 2018 SpainSANTANDER2,000
Guest Appearance, a group of visual artists, will present a performance lecture at the Politics of Boredom seminar at the University of Amsterdam, 20 - 21 September 2018.
Exhibition by Elizabeth Cope at Sybil Frank Gallery, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, 20 - 30 September 2018CanadaPicton, Ontario1,800
The exhibition will take place at the Natural History Museum, Leeuwarden from 15 October – 6 January 2019 as part of the 2018 EU Capital of Culture “Potatoes Go Wild” project. My work comprises a film, “The Persistent Return”, an archival exhibition of the SPUD project (2009 – 2018) and a documentary film and photographic installation.NetherlandsLeeuwarden1,200
presenting "Outside in" at the 11th Open Performance Art Festival, Chinafrom the 6th - 12th September 2010China1,000
European Ceramic Context 2018 forms part of a biennial symposium for European contemporary ceramics on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. The exhibition opens on the 15th of September and ends on the 11th of November 2018. European Ceramic Context is jointly organized by The Royal Danish Academy School of Design Bornholm, Bornholm Art Museum and Grønbechs Gård.DenmarkBornholm1,000
This funding will assist with the presentation of my photographic exhibition and book Neither at the Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (BB NCCA) – ROSIZO, Kaliningrad, Russia in November 2018. It will be presented in the context of an exhibition dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Russian women's right to vote arranged by Zhenskiy mir – 'Woman's World' Activist Group.Russian FederationKaliningrad1,000
I am representing Ireland in the European Ceramic Context, Biennale. Event presented in The Bornholm Museum, by the European Ceramic Context Denmark.DenmarkBornholm1,000
Group exhibition titled ‘Excavation Mark! Reveal Preserve Glorify’ by the following artists: Patrick Hough, Jean-Benoit Lallemant, Ilit Azoulay, Matan Oren, Peles Empire, Morehshin Allahyari, Jason King. The exhibition will take place at Hansen House in Jerusalem, Israel, from October 2018. Curated by Amit Shemma, an independent curator based in Tel-Aviv and in Karlsruhe.
What? Adam Smyth's Mother's Café by Lise Skou (DK) and Andrea Creutz (DK)

Who? Fiona Reilly (IE) and Mary Conlon (IE)

Where? Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark

When? 23-25 August 2018
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 (BNC18) is New Contemporaries annual touring exhibition showcasing some of the most exciting emergent art practices from national and international fine artists. The exhibition will be presented at South London Gallery from December 2018 to February 2019, marking the start of an exciting new partnership for us.United KingdomLondon700
Presentation by Cork Photo at TIFF Festival, as part of an exchange programme, Wrocław, Poland, 6 - 16 September 2018PolandWrocław600


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 30,800
NZ Irish Fest (NZIF) is a 4 day, multidisciplinary celebration of Irish culture. Consisting of 50+ events in 30 venues in Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington, NZIF will include music, film, comedy, dancing & GAA. Curated by Irish musician & festival director Gerry Paul, headliners will include Damien Dempsey, Mick Flannery, Lisa O’Neill, comedian David McSavage and Irish film “Making the Grade”.New ZealandAuckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hutt Valley, Wellington / Auckland / Christchurch15,000
Norway's Fringe Festival is to host 'Requiem for the Truth' by Collapsing Horse Theatre and Stomptown Brass in one of Bergen's oldest and most famous churches as the main event of the festival.NorwayBergen9,000
The Cáceres Irish Fleadh is an Irish Music & Dance Festival, based in the UNESCO graded medieval city of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain..The Cultural organisation "Elgatoalagua" (Spain & Ireland) organise concerts, featuring the music, dance and culture of Ireland. It also features an Irish film festival and schools outreach programme.SpainCáceres4,000
Multidisciplinary presentation of Irish Books Arts and Music at Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, US, 26 - 28 October 2018United StatesChicago2,000
The project “Samhain, Une nuit Irlandaise” will be presented in two venues in “La Ferme st Michel” in Confolens (16500) and in “Centre Culturel Jean Moulin” Limoges (87000) by a collective formed by 4 musicians and singers one filmmaker and one dancer . It will be presented the 25th, 26th of october 2018 Francelimoges 87000, confolens 16500800


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 1,500
The 11th Hakaya Festival Amman, Jordan Sept 8-14 2018, presented by the Hakaya Arab Storytelling Network in collaboration with the Arab Education Forum, a Program funded by the EU (ENPI program). Followed by a visit to Cairo Sept 15-20 for a residency with, and performances to, the El Warsha Theatre Company and a larger public performance to be hosted by the Irish Embassy.

Jordan, EgyptAmman and Aqaba, Jordan, Cairo1,500

Total for Summer 2018: €608,050