Outcome Grant Autumn 2018


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 2,000
LIGHT ARCHITECTURE 3/6/1: 3 films on 6 projects projected in 1 space. McCullough Mulvin Architects at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
McCullough Mulvin have been invited to exhibit to a Indian audience, extending the form and remit of the Culture Ireland supported exhibition in Porto, Portugal in Oct 2017.
Mid-Feb to mid-Mar 2019 in the CEPT University Department of Architecture, Ahmedabad, India.


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 16,000
Lords of Strut have been invited to perform three shows across February and March 2019 as part of Adelaide FringeAustraliaAdelade, Adelaide6,000
Presentation by Tumble Circus of Death or Circus at Bread and Circus World Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand, 10 - 20 January 2019New ZealandChristchurch4,000
Tour of my One Woman political Circus Show SPIT, directed by Ken Fanning of Tumble Circus, to Western Australia.
I have been invited to perform at the Western Australian Circus Festival 19th & 20th January 2019; the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre 25th & 26th January; and Perth Fringe Festival 2nd-13th February.
Presented by Angelique 'Reckless' Ross
Publicity by Adriana Begovich of Anarchy PR
AustraliaPerth, Margaret River, Mandurah 3,000
Fidget Feet have been asked to perform our early years aerial dance show Strange Feathers as part of the National Kaunas Drama Theatre Festival "Dive into the Theatre" in Lithuania by the National Kaunas Drama Theatre and perform two shows on 16th March 2019. LithuaniaKaunas3,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 80,000
Presentation of International tour of Swan Lake/Loch na hEala and Mag Mell, Australia, Canada, USA, throughout 2019
New Zealand, Australia, United States, Canada Wellington, Perth, New York, Minneapolis, Ottawa, LA, Ann Arbour, Chapel Hill, Vancouver80,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 51,500
In 2019, Irish Screen America plans to present 4 - 6 film premieres and director discussions in both New York and Los Angeles, outside of our regular festival programming. In 2018, these screenings included U.S. premieres of Irish films like Black 47 and The Drummer and the Keeper.United StatesNew York, Los Angeles11,000
Launched in 2007, IrishFilmFesta is an annual Italian festival dedicated to Irish Cinema. The promoters are the cultural association ARCHIMEDIA, and the Artistic Director Susanna Pellis, an expert on Irish Cinema. Held at the prestigious “Casa del Cinema/House of Cinema" in Rome, the festival will run from 27th to 31st March 2019.ItalyRoma8,000
The 19th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston, organized by BIFF Productions, a
not-for- profit organization, will present a a program of the very best of contemporary Irish film, in Somerville Massachusetts, USA, March 22nd, 2019.
United StatesWaltham8,000
The 12th Irish Film Festival in Russia will be held in Moscow’s most prominent cinema venue, Karo 11 Oktyabr, between March 13 and 23, 2019. Screenings will also take place in Russia’s ‘cultural capital’ St Petersburg and, for the first time, Kazan. The festival showcases the best of Irish cinema, and features extensive participation by visiting film-makers in workshops and Q&As. Russian FederationMoscow (pop. 12m), St.Petersburg (pop. 8m), Kazan (pop. 1m)7,000
Irish Film London Spring Season is a series of Irish Film projects throughout the Spring at venues in the UK including Regent St Cinema. Includes the 3-day St. Patrick's Day Film Festival in association with the Mayor of London, the St. Brigid's Day Festival and collaborations with UK based partners and Irish artists.United KingdomLondon5,000
The Capital Irish Film Festival, Feb. 28-Mar. 3, 2019, presented by Solas Nua, at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD, USAUnited StatesSilver Spring4,000
The Chicago Irish F.F. will be held at three theaters in Chicago: Theater on the Lake, The Logan Theatre and the Society For Arts : Gallery Theatre from Feb. 28 - Mar. 3,2019. It is organized by Jude Blackburn, director, with the support of the festival broad of directors and 2019 programming committee.United StatesChicago4,000
Held annual during the 1st weekend of March and co-hosting film events throughout the year, the Toronto Irish Film Festival celebrates the very best of Irish cinema to the Greater Toronto Irish community and film loving public. With sold-out screenings from 2010 to 2018, TIRFF has quickly assumed the role of leading promoter of Irish film within Canada.
The Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival will be presented by and held at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL (in downtown Chicago). It is will be held throughout the month of March and early April.United StatesChicago1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 33,500
The fifth annual Bay Area Book Festival will take place May 4-5, 2019 in Berkeley, California. The weekend festival, supported by the University of California, the City of Berkeley, cultural institutes, corporations, foundations & individuals, brings together 25,000 people to enjoy 200 authors from around the world in 80+ indoor interviews and panels in downtown Berkeley.United StatesBerkeley5,000
Presentation of readings by Mary Noonan and Aifric Mad Aodha at VERSeFests, in Ottawa, Canada and St. John’s, Newfoundland, 30 March - 1 April 2019CanadaOttawa, Ontario; St. John's, Newfoundland3,000
A poetry reading by three of Ireland's premier poets at the Betsy Hotel as part of the month long O, Miami Festival in April 2019 United StatesMiami 3,000
The event will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, from the 27th to the 30th of March, 2019 at the Portland Convention Center. Salmon Poetry will launch its spring poetry collections, will host a reception, hold author signings, and have a prominent booth in the Book Fair. United StatesPortland2,500
An exploration of Irish literature through lecture, interviews with writers, films based on Irish novels and plays; organised by the Service Culturelle of the town of Royan (the Mairie) and an ad hoc committee 14-17 March, Royan, Charente MaritimeFranceRoyan2,250
Across the week of 14-19 May 2019 the Auckland Writers Festival will present a line-up of 40+ international and more than 160 New Zealand participants, to celebrate their writing and culture in NZ’s premier literature festival which attracts attendance of more than 74,000.New ZealandAuckland city2,000
We’re hosting John Boyne at the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival (9-12 May, 2019). He’ll take part in three events: an hour-long chaired session; our Gala Night event (alongside a small selection of our international and national guests); and a session with school students about his writing and the importance of celebrating uniqueness. New ZealandDunedin2,000
Scribblers is an annual literature and arts festival for young people that takes place in May in Perth, Western Australia. Established in 2017 in a partnership between FORM and the Town of Claremont; the Festival’s purpose is to engage, enable, empower and transform young minds through a celebration of creativity and children’s literature in all its forms.AustraliaPerth2,000
Tour by Annemarie Ní Churreáin of Bloodroot, New Mexico, 11 - 27 February 2019United StatesAlbuquerque, Valencia, Albuquerque , Santa Fe, Taos2,000
Little Island Books at Bologna Book Fair, 1 - 4 April 2019ItalyBologna1,500
I have received two invitations to read poetry in Portland, the primary being for the 2019 AWP conference at the Oregon Convention Center (27th – 30th March 2019) taking part with Salmon Poetry – the second being for Rose City Book Pub (30th March 2019) to read alongside American poet Carlos Reyes.United StatesPortland1,000
A poetry reading titled 'Starting Over' which charts my great-grandparents emigration to the US after the Famine. This reading and discussion on the Irish Diaspora will be part of Irish Lectures, Readings and Concerts at University of Missouri Saint Louis April 16 2019United StatesSt Louis Missouri USA1,000
Poetry reading by Michael Longley at Boston Public Library, Boston,Massachusetts, USA, 21 March 2019United StatesBoston1,000
The SPLF 2019 will host Irish writers John Banville and Catherine Dunne, at literary events involving crime fiction, literary fiction, interviews and musical interludes. Marco Vichi will be the featured Italian writer and parallels will be explored between Irish and Italian writing. The ex-Cinema Aurora in Livorno is the venue. Events to be held over St Patrick's Weekend 2019.ItalyLivorno, Tuscany1,000
Susan Millar DuMars presents her poetry collection "Naked: New and Selected" in Portalnd, Oregon, USA, 27 - 31 March 2019United StatesPortland1,000
Poetry showcase, with readings and signing events at AWP Book Fair. The creative individuals are Salmon Poets, including myself and others. It will be held at the Oregon Convention Centre, March 27-30, 2019. United StatesPortland1,000
Presentation Gringer the Whinger by Golden Key Publishing at Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy, 1 - 4 April 2019ItalyBologna750
Bologna Children's Book Fair, 1st to 4th April 2019, Bologna FiereItalyBologna750
Jane Clarke is invited by the Mary Evans Picture Library and Smith/Doorstop to give a poetry reading in both London and Sheffield to mark the publication of her illustrated poetry collection, "All the Way Home". The London event will be on 1st April,2019 and the Sheffield launch on the 12th April 2019. United KingdomLondon & Sheffield750


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 314,462
IMAGINING IRELAND: Words & Music is being presented at the Barbican by Serious in association with NCH Dublin on Wednesday 30 January 2019.United KingdomLondon47,000
Performance by The Irish Chamber Orchestra in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo,Brazil from 3 -10 June 2019Argentina, BrazilBuenos Aires, Sao Paulo38,000
The Celtic Connections Festival is a major music event attracting in excess of 130,000 attendees over 18 days to the city of Glasgow.

The festival takes place in January, originally to fill a scheduling gap within the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in 1994 and is now fundamental to the Scottish music scene both culturally and financially.
United KingdomGlasgow, Danu20,000
In March & April 2019 JigJam will perform their largest ever tour across the states of Oregon, Maryland, Wisconsin, Idaho, Wyoming, Iowa, Montana, California, Alaska, Indiana, Michigan, Kansas. As well as a 2 week tour of Australia.United States, AustraliaBaltimore, MD, Green Lake, WI, Idaho Falls, ID, Evanston, WY, Des Moines, Helena, MT, Davis, CA, Anchorage, AK, Kodiak, AK, Valdez, AK, Cordova, Skagway, Sitka, New Harmony, IN, Bay City, MI, Milwaukee, WI, Hays, KS, Ontario, OR, Hill Point, Canberra, Pinjarra, Sydney9,000
The Irish Cultural Centre will present Three Irish Masters Music Concerts: on FEBRUARY 16 2019 The Sands Family with the next generation - the young band Na Leanai. On MARCH 2, 2019 KGB - Paddy Keenan with Frankie Gavin and Dermott Byrne; April 3rd 2019 Irish Spuergroup DANU.
United KingdomLondon9,000
Irish traditional band Réalta to present a series of concerts throughout the USA including performances in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Texas and Wyoming from 28th February to 23rd March 2019United StatesFort Bragg, Morro Bay, Templeton, Soquel , Point Arena, Lincoln City, Corvallis, Tualatin, Mount Vernon , Payson, Flagstaff, Tucson, Austin, Evanston7,500
Saint Sister return to North America in March 2019. Following the success of our first (Culture Ireland funded) headline tour in Autumn 2018 and the release of our debut album, we will return to this market to capitalise on momentum and continue to grow our fanbase. We will return to DC, NYC, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, SF and LA and new cities like Denver and Austin.
United States, CanadaWashington, Brooklyn, NYC, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Vancouver7,500
IMDL presenting traditional Irish music concerts as part of Return to Camden Town Concert Series, London, dates throughout 2019United KingdomLondon7,500
Hilary Woods presenting ‘COLT’ on tour in Europe, the United States & Canada, 19 January - 11 April 2019United StatesNew York7,500
Tour by FONTAINES D.C, in Britain, Europe and the USA, January - March 2019United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, FranceCoventry, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Luxembourg, Groningen, Dresden, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Basel, Geneva, Dijon7,000
After the two australia tours Wallis already played, Wallis wants to do another (shorter) tour in australia to attach to the market and to keep building the base there. Also, Wallis is going to play 3 shows in New Zealand to enter the market there for the first time and to start building a base there.AustraliaPort Fairy, Adelaide, Melbourne, Katoomba, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland (NZ). Christchurch (NZ), Wellington (NZ) 6,000
The Sharon Shannon Band to perform a series of festival and theatre concerts in Fremantle, Albany, Mandurah, Canberra, Cobargo, Milton, Parramatta, Melbourne, Port Fairy Folk Festival, WOMADelaide, Sydney and WOMAD - NZ. Between the 22rd February and 17th March 2019. Australia, New ZealandFremantel, Albany, Mandurah, Canberra , Milton, Cobargo , Parramatta , Melbourne , Port Fairy , Adelaide , Sydney , New Plymouth 6,000
The project for which Lunasa is seeking support is a concert tour of the US and Canada in Feb/March 2019United StatesNew York6,000
A number of gigs on the East Coast of the USA with a new booking agent presenting Lankum to an American audience for the first time. United StatesBrooklyn, Manhatten, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Wilmington6,000
Irish participation in the Return to Camden Town Festival in London in October 2005United Kingdom5,472
ALTAN, CONNLA, THE BOW BROTHERS, FULLSET, CLIFDEN RAMBLERS, THE CUNNINGHAM FAMILY Dancers. Les Semaines Irlandaises en Artois-Gohelle is a Trad Irish music festival organised in the area of Lens (north of France) in March over the 2 weekends around St. Patrick’s Day, by the associations Artois-Gohelle-Irlande and Slainte, and a Rory Gallagher Tribute on the 21st of June with SEAMIE O’DOWD BAND.FranceAix-Noulette , Mazingarbe , Lens, Marquillies, Grenay, Harnes, Billy-Montigny, Angres, Lens, Liévin, Hénin-Beaumont, Mazingarbe, Hersin-Coupigny5,000
We Banjo 3 undertaking 45 date tour of USA, 22 January - 26 March 2019United StatesNew Philadelphia, Findlay, Springfield, Peninsula, Rochester, Fort Collins, Silver City, Chandler, Tucson, Northampton, Old Saybrook, Brownville, Somerville, Ann Arbor, Chicagoe, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Madison, Green Bay, Viroqua, Fairmont, Minneapolis, Annapolis, Washington, Concord, Asheville, Statesville, Danville, Buffalo, Albany, New York5,000
Spring Tour 2019 will include a 17-day residency in Ferrara, the new home of the Orchestra. The musicians will participate in intensive rehearsals of the concert programmes consisting large symphonic and operatic repertoire, such as Bruckner, Mozart, and Puccini arias under the Europe’s most experienced music tutors. Orchestra will perform 10 concerts in major concert venues in 5 countries.Italy, Oman, Austria, Luxembourg, GermanyREGGIO EMILIA , FERRARA, MILAN, UDINE, MUSCAT, GRAFENEGG, LUXEMBOURG, SAARBRUCKEN, LUDWIGSBRUG5,000
This application is in regards to Hermitage Green touring internationally to
exploit their intellectual property, enhance their fan base overseas and raise
awareness of the progressive Irish Music culture. The tour will take place in
Canada from Feb 14th until March 6th
CanadaWaterloo, Thorold, Kingston, Hamilton w/ Rueben and The Dark, London, ON, Toronto, Bayfield, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois Rivieres, Drummondville, Ottawa, Cornwall5,000
Connla are an Irish traditional band hailing from counties Armagh and Derry. Connla will be embarking on an extensive winter tour starting January 11 and concluding January 28. Travelling to the USA, including performance and teaching. Connla will be playing in some of the most recognised Irish venues in the USA.United StatesManhattan , Des Moines, St Paul, Wisconsin, Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Columbia, Indianapolis, Madison, Lexington5,000
Téada's annual Spring USA tour returns in 2019 with performances scheduled
throughout 8 States, taking in the East Coast and Mid-West USA.
United StatesPittsburgh, Charlottesville, Vienna, Berryville, Philadelphia, Germantown, Portland, Somerville, Des Moines, Orange City, Wausau, St. Paul5,000
Socks in the Frying Pan undertaking their annual Spring Tour of the USA. Performances in Oregon, Washington, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Vermont.United StatesCorvallis, Mount Vernon, Dallas, Kansas City, Sioux City, IA, Milwaukee, Chicago, Defiance, Southampton, Old Saybrook, Putney5,000
CAVE is a new music show with theatrical elements, from international Irish singer Camille O'Sullivan. Created for Wales Millennium Festival 2018, Camille explores Nick Cave’s music with her band. The show opens at Wilton's Music Hall London 9 - 13 April 19 with Camille producing. Adelaide & Auckland Festival present March 2019, later it tours to Brighton Edinburgh, Melbourne & Goldcoast 2019.United Kingdom, AustraliaLondon , Adelaide (Adelaide Festival presents on tight budget, leaving us short Charlotte lead musician) whom we would like to apply for travel/accom funding5,000
From March 24th to 30th, the RIAM Percussion Ensemble and director, Richard O’Donnell, will visit New York for an array of concerts and collaborative workshops at NYU Steinhardt, Lehmann College and the Aaron Copland School of Music. The three-concert visit is presented in partnership with these three prestigious New York institutions.
United StatesNew York, New York 5,000
US Tour
We will be touring from New York `and heading North towards Boston and over to Chicago / and then heading West towards LA / San Francisco / Nashville / Kansas and then back towards New York
United States, CanadaNew York , Northampton , Boston , Toronto , Chicago , Los Angeles , Nashville, Kansas , Phillidelphia , Washington DC5,000
The Jeremiahs perform at the Durango Celtic Festival Thursday 7th of March to Sunday 9th of March. The band will perform at the main venue The Henry Strater Theatre and other smaller venues and also be teaching at workshops over the weekend. United StatesDurango5,000
The National Festival in Canberra, Australia takes place 17-23rd April 2019. Music of Oriel (Nuala Kennedy, Gerry O' Connor and Eamon O' Leary) are invited to headline at the festival, where upwards of 45,000 people attend each year. AustraliaCanberra4,000
Following our Culture Ireland-assisted trip to and successful appearances at the Milwaukee Irish Fest, KERN recognise that their music has significant appeal to US audiences. We are attending the 2019 Folk Alliance in Montreal where we have secured several private showcase performances. We are scheduled to perform for several dates at local venues in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. United States, CanadaBoston , Montreal, Quebec, Farmington, Lebanon, Rumford, Somerville4,000
In February & March of 2019, Goitse will perform in 12 different States across the USA.

Goitse consists of:
Aine Mc Geeney - Vocals/Fiddle
Conal O Kane - Guitar
Tadhg O Meachair - Piano/Piano Accordion
Alan Reid - Banjo
Colm Phelan - Bodhran
United StatesCrawfordsville, Rexburg, Rock Springs, Derry, N. Andover, Chickasha, McKinney, Bloomington, Green Valley, Decorah, Manassas, Lancaster, Washington4,000
The Eskies will be touring Europe in Spring 2019 with dates confirmed in UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Austria supported by significant promoters in each territory such as FKP Scorpio, Friendly Fires, Tourbo etcNetherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, SwazilandArnhem, Hedon, Wiesbaden, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Bruno, Vienna, Munich, Zermatt, Lucerne4,000
Inni-K Folk Alliance Showcase & US performance dates
Where: Montreal, Canada & New York
When: Feb 8-18
Presented by Folk Alliance, Solas an Lae, The Scratcher & Inni-K
Canada, United StatesMontreal, New York4,000
Talos has been offered the main support for the January 2019 European dates of the Norwegian singer, AURORA. She is playing four dates - in Lausanne, Prague, Warsaw and Copenhagen. It is being presented by leading promoters in each territory. Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, DenmarkLausanne, Prague, Warsaw, Copenhagen3,500
I am applying to fund an 11 date European tour (Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium & Netherlands) with my band and sound engineer/driver, to take place next February, organised in conjunction with booking agent Eleanor McGuinness (Pitch & Smith). Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, NetherlandsCologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Schorndorf, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Utrecht3,500
This is a tour to support All Tvvins second album campaign “Just To Exist”. The album is being funded and distributed worldwide by Irish label Faction Records and is produced by Irish artist James Vincent McMorrow. The European tour will be in support of the album release campaign in multiple markets to help the local promotion teams maximise the opportunities to promote the record and the artist.Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, United KingdomHamburg, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Nyon, Cologne, Amsterdam, London, Manchester, Glasgow3,500
United Islands of Prague is the biggest open-air international multi-genre music festival, which was held annually since 2004 on Vltava river islands in the city centre. Since 2017 is moving to different Prague districts to enrich other places. During the last years, it attracted more than 30.000 visitors that enjoyed wide range of new rising talents from the Czech Republic and all over the world.Czech RepublicPrague3,000
HighTime are an exciting young trio from the heart of the Gaeltacht in Connemara, Co. Galway. In March 2019 they will embark on their first USA Tour. Performing across Florida, Texas, New Mexico & Arizona for their debut tour.United StatesSarasota, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Atlantic Beach, FL, Payson, AZ, Prescott, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Austin, Las Cruces3,000
Irish Jazz Drummer Kevin Brady, pianist Phil Ware & Bassist Dave Redmond have been invited to represent Ireland in Mexico City from the 15th to 17th of March 2019 by The Irish Embassy at the Euro Jazz Festival an annual event which is organized by The National Arts Centre in Mexico. The events will take place at Cenart Arts Centre and Zincos Jazz Club. MexicoMexico City3,000
Proven Irish touring musician seeking help with travel expenses for extensive Australian excursion in March 2019, confirmed concerts with Wallis Bird in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney with further opportunities pending, thanks to a recent successful Irish tour with an award-winning Australian folk band.AustraliaMelbourne , Brisbane, Sydney3,000
Name: Blackbirds, Ballads and Blues
Presented by: Clár Ní Argáin
Where: 12 venues in various states of the USA, including New York, Boston and Louisiana.
When: April-July 2019
Traditional Songs of Uibh Ráthach and beyond.
Accompanying musicians Harpist Patrice Fisher, Guitarist John Walsh, Gabriel O Donoghue, John D Martino and Terri Conti
United StatesNew York, Craftsbury, Altamont, Boston, New Orleans, Baton Rouge3,000
The Washington Chorus presenting Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre for St. Patrick's Day Concert at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 17 March 2019United StatesWashington3,000
The project is Oran Bagraidh. Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride and Conor Caldwell will take part in a Celtic collaboration with Welsh and Scottish musicians. They will play at three venues in Wales in April and three venues in Scotland in May 2019. United KingdomCardiff, Cardigan, Bangor, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Greenock2,500
Pan-European Jazz quintet AERIE to release their third album 'Live in Xi'An' in Europe and China, presented by Meeting Jazz Club, where it was recorded. European dates to take place 12th - 20th April, China dates to take place 10th - 19th June 2019.Belgium, Switzerland, ChinaLeuven, Biel, Brussels, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Nanchang, Changsha, Wuhan, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Xi'An, Taiyuan, Beijing2,500
'Songs from Ireland: Old and New' is a musical show in which an ensemble of 7 Irish musicians from different musical backgrounds perform together to showcase Irish music, which will tours in Switzerland in January 2019. SwitzerlandBern, Winterthur, Mels, Geneva2,500
Performance of Irish artists at Trad Fest Belgica, Belgium, 21 -24 February 2019
BelgiumLeuven. Main headline concert in Leuven on Saturday Feb 23, Brussels1,500
Participation of Anthony Kelly, David Staling (Farpoint Recordings, studio from Dublin) and Seamus O’Donnell (Salon Bruit association based in Berlin) in BRIMBORIUM – an international sound art. festival taking place in Gorzów in Poland in February 2019. Artists will provide a lecture and play a concert open wide audience.PolandGorzów Wielkopolski1,500
A duo concert of improvised music with Evan Parker (saxophone/UK) and Paul G. Smyth (piano/IRL), to be held on the 23 February 2019 in DOM Cultural Centre, Moscow, presented by Kirill Polonsky.Russian FederationMoscow1,400
Project will take place in France, from 1st to 17th March 2019. There will be musical creation with Karan Casey band and French musicians, 8 concerts with Dallahan, Buille, Conor Mallon and other musicians, irish dancing Gaelic songs , some Irish sessions in pubs, master class with Irish Bull's Track Trio, conferences about irish culture...FranceNevers , La Charité sur Loire, Luzy1,200
Shane Hennessy at MerleFest, NC

25th & 26th April 2019

MerleFest, Wilkesboro Community College, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States of America
United StatesWilkesboro1,090
Presentation of Irish Traditional Music performers at Cassel Craic, France, 11 - 14 April 2019FranceCassel1,000
I have been invited to perform four piano recitals in the USA in April 2019, in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. These will comprise three solo piano recitals and one recital with Irish NY-resident clarinettist Carol McGonnell. I will also give piano masterclasses in three of the locations. I am seeking help to cover my substantial visa and travel and subsistence costs. United StatesPittsburgh, Winchester, Amherst, Bethesda1,000
David Keenan - Portuguese Tour

We will be doing 4 dates in Portugal in Jan 2019

PortugalChaves, Ílhavo, Fafe, Ílhavo1,000
UK tour by David Keenan to Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, London, Birmingham, Leeds, 1 - 7 February 2019 United KingdomGlasgow, Liverpool , Manchester, London , Birmingham , Leeds 1,000
Concert of contemporary music work (Clarinet Concerto) written by Frank Corcoran at Church of Christ and St Stephen, at 120 West 69th Street, New York City, on 17 March 2019. Performed by North South Orchestra (conductor: Max Lifchitz). Funding is sought for the composer to attend rehearsals and concert on 13-18 March 2019. United StatesNew York City1,000
Irish Cultural Week Denmark - This event is part of cultural department of a large Danish municipality Brøndby in Copenhagen. The Current dates are 01.- 09. March 2019.
Aoife Scott and her band will perform on the Friday night of this Cultural week.
Concert with Irish singer Daoiri Farrell trio on Sat 20th July 2019 in Peel Centenary Centre, Isle of Man. as part of the 41st Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering festival (17-21 July 2019).
Organised by Yn Chruinnaght, which is currently a volunteer-led, not-for-profit organisation (soon to apply to be a charity).

United KingdomIsle of Man800
Dorothy Chan, pianist and Carlos Cordeiro, clarinetist, will present a portrait concert of music by Jane O’Leary on March 14, 2019, at the Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City. The concert will include new video projections created to accompany some of the pieces, and US premieres for several pieces.United StatesNew York City500
Live performance of Ye Vagabonds at the Irish Cultural CentreUnited KingdomLondon0
Sean Keane plays St Patrick's Day weekend at the ICC.United KingdomLondon0
Compánach brings it's 32 county tour of Irish Music live to the ICCUnited KingdomLondon0
The ICC celebrates International Women's Day with a musical extravaganza featuring Ireland's leading female musicians. In association with Karen Ryan (Return to Camden), we will present the headline act featuring Louise and Michelle Mulcahy with guest Mick Mulcahy United KingdomLondon0


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 228,300
Dead Centre are proposing a UK tour across April and May 2019 of both Chekhov's First Play and HamnetUnited KingdomNewcastle, Liverpool, Cardiff30,000
This application is for an 11 week tour of Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints across the USA covering 8 venues in 5 states: Indiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. United StatesLafayette, Winchester, Richmond, Philadelphia, Chicago, Santa Ana, Davis, Stanford30,000
The UK Premiere of Enda Walsh’s ROOMS will be presented by the Barbican Centre, London as part of its 2019 Season running from 11-20 April. This Galway International Arts Festival site-specific production with design by Paul Fahy will take place at the Barbican’s Silk Street Theatre, which will be especially adapted for this immersive theatre installation. United KingdomLondon27,500
US tour of 'Shh! We Have a Plan', non verbal theatre piece based on Chris Houghton's picture book for young children, created by Cahoots NI, directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, score by Garth McConaghie, lit by Malcolm Smith, set by Phillip Goss. Cast includes Claire Cogan, Philippa O’Hara and Hugh Brown. Crew includes Stage Manager, Sally Wattiaux, and Acting ASM, Lorcan Reed. United StatesRichardson, Memphis, Hopkinsville, Detroit, South Miami, East Lansing, Rochester, Cleveland, Jamestown, Tribecca, Grand Rapids20,000
CLASS by Iseult Golden and David Horan to play the Bush Theatre in London for 27 performances from May 6 - June 1, 2019 in association with the Abbey Theatre United KingdomLondon20,000
A tour of The Beckett Trilogy and 2 tours of Moby Dick to New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Philadelphia and Florida in June and September/October 2019 marking the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville's birth and related Whaling Legacy Festivals.
Venues include Hudson Hall, Hudson NY, Dartmouth College, NH, Fringe Arts, Philadelphia and University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
United StatesHanover, New Hampshire, Hudson, Gainesville, Philadelphia20,000
In May 2019 Australia's leading regional theatre company Merrigong Theatre Company, will undertake a four week tour of Fishamble's production The Humours of Bandon presenting 14 performances in 4 diverse venues across Australia. The Humours of Bandon will tour to Australian capital city and regional venues, reaching new audiences for Fishamble’s beautiful distinctively Irish theatre work.AustraliaWollongong, Parramatta, Brisbane, Bunbury16,500
Fishamble has been invited to present Silent by Pat Kinevane at Solas Nua, Washington DC, from 4 – 24 March 2019, coinciding with St Patrick's Day celebrations in DC. IrelandWashington, D.C.15,000
Presentation by Branar Téatar of How to Catch a Star at The Egg, Royal Theatre, Bath, 16 March - 24 March 2019United KingdomBath & London , London 8,000
Incoming Festival
24-27 June 2019
NEW DIORAMA, London: Monday 24 June
HOME, Manchester: Wednesday 26 June
TOBACCO FACTORY, Bristol: Thursday 27 June
United KingdomLondon, Manchester, Bristol7,000
Participation by Irish artists in the Irish Week, Moscow, Russia, 14 - 24 March 2019Russian FederationMoscow6,000
Fishamble has been invited to present Silent by Pat Kinevane at the BorderLight Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, from 25 – 28 July 2019.United StatesCleveland5,000
Everything I Do by One Two One Two, presented by LOKAL Festival in Reyjavik, Iceland in September 26-29th 2019 IcelandReykjavik5,000
A theatrical play written by Jeda de Brí and Finbarr Doyle.
Directed by Jeda de Brí .
Presented by Davey Kelleher and Sickle Moon Productions at: Lyric Belfast - Naughton Studio: 31st January 2019- 2nd February 2019 (3 performances), and VAULT Festival London: CAGE Theatre: 13th February 2019-17th February 2019 (6 performances)
United KingdomBelfast, London5,000
An award-winning and sell out show of the Dublin Fringe, Infinity, written and performed by Nessa Matthews with Eoghan Carrick, will be performed as part of the Vaults Festival, London on Weds 6-Mon 11 February 2019 at the Network Theatre. Produced by Paddy Jo Malpas, the set and costume design is by Naomi Faughnan, lighting design by Bill Woodward and sound design by Dylan Tonge-Jones.United KingdomLondon5,000
Presentation by the Samuel Beckett Society of Mouth on Fire Theatre Company of Rockaby (Rocabaí) and Come and Go (Teacht is Imeacht) , Apollo Theatre, Almeria, Spain 10 May 2019 SpainAlmeria3,000
Fishamble has been invited to present its Pat Kinevane Trilogy – Forgotten, Silent and Underneath - at Dundee Rep Theatre in June 2019. United KingdomDundee2,000
Rise Productions presents Kicking All The Boxes by Liz FitzGibbon at Vault Festival, London for 6 performances, Jan 30th - Feb 3rd 2019United KingdomLondon1,800
New York Premiere of The Tallest Man in The World by Ailis Ni Riain. United StatesNew York1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 30,000
Dutch National Opera will present the continental Europe premiere of the Landmark/Irish National Opera production of “The Second Violinist” by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh as part of their 2018/19 season. There will be 2 performances, on the 7th and 9th of March 2019 in Amsterdam.NetherlandsAmsterdam30,000

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 124,300
Event #1 - January 2019, the London Art Fair, The Business Design Centre, Islington London, organised by Upper Street Events.
Event #2 - March 2019, Art on Paper Fair, Pier 36, New York City, organised by Art Market Productions.
Event #3 - April 2019, The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London, organised by the London Original Print Fair
United Kingdom, United StatesLondon, New York15,000
Irish artist Mariechen Danz is invited to produce a new project for the 16th Istanbul Biennial (14 September to 10 November 2019), which is organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by renowned philosopher, art scholar and writer Nicolas Bourriaud. The exhibition will take place in different venues throughout Istanbul together with an encompassing public programme.TurkeyIstanbul10,000
Mother’s tankstation presents Irish artists at Taipei Dangdai, Taipei City, China 17 - 20 January 2019 and Art Basel Hong Kong,China, 27 - 31 March 2019Taiwan, Province of China, Hong KongTaipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China , Hong Kong SAR China 10,000
An exhibition of large scale paintings and works on paper including prints - mainly lithographs and woodblockspaintings and other paper works.

Curator Toshihiko Tsukimoto
Tel.0467-88-1177 Fax.0467-88-1201

http://www.chigasaki-museum.jp Cigasaki City Museum of Art on 7 april - 2 june 2019
Japanchigasaki kanagawa9,000
Solo exhibition by Nick Miller at Art Space Gallery, London. 22nd February to 29th March 2019

Publication with essay by Martin Gayford
United KingdomLondon6,000
The Enquiry is a collective of five Irish art curators, artists and writers: Emer Lynch, Jennie Guy, Deborah Madden, Claire Walsh and Jeanette Doyle. We will deliver a tightly curated temporal exhibition featuring artworks and performance at contemporary visual art gallery AC Institute, Manhattan, NYC, on 9 April 2019. United StatesManhattan6,000
Art Basel Hong Kong is the newest edition of the Basel art fair series, held in Hong Kong in March. Hong KongHong Kong5,000
The Dallas Art Fair is located at FIG (Fashion Industry Gallery) 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201 From Wednesday April 11th through Sunday, April 14United StatesDallas5,000
We will present the work of Dublin based Irish artist Alan Butler in a solo booth at VOLTA NY.

The event will take place at VOLTA NY 2019, PIER 90, 12TH AVENUE (AT WEST 50TH STREET), NEW YORK, NY 10019

Wednesday, March 6 – Sunday, March 10, 2019
United StatesNew York5,000
Presentation by Gibbons & Nicholas of work by Janet Mullarney and Sean Molloy at Projects, London Art Fair, UK, 15 - 20 January 2019 United KingdomLondon5,000
Gibbons & Nicholas will present works by Elva Mulchrone, Anita Groener, Suzy O'Mullane and Sean Molloy at Art on Paper, March 7 - 10, Pier 36, New York, USAUnited StatesNew York5,000
Organisation: Ormston House
Artist: Joy Gerrard
Event: Supermarket Independent Art Fair 2019
Location: Slaughterhouse 5, Slakthusområdet, Stockholm (SE)
Dates: 4-7 April 2019
Sean Lynch is proposed to participate in Winning by Losing, a international group exhibition at CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain, February - May 2019. curated by Colombian curator Catalina Lozano. SpainMadrid4,500
A solo exhibition of Jeanette Doyle's pictorial and video work at the AC Institute New York April 2018. This includes performances by The Enquiry and the Aesthetics Group, collectives involving Jeanette Doyle, who are submitting separate applications.United StatesNew York4,000
Presentation of New Tools by Eimear Walshe at Deviant Practice Symposium, Van Abbemusuem, Netherlands, 4 May 2019NetherlandsEindhoven3,500
I have been invited by Limerick School of Art and Design and Wom@rts to exhibit work for seven international exhibitions during 2019 and 2020,
This international series of seven exhibitions takes place in — Slovenia, Lithuania, Spain (2), France, Croatia and Ireland.
The exhibition will be presented at each of the partner’s locations for 2 months each.
Slovenia, Ireland, Lithuania, Spain, France, CroatiaMaribor, Limerick - May June 2019, Vilnius, Lithuania -July Aug 2019, Avilés, Spain - Sep Oct 2019, Santiago de Compostela - Nov Dec -2019, Angoulême,Paris, France - Jan Feb 2020, Rijeka, Croatia - Mar April 20203,500
This project is an exhibition of my drawings and writing, dealing with the art of post conflict in Ireland and South America. It will be presented in Santiago Chile in the Centro Nacional De Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos in Jan 2019.ChileSantiago3,000
A solo exhibition of Maria McKinney's body of work "Sire" at the University of Reading’s Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) in Spring/Summer 2019.United KingdomReading3,000
AC Institute New York
April 2019

The Aesthetics Group (Cathy O’Carroll, Jeanette Doyle, Mick O’Hara and Connell Vaughan)

The Sublime in Contemporary Visual Arts Practices: Lyotard v Kant

A live performance of a pedagogical research poem that reflects upon the notions of the sublime in the current age of ‘post-truth’.

United StatesNew York3,000
A solo exhibition of new work by Irish artist Christopher Mahon in Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, from 3 - 24 February 2019.
Including a public in conversation event and curatorial text from Irish curators Rachael Gilbourne and Benjamin Stafford.
CrossSections Project curated by Başak Şenova is a series of public talks, art exhibitions and a publication with the participation of 21 internationally recognised artists, that will take place in Vienna, Helsinki & Stockholm. The project is organised in partnership with Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK, HIAP & University of the Arts Helsinki, IASPIS, Nordic Art Association & Konstfack.
Austria, Finland, SwedenVienna, Helsinki, Stockholm3,000
collaborative Irish Chinese multi media art exhibition in Beijing,inspired by James Joyce's Ulysses with artists presentations & readingsChinaBeijing2,500
'My Dear Friends' is an exhibition that will consist of my lens based work presented alongside Egyptian photographer Roger Anis. The show is set to open on the 09-01- 2019 at DEPO art space in Istanbul, Turkey and will run for two months. A series of artist’s talks and lectures around the topic will unfold within the first week; in addition a publication will also be produced and presented.TurkeyIstanbul1,800
Representing and promoting the Illustrators Guild of Ireland (Illustrators Ireland) and its members at Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the largest international publishing event for children’s books.ItalyBologna1,500
David Dunne presents Corridor at the Werkstadt Arts Union, Berlin, Germany, 16 March - 28 April 2019
GermanyBerlin Neukölln1,200
WHERE: In Gallery GRÖLLE Pass Projects in Wuppertal 40 minutes in vicinity of Dusseldorf and Cologne.
WHEN: In first 2 months of 2019. WHO: The gallery is GRÖLLE Pass Projects, director Jürgen Grölle, the artist is Mary-Ruth Walsh, curator Anya von Gosseln. WHAT: The project is a visual art solo exhibition titled 'Surface Deep' comprising of paintings, drawings, collage and film.
GermanyWuppertal, 40 minutes in vicinity of Dusseldorf and Cologne800


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 99,000
June-August 2019

Los Angeles

CIACLA a showcase of Contemporary Irish Culture connecting Ireland and Los Angeles.

Curated by: Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan of MART Gallery & Studios

Participants include leading Irish visual artists, musicians, writers, actors and designers.
United StatesLos Angeles40,000
The Irish Itinerary, an Irish cultural tour of Europe. It is a series of coordinated events hosted by many vibrant Centres of Irish Studies across a range European countries. Each Centre hosts a variety of events celebrating Irish culture, art & literature, and includes an impressive array of Irish writers, artists, & performers as well as Irish films. BelgiumUp to 29 cities (yet to be defined): List appended. 15,000
The 7th Belgrade Irish Festival will take place over 10 days between the 9th and 17th March 2019 in an annual showcase of contemporary & historic Irish culture (film, music, audio, literature, visual arts; a city “green” illumination) in high profile and downtown locations throughout the capital of Serbia; as well as highly visible on social media channels.SerbiaBelgrade , Belgrade8,000
Participation by Irish artists in the Irish Week, Moscow, Russia, 14 - 24 March 2019Russian Federation Moscow, Moscow7,000
The 4th Sarajevo Irish Festival - Mar 15th to 18th - will present a compact weekend mélange of music, album premier by NOTIFY, animation exhibition, films (Breadwinner & Black 47), discussion panels & a GAA Fun Day. SIF guests will include screenwriter Anita Doron, Producer Macdara Kelleher, actors Saara Chaudry, James Frecheville & Freddie Fox.Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo6,000
‘Wintrum Frod’ is a duo exhibition by Orla Barry and Els Dietvorst shown at both Mu.ZEE and Permekemuseum from 6 July until 3 November 2019. Orla Barry will present a new performance which is co-programmed by Theater Aan Zee, a festival in Ostend which welcomes about 100 000 visitors. Later it will be presented at Kaaitheater in Brussels.BelgiumOostende, Jabbeke5,000
Presentation of festivities for St. Patrick's Day, London, 17 March 2019United KingdomLondon5,000
Craic Fest is an annual two week Irish film and music festival. It is the best of New Irish Cinema and emerging Irish music. Held the week before St. Patrick's Day in New York City Film Fleadh Foundation oversees the fest.United StatesNew York4,000
Together with Brondby Municipality Ireland-expert Claus Hebor has put together a program for their new Irish Cultural Week 2019,. The program aims at presenting a differentiated and broad cultural impression of Ireland for people of all ages in Denmark.DenmarkBrondby / Copenhagen2,500
Participation by Irish artists at St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam at Splendor Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 15 - 17 March 2019
I Looked East & I Looked West - commemorative event for legendary Irish musician Julia Clifford. Concerts and talks featuring world renowned Irish traditional performers including Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch and Julia’s son Billy Clifford. Also films, photographic exhibition and traditional music sessions. At the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket, Suffolk, April 27th & 28th 2019.United KingdomStowmarket2,000
The Flurry Festival is being held from the 15th-17th February 2019
Saratoga Springs, New York. I will be performing the debut of my brand new show, the Little Dove, and also giving short lectures on specialist areas of Irish Music.
United StatesSaratoga Springs2,000

Total for Autumn 2018: €979,062