Outcome Grant Spring 2019


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 2,000
Radical Arcadia is a research-led exhibition showcasing new commission of the Dublin-based architect Thomas O Brien during the festival of Lisbon Architecture Trienale in October 2019. The exhibition theme dwells on the mankind’s ecological relation to architecture and environment, responding to anthropological and philosophical question that pertain to the idea of arcadia.PortugalLisbon2,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 6,800
LEME is an innovative artistic festival, which explores the new languages of the contemporary circus and the artistic creation for unconventional spaces, searching for different creative approaches, in confrontation with the experimentation. For 2019 programme, we plan to include the Irish artists Aisling Ní Cheallaigh and Ronan Brady, with the performance H2SAC, for the main programme.PortugalÍlhavo3,000
Event: street performance "In the City Still" by artist Seve Feathers
Place: the Hat Fair 2019 in Winchester, UK
Dates: July 1st-7th 2019
Performers: Seve Feathers, Nicola Moran, Jude O'Neill
United KingdomWinchester2,000
Síolta Collective have been accepted to perform their show ‘Seeds’ at Circaire, Mallorca, which will be held on 4-6th May 2019.


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 46,200
BAM's presentation of Teac Damsa with Swan Lake/Loch na hEala at BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, New Tork, USA, 15 - 20 October 2019 United StatesBrooklyn20,000
Oona Doherty's "Hard to be Soft: A Belfast Prayer" will be presented at the Edinburgh International Festival 2019 from 21 - 24 August at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.United KingdomEdinburgh16,500
Performance of 3 dance works: Actions, Night Wandering and Totem Ancestor John F Kennedy Center / Dance Place, Washington DC, USA.

Choreographers: Merce Cunningham/John Scott
Dancers: Kevin Coquelard, Mufutau Yusuf, Ashley Chen, Julie Cunningham.
July 24-28, 2019

United StatesWashington DC5,000
World premiere on 30 May 2019 of Circus, a new dance work produced by Tara Brandel, plus performances on 31 May & 1 June 2019 at San Francisco International Arts Festival; and a performance on 15 June 2019 at Seattle International Dance Festival. Circus is a live solo performed by Tara and featuring video created in collaboration with Nicholas NwosuUnited StatesDavis, San Francisco, Seattle4,000
Heroes, a solo by John Scott, will be presented in Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 20th and 21st at the DNK Theater at the National palace of CultureBulgariaSofia700


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 37,500
Irish Screen America Film Festivals New York and Los Angeles
Presented by Screen America Inc, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU and Loyola Marymount
October 25-27, 2019 New York Cantor Film Center and Glucksman Ireland House, New York
November 1-3, 2019 Loyola Marymount University and Harmony Gold Theater, Los Angeles
United StatesNew York, Los Angeles11,000
The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will take place in Newport Beach, California from April 25th-May 2nd. United StatesNewport Beach, Costa Mesa7,000
The 29th FILMKUNSTFEST MV takes place from April 30th to May 5th, 2019 in the regional capital Schwerin, Land Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. The festival is being organized by the non-profit Ltd FILMLAND MV gGmbH. Guest Country 2019 will be Ireland.

The 5th Irish-Australian Film Festival will take place in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Australia in May and July 2018. The festival showcases the latest in quality Irish screen culture. The festival is promoted by Irish Screen Projects Incorporated (headed by Dr Enda V Murray). AustraliaSydney, Melbourne, Perth, Melbourne, Perth6,000
Taking place in Edinburgh 19-30 June, EIFF would like to host up to 5 Irish guests attached to films screening in our programme. The guests will participate in screenings, Q&A sessions, Industry networking events. The programme is still being confirmed, with numerous Irish films in consideration. United KingdomEdinburgh3,000
Irish Film London Summer Season is a series of Irish Film Projects at venues in the UK. Includes collaborations with Irish film distributors, production companies and a university, and the UK premieres and screenings of Irish Films. We are also applying for funding to travel to Ireland for IFL to record video content with IFL Patrons Ros Hubbard and Lenny Abrahamson. United KingdomLondon3,000
Reality Baby, a short documentary funded by Screen Ireland, has been invited to make it's international premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, New York ( 24th April - 5th May 2019). Exact screening date has not yet been confirmed. Director, Nodlag Houlihan is invited to present the film at the festival. Vimeo link for Reality Baby: https://vimeo.com/303142518
Password: RB
United StatesNew York1,000
Turin, Italy, Torino at the Moving Bodies Festival from the 2nd to the 6th of July 2019 at Teatro Espace; Presented by Rouzbeh Rashidi director of EFS; 3 Irish EFS programmes with introduction and Q&A.ItalyTurin500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 18,350
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is taking place in Charlotte Square Gardens in Edinburgh, between 10 and 27 August.United KingdomEdinburgh6,000
IRSCL World Congress, Stockholm, August 2019. The title of the Congress is "Silence and Silencing in Children's Literature". Jane O'Hanlon "Gender: texts and subtexts in contemporary Irish children's books"
Ciara Ni Bhroin "Secrets and Revelations"
Siobhan Parkinson "Whatever you say, say nothing"
Patrick Ryan "I'm Gonna Tell"
[1] Reading from his work and commentary by Eoin McNamee at 36th Annual International Conference of IASIL Japan, 12-13 October 2019. [2] Reading from his work and commentary by Eoin McNamee at Waseda University on 16 October 2019 (afternoon). [3] Reading from his work and commentary by Eoin McNamee at Gakushuin University on 16 October 2019 (evening).Japan1) Kobe 2) Tokyo 2,000
Sydney Writers’ Festival is one of the world's top literary festivals, with more than 300 events and audiences of up to 100,000. From 29 April to 5 May 2019, thousands of readers and hundreds of writers will come together for a conversation about books and ideas at Sydney's iconic Carriageworks and venues throughout the city. Each year the Festival brings over 50 international authors to Sydney.AustraliaSydney2,000
The launch of 'Switching Off Darkness: New Irish Poets', a bilingual anthology by Vakxikon Publications at the Athens Book Fair.GreeceAthens2,000
ISLANDS OF THE MIND will be held at the Solomos Museum, Corfu, 23-28 June 2019 by the Durrell Library of Corfu with participation by writers from Greece, Ireland, India, Australia and Israel.GreeceCorfu1,800
From 10 to 15 September 2019 the Slovene Writers’ Association will organize the 34th Vilenica International Literary Festival. In 2019 Vilenica will hear more than 20 languages, in the voice of 24 authors. The festival has approximately 3000 visitors every year. The official presentation takes place in a Karst cave which gave the name to both the prize and the festival.Slovenia, Italy1. Lokev 2. Hrastnik 3. Koper 4. Lipica 5. Ljubljana 6. Kočevje 7. Sežana 8. Štanjel, Trieste600
The Festival is in Lahti, Finland, on 13-16 June 2019 by the LIWRE foundation, and is called the Lahti International Writers Reunion.FinlandLahti600
Festival of World Literature takes place in Zagreb and Split every September and is organized by Fraktura publishing house. Seventh edition of the Festival will take place from 8th until 14th of September of 2019. The Festival welcomes literary authors from around the world. One of the guests this year is Irish author Eimear McBride.
This will be the first annual Seán Ó Fiannaí Lecture , part of Féile na Gaeilge Glaschú 2019.
Pádraig Ó Baoighill will present a lecture on the history of An tUltach , the second-oldest Irish language magazine still in circulation, since its creation almost a hundred years ago.
United KingdomGlasgow300


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 195,650
Milwaukee Irish Fest are presenting a Galway Showcase within Milwaukee Irish Fest. The showcase will include Irish musicians The Whileaways, BackWest, Padraig Stevens & Leo Moran, and The Kane Sisters as musical artists. Joan Finnegan will attend as a visual artist. Milwaukee Irish Fest will run from August 15-18, 2019 at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds located in downtown Milwaukee, WI, USA United StatesMilwaukee15,000
Oulu, Finland / October 2-6, 2019 / organised by The Irish Music Society of Oulu / The Irish Festival of OuluFinlandOulu9,000
Fontaines DC will embark on yet another huge run of dates across the UK, Europe and the US in April, May & June of 2019. United KingdomBristol - Glastonbury7,500
Our TradFest Showcase artists at Milwaukee Irish Fest in 2019 are: Emma Langford, Boxing Banjo, Realta and Susan O'Neill.United StatesMilwaukee7,500
A series of 11 Master Irish Concerts at The Irish Cultural Centre London - to include ALTAN, THE PHELIM DREW BAND, STEVE WICKHAMS 'NO CROWS', RTE's WE BANJO THREE; IRISH MYTHEN, Eleanor Shanley with her band GARADICE: MARTIN HAYES QUARTETT; STOCKTONS WING and the acclaimed Trio Tim Edey, Gino Lupari, Gerry O Connor.United KingdomLondon7,000
Beoga tour of USA and Canada, 8 May - 6 June 2019 Canada, United StatesMontreal, Boston, Pittsburg, Philadelphia , New York, Washington, Nashville, Atlanta7,000
organising a Northern Ireland Showcase at the annual Milwaukee Irish Festival from the 19th - 22nd 2010 United States6,000
JigJam will continue their World Tour with headline festival performances across France, UK, & USA including ROMP, John Hartford Memorial Festival, HebCelt, OBAN Live, Gate to Southwell, Iowa Irish Festival, Peoria Irish Festival, Colorado Irish Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, The Green Escape FranceUnited States, United Kingdom, FranceArena, Cambridge, IL, Morgantown, OBAN, Southwell, Lancaster, Owensboro, Denver, Crappone sur Arzon, Waterloo, Stornoway, Boothbay Harbor, Calais, Peoria, Pagosa Springs6,000
After a very successful year 2018, including the nomination for "Artist of the year" by the "International Folk Alliance", Wallis Bird wants to go even one step further - after entering the european, japanese, australian and canadian market (thanks to the previous support by Culture Ireland), in 2019 the north american market shall be entered with a tour & the album release (release Sep 2019). United StatesNew England / New York / Northeast, Philadelphia, Kansas, St. Johnsbury, Nashville6,000
Irish Baroque Orchestra have been invited to be ensemble in residence at the Les Lumieres Festival, Helsinki. 16 artists will travel to the festival and will be directed by IBO Artistic Director, Peter Whelan. Over the weekend we will give workshops and perform 2 concerts as part of the festival.
FinlandHelsinki 5,000
Talos tour of USA and Canada, Boston, Washington, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, LA, 29 April - 9 May 2019
United States, CanadaBoston, Washington, Brooklyn, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles5,000
Celebrating 25 years, Catskills Irish Arts Week in East Durham, New York is an exciting week of music, song, dance, and crafts featuring world-class traditional Irish artists from Ireland. USA, Canada, July 14-July 21 2019.United StatesEast Durham5,000
Irish traditional band Réalta to present a series of concerts throughout the USA including performances in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and Wisconsin from 28th July to 18th August 2019United StatesLancaster, GLEN ARBOR, Waterloo, Somerville, RUMFORD, Canton, St Johnsbury, Milwaukee, Ann Arbor5,000
The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.MalaysiaBORNEO 5,000
Soak is touring UK and Europe in May 2019 playing 15 shows to over 4500 across these dates.

This tour will be coming shortly after her second album will be release via Rough Trade/Beggars on 26th April.
United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, GermanyKendal, Machester, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Liverpool, Newcastle5,000
Connla are an Irish traditional band hailing from counties Armagh and Derry. Connla will be embarking on an extensive summer tour starting May 1 and concluding September 15. Travelling to the USA, Denmark and Scotland including performance and teaching. Connla will be playing in some of the most recognised Irish, Celtic and Folk festivals and venues in the world.United Kingdom, Denmark, United StatesShetland, Skagen, Milwaukee, La Crosse, Calais, Farmington, Franklin, Saco, Muskegon5,000
The Redneck Manifesto tour of Japan May 2019.JapanTokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka, Sendai, Fukui5,000
Feile Seamus Creagh is a festival of traditional music, song and dance presented by the Irish Newfoundland Traditional Music Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada in September 2019. It will feature performers from Ireland and Newfoundland and highlights the traditional music of both places, particularly through the connection with the late Irish fiddle master and singer Seamus Creagh.CanadaSt. John's, Bay Bulls, Ferryland, Freshwater4,000
The Celti'Cimes festival is a festival of traditional Irish music organised by a non-profit making association, Les Celti'Cimes, which has been taking place in the little village of Albiez- Montrond, up in the French Alps, since 2010. It will occur from the 20th to 26th of July. The programme includes concerts, a ceili, workshops, instrument-maker exhibition and sessions.FranceAlbiez-Montrond, Albiez-Le-Jeune4,000
I Draw Slow (5 piece folk band based in Dublin) embark on a tour of the Pacific North west and South western U.S.
This tour takes place from the 26th July to the 4th of August
United StatesSTEVENSON, Portland, Glenwood Springs, Paoina. Co, Crested Butte, Fort Collins Colorado, Gold Hill4,000
May 2019 - David Keenan Trio
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, FranceGraz , Vienna , Prague , Leipzig, Heidelberg, Hamburg, Cologne , Frankfurt , Antwerp , Amsterdam , Rotterdam , Nijmegen, Esch Sur Alzette , Brussels , Paris 4,000
This will be a promo tour around the release of Just Mustard's forthcoming EP - which will be released on Friday May 3rd. There will be dates in Ireland, UK and mainland Europe. We have been working with our booking agent, Will Marshall from Primary Talent international, to secure international dates - most of which have been filled.United Kingdom, NetherlandsLiverpool, Glasgow, London, Brighton, Leeds, Amsterdam, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, Brecon Beacons, Stockton4,000
Irish pianist Dr. Cathal Breslin, and American flutist Dr. Sabrina Hu will perform duo recitals in 5 cities in Asia from October 7-18, 2019. It will be an innovative fusion program presenting arrangements of Irish folk music, Irish contemporary music, Argentinian and Brazilian folk/tango music, and contemporary works by Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean composers. Taiwan, Province of China, Korea, Republic of, ChinaTaipei, Seoul, Busan, Nanjing, Wuhan3,500
Altan will perform a series of festivals and Venues this August in North AmericaUnited States, CanadaKansas City , Dublin, Chicago, Minneapolis, Ann Arbour, Goderich3,000
We Banjo 3, 6 week US and Canada tour of Folk, Bluegrass and Irish Festivals. July-August 2019United States, CanadaOak Hill, Calgary, Dublin, Milwaukee, Cleveland, St Paul, Frankfort3,000
May24-26:Gaelic Pk Irish Fest Chicago 6119 W.147th St,Oak Forest,IL.60452;May29:The Burren Backroom Series,The Burren,247 Elm St.,Davis Sq.,Somerville,MA02144;June1:The Bickford Theatre,6 Normandy Hts Rd,Morristown,NJ,07960,June2:The Belmar Taylor Pavillion,500 Ocean Ave,Belmar,NJ,07719.June3:Keane’s Bar&Restaurant,4344 Katonah Ave.Woodlawn,Bronx,NY 10470.Members:M+B Browne,F Joyce,P VickersUnited StatesChicago, Sommerville, Morristown, Belmar, Bronx, New York3,000
This is a fourteen show concert tour through the UK and mainland Europe between the dates of May 4th and 24th, booked and organised by live booking agency ATC Live, in which PILLOW QUEENS will be the sole opening act for the multiple award winning musical artist SOAK.United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, GermanyLiverpool, Kendal, Manchester , Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne3,000
Following the success of the past three years, on tour in the U.S.A - The Aoife Scott Band bring her brand new album to the United States for her fourth major American Tour for July, August and September 2019. United StatesDublin, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Syracuse, Muskegon, New York, Nahma, Boston, Detroit3,000
Festival performances featuring established Irish and US traditional/folk musicians Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse), Dave Curley (Slide), and Joanna Hyde (The Hydes) as 'One for the Foxes'. Presented by Peoria, Kansas City, Syracuse and Michigan Irish Music Festivals. The aim is to showcase Irish music, and its connection to US folk musics, as well as to further the careers of these full-time musicians.United StatesPeoria, Kansas City, Syracuse, Muskegon3,000
Socks in the Frying Pan embark on their annual Summer tour in the North America & Europe. Headlining Dayton Celtic Festival OH, Dublin Irish Festival OH, Edmonton Festival Canada, Milwaukee Irish Festival WI & Tatihou Festival France along with other shows around America.United States, CanadaDayton, Dublin, Edmonton3,000
Red Cow Lane participation in two festivals: Rozhybkosti and Bratislava Cultural Summer. Rozhybkosti is a live festival celebrating traditional arts. We are being offered an opportunity to participate in performances and workshops during the whole festival. Our presentation of Irish traditional culture at the Bratislava Cultural Summer festival is promoted by the Irish Embassy in Slovakia.SlovakiaVychodna, Bratislava2,500
Boxwood Festival & Workshop 2019 takes place July 21-28, 2019 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, CANADA, presented by Boxwood Festivals. CanadaLunenburg2,500
The International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival wishes to present the Irish chamber trio - The Fidelio Trio as the final concert in the program of the 16th edition of the festival. The Fidelio group will be invited to Gümüşlük, Bodrum for three days and perform in the festival's main venue - the Antique Stone Quarries on the 30th of August 2019. TurkeyBodrum2,500
This project allow us to provide high quality Irish artists to a Part of England which has not experienced Irish culture before. Taking over the town of Kirkby Lonsdale from 28th - 30th June we will bring the Fleadh concept to Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria and Turn the town green with Irish culture, uniting professional performances with community participation from across Britain and Ireland. United KingdomKirkby Lonsdale2,000
In Wildflowers, A Feminine Genesis, Irish Composer/Violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Uillean piper James Mahon join Maureen Fleming in a mystical celebration of the femininity in the O’ Shaughnessy’s Women of Substance Series in the Twin Cities on October 26, 2019. United StatesSt. Paul2,000
Only the most exciting weekend of our career to date! 1 mega music festival in California, 1 mainstream music festival in Illinois and 1 iconic bluegrass festival in California. BottleRock, Summer Camp and Strawberry Music FestUnited StatesChillicothe2,000
Glastonbury festival and London Headline Show United KingdomGlastonbury , Glastonbury, London2,000
Los Paddys, a touring Irish/South American music and dance show will be embarking on a month long European tour. The tour will begin in Brest, France, on the 24th of July and will cover gigs, festivals and concerts in France, Holland and Germany. This tour will include stops at the Lorient Interceltique Festival in France and Internationales Festival Maritim 2019 in Bremen, Germany among others. France, GermanyLorient, Brest, Bremen2,000
Buenos Aires

Centro Cultural Kirchner : 31st May 2019 presented by Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional

It is hoped to play 2 or 3 further concerts with string-quartet at CCK , La Usina del Arte and Conservatorio Nacional Superior. Confirmation is pending.

Discussions are also underway for a further concert with Symphony orchestra in the city of Cordoba.

ArgentinaBuenos Aires, Cordoba1,700
Ars Nova Workshop proposes to bring composer and performer Jennifer Walshe to Philadelphia as part of “Dreamweapons,” a celebration of artist and composer Tony Conrad, who passed away in 2016. Conrad was a major figure in the avant garde of both visual art and music. “Dreamweapons” will explore Conrad’s musical work and influence, showcasing artists who are remembering and furthering his work.United StatesPhiladelphia1,700
9/5/10 Occii in Amsterdam by Mark Cremins (Distribution Manager At Rush Hour)
10/5/19 Rotterdam at V11 by Rotown Promotions
17/5/19 Between The Lines - Corsica Studios in London by Serious Promotions ( Rob Farhat formally Ensemble Music).
25/5/19 Kraków for Green Zoo Festival hosted by Front Row Heroes
18/5/19 Stockholm at Hosoi run by Victor Sanchez.
Netherlands, United Kingdom, Poland, SwedenAmsterdam , London , Rotterdam , Kraków , Stockholm 1,600
9/05/10 Occii in Amsterdam by Mark Cremins (Distribution Manager At Rush Hour) on May 9th 2019.
10/05/19 Rotterdam at V11 by Rotown Promotions
17/05/19 Between The Lines - Corsica Studios in London by Serious Promotions ( Rob Farhat formally Ensemble Music).
25/05/19 Kraków for Green Zoo Festival hosted by Front Row Heroes
Netherlands, United Kingdom, PolandAmsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Krakow1,500
Travel dates: May 9th - 24th incl.
May 11 - Saint Petersburg
May 14 - Moscow
May 15 - Kirov
May 16 - Yekaterinburg
May 18 - Shadrinsk
May 19 - Kurgan
May 21 - Irish Embassy Moscow (unconfirmed at time of submission)
May 23 - Russian Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, Moscow
Promoter: Pavel Lychagin (BT Productions)
Russian FederationSaint Petersburg, Moscow, Kirov, Yekaterinburg, Shadrinsk, Kurgan1,500
Club Actung @ Q Factory. This is a brand new music showcase focusing on new breaking bands from outside Netherlands.NetherlandsAmsterdam1,500
The International Contemporary Ensemble, the USA's leading Contemporary Music Ensemble, will give the West Coast Premiere of Ann Cleare's recent commission, Teeth of Light, Tongue of Waves on June 1, 2019 at The Walt Disney Concert Hall at the LA Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight Festival in Los AngelesUnited StatesLos Angeles1,500
Catalunya Celta is a festival of primarily Irish music, song and dance in the town of Baga, about an hour and a half from Barcelona, Spain. The festival has invited Irish artists as the headline performers for this year's festival, which takes place on July 12 - 14th. Those artists are Seamie O'Dowd, Leonard Barry and Aoife Granville.

SpainBaga, Barcelona1,500
The third edition of PolskaÉire Festival in Poland is planned to take place in Ruda Śląska (Silesia Voivodship) between the 5th and 7th of July 2019. It is organised by Polish-Irish Educational Association (PIEA) in cooperation with local partners.PolandRuda Śląska1,500
The Steph Geremia Band will embark on their first US tour from May 10th - May 19th 2019.United StatesSt. Paul, Cedar Rapids, Worcester, Lebanon, Wellsboro, Indianapolis, Boston (Somerville) 1,500
Haldern Pop Festival Germany - Booked by ATC LIVE Booking Agency GermanyRees 1,000
Premiere performance of percussion quartet commissioned by Grammy-award winning quartet Third Coast Percussion, at the 'Currents at Constellation' concert series, at Constellation, Chicago, USA, at 8.30 on June 30th, 2019.United StatesChicago1,000
ISCM World Music Days Festival and General Assembly in Tallinn, Estonia, 2 - 7 May 2019. Performance of Irish composers David Fennessy's Hirta Sounds for string orchestra and John Buckley's Alla Luna (for kannel). Also a side-performance by AIC Coordinator Sebastian Adams (solo viola) will present further Irish music in Estonia. EstoniaTallinn1,000
Presentation of tour of UK by Le Boom, London, Leeds, Newcastle, UK, 3 - 5 May 2019
United KingdomLondon, Leeds, Newcastle1,000

The event is 'Openair-Gergweis 2019', an outdoor music festival organised by 'Veranstaltungs GMBH Gergweis', being staged at Gergweis Football Club, Nieder Bayern (Lower Bavaria, between Landshut and Passau, approximately), on Saturday 20st July, 2019.
Germany Gergweis, near Osterhofen, Lower Bavaria, Germany.1,000
The Roseville Sessions are a series showcasing the diversity of folk music. The Murphy Beds are a duo presenting folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. ufaFabrik Berlin with its reputation for presenting Irish musicians like Andy Irvine or Zoe Conway have included the Murphy Beds in their spring program for a concert on May 18th, 2019.GermanyBerlin800
1: Malcolm Proud to perform solo Organ Recital in Reformierte Kirche, Unterstammheim, Switzerland on 29 May 19, organised by Maya Recordings in association with Kirchgemeinde Stammheim.
2: Trio concert in Reformierte Kirche, Lavin, Switzerland on 31 May 19 organised by Barock Linard in association with Hotel Piz Linard with Maya Homburger violin, Barry Guy bass, Malcolm Proud harpsichord
SwitzerlandUnterstammheim, Lavin750
Fergal Dowling has been commissioned by Klank Ensemble with funds made available by Klangpol.de to develop, rehearse and perform a new work with Klank Ensemble at the annual Lange Nacht der Musik festival in Bremen, Germany, 1 June 2019. Fergal is currently developing the piece and will travel to Germany to rehearse and perform with Klank Ensemble at the festival.GermanyBremen600


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 195,000
Having opened to critical and public acclaim in 2017, Angela's Ashes returns in 2019 for performances in Ireland and is planning to have its British premiere in September 2019. The production has been invited to participate in the reopening of Fairfields Hall, a major multidisciplinary arts venue in Croydon and will perform there for two weeks.United KingdomCroydon35,000
Tour of Mainland China, Macao and Hong Kong with 'Shh! We Have a Plan', 4 Nov 2019- 5 Jan 2020, nonverbal theatre piece based on Chris Haughton's picture book, created by Cahoots NI, directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, score by Garth McConaghie, set by Phillip Goss. Animations by Animade. Cast includes Philippa O’Hara and Hugh Brown, 2 crew. Booked by Theresa Holden with 3 international presenters.China, Macao, Hong KongShanghai, Suzhou, Beijing, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Nape-Macau, Kowloon30,000
The Abbey Theatre and Soho Theatre will co-produce the world premiere of Dylan Coburn Gray's Verity Bargate Award-winning play, Citysong, at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and then tour it to Soho Theatre in London during the summer of 2019.United KingdomLondon25,000
Dead Centre will present 'Lippy' as part of Wuzhen Festival, China, and 'Chekhov's First Play' at the National Theatre of Sarajevo across October 2019China, Bosnia and HerzegovinaWuzhen, Sarajevo25,000
LOVE+ presented by MALAPROP at Darwin Festival (19-25 Aug) & Brisbane Festival (approx. 12-15 Sept)
Everything Not Saved presented by MALAPROP at Sydney Fringe (approx. 1-7 Sept) & Melbourne Fringe (21-29 Sept)
Australia, IrelandDarwin, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne20,000
Presentation by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company of Alice in Wonderland at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh & Glasgow 29 May - 8 June 2019 June 2017 United KingdomGlasgow, Edinburgh20,000
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) have invited Dead Centre to present 'Hamnet' for 5 performance as part of the 2019 BAM world-famous Next Wave Festival, a festival dedicated to showcasing international work by both emerging and established performing artistsUnited StatesNew York18,000
Tour of non verbal dance/theatre piece x 13 weeks USA tour of 18 venues (6 Feb-1 June 2020) Created by Cahoots NI, directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, score by Garth McConaghie, choreography by Carlos Pons Guerra, set/costume by Sabine Dargent, lighting by Simon Bond. 3 performers, 2 crew. Presented in US by Holden & Arts Associates on behalf of Cahoots NI. United StatesSt Paul, Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Charlottesville, East Lansing, Houghton, Columbus, Urbana, Omaha, Lincoln, Richardson, Galveston, Des Moines, Palm Desert, Keene, Burlington, Pittsburgh15,000
Expedition 4 VR is the latest in a series of innovative theatre works exploring the urgent challenge of climate change. Director Jo Mangan, playwright Tom Swift and Virtual Reality artist Leon Butler will present the latest iteration of Expedition 4 - a Virtual Reality/Live Theatre Experience - at the Performance Works venue in Vancouver from August 19th to 23rd 2019.CanadaVancouver5,000
Norfolk & Norwich Festival have invited LORDS OF STRUT: ABSOLUTE LEGENDS, Lords of Strut and THISISPOPBABY's co-production for all ages to take place as part of their 2019 Festival programmeUnited KingdomNorwich2,000

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 104,050
An exhibition The Body, the Mind between Galerie Michaela Stock and Fire Station Artists' Studios, in Vienna, Austria, in September/October 2019 connecting Irish, Austrian, Italian, Belgian & Croatian artists through a 4 year performance festival programme AustriaVienna7,000
Presentation of Entirely hollow aside from the dark / Creswell Crags by Alan James Burns at Creswell Crags Cave, Nottinghamshire, England, 5 - 13 September 2019United KingdomNottinghamshire5,500
Presentation of Damien Flood, Caroline McCarthy, Ronan McCrea, Fergus Martin, Alan Butler and Xavier Theunis at VOLTA Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland,10 -15 June 2019

Presentation by Kerlin Gallery of Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Siobhán Hapaska and Isabel Nolan at Art Basel Art Fair, Switzerland, 13 - 16 June 2019SwitzerlandBASEL5,000
United States, NetherlandsNassau, AMSTERDAM5,000
Boxes Art Museum at Overseas Chinese Town (OCT), Shunde, China will host a two-person exhibition titled ‘Stephen McKenna & Isabel Nolan’ from May 15 - July 2019. The exhibition is curated by Daniel Kennedy, Manager at Chateau La Coste, France. Boxes Art Museum is run by the OCT Group, a non-profit public benefit organization managed by Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
The Seattle Art fair is organized by Art Market Productions - also responsible for the very successful Art on Paper Fair in New York and Art Market in San Francisco.
The fair runs from August 1st - 4th 2019 at the Centurylink Field Event Center.
United StatesSeattle5,000
Gibbons & Nicholas present an exhibition of works by Siobhan McDonald and George Bolster at Volta Basel from June 10 - 15 2019SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Presentation by mother’s tankstation of Uri Aran, Nina Canell, Prudence Flint, Jessie Homer French, Aine McBride, Noel McKenna, Mairead O’hEocha and Yuri Pattison at Art Basel, Messe Basel, Basel, 13 - 16 June 2019SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Curator: the curators team at Le Palais de Tokyo, Paris
with Daria de Beauvais, Adélaïde Blanc, Yoann Gourmel, Matthieu Lelièvre, Vittoria Matarrese, Claire Moulène, Hugo Vitrani.

Artistic Direction : Isabelle Bertolotti
Production Manager : Thierry Raspail

Preview: September 16-17th 2019
Public opening: Sept 18th 2019 - January 5th 2020
A post war British food/'hard Brexit' themed, week-long gastronomic event taking place at London Borough of Culture Waltham Forest from 15-21 July in Leytonstone London comprising pop-up Amuse Bouche, gastronomic bed & breakfast, a high street shop front and a séance. Created by Cork based visual arts/food collective The Domestic Godless. United KingdomLondon4,000
The group exhibition Sick and Desiring will take place from 5 September - 10 November 2019 in Bergen, Norway. Sarah Browne, an Irish artist based in Dublin, has been invited to show in this exhibition. The exhibition was commissioned of curator Nora Heidorn by the Norwegian triennial Bergen Assembly. It will take place at Hordaland Kunstsenter, a non-profit artist run gallery. NorwayBergen3,500
Presentation of groups show of Irish artists Cathy Burke, Mike Byrne and Cecilia Moore, Valcke Gallery, Ghent, Belgium, 31 August - 12 October 2019

This proposal seeks funding in order to support Dublin based visual artist Alan Magee, in presenting an ambitious body of work to a critical London audience. The work produced as part of the Fire Station Artists’ Studios Award will be presented in the form of a solo exhibition, entitled “Data Dust, Dust Data”, at the acclaimed London gallery ‘Castor’, running from the 2nd May – 8th June 2019.United KingdomLondon3,000
Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co Kildare exhibition at the Festival Irlandese in Bassano, Teverina, Umbria Italy from 21st to 23rd June and organised by Patricia Brennan, President, InConnection.it. Theme of the work is in response to the poems of Seamus Heaney. Exhibition to transfer to InConnection Art Centre, Orte (VT) until 1st July. ItalyBassano3,000
Presentation of work by Oona Hyland at Onsaemiro: Crossing borders, Suwon Museum of Art and Yeongang Gallery, Korea, 21 September - 8 October 2019Korea, Republic ofSUWON, YeongGang, DMZ and JSA3,000
'Autonomous Laws', a group exhibition at Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia.
Post Office Gallery.
23rd August - 20th October 2019.
Director - Fiona Sweet
Curator - Aaron Bradbrook
Exhibiting artists:
Roseanne Lynch (IRL)
Thamas Ruff (GER)
Lilly Lulay (GER)
Zoë Croggon (AUS)
David Rosetzky (AUS)
Consuelo Cavaniglia (AUS)
unravel_rois is an installation, performance and film work by visual artist Andrew Duggan with performer Olwen Fouéré. The work will be presented at the Eyes Walk Digital Festival in Ermoupolis, Syros, Greece from August 29 to September 1st, 2019GreeceErmoupolis2,500
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof will present Jesse Jones’ first solo exhibition in Germany, which will also be her first appearance in Germany after 10 years as it was in 2009 that she last participated in a group show. On the occasion of her solo show Jesse will produce new work specifically for the Kunstverein and its impressive 300sqm hall with 7.5 m high ceiling and a rich history. GermanyHamburg2,500
The exhibition will take place at the Basement Gallery, AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The exhibition is at the invitation of Corinna Bimboese, Director and Curator of Atelierfrankfurt and will mark my first solo exhibition in Germany. The exhibition is part of the Consecration program. The installation of the exhibition is from 09 – 23.08.19 and opening reception is on 13.09.19GermanyFrankfurt am Main2,500
The project'My Imagined Nation' is an exhibition of paintings and objects by visual artist Rita Duffy that fuse the tradition of Mexican ex voto painting with Irish narratives exploring themes of exile, borders and nationalism. The work is being presented in Mexico City to a public audience, opening against the backdrop of the James Joyce conference in June 2019. MexicoMexico City 2,500
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) and its curator Lisa Rosendahl have invited Irish artist Doireann O’Malley to participate in the 10th edition of GIBCA (Sept 7th - Nov 17th) with the artwork “Prototypes II” at Göteborgs Konsthall. The biennial is organized by an independent contemporary art centre, Röda Sten Konsthall, applicant for this funding opportunity.SwedenGothenburg2,500
The project is a solo presentation of new and recent works by Aideen Barry (me) at the prestigious Galeria IH, in Malaga, Spain. The works presented are multimedia, sculpture, installation and film. The show will run from 01/06/2019 to 01/08/2019SpainMalaga, Spain2,500
An exhibition will be held in LAS CUEVAS DE HÉRCULES in Toledo, Spain by Trudi van der Elsen, in November 2019. Organised by the CONSORCIO DE LA CIUDAD DE TOLEDO.
A multidisciplinary event will be held in Cruce, on 29 November 2019. The event will include art work by Trudi van der Elsen, along with sound, live performance and philosophical discussion.
SpainToledo , Madrid2,400
Presented at Gallery EP7 September 2019 curated by Aleksandra Smilek.
Presentation of solo exhibition by Brian Harte, X will mark the place, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 26 April - 12 June 2019
Presentation of Marianne Keating at Rampa, Porto, Portugal, November - December 2019
There will be a two person exhibition of new work with me and Danish artist Aske Sigurd Kraul. It is curated by Rethinking Matter - an independent curatorial organisation and will take place at 'se! udstillings- og prokjektrum' in Aarhus, Denmark. The exhibition will take place in September 2019.DenmarkAarhus1,800
Queer Paranormal: Shirley Jackson and the Haunting of Hill House
9/15–11/15, 2019
Bennington College, Usdan Gallery, Bennington, VT
Artist installations, video projections and performances will take place in Bennington College’s Usdan Gallery, Jennings Mansion and outdoor spaces such as the sunken garden, the grove and the far edge of the commons lawn named
United StatesBennington 1,500
MOKUHANGA Light/Shade will take place at CfSHE Gallery, 3331 Arts Chiyoda,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Japan from the 7th July to 13th July 2019. This exhibition will be presented by Yasuyuki Sato Chair of CfSHE Gallery.
Presentation of Anthony Haughey's Home Sweet Home at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles & Institut pour la Photographie, Lille, France, July - December 2019

My application is for assistance in attending the Fifth International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia, from the 15th to the 22nd August 2019. I have participated in all previous Festivals, presented a solo exhibition there in 2017, and will exhibit a number of works in the non-competition section of this year's event. Russian FederationEkaterinburg750
The project is going to be presented in the Municipal Art Centre Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. The opening of the exhibition will be on the 24th of May 2019, the exhibition will continue until the 23 June 2019. The exhibition is called "Art as Experience" and is directed to the young audience from Gorzów City, County of Wielkopolska and the commuting towns. PolandGorzów Wielkopolski500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 77,300
Building on the legacy of the GB18 initiative and towards the vision of a world-class Irish cultural venue, The LIC is planning a strong cultural programme through 2019. The transition to annual funding from Culture Ireland in 2018 was transformative for the opportunities we can offer to professional, high-quality Irish artists, and we see the continuation of this as critical to development.United KingdomLondon25,000
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. 13,000
Creative Connexions Ireland: Sitges Live 19 will take place in Sitges, Barcelona, between October, 24 - 27, 2019.
It is a four-day, multi-venue showcase of Irish and Catalan collaborative events and is delivered by internationally recognised Irish musicians, writers, poets, artists, composers and performers. The festival is produced by Artscope Ltd. A list of performers accompanies this document.
SpainSitges, Barcelona7,000
The Armagh Rhymers have been invited by the CPAA (Chinese Performing Arts Association) to tour 12/13 cities in China between the 15th May and the 2nd June 2019. The name of the tour is 'A Glimpse of Celtic Ireland'. ChinaVarious7,000
Return to London Town Festival is the continuation of ‘RtCT Festival’ in a new format. Events will be held at venues in and around Cricklewood, London from Fri 25 – Mon 29 Oct 2019. Traditional Irish music, song and dance is presented by the experienced IMDL Organising Group who have been running this annual event for 20 years. It features mostly artists from Ireland.United KingdomLondon7,000
Hinterland: West, Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco (8-10 November) - a festival of Irish culture. United StatesSan Francisco5,000
Irish Arts & Writers Festival 2019
WHAT: Irish Arts & Writers Festival
WHO: Irish Culture Bay Area
WHERE: Los Gatos, with additional events in San Francisco, Berkeley, Moraga. All located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California
WHEN: October 17-20, 2019

United StatesSaratoga/Los Gatos, San Francisco, Los Gatos, Berkeley, Moraga5,000
Spoffin is an international festival for street arts in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. In 2019 (August 23-25) the festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a focus programme on Ireland and the United Kingdom. The programme features 25-30 artists/groups, one third come from the focus countries. From Ireland Inferno, La Maleta, Lords of Strut and Outside of the Box are invited.NetherlandsAmersfoort3,000
What? A series of 3 events promoting Irish music, arts and culture in Lisbon, Portugal.

Who? Garden Collective. We are a creative collective founded in Cork but now based on the sunnier shores of Lisbon, Portugal for the past year.
We are also backed by the Irish Embassy and Lisbon City Council.

Where? Arroz Estúdios, a cultural association and event space located along the river Tejo.
Kangasala Irish Festival was arranged for the first time in Spring 2018 reaching around 1500 friends of music and dance in Kangasala and was organized by Irish Music Society of Tampere volunteers. This year the festival will be held 25.-27.4.2019. Our vision is the same as last year. To make Kangasala the other center of highly considered Irish festivals in Finland!FinlandKangasala1,500
The Dogs project by Tom Campbell will be developed in Mirabilia Festival in over 2 different cities in Italy, Fossano and Busca, through residency from 20 April to 30 June 2019. The project will involve Tom, our staff and over 150 families, and will showcase in Torino, Busca and Fossano with installations and flash-mobs.ItalyTorino, Fossano, Busca1,000
The proposal covers artists visiting as part of our programme of Irish culture in the period 1st May to 31st August 2019. The organisation has been presenting such events for over 30 years. All will be hosted in the Tyneside Irish centre in the heart of the city of Newcastle with one some 40 miles south in Middlesbrough arts Centre in association with Teesside Irish Festival.United KingdomNEWCASTLE UPON TYNE800
The performance “Bird become Bird” will be presented in The Netherlands, Rotterdam, public exhibition space TENT within the framework of the exhibition Post-Opera, curated by Kris Dittel (visual arts curator) and Jelena Novak (opera scholar). Exhibition dates: April 18 - June 30. Date of my performance: June 15. Involved institutions: TENT, V2 and Operadagen Rotterdam festival.NetherlandsRotterdam500

Total for Spring 2019: €682,850