Outcome Grant Summer 2019


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 7,500
Fanzini Productions have been invited to bring our show Ballet Poulet to three street arts festivals in South Korea in September/October 2019.
Gwacheon Festival in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi 26th-29th September.
Seoul Street Arts Festival 3rd-6th October.
Sejong Street Arts Festival 5-9th October
The tour is hosted by Gwacheon City and Gwacheon Festival Foundation.
Korea, Republic ofGwancheon, Seoul and Sejong3,000
We have been invited to perform this coming November at The Wonderland Festival in Brisbane, Australia. We have been invited to present The Whistle over 3 nights, and are currently in contact with the festival and other venues to present our new work STICKMAN.
Tour of my One Woman political Circus Show SPIT, directed by Ken Fanning of Tumble Circus, to Melbourne Australia. I have been invited to perform at Sidesault at the Melba Circus Festival, 7th-17th November 2019, performing the 7th-10th Nov.
Presented and produced by Circus Oz.


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 34,200
Oona Doherty is invited with her work Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus, to perform at:
- SIDance 2019 Seoul, Korea
- City Contemporary Dance Festival Hong Kong China
- The Alliance Française in Quito, Ecuado
. Unfortunately, those 3 Festivals/ Venue are not able to cover, for this reason, we are applying for this fund.
Korea, Republic ofSeoul8,500
Presentation of CONCERT, a solo dance show, created and performed by Colin Dunne with Mel Mercier and Sinead Rushe at Dansen Hus, Stockholm, Sweden. 2nd & 3rd October 2019SwedenStockholm 7,000
Theatre: Schwere Reiter
Programme: SideKicks Festival
Produced by: Tanztendenz Munich, Germany
Dec 12-14 2019 (two or three performances)

Venue: Sommerset House London, UK
Programmes: Rennaissance Skin Project and Science Gallery
Produced by: Kings College London
Dec 18-19 2019 (two performances)
Germany, United KingdomMunich, London6,000
Mamafesta Memorialising will be performed at Klap- Maison pour la Danse at their autumn festival Question de Danse on October 15th 2019,then at Cork Opera House and Project Arts Centre. It is funded by the Arts Council, coproduced by Klap and Cork Opera House and supported by Project Arts Centre, La Briqueterie du Val de Marne, Micadanse, Paris and studio le Regard du Cygne, Paris.FranceMarseille5,000
ENDLING is a piece of dance-theatre by Rob Heaslip. It will premiere at Dance International Glasgow on 4 October 2019 & open DanceLive, Aberdeen on 17 Oct.
A second tour in Scotland will take place in March 2020 for which we’ll submit a second application.
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United KingdomGlasgow, Aberdeen5,000
John Scott Dance presenting performances of Totem Ancestor and Solo from Second Hand by Merce Cunningham at Theatre de la Ville, Paris, France, 5 - 6 October, 2019FranceParis1,500
Performance of Princesses Can Be Pirates by Monica Munoz at Kindertanz MiniFestival, Kassel, Germany, 13 - 15 December 2019GermanyKassel1,200


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 18,400
Autumn/Winter Irish Film events showcasing Ireland's best new films & animations, with directors Q&As, a university collaboration, a children's illustration workshop & industry panel discussions. Includes films from established & emerging filmmakers: at the Irish Embassy, Picturehouse Cinemas, Regent St Cinema and the Marylebone Hotel, Sept-Nov 2019. United KingdomLondon5,000
The 12th EU Film Festival in China, held from mid-Oct. to Dec., 2019, will present an additional 6 Irish Films at cinemas in Beijing. The festival will invite several more Irish directors and actors to meet the audience and relevant Chinese film industry professionals.ChinaBeijing5,000
A special focus “Scannáin na hÉireann" will represent Ireland as the hosted country of the 4th TSFM, curated by the Galway Film Fleadh. An Irish delegation of film creators, producers, distributors and institution representatives will attend Turin presenting on the 21st of November a 90' screening, a panel about film production and a networking reception event.ItalyTurin3,000
JAFFA am will launch its first edition of Jaffa Film Festival between October 30th 2019 - November 5th 2019. in Jaffa which is a city in Israel, known for the coexistence among Jewish and Arab communities. JAFFA am believes that hosting a festival in Jaffa will raise a genuine awareness about the Arab culture in Israel and abroad. IsraelTel Aviv -Jaffa3,000
The 30th Kinoforum will make a retrospective of our films as one of their main parallel programs. The program will be presented as a tribute to our contribution to Brazilian cinema. Kinoforum in São Paulo is one of the world's largest and most traditional events dedicated to short films. It is held in various cinema venues in São Paulo from August 21st until September 1st this year.BrazilSão Paulo1,400
The 5th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley is the only Irish American film festival in the world, held once again this year at The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on September 27, 28, and 29, 2019. We present three Irish films, usually Chicago premieres, on consecutive nights. https://moviehooley.orgUnited StatesChicago1,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 21,050
In January 2020 more than 150 international writers, musicians, scientists, and other intellectuals will meet at Cartagena to celebrate the 15th edition of the Hay Festival.
The festival takes place in ten venues and has over 60,000 attendants .
This year the Hay Festival at Cartagena wants a strong presence from Ireland .

ColombiaCartagena , Colombia , Cartagena, Cartagena 6,000
RiflessiDiVersi is a festival based in Magione and Perugia, in Umbria. It will run from 25 to 28 September 2019. The Italian poet Sergio Pasquandrea, his translator Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, the Irish poet, Caoilinn Hughes and her Italian translator Rita Castigli, will read. There are readings in three local secondary schools. The singer Léan Ní Chuilleanáin will also perform.ItalyPerugia, Magione [PG], Magione1,600
Jacar Press, a publisher based in North Carolina, have invited me to give a reading and a series of masterclasses as part of The Gathering of Poets in March 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC, and afterwards to give further readings in a number of local venues. United StatesWinston-Salem, Raleigh, Durham1,500
Goa, 10th Arts & Literature FestivalIndiaGoa and Mumbai1,500
TIFA has invited esteemed Irish author John Banville to participate at the 40th anniversary edition of the Festival in celebration of world literature. John Banville will appear at an In Conversation event with other international and Canadian authors to discuss his latest book. The event is going to be held October 24- November 3, 2019 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. CanadaToronto1,200
After a nation-wide call-out, we have 12 members in the Biennial in October 2019. UNSECO, the Minister for Culture of the Slovak Republic, IBBY and Bibiana (International House of Children's Illustration) are the organisers. This is an international illustration/children's book event with lectures, workshops, awards and cultural events supporting the main exhibition. SlovakiaBratislava1,200
Readings in the US by Kevin Barry of Night Boat to Tangier , Portland, Maine, New York, Cambridge, Washington DC, USA, 16 - 20 September 2019United StatesPortland, Cambridge, New York, Washington1,200
I have been invited to do several events for my novel, Orchid & the Wasp, including the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival, an evening event with Solas Nua, an event with the Irish Embassy, and Muldoon’s Picnic at the Irish Arts Center in New York City. United StatesWashington D.C. , Washington D.C., New York City1,000
Lesefest International have invited me to perform a series of events around THE NINE LIVES TRILOGY, my trilogy of books for young people, in about 10 German schools and libraries in the week of 04 - 08 November 2019. This is organized and presented by "SchulKultur e.V.", a registered non profit association that promotes cultural projects (literature or theater) in schools.GermanyMarburg, Schotten, Stadtallendorf, Biedenkopf and several other towns in Hessen1,000
John Connolly at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2019
State Library of Victoria and Storey Hall at RMIT University
John Connolly, award-winning Irish crime writer, will appear in the MWF program on the weekend of 7/8 September.
Bologna Children's Book Fair, 30th March to 2nd April 2020, Bologna FiereItalyBologna750
Reading, interview and literary discussion by Border Kitchen in The Hague and/or by The School of Life in Amsterdam, and/or De Balie in Amsterdam, precise dates to be determined. NetherlandsAmsterdam / The Hague700
4th Int. Literary Festival takes place in Nicosia, Lemithou & Platres, (27 – 30/11, 2019) organised by Ideogramma. It hosts 40 creators; 35 writers, poets; (11-abroad, 24-Cyprus) & 6 singer songwriters (5-abroad, 1-Cyprus). It includes readings / performances, a dialogue between participants & museum exhibits, interacting with school children & students, meet the writers’ sessions & a concertCyprusNicosia, Lemythou Village , Platres holiday resort600
Presentation by Attracta Fahy and launch of Dinner in the Fields, Poetry Cafe, Convent Garden, London, England, 16 September 2019

United KingdomLondon500
The English Department at the University of Minnesota has invited me to Minneapolis with the aim of promoting Irish studies at the university and in the state at large. I have been engaged to speak at three events on and off campus, and they will take place during the week of October 29th-November 4th 2019.United StatesMinneapolis and St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Paul500
September 13th - 15th, 2019, International Poetry Festival, Rahovec, Kosovo. Funded by The Fund for Cultural Education & Heritage. www.fekt.orgKosovoRahovec, Kosovo 400
Judith Mok has been invited to read her poetry at various venues in the Czech Republic by the Poetry Days Festival between 10 and 24 November 2019. Czech RepublicPrague400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 178,350
The ICO will present 3 concerts in the USA in 3 prestigious venues on November 16,19 and 20. The venues are Wheaton College, Illinois, Carnegie Hall NY and the Library of Congress in Washington DC. The concerts will be directed by our artistic partner and principal conductor, Jörg Widmann with American soprano, Claron Mc Fadden.United StatesWheaton, New York, Washington45,000
Plankton Co. Ltd. are organizing Celtic Christmas 2019 all over Japan from 30 Nov to 9 Dec, featuring 2 great Irish groups, Sharon Shannon & We Banjo 3, and a great band from Scotland Talisk and a dancer as guest . In association with the tour, Film screening, Session Party, Cultural Exchanging are planned in various cities for developing more attention to Irish culture in Japan.JapanTokyo, Kanagawa, Nagano, Fukui, Osaka, Yamagata, Aichi15,000
USA and European tour by Socks in the Frying Pan, USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland and Denmark, 1 September - 12 November 2019Switzerland, United States, France, Germany, Netherlands, DenmarkGeneva, Winfield, Paris, Rennes, La Bouexiere, Bargteheide, ReuBenkoge, Amsterdam, Copenhagen7,000
The Cáceres Irish Fleadh is an Irish Music & Dance Festival, based in the UNESCO graded medieval city of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain..
Run by The Cultural organisation "Elgatoalagua" (Spain & Ireland)

Girl Band promotional tour in support of the release of their second album, encompassing live shows in America , the UK and mainland Europe. The tour is booked and presented in association with the bands live agents,
Sarah Besnard from ATC live and Robbie Fraiser from WME.
United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, FranceChicago, Allston, Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Manchester, London, Brussels, Utrecht, Berlin, Paris5,000
'Irish Christmas in America' returns to the US during Nov/Dec 2019 for a special 15th anniversary tour of East and West coasts. Produced by Oisin Mac Diarmada, the show features leading Irish vocalists Seamus Begley & Niamh Farrell, musicians Grainne Hambly (harp), Sean Gavin (uilleann pipes / flute), and dancers Samantha Harvey & Brian Cunningham. The tour comprises 28 performances.United StatesDes Moines, St. Joseph, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Whitehall, Baltimore, Northampton, Manchester, Cumberland, Canton, Sellersville, Lancaster, Wilmington, Toms River, Denver, Phoenix, Colorado Springs, Escondido, Santa Cruz, Grass Valley, Sacramento, Burbank5,000
I will be touring my new self-titled sixth album in across eight venues in the United States and Canada from 4-14 September 2019, accompanied by a 3-piece band. These venues include the prestigious Rockwood Music Hall in New York, and World Cafe Live with WXPN. NYC, Toronto, Washington and Philadelphia will also be key media days to support both tour and album.United States, CanadaCambridge, Northampton, Vienna, Philadelphia, New York, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal5,000
A performance tour of the USA, presented by the Irish traditional band The Conifers, is scheduled from 6th to 23rd September 2019. The tour will involve performances at Syracuse Irish Festival, New York (6-7 Sept. 2019), Michigan Irish Music Festival, Muskegon, Michigan (12-15 Sept. 2019) and Spanish Peaks International Celtic Festival, La Veta, Colorado (19-22 Sept. 2019).United StatesSyracuse , Muskegon , La Veta5,000
David Keenan will be the support act to Hozier on 27 Dates across Europe in Denmark, Norway, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, France, UK Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Austria, France, United KingdomAmsterdam, Brussels , Hamburg, Frankfurt , Warsaw, Vienna , Munich , Paris , Birmingham , Leicester, Cardiff , Manchester , Sheffield , Newcastle , Glasgow, Edinburgh , Cambridge , Southampton , London5,000
International Uilleann Piping Day is a worldwide event celebrating uilleann piping. It will take place November 2nd 2019. The day features showcase performances by leading Irish uilleann pipers at more than 40 locations around the world. Events are organised by local individuals or groups of uilleann pipers and are open to members of the public.
Australia, Canada, Argentina, United Kingdom, ItalyMelbourne, Toronto, Lago Puelo, Manchester , London, Bondeno, Province of Ferrara 5,000
In September HighTime will Perform in California, Oregon, Colorado in their first Western Tour of the USA taking in Performing Arts Centers & Festivals. They will finish a very successful 2019 with a follow-up tour of Germany & Luxembourg after making a huge impression on their first tour in 2018.United States, GermanySacramento, Arcata, Florence, Corvallis, Portland, Lincoln City, Walsenburg, Freiburg, Tubingen, Heiligenhaus, Bad Honnef, Wendelstein, Waldkraiburg, Leipheim4,000
The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest 2019 is an award-winning Irish traditional music festival held in venues in and around the city’s Irish Quarter. It will take place over the long weekend of 21-24 Nov 2018. Now in its sixth year, it is delivered primarily by a committee of six, all of whom are based in the city and have Irish links. The festival principally showcases artists based in Ireland.
United KingdomBirmingham4,000
David Keenan will be the support act for Hozier for 20 Dates across the United States and Canada Canada, United StatesMontreal, , Toronto, Chicago , Boston , Washington , Philadelphia, Los Angeles , Tempe , San Diego , Oakland , Seattle , Portland ,  Vancouver, New York City 4,000
This is the Riptide Movement's World tour.
The Riptide Movement are a gold selling number one Irish band.
The tour is been organised to support the release of two singles and an EP.
The Tour will take place in September and October from September 18 -21st, from October 1st - 12th and Oct 14th - 18th.
United Kingdom, Germany, United StatesLondon, Birmingham, Hebden Bridge, Glasgow, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, New York3,500
This is a follow up tour to our 2018 Scottish Tour and Celtic Connections 2019 shows. We shall be performing the cua show and showcasing our new album across 14 venues around the UK between 27th November - 12th December 2019.United KingdomLowdham, Camden, Grayshott, Barton-Upon-Humber, Irvine, Glasgow, Southport, Montrose, Aberdeen, West Kilbride, Edinburgh, Kilbarchan, Peebles, Kirkcaldy3,500
JigJam will continue their extensive touring year in the UK & US. Performing at Pittsburgh Irish Festival, PA, Michigan Irish Fest, MI - Walnut Valley Festival Winfield, KS - as well as several Performing Arts Centers in Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma & S Dakota & UK Tour
United States, United KingdomPittsburgh, Muskegon, Winfield, Minneapolis, Kent, Ardmore, Olympia, Eugene, North Boarhunt Wickham, Asheville, Seattle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield3,000
Kíla will perform 6 dates in Belgium between November 19th and November 25th in Belgium. BelgiumLeuven, Dilbeek , Heist-op - den-Berg, Beveren, Lokeren3,000
Celtic Argentina’s Festival is being presented in Buenos Aires, from the 4th to 14th October 2019, organised by Dominique Dure head director and producer of Celtic Argentina (Argentine-Irish dance company) who is celebrating its 40th anniversary, with the support of the Irish Embassy.ArgentinaBuenos Aires3,000
A new Irish Indian collaborative music composition by Irish artists Sarah E Cullen, Martin Coyle and Paul Cutliffe, in collaboration with Rajasthani musicians Asin Khan (Langa) and Sawai Khan (Manganiyar) with videography by Colm S Herron to be performed at the Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jodhpur, India 7th - 13th October 2019.IndiaJodhpur3,000
Thumper are to perform 4 dates in the UK under Vice promotions. The Old Blue Last, London on the 24th of September. The Hope and Ruin, Brighton on the 26th of September. The Thunderbolt, Bristol, on the 27th of September. The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, on the 28th of September.United KingdomLondon, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham3,000
The 5th edition of Celtic Harmonies International Festival, October 5-13, 2019 in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. To represent Ireland, we have invited Sean CORCORAN, Ronan BROWNE and Desi WILKINSON of the Irish group CRAN. Organized by the Montreal Celtic Festival Foundation under the artistic direction of April O'Donoughue, Dave Gossage, Tony McManus, Alex Kehler, and Steve Jones.CanadaLac-Brome, Quebec, Canada, Waterloo, Quebec3,000
Following on from the UK/Europe touring, that Culture Ireland helped to fund, around the latest Just Mustard release, 'Frank // October' this will be a promo tour around the release of Just Mustard's forthcoming Single 'Seven', which will be released in early October 2019. There will be dates in Ireland, UK, USA and mainland Europe. United Kingdom, United States, IcelandManchester, Leeds, Birmingham, London, Brighton, Cardiff, Bristol, Los Angeles, Reykjavik 3,000
Irish music and other presentations at 41st Copenhagen Irish Festival, Kulturstationen Vanløse, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 - 9 November 2019DenmarkCopenhagen3,000
USAUnited StatesBethlehem, Boston, Voorheesville, Heuvelton, Burlington, Brownfield3,000
Gerry O'Connor, fiddle player will present a solo US (Mid West, East Coast) & Canada tour during 22 September 2019 - 12 October 2019. The tour will comprise guest workshops, lectures and concerts beginning in Dayton OH where he will work with a number of school & college orchestras. The second leg comprising concerts, lectures & workshops will take place in Maine /Vermont/ Canada & Massachusetts.United States, CanadaGranville OH , Granville OH, Columbus, Yellow Springs OH , Dayton OH, Bangor ME, Bangor ME , Portland ME , Burlington VT , Sharon, VT , Montreal, Sherbrooke, Melrose3,000
Beoga will perform in Birmingham, Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester and London from 16th to 21st Nov at prestigious venues including The Palladium in London, and also plan to include promotional work during this time. Beoga are working with UTA in the UK, as well as Kilimanjaro's publicity team to attempt to expand and explore a new audience for traditional Irish music in the UK.United KingdomBirmingham, Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester, London2,000
This Autumn I will undertake a European tour promoting my new album ‘Thistle and Thorn’ travelling to Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and the UK. The tour will take in over seventeen venues from August 31st to Nov 4th 2019. This is my third European tour as a solo performer. United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, GermanyBirmingham, Blyth, Bromsgrove, Brigg, Milngavie, Scotland, Leadhills, Gemert, Antwerp, Herent, Dranouter, Edam, Hamburg, Steinhude am Meer, Hameln, Sheffield, Kiel, Eckernforde2,000
Tour of West Coast of America by Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O' Leary performing at various venues in Oregon and California, 1 - 11 November 2019United StatesYachats, Berkeley, Fort Bragg, Soquel, Tualatin, Davis, Larkspur2,000
Boxing Banjo performing at Indy Irish Fest, Indianapolis, USA, 13 - 15 September 2019.United StatesIndianapolis2,000
Manus McGuire will perform concerts and conduct a masterclass at the Illawarra Folk Festival - NSW and Cygnet Folk Festival - Tasmania. In addition to the festivals, performances and masterclasses will be conducted in The Gaelic Club – Sydney, The Canberra Irish Club and Comhaltas Melbourne.AustraliaCanberra, Sydney, Melbourne , Cygnet, Bulli2,000
I will be setting out on a headline tour across the UK & Europe in November of this year. I will be playing 11 international shows - there are 12 shows in total, including a Dublin date. United Kingdom, France, Germany, NetherlandsGuildford, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, London2,000
Performances by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett, Purcell Room / Southbank Centre, London and Le Poisson Rouge , New York, 27 September and 9 October 2019
United Kingdom, United StatesLondon, New York 2,000
Tour of Germany by Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre, 8 locations, 31 October - 30 November 2019
GermanyGottingen, Osnabruck, , Meissen, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Emmendingen, Sonthofen, Esslingen2,000
sfiiinx is an experimental avant-pop project that converges my skills as a singer and composer. I will be performing my compositions as a vocalist-composer, and I will be premiering a new work related to Edgar Allan Poe through the prism of sfiiinx at the American Irish Historical Society NYC in tandem with NYFF, and my sfiiinx repertoire at Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland.United StatesNew York City, and Oakland California1,500
IFF is for 46 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. Most venues are highly prestigious. Tour comprises 27 concerts for a seated audience of all ages.Germany, SwitzerlandMarburg, Karlsruhe, Germering, Kempten, Basel, Luzern, Winterthur, Bern, Visp, Kaiserslautern, Nürnberg, Gersthofen, Ravensburg, Stuttgart, Mainz, Dresden, Hannover, Bremerhaven, Berlin, Worpswede, Lingen, Düsseldorf, Ahaus, Rostock, Neubrandenburg, Hamburg1,500
Community Participation and Learning Programme (1st Sept- 30th November 2019).

Between 1st Sept 2019 and 31st November 2019 as part of our ongoing Community Participation & Learning Programme. (CP & LP) we will be hosting four events at different venues across the city of Leeds featuring Irish based established and emerging artists.
United KingdomLeeds1,500
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 18th edition of Bustofolk will take place from 12 to 15 September 2019. 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 Arsizio, Varese1,500
Glenntown Irish Music festival 2019. For the 6:th time the organisation Timsig is arranging this music festival. It will take part in Gothenburg, Sweden 10-13 october 2019.SwedenGothenburg1,500
The non-profit association Babieca Folk from Burgos (Spain), hold one concert 30th November in Burgos with the irish band KílaSpainBurgos1,000
The concert featuring Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, soloist Stephen Hough and conductor Ciaran McAuley will be performed on 24 August 2019 at Dewan Sri Pinang in the city of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. The program will feature Handel's Water Music Suite, arranged by the Irish composer Hamilton Harty, Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 and Mendelssohn Symphony No.5. MalaysiaGeorgetown, Penang1,000
12th November 2019 Concert featuring Irish Contemporary Music. BBVA Foundation of PluralEnsemble (http://pluralensemble.com/)
Chamber Hall of the National Auditorium in Madrid (http://www.auditorionacional.mcu.es/en/auditorium)
Concert of Irish works
National Auditorium Madrid
Nov. 12 2019
Plural Ensemble
Performance at LEAF in Liverpool Irish Festival 20th October by Sue Rynhart & Rob Luft original songs, improvisations, spoken word and vignettes composed by Sue Rynhart called ‘Woman’.
Performance at Pizza Express Live Jazz Club EFG London Jazz Festival 22nd November by Sue Rynhart and Huw Warren original songs, improvisations, spoken word and vignettes composed by Sue Rynhart called ‘Woman’.

United KingdomLiverpool, London450
Performance of work by Jane O'Leary at Chamber Hall of the National Auditorium, Madrid, Spain, 12 November 2019SpainMadrid250
Tour of UK by Anna's Anchor by Marty Ryan, Manchester, Nottingham, London, Devizes, UK, 25 - 28 September 2019United KingdomManchester, Nottingham, Devizes, London170


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 195,000
As part of its 40th Anniversary season celebration St. Ann’s Warehouse will launch an important new artistic relationship with the Gate Theatre Dublin and premiere Hamlet, starring Ruth Negga, one of Ireland’s Cultural Ambassadors. Directed by Yael Farber, this exclusive North American engagement of Hamlet features the original Irish cast and plays Feb 1 – Mar 1, 2020 for 30 performances. United StatesBrooklyn85,000
The UK premiere of the groundbreaking production of Asking for It by Louise O’Neill, adapted by Meadhbh McHugh and directed by Annabelle Comyn, at Birmingham Rep in January 2020, as the opening performance of Sean Foley’s inaugural season as Artistic Director. Asking for it is co-produced by Landmark Productions and the Everyman in association with the Abbey Theatre.United KingdomBirmingham35,000
Fishamble has been invited to present Maz & Bricks by Eva O’Connor at 59E59 Theaters in New York, for 28 performances, from 7 January – 2 February, 2020, as part of the 1st Irish Festival.
United StatesNew York28,000
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts respectfully seeks a grant of €25,000 from Culture Ireland in support of Druid Theatre Company’s DruidShakespeare: Richard III, the critically acclaimed follow-up to 2015’s DruidShakespeare: The History Plays, to be presented as part of Lincoln Center’s 2019 White Light Festival, between November 7 and November 23.United StatesNew York20,000
Fishamble has been invited to present Before by Pat Kinevane at The Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, from 14 November – 8 December 2019. United StatesLos Angeles14,000
MALAPROP will present BlackCatfishMusketeer, written by Dylan Coburn Gray, at the Inside Out Theatre, Beijing, China, for 5 performances from 12-15 September 2019ChinaBeijing7,000
Appropriate the play by Sarah Jane Scott presented by Gúna Nua Theatre at the Origin 1st Irish Festival New York 25th January to 2nd February 2020. Venue New York Irish Centre Long Island City, New York, USA. United StatesNew York5,000
A performance of Katie O'Kelly's play 'The Olive Tree' at the Al Madina Theatre in Beirut on 5th October 2019 as part of Lebanon's European Theatre Festival, selected by the Irish Embassy in Egypt. Written and performed by Katie O'Kelly.LebanonBeirut1,000

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 101,710
Exhibitions by Brian Maguire, Scenes of absence (Escenarios de ausencia), Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Rubin Centre, El Paso, Texas, UN Headquarters, New York and American University Museum, Washington DC, USA, 18 September 2019 - 9 August 2020United States, MexicoEL Paso, Ciudad Juarez, Washington, New York28,000
Fine Art Print Fair ( IFPDA) October 23 - 27th .
Ink Art Fair , Miami ,December 4 - 8th at the Dorchester Hotel on Collins Ave.
Portland Fine Print Fair - end of January 2020.
United StatesNew York, Miami, Portland Oregon15,000
'Youyi' an exhibition of eleven Irish artists at the Hangzhou Public Library, Hangzhou, China and Consulate General of Ireland, Shanghai.
Samuel Walsh, Abigail O Brien, Pauline Flynn, Bernadette Doolan, Helen Blake, Maurice Quillinan, Robert Ryan, Tom Climent, Donald Teskey, Eamonn O Mahony, Una Seeley
From 11 October 2019 - 14 December 2019
ChinaHangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Shanghai7,000
Exhibition of new work by Nigel Rolfe, Caroline McCarthy, Fergus Martin, Alan Butler and Xavier Theunis at Vienna Contemporary Art Fair, VC Artevents GmbH, Siebensterngasse 46/1/46, A-1070 Vienna 25-29 September 2019AustriaVienna5,000
Returning to the main section of Frieze London with a prominent new booth location in October 2019, mother’s tankstation will present a curated group presentation of works by artists Áine McBride, Jessie Homer French, Yuko Mohri and Yuri Pattison. United KingdomLondon5,000
We propose to exhibit new work by Alan Butler and Niamh McCann at Art Düsseldorf, Areal Böreal, Düsseldorf, Germany from 16-19 November 2019GermanyDüsseldorf5,000
Art Basel Miami Beach is held in Miami Florida from the December 5 - 8, 2019
as part of the Art basel annual programme of events
United StatesMiami5,000
The International Contemporary Art Fair [Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain] brings together modern and contemporary art galleries. All media are represented: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, videos, performances, and digital arts.
Oliver Sears Gallery presents Out/Side/In [working title], from 13 – 23 November 2019, as part of a series of 4 exhibitions entitled Rear Window taking place at Masons Yard, St. James, London. In addition to presenting a group show, Oliver Sears Gallery will have a presence in all of the other shows. These will be presented over the 8-week period from 23 October to 20 December 2019.United KingdomLondon2,500
The exhibition, Wandering Things, will be presented in Kunsthaus Dalhem, Berlin between 23 January-3 May 2020. GermanyBerlin2,000
Presentation of work by Maria McKinney as part of Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina, USA, 17 October 2019 - 15 March 2020.
United StatesRaleigh2,000
I will be exhibited as part of the presentation of my gallery, Kate MacGarry Gallery at FIAC Art Fair in the Grand Palais, Paris, France from 16-20 October 2019FranceParis2,000
Coventry Biennial Ltd will present the 2nd iteration of their visual art festival in various venues across Coventry (UK) from 4th October to 24th November 2019, with an additional pair of exhibitions remaining open until January 2020.United KingdomCoventry2,000
Dark Glass is being presented at STATION Gallery in Melbourne, Australia from 7 September - 12 October 2019, curated by Deirdre Cannon. AustraliaMelbourne2,000
Presentation of Sire by Maria McKinney in the group exhibition Transformation and Observation at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, England, UK, 15 November 2019 - 5 January 2020
United KingdomSunderland2,000
To facilitate the installation of my long-term multi-media visual art research project, THE MARKET, as part of the 'Museum of Capitalism' to be held in Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery | Parsons School of Design, New York City, New York from October - December 2019.United StatesNew York City1,600
The exhibition is a group show titled NÖ Kulturpreisträgerinnen 2019 held in NOEDOK St Pölten Austria. It is organised under the auspices of Kunsthalle Krems Austria.AustriaSt Pölten1,600
SCAFFOLD: Kate Fahey, Adam Gibney and Jonathan Mayhew curated by Séamus McCormack, The Bomb Factory, London 21 Oct – 4 Nov 2019. The exhibition explores how material disintegration of images and information, pixilation and surface breakdown can confound meaning and truth.United KingdomLondon1,500
'Claire Kerr' will be an exhibition of 12-14 new paintings presented at prestigious New York gallery BravinLee Programs in the Chelsea area of Manhattan from 24 October - 30 November 2019United StatesNew York1,500
The exhibition is curated by Denise Ackerl, artist and curator, and Laima Kreivytė, curator of Lithuanian pavilion in 53 Venice Biennale. The exhibition will bring together 12 international artists and collectives and is organised in collaboration with the Lithuanian Culture Foundation. The exhibition will happen at the KCCC, Lithuania, Sep 6-Oct 6 2019LithuaniaKlaipeda1,400
I am seeking Culture Ireland support towards a solo exhibition of new work that will be exhibited at RAUM für Kunst galerie in Dusseldorf, Germany from September 8th to October 13th 2019. The title for the exhibition is Chameleon. The gallery director is Rainer Junghanns and exhibition curator and primary contact is Matthias Erngtes.
Exhibition of Surface Tension by Phelim McConigly, Jiahe East Bank Cultural Industry, Beijing, China, 7 - 28 September 2019
Public art project will take place in Portobello, Edinburgh for the Art Walk Porty Arts Festival titled 'Land Mark', held between 7th - 15th September 2019 (https://www.artwalkporty.co.uk/index.html). Art Walk Porty Projects produces and curates projects working with local communities and public spaces and is curated by Rosy Naylor. United KingdomEdinburgh1,000
Presentation of work by Anne Maree Barry, The Tart with the Cart: Sex and Vulnerability in Ireland by Art Weekend Aarhus at The Women's Museum Aarhus, Denmark, 4 - 5 October 2019DenmarkAarhus 760
Floating World will present the launch of 'Fail to Succeed, The Rebel(s) Graphic Collection' at The Sheffield Artists Book Fair, Channing Hall, Sheffield Saturday 5th October in conjunction with the Off the Shelf Festival. The Sheffield Artists Book Fair is being organised by John Clark and follows on from The Sheffield International Book Prize and Collection.United KingdomSheffield450
Pequeno Evento de Performance is a performance art event that takes place in Madrid. It is a performance night that takes place in galleries across Madrid. The PEPA event that I have been invited to create a performance piece for will take place in Galeria Modus Operandi a very respected Gallery in Madrid. SpainMadrid400


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Irish Arts Music, Theatre, Film Events at The Irish Cultural Centre London; Winter Season til end of 2019. Concerts- 11 TRAD concerts by Irelands' greatest : 4 young ‘up and coming’ ; Film - New screenings and Directors Cuts + a Celebration of Irelands Greatest Women Filmmakers: Irish Theatre - One Man Theatre Show ‘JOXTER DALY’ starring award winning actor Phelim Drew.

United KingdomLondon7,500
2nd year of concert series presenting traditional Irish music throughout the first half of 2020 at a range of London venues. Some will be in collaboration with host venues and Irish based agencies, including Music Network Ireland. The series, entitled ‘Return to Camden Town Concert Series’ will be presented by IMDL, whose team has 20 years experience of promoting Irish music in London.United KingdomLondon6,000

Total for Summer 2019: €569,710