Outcome Grant Autumn 2019


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 6,000
Miles of Smiles is an ensemble show featuring Con Horgan & Kim Mc Cafferty of Fanzini Productions, magician Jack Wise, actor Keith Singleton & producer Pat Power. The group will travel to Nepal, in association with Irish charity Nagarhope, from 1st to 10th March 2020, performing in schools, hospitals & NGOs in the Kathmandu valley area. NepalKathmandu and surrounding regions4,500
The performance of Murray Molloy's award winning circus show “Born of normal parents!” at Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, (KKNK 24-29 March, OudtshoornSouth Africa) Harare international festival of Arts (HIFA, Zimbabwe, 28 April -3 May) and Zegny Zo (21-23 May, Diego Suarez, Madagascar)South Africa, Zimbabwe, MadagascarOudtschoorn, Harare, Antsiranana (Diëgo Suarez)1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 125,000
MÁM Sadler's Wells, London, 5, 6 and 7 February 2020; Perth Arts Festival 26,27,28 and 29 February 2020; New Zealand Festival, Wellington, 5, 6, 7 and 8 March 2020; Swan Lake/Loch na hEala 20, 21, 22 February 2020.United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Province of ChinaLondon, Perth, Wellington, Taipei100,000
Prime Cut and Oona Doherty presenting Lady Magma: The Birth of A Cult and Hard To Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer, France and Switzerland, 19 February - 8 May 2019France, SwitzerlandParis , Pau , Paris, Geneva15,500
Tour of Endling by Rob Heaslip at North Scotland, UK, 13 - 28 March 2020
United KingdomInverness, Stornoway, Moray, Banchory, Wick6,000
Two residencies in the US centred on performances of Circus, a dance work choreographed and produced by Tara Brandel: the first at FRESH Arts Festival (25 & 26 January 2020) and the second at California State University (Feb 2020). Circus is a live solo performed by Tara and featuring video created in collaboration with Nicholas NwosuUnited StatesSan Francisco, Hayward3,000
Usłyszeć Taniec is a music and dance project established in 2014. Every year we run a tour featuring high profile Irish traditional dance artists. In 2020 we will produce 4 concerts in Ruda Śląska (14.03), Bielawa (15.03), Kędzierzyn Koźle (16.03) and Wroclaw (17.03) featuring traditional step dancer Ashleigh John. PolandNowa Ruda, Bielawa, Kędzierzyn Kożle, Wrocław500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 54,500
In 2020, Irish Screen America plans to present 4-6 screenings and director talk-backs in both New York and Los Angeles throughout the year. These screenings will be in addition to ISA's regular festival programming.United StatesNew York, Beverly Hills11,000
The 20th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston, organized by BIFF Productions, a not-for- profit organization, will celebrate the Art of the Irish on Screen in the historic Somerville Theatre, Davis Square Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, March 19th to 22nd, 2020. United StatesSomerville, MA9,000
Launched in 2007, IrishFilmFesta is an annual Italian festival dedicated to Irish Cinema. The promoters are the cultural association ARCHIMEDIA, and the founder and 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 25th to 29th March 2020.ItalyRoma8,000
The 13th Irish Film Festival (Russia) will be held in Moscow (pop. 12.5m), St.Petersburg (5.5m), Kazan (1.2m) and, for the first time, Novosibirsk (1.6m) March 11-22, 2020. The festival showcases the best of modern Irish cinema, and features extensive participation in workshops and Q&As by visiting Irish film-makers. Russian FederationMoscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk7,000
CIFF is a four-day film festival held at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (AFI) dedicated to Irish films and filmmakers -- feature documentary or short -- presented by Solas Nua, a Washington, D.C.-based arts organization committed to promoting Irish contemporary art. It will run from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2020. AFI is on Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring, MD.United StatesSilver Spring5,000
The 6th Irish Australian Film Festival will take place in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in May and July 2020. The festival showcases the latest and best in Irish screen culture. AustraliaSydney, Melbourne, Perth, Melbourne, Perth5,000
The 21st Chicago Irish Film Festival. The festival is organized by Jude Blackburn, festival director, with the support of the festival's board of directors, advisory board and 2020 programming committee. The festival will be presented February 27 - March 1, 2020. in Chicago, Illinois, USA.United StatesChicago, Wilmette4,000
Now in its 10th year, the Toronto Irish Film Festival celebrates the very best of Irish cinema and promotes the work of Irish filmmakers to the Greater Toronto Irish community and the Toronto film festival public.

Solas Films presents: Scéal Eile - Irish Film Festival, Belgium
Scéal Eile is an Irish Film Festival in Belgium. This is the second edition. It is centred at the Galeries cinema in Brussels with additional screenings in the city of Ghent.
BelgiumBrussels (Ghent), Ghent2,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 28,100
Presentation by Poetry Ireland and Irish Writers Centre at Bualadh BOSton including Caelainn Hogan, Colette Bryce and Vona Groarke at The Harvard Club, Boston, USA, 1 - 5 April 2020United StatesBoston10,000
The event is the 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English, programmed by the Society for the Study of the Short Story whose Chair is Canadian Writer Clark Blaise. It involves approx. 60-80 writers as well as academics and publishers. Events take place in Cosenza, Italy, 24-27 June 2020. The theme in 2020 is 'Food, Migration, Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story'. ItalyCosenza5,000
Featured readings by Julie Morrissy and Stephen Sexton at VERSeFest's main venue, KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, (120 Lisgar St) in Ottawa, Canada (March 28, 2020), and in St. John’s, Newfoundland as part of their Trans-Atlantic Poetry Series, at The Ship Inn (265 Duckworth Street) on March 31st, 2020.CanadaOttawa (Ontario) and St. John's (Newfoundland)3,000
The annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Book Fair will be held in San Antonio, Texas, 4th-7th March, 2020 (attendance on the 3rd is mandatory for Book Fair exhibitors to set up their booths). AWP supports and advocates for nearly 50,000 writers, 550 University Creative Writing programs and 150 writers' conferences and centres. United StatesSan Antonio2,000
Stephen James Smith European Tour, 1 March - 12 April 2020
Little Island Books will have an exhibition stall at the Bologna Children's Book Fair from March 30 - April 2 2020. Matthew-Parkinson Bennett (Publisher) and Siobhán Parkinson (Consulting Publisher) will be presenting.ItalyBologna1,500
Readings by Liz Nugent at St. Augustine Celtic Heritage Festival, Francis Field, St Augustine, Florida, USA, 14 - 15 March 2020
United StatesSt Augustine1,400
Readings by OR Melling at Auroville & Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and at 144th Theosophical Convention, Varanasi, India, 31 December - 16 January, 2020IndiaVaranasi, Auroville, Pondicherry 1,000
57th Bologna Children's Book Fair 30 March - 2 April, BCBF 2020 at Bologna Fiera, for 30,000+ participants the general public, will highlight developments and opportunities in children's publishing, for writers, illustrators and publishers, alongside trends in illustration, interactive content and strategies. IBBY Ireland will be part of the Ireland StandItalyBologna750
Attendance by Patrick Ryan at Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy, 30 March - 2 April 2020

The St Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival in Florida is in its tenth year of celebrating Celtic culture (Irish, Scottish and Welsh). It draws 12,000 to 15,000 visitors annually, and this year features a literary showcase with a special focus on crime fiction. Featured Authors will take part in interviews, round-table discussions, book signings and presentations during the festival.United StatesSt Augustine700
Presentation of poetry readings by Nerys Williams as part of a Fired! / Cardiff Poetry Experiment Showcase at Seren Poetry Festival, Cardiff, UK, 16 February 2020
United KingdomCardiff500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 280,200
IMAGINING IRELAND: Words & Music is being presented at the Barbican by Serious in association with NCH Dublin on Friday 21 February 2020.United KingdomLondon47,000
Celtic Connections is the leading annual festival of world, folk and roots music that lightens up the Scottish winter every January. The festival welcomes over 2000 artists and musicians to the city from all over the world including some of the most prominent names in roots and world music over 18 days with over 300 events and attracting an audience in excess of 100,000. United KingdomGlasgow18,000
Performances by Crash Ensemble of Daniel Bjarnason Songs, The Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven & Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14 - 15 April 2020

Netherlands Eindhoven , Amsterdam8,000
Saint Sister will open for Tall Heights on a 22 date tour of the USA and Canada. 11 February- 14th March. United States, Canada, United KingdomCleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis,, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, San Fran, CA, LA , Austin, Dallas, Memphis, Nashville, Washington, Philadelphia, NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Milwaukee8,000
Presentation of Réalta tour of the USA with special guest Myles McCormack, 28 February - 17 March 2020.

United StatesWausau, Eau Claire, S, Lancaster, Bangor, Newburyport, Calais, Farmington , Cape Cod, Durango, Colorado Springs, Denver7,500
JigJam Tour of Germany & USA. Debut Headline Tour of Germany and Extensive Performing Arts Tour of USA taking in almost 70 Dates.Germany, United StatesLichtentanne-thanhof, Anrochte, Müllenbach, Mendig, Saarbrucken, Marburg, Hamburg, Bugewitz, Brownfield, Saratoga Springs, Piermont, Northampton, Somerville, New York City, Lansing, Benton Harbor, Ann Arbor, Waterloo, St. Cloud, Dallas, Madison, Nashville, Pigeon Forge, Newnan, Americus, Woodstock, Talahassee, Milwaukee, Dillsburg, New Bremen7,000
Hilary Woods, "Birthmarks" Tour 2020, Europe and North America, Spring - Autumn 2020
NOTE, The following dates are the Projected at this very early stage. ALL dates however can be confirmed once funding is guaranteed.
Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Finland, United States, CanadaGroningen, Antwerp, London, Brighton, Genk, Tilburg, Istanbul, Stockholm, Oslo, Gothenburg, Malmo, Helsinki, Kortrijk, San Diego, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Reno, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Hudson, Boston, Brooklyn, NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Miami 7,000
A collaborative tour of NZ between The Pauline Scanlon band & Irish band Keeva. The first concert is in Wellington on January 23rd 2020 and the last is in Eastbourne on Feb 2nd. The Pauline Scanlon band features Nicola Joyce and Noelie McDonnell on Guitars and vocals and Eamon Murray on drums. Keeva is Alan Doherty on whistles & Flute, Tóla Custy on fiddle and Gerry Paul on guitar. New ZealandWellington, Auckland, Lower Hutt, Eastbourne7,000
This application is in regards to a Hermitage Green Festival tour and headline venue tour of Australia and the Middle East.
We are returning to these territories with the sole purpose of expanding the already existing profile the band has accumulated in the territory. We are doing this by performing at festivals rather than headline shows with the hopes of reaching new people.
Australia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab EmiratesPerth, Sydney, Melbourne, Doha, Manama, Dubai7,000
Performances by Camerata Ireland of Beethoven's Concerto Cycle, Royal Opera House, Versailles, France, 7 - 8 March 2020
FranceVersailles, Paris6,000
FONTAINES DC will embark on their 1st Australian Tour between Jan 24th and Feb 11th 2020. They will perform 9 shows in total, 6 festival appearances and 3 headline shows. Australia, New ZealandPerth/Melbourne/Brisbane/Sydney/Paddington/Adelaide, Auckland6,000
Following on from the recent Irish Tour - Echoes of Eireann has been invited by Comhaltas in Britain to perform a series of concerts in venues across the country from February 15th to 22nd 2020. This talented group of musicians, dancers,& singers will take to Britain bringing the best of Traditional Irish music, song, dance, stories and culture to their stages right across the country. United KingdomLiverpool, Tyneside, 17th February, Leeds, Settle, Leceister, Milton Keynes, London6,000
2nd year of concert series presenting traditional Irish music throughout the second 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 KingdomLondon, Birmingham6,000
BACKWEST, KIERAN TOURISH with DERMOT BYRNE and KEVIN DOHERTY, FULLSET, CEIDE, CELTIC HERITAGE, BENEDICT MORIS with CORMAC CRUMMEY, TRIM THE VELVET Dancers. Les Semaines Irlandaises en Artois-Gohelle is an Irish music festival organised in the North of France over the 2 weekends around St. Patrick’s Day 2020, and includes a Rory Gallagher Tribute on the 21st of June with SEAMIE O’DOWD's FRIENDS..FranceAIX-NOULETTE, MAZINGARBE, MARQUILLIES, BILLY-MONTIGNY, GRENAY, HARNES, LENS, Angres, Lens, Liévin, Hénin-Beaumont, Mazingarbe, Hersin-Coupigny5,000
"Los Paddys St. Patrick's tour of Chile - A Homecoming" is a music and dance show brought to Chile by Los Paddys - a group from Co. Clare, Ireland with help from their Chilean counterparts. The tour will be special as one of our members is returning home to Chile for the first time in 40 years. In March 2020 we will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chile by playing concerts of Irish music and dance.ChileSantiago, Quilicura, Valparaiso5,000
Following on a successful tour The Jeremiahs will tour the East Coast of the USA. The band will be returning to one venue by request as well as playing a spate of new venues and visiting some new states.United StatesIndianapolis, Madison, Harrogate, Peninsula, Charleston, Asheville, Bethleham5,000
Our USA spring tour will see GOITSE perform gigs in 8 different states including two double bill concerts with Danú.
United StatesKamuela, Hilo, Maui , Honolulu , Johnston University, Nortre Dame, St Louis , Batavia, Des Moines, Hesston, Houston, Ruston, Springfield, Louisville, La Crosse, Hillsdale 5,000
Téada's annual Spring USA tour returns in 2020 with performances scheduled throughout the West Coast states of California, Oregon, Washington along with some favourite venues on the East Coast. The band is joined on tour by legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley.United StatesSan Diego, Templeton, Pacific Grove, Winters, Fort Bragg, Ashland, Seatlle, Sequim, Mount Vernon, Port Angeles, Vienna, Silver Spring, Lancaster, Lutherville-Timonium, Portland, Lincoln City, Corvallis5,000
This McPEAKE tour will involve McPEAKE performing at Performing Arts Centres throughout North America. The McPEAKE Band is comprised of Francis McPeake, Mairead Forde, Paul Hughes, Clare Galway, Matthew Jones and Fran Breen. The tour dates are March 11th-April 1st 2020. The states covered in this tour are: Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. United StatesCookeville, Nashville, Roebling Point, Indianapolis, St Louis, Kansas City , Des Moines, Rockford, Chicago, Ann Arbor , Detroit, Columbus , Wellsboro, Philadelphia 5,000
Ye Vagabonds undertake an international tour to promote their second album The Hare's Lament on River Lea/Rough Trade Records. The tour is from 26th January-12th March 2020 and will take in concerts in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. The tour has been built up from contacts secured through the band's outreach and through Culture Ireland supported events such as WOMEX and Folk Alliance.United States, AustraliaShelburne, New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore, Northampton, Boston, Milwaukee, Chicago, Sydney, Cobargo, Petersham, Port Fairy, Melbourne5,000
The Dublin Guitar Quartet will present Nico Muhly's 'How Little You Are' in a US tour with vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Jan 23-Feb 5United StatesInterlochen, East Lansing , Middlebury, New Haven, Provo5,000
With a now long and strong track record of musical partnerships with some of NYC’s finest education institutions, the RIAM Percussion Ensemble, under the directorship of Richard O’Donnell, looks forward to an exciting array of collaborative concerts at NYU Steinhardt and Lehman College from March 28th to April 4th, 2020. Plans for a third concert at Queen’s College are also well in train. United StatesNew York5,000
In Spring 2020 Thumper are to perform 4 EU Shows under FKP Scorpio promotions and 9 UK shows under Empire Agency. Molotov, Hamburg, 1/18 Schokoladen, Berlin, 1/19. Club Volta, Cologne, 1/20. Elfer Music Club, Elfer, 1/21.
Glasgow, 02/24. Newcastle, 02/25. Leeds, 02/26. Manchester, 02/27. Liverpool, 02/28. Birmingham, 02/29. Bristol, 03/04. London 03/05. Brighton, 03/06. Venue details below.
Germany, United KingdomHamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Elfer, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Brighton5,000
We Banjo 3 tour of the United States, taking in 18 US states over 8 weeksUnited StatesAnn Arbor, Utica, Sellersville, Erie, Columbus, Cincinnati, Old Saybrook, Saratoga Springs, Somerville, Seattle, Portland, Loveland, Frederick, Richmond, Lafayette, CHICAGO, Mineral Point, Milwaukee, Hailey, Kansas City5,000
This is the 20th Guinness CELTIC SPRING-tour for traditional music. The artists are box player MARY STAUNTON & banjo/tenor-guitar virtuoso JERRY MULVIHILL in a duo as well as the new 5-piece band THE CONIFERS. The majority of the 16 shows will take place in Austria (13)oneevening in Germany, one in Switzerland and one in Italy. The tour runs from March 4th to March 22nd 2020.Germany, Switzerland, Austria, ItalyLandshut, Winterthur, Öblarn, St.Georgen am Längsee, Tricesimo, Frauental, Steyr, RIED, Waidhofen, Korneuburg, Vienna, Baden, St.Pölten, Dornbirn, Freistadt5,000
The UK shows will be very press heavy events at the start of the year which will be hype showcases of bands to watch out for in 2020. The Eastern European tour will be the first shows in these territories and will be the start of a very important career in these countries.United Kingdom, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, NetherlandsLondon, Reading, Budapest, Vienna, Ljubljana, Prague, Rotterdam4,500
Music City Irish Fest is an Irish music, sports and cultural St. Patrick's Day celebration held at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville, TN USA to be held March 13-17, 2020. Artists include Gerry O'Connor, JigJam, Aoife Scott, Colm Kirwan, Triona, John Doyle, Shane HennessyUnited StatesNashville4,000
Quiet Lights has been invited to curate a stage at the prestigious Unamplifire. Unamplifire is a festival celebrating music rooted in traditions from across the globe. 700 people gather at the beautiful Master Shipwright's Palace on the banks of the Thames. With non-stop unamplified performances in 4 different spaces around the grounds, it's a true celebration of music.
United KingdomLondon4,000
Chamber Choir Ireland performing at the 4th (inter)National Congress for Choir Conductors - a programme of Scarlatti, a new work by US composer Caroline Shaw, and some contemporary Irish choral music. 11-13 September 2020 in Conservatoire Jean-Baptiste Lully of Puteaux (Paris). FranceParis4,000
Socks in the Frying Pan will extensively tour the US in Spring 2020 as well as showcasing at the APAP Conference in NYC & Folk Alliance International in New OrleansUnited StatesNew York, New Orleans, Barre, Cumberland, South Boston, Fayetteville, Milwaukee, Socorro, Minneapolis, ALAMOGORDO, Corrales, Davis4,000
A six-week tour featuring 'One for the Foxes', a band consisting of established Irish and US traditional/folk musicians Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse), Dave Curley (Slide), and Joanna Hyde (The Hydes). Ontario, Colorado, and New England will be the primary touring regions. The aim is to showcase Irish music, its connection to US folk musics, and to further the careers of these full-time musicians.United States, CanadaManitou, Paonia, Denver, London, Ingersoll, Kitchener, Toronto, Lansing, Spring Lake, Detroit, Rochester, Honesdale, Old Saybrook, Cumberland, Rumford, Calais, Loveland4,000
Tour of Europe in 2020 is being presented by David Keenan and ATC Live. Countries to include France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Norway, Denmark.France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, NorwayParis, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Munich, Vienna, Czechia, Warsaw, Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo4,000
The purpose is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in style with distinguished Irish traditional music, singer songwriters and Celtic Rock. It is the longest serving event of this kind known in Germany. It runs for 31 years and is considered by the media and fans as highly authentic presenting a great variety of Irish music. Tour comprises 20 shows in D, CH + AGermany, Switzerland, AustriaDüsseldorf, Bernburg, Heidenheim, Torgau, Templin, Eisleben, Augsburg, leverkusen, Kaarst, Hamburg, Cuxhaven, Olten, Hohenems, Reutlingen, Ludwigsburg, Garching, Traunreut, Illingen, Friedrichshafen3,500
Music performance by Susan O'Neill at locations throughout Australia, 28 February - 26 April 2020AustraliaCobargo , Kilmore, Lauriston , Port Fairy, Katoomba, Sydney , Hobart, Wauchope , Parramatta , Towamba, Tathra, Melbourne , Canberra , Fairbridge, Belford, Hunter Valley3,500
1/ Performance by Quiet Music Ensemble of works by Pauline Oliveros at opening night of a Pauline Oliveros exhibition, 21/03/2020;
2/ Performance of a Fluxus event by John Godfrey, 20/03/2020

Both at C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain.
The New Colossus Festival will take place on the Lower East Side of Manhattan from March 11-15, 2020. It is run by Kanine Record, Kepler Events and Lorimer Beacon. United StatesNew York3,000
Following the success of Aoife Scott Band, and her past touring in the United States over the past 4 years, Aoife returns stateside to start her first ever Spring Tour. Debuting her show for the first time in Nashville Tennessee, and returning to cities where she has played at Irish Festivals often, but this time in theatres all over the midwest. United StatesNashville, Dunedin , Port Clinton, Marietta, WhiteHall, Rochester, Lancaster, Hartland, St Paul, Milwaukee, Rockford3,000
Dublin Folk Band I Draw Slow embark on a tour of the Southeastern US. Including Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The tour takes place from the 2nd APRIL 2020 Till the 20th. Many details still to be filledUnited StatesSalem, Fairfax , Nashville, Ashville3,000
Building on strong musical and diplomatic relations developed in May 2019, when the RIAM, Lilla Akademien and the Swedish Embassy in Ireland joined forces to collaborate in concert at the National Gallery of Ireland during the State Visit of the King and Queen of Spain, an array of concerts in Stockholm are planned by the RIAM and its Swedish musical friends for April 2020. SwedenStockholm3,000
HighTime will embark on their second Spring Tour of the USA. This tour will take them across 11 States after their breakout year in 2019.United StatesHillpoint, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Ann Arbor, Wilmington, Timonium, Wellsboro, York, Rochester, Rumford, Calais, Farmington, Cumberland, Wolfsboro, Canton, Durango, Colorado Springs, Denver3,000
The tour is an opening slot for Junior Brother on The Murder Capital's tour in Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France & Belgium.Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, France, BelgiumVienna, Munich, Prague, Warsaw, Poznan, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Berlin, Münster, Groningenm, Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels3,000
Musical tour of New Zealand between 20. Jan 2020 and 11. Feb 2020. 13 different dates and venues. By Andy Irvine folk singer and instrumentalistNew ZealandAuckland, Kakaramea, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Masterton, Levin, Wellington, Onekaka, Nelson, Cardrona, Dunedin3,000
David is bound for a series of live touring dates across the United Kingdom in March 2020.United KingdomEdinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Leicester, Sheffield, Bermingham, Cardiff, Cambridge, Southampton, London3,000
The Eurojazz Festival 2020 is being held at Cenart, The National Centre for the Arts in Mexico City, over the course of three consecutive weekends in March 2020. It will feature 13 countries from Europe who will perform contemporary jazz music at what is one of the most important cultural festivals in the country.MexicoMexico City2,700
Project name Cairo to Connemara; Routes and Rhythms in Irish Music by The Atlantic Orchestra Project. 11 member group of musicians /storytellers/ visual effects. 3 locations in Switzerland 23 - 26 Jan 2020. Inspired by Bob Quinn's 'The Atlantean Irish' the show follows Irish music origins East to West. Sean-nós singing, film, storytelling narration, new and trad music.

SwitzerlandDavos, Zurich, Bern2,000
Concerts and educational workshops in Australia (Melbourne, Daylesford, Queenscliff) and New Zealand (Auckland, Waipu, Kaiwaka, Hamilton, Rotorua, Nelson and Golden Bay from February 24 - March 15, 2020 presented by Boxwood Festivals.Australia, New ZealandQueenscliff, Daylesford, Melbourne, Auckland, Waipu, Kaiwaka, Hamilton, Rotorua, Nelson, Takaka2,000
At the Princess Grace Library, Monaco, on 19 March, 2020, Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and Fintan Vallely present new arrangements of songs and music selected from 1900 historic, pre-recording-age, Irish-American song-sheets which are held at the Library; twenty of these will highlight Irishness and American-ness, male and female composers, and styles from lyric/literary, narrative to comic.MonacoMonaco Ville1,500
ISCM World Music Days Festival and General Assembly in Auckland and Christ Church, New Zealand. Performances of Irish muisc (TBC selected by ISCM). Also a side-performance of Irish music by AIC coordinator Sebastian Adams.New ZealandAuckland and/or Christchurch1,500
Presentation by Diatribe records of performance by Alarmist at Match & Fuse Festival 2020, Zurich, Switzerland, 1 February 2020SwitzerlandZurich1,500
UK Tour (February 2020), C2C Festival at the 02, London (March 2020) and German tour (April 2020) composed of a mix of full band, duo and solo gigs dependent on budget.United Kingdom, GermanyBillericay, Devon, Exeter, London, Sheffield, Frankfurt, Lenzen, Lübeck, Gladbeck, Soden, Hamburg, Mainz1,500
1-3 May 2020 Darragh Morgan violin/director Baroque 2000 Durban South Africa
Programme The Baroque Genre in Dublin (composers and works premiered in Dublin 1739-1751)
4-11 May 2020 Darragh Morgan violinist Xiquitsi Classical Music Season 2020 Maputo Mozambique annual chamber music festival, renowned musicians from Portugal, South Africa, Mozambique
Mozambique, South AfricaMaputo, Durban1,200
The TU Dublin Harp Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Harpes au Max International Harp Festival in Ancenis, France on 14-17 May 2020. The ensemble will include 6 Irish harpists and 3 traditional musicians (violin, uilleann pipes/flute/voice, and flute/bodhrán/voice). FranceAncenis1,200
A three venue tour by the Traditional trio of singer/composer Lorcán Mac Mathúna, Martin Tourish (acordion), and Daire Bracken (fiddle), of three folk venues in Holland and Belgium organised by Dutch folk presenter and writer Marius Roeting. The tour takes place Jan 24-26 incl. and will take in 3 established folk clubs spread out across the region; in Belsele (B), Zeland (NL), and Arnhem (NL)Netherlands, BelgiumMiddelburg, zevenaar, Belsele1,100
For Nuala Kennedy to travel to Denmark for four concerts with the Global Roots band Himmerland. Himmerland have featured Nuala on their newest album and would like to perform the music from it live – this gives a profile to Irish music within a different context – one which challenges Nuala to develop in a new direction, combining with musicians from jazz and world music backgrounds. DenmarkCopenhagen , Als, Øster Assels, Asnæs600
Gdansk Archipalego Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland and Jazovia Filharmonia festival at Jazovia Cultural Centre, Gliwice Poland on Friday the 24th of April and Saturday the 25th of April 2020 presented by GAK and Jazovia ‘Woman’ by Sue Rynhart; original compositions by Sue with original compositions by Huw Warren and improvisations in response to Irish folk and Sean nos.
Ireland, PolandGdansk and Gliwice, Gliwice400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 50,000
Presentation of Galway International Arts Festival and Jen Coppinger's of Incantata at the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York, USA, 19 February - 19 March 2020United StatesNew York30,000
Presentation of Barry McGovern in Watt by Samuel Beckett at Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland, New Zealand, 25-29 March 2020New ZealandAuckland10,000
Pan Pan Theatre presents ELIZA’s Adventures in the Uncanny Valley at Forum Freies Theater (FFT), Düsseldorf, Germany 3 April - 4 April 2020.
Performance of Dubliners Women by WitchWork Theatre Company promotes Irish literature and culture as part of the international conference titled Cross-Cultural Communications: Studies in Literature, Linguistics and Translation organised by the Department of English Language and Literature 23-24 February 2020 at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, The British University in Egypt (BUE) Cairo, Egypt.EgyptCairo3,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 50,000
Presentation of The Second Violinist by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh at Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA, 25 – 29 September 2020United StatesNew York50,000

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 82,200
Presentation by Stoney Road Press of Irish artists at Bay Area Fine Print Fair, Kala, Art Institute, Art on Paper Fair, Pier 36, New York, Art Market Fair, San Francisco, USA and London Original Print Fair, UK, March - May 2020United StatesSan Francisco , New York and London18,000
In January 2020, mother’s tankstation will participate in Taipei Dangdai with a solo presentation by Atsushi Kaga and a new Noel McKenna work in the fair’s Salon sector. This will be followed by a group presentation in March at Art Basel Hong Kong 2020, where we will show works by Maria Farrar, Jessie Homer French, Lee Kit, Yuko Mohri, Noel McKenna, Mairead O’hEocha and Yuri Pattison.
Taiwan, Province of China, Hong KongTaipei , Hong Kong 10,000
This project is a solo exhibition, titled 'Domestic Optimism', consisting of sculpture, moving image, and performance, by Irish visual artist Emma Haugh. It takes place at Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria, from 18 September - 20 November 2020. AustriaGraz7,000
A solo exhibition of photographic, tapestry and sculptural work by visual artist Ailbhe Ni Bhriain at Domobaal Gallery, London, UK from 14 February 2020 - 21 March 2020, co-inciding with a solo screening of her film work at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.United KingdomLondon6,500
Gibbons & Nicholas presenting works by George Bolster, Anita Groener & Siobhan McDonald at Art on Paper, Pier 36 NYC, 4 - 9 March 2020United StatesNew York5,000
London Art Fair is an art fair held annually. It showcases galleries from across the world and attracts collectors, professionals and enthusiasts. Cork Printmakers is participating in the London Art Fair, selected through a competitive application process. It is participating in Art Projects, a section dedicated to curator-led presentations. It is showing the work of 12 Irish artists.
United KingdomLondon5,000
Kevin Kavanagh will present a booth at London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London from 22-26 January 2020. The artists featured will be Cecilia Danell, Stephanie Deady and Joe Scullion. United KingdomLondon5,000
Exhibition of The Museum of Broadcasting and Loneliness by Declan Clarke at the Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, 7 February 2020 - 5 July 2020.Austria, Germany, IrelandSalzburg, Berlin, Dublin5,000
An exhibition of new work by Eithne Jordan & Colin Martin at the "Art Projects" London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, UK, 21 - 26 January 2020United KingdomLondon 5,000
126 Artist-run Gallery, Galway plan to present the work of Eleanor McCaughey at Supermarket Independent Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden, 22-26th of April 2020. SwedenStockholm 4,000
I will have a solo exhibition of new work at Observatorio Norte in Durango, Mexico. It will take place from July 1st until August 31st 2020.MexicoDurango3,200
Internationally renowned Irish artist Maser has been invited by the prestigious printmaking organisation Tandem Press to create an immersive, visual art installation for the Art on Paper Art Fair, in NYC, USA. Each year only one artist is invited to create this installation. The fair takes place at Pier 36, a state of the art exhibition & Entertainment Facility will run from 5-8th March 2020 United StatesNew York City2,000
Tour of exhibition Above The Fold by Noel Bowler, Atrium Gallery, The Cass, London Metropolitan University and Waterfront Gallery at University of Suffolk, Ipswich, England, 10 January - 26th August.United KingdomLondon, , Ipswich2,000
An exhibition of new work by Irish artist Katie Watchorn spanning the gallery and courtyard at Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2020, (24 April - 10 May 2020). The exhibition will be presented on site until 21 June 2020.
United KingdomGlasgow1,500
When we speak your name we remember you is a sound based, public artwork by Michael McLoughlin at the Sirdsapziņas ugunskurs (Burning Conscience) exhibition in Cēsis, Latvia.
The work will be launched on March 25th, 2020.
The artwork is made in memory of the 603 people from the Cēsis died in deportation and resistance during Soviet and Nazi occupation, particularly from 1941 to 1957.
'anginging' is a live improvised sound-performance by Dennis McNulty. It will be performed in Graz, Austria on April 29th 2020 as part of "Grazer Kunstverein is Moving!", a series of off-site art projects organised by Grazer Kunstverein throughout 2020. The Kunstverein has a number of venue options in mind but the precise venue is yet to be decided.AustriaGraz1,000
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29 February - 9 August 2020, curated by Hripsimé Visser, Photography Curator at the Stedelijk, titled 'Bertien van Manen: Encounters & Affinities'.NetherlandsAmsterdam1,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 76,800
London Irish Centre - Annual Programme 2020
United KingdomLondon25,000
Irish Music Theatre Film Visual Art Exhibitions Literature at the IIrish Cultural Centre London, Spring 2020. 15 Concerts: 2 Theatre Shows; 2 Art Exhibitions; 4 Films with Irish Directors Q&A's: 1 Literature Event.United KingdomLondon16,000
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 of 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 49 cities (to be confirmed): List appended.15,000
The 8 Belgrade Irish Festival, (Serbia), 13-22 March 2020, presented by Belgrade Irish Festival is a MULTIDISCIPLINARY IRISH ARTS program, including Irish FILM Week (special guest director Jim Sheridan); contemporary (Hot House Flowers) and traditional Irish MUSIC; LITERATURE (of Sam Beckett & Seamus Heaney); open air and VISUAL ARTS exhibitions and city ILLUMINATION & SOCIAL and business eventsSerbiaBelgrade, belgrade8,000
The 18th annual St Patrick's Day 2020 is held in London's iconic; Trafalgar Square on 15th March 2020 - 12-6pm. The GLA present this event with oversight from the Community Advisory Board whose members consist of individuals from creative & influential Irish focused institutions across London such as; the Irish Cultural Centre, London Irish Centre, Irish Film London, Irish Embassy & more.United KingdomLondon5,000
Craic Fest is an annual Irish Film and Music Festival. Held every March in New York City the week before St. Patrick's Day. The film is the best of the New Irish Cinema. The music is the best of emerging Irish music coming out of Ireland. The music is held March 6th at Mercury Lounge 218 E. Houston NY NY 10003. The films are held at Cinepolis Theater from March 12-14. United StatesNew York4,000
A celebration of Irish culture, showcasing Irish musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire, accompanied by pianist Catherine Fitzgerald, and writer, musician and performer Peter Murphy, accompanied by Basciville duo, to be held over St Patrick's Weekend in March 2020 in Ex-Cinema Aurora. The venue draws a substantial audience in the city of Livorno: it is well-known for music, literary and cultural events.ItalyLivorno, Tuscany3,000
We will be holding a harp evening in February inviting Fianna ni Chonaill and Lizzie Affolter over to play at our candlelight evening dedicated to the work of the blind harpist Turlough O'Carolan, (1670 – 25 March 1738)
We will be hosting the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann Sunday 16th February .
We will be running a Frank McCaffrey gig in March

Total for Autumn 2019: €752,800