Outcome Grant Autumn 2020


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 5,000
AdoleTA! Is a Dance Theatre show for young audience created by Dance Artist Selma Daniel/LittleLion Dance Theatre, funded by Arts Council Project Award and supported by Fingal Arts Office, Dance Ireland, Draiocht and Riverbank Arts Centre.
AdoleTA! has an invitation to present 6 shows at prestigious Shanghai International Children's Theatre Festival in May 2021.


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 27,500
The 14th Irish Film Festival (Russia) will be held in cinemas in Moscow (pop. 12.5m), St.Petersburg (pop. 5.5m), Ekaterinburg (pop. 1.5m) and Novosibirsk (pop. 1.6m) March 10-21, 2021. 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, St Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk7,000
This Irish Film London season is a series of projects for our online platform and, where possible, at cinema venues in the UK. Includes: a podcast series of interviews with Irish filmmakers and actors; professionally recorded Irish creative talent monologues/soliloquies; a 3 day St Patrick's Film Festival and a 2 day St Brigid's Film Festival partnering with the Irish Embassy.United KingdomLondon, Multiple7,000
The seventh annual Irish Film Festival (IFF) showcases the best in new Irish film to Australian audiences. Presented by Irish Screen Projects, the festival will screen in Penrith, Sydney and Melbourne in November 2021. AustraliaPenrith, Sydney, Melbourne5,000
Online presentation by Solas Nua of The Capital Irish Film Festival at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Silver Spring, USA, 4 - 7 March 2021

United StatesSilver Spring4,500
The 22nd Chicago Irish Film Festival is organized by Jude Blackburn, festival director, with the support of the festival's board of directors, advisory board and programming committee. The festival will be held in person Chicago, IL, USA, 4-7 March 2021, subject to Covid-19 guidelines or virtually 4-7 March, 2021 through the festival's website. United StatesChicago4,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 7,850
A Journey into the Heart and Soul of Ireland is a virtual book tour presented by Chelsea Green Publishing in partnership with local international partners. The series involves a multi-media presentation, readings and discussion based on my book Hitching for Hope - a Journey into the Heart and Soul of Ireland which was released at the start of the pandemic and became a no.1 bestseller.United StatesBuffalo , New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Springfield (Irish Cultural Center of W. New England), Washington DC, San Antonio , Saint Paul, Philadelphia3,000
Adelaide Writers’ Week (AWW) is presented as part of the annual Adelaide Festival of Arts.
In 2021 AWW will be held from 27th February to 4th March 2021 in the historic Pioneer Women’s Gardens in the heart of the City of Adelaide.
It is curated by Director Jo Dyer and, under her leadership, AWW attracts attendances estimated at 120,000 people over the week long event.

writers scientists and other intellectuals will meet online and in person at Cartagena Hybrid Hay Festival to celebrate the 16th edition. ColombiaCartagena 2,250


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 102,500
Now in its 28th year, 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 over 18 days with over 300 events and attracting an audience in excess of 100,000. The 2021 edition of the festival will be presented virtually. United KingdomGlasgow13,000
Dervish hope to produce a Virtual tour of USA and Canada Feb/March 2021 filming concert's in Ireland to be live streamed to audiences in USA for the whole tour.United States, CanadaHelena , Mousoula, Sheridan, Seattle , Sherwood Park , Calgary, Fairfax, Germantown, Philadelphia, Boston, Newburyport, New York, Minneapolis, Winsted, Green Lake, Chicago10,000
Dervish will embark on a tour of USA next March taking in up to 18 concerts right across the country.United StatesRoanoke, Asheville, Germantown, Sheridan, Mt.Vernon, Edmonds, Forest Grove, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Pittsfield, Pt. Washington, Boston8,000
Tour of the UK by Pillow Queens for their debut album, 9 venues across UK, 2 - 14 November 2021.
This will be a two week long UK tour in support of Pillow Queens critically acclaimed debut album. The tour is being arranged by the bands live agent, Sarah Besnard at ATC Live, to help promote the band and their music.
United KingdomGlasgow, Manchester, London, Brighton, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol6,000
We are touring the USA for 20 concerts in March 2017United StatesWisconsin Rapids, Winsted, Green Lake, Charleston, Manhattan, Chicago, Chippewah Falls, Berkeley, Davis, Chico, Seattle, Eugene, Portland, Santa Monica, Albuquerque , Santa Fe6,000
3rd year of concert series presenting traditional Irish music in the second half of 2021 at a range of London venues and online. Some will be in collaboration with host venues and Irish based agencies, including Music Network Ireland. ‘Return to Camden Town Concert Series’ will be presented by IMDL, whose team has 22 years experience of promoting Irish music in London.United KingdomLondon6,000
Presentation of 16 date European tour of Thumper's debut album, UK, Netherlands and Germany, 23 September -30 October 2021
United Kingdom, Netherlands, GermanyGlasgow, Newcastle, Blackpool , Manchester , Guilford, London, birmingham, Bristol , Brighton, Hulst, Bude,Cornwall, Derbyshire, Epe, Hamburg, Berlin 6,000
Presentation of TRAVELLING, a live multimedia performance by Dermot Dunne & Adrian Mantu, at Bucharest, Romania, EnjoyTV.ro http:tamtam.live, London, UK & New York, USA, Romanian Cultural Institutes, 15-17 March 2021.Romania, United Kingdom, United StatesBucharest, London, New York5,000
We Banjo 3 to perform an ambitious fully live concert, streamed online, from an iconic location in the west of Ireland, with professional audio, lighting, multi camera angles, moving cameras and drone camera footage. IrelandGalway5,000
SEODA: Celtic Connections is an international collaboration of musical performances from taking place in multiple locations across Ireland, Scotland and Wales presented by St. Patrick’s Festival. The shows will be broadcast digitally to a national and international audience online during St. Patrick’s Festival between 13th - 17th March 2021.United Kingdom, IrelandWales & Scotland , Dublin/Belfast5,000
The March Virtual Event (Title TBA) is an online event presented by CelticMKE, home of Milwaukee Irish Fest, in Milwaukee Wisconsin. While the event will be put on from Milwaukee it will be open and free to everyone around the world on various online platforms. United StatesMilwaukee5,000
10/03/2019: VIVA! Irlanda is organised by the Museum of Immigration in Sao Paulo in collaboration with the Consulate of Ireland.

16/03/2019: E-Dublin XP III - is the third exposition in Brazil organised by E-Dublin, an online platform who promote opportunities to work and study in Ireland

17 /03/19: St Patrick’s Day Festival, Belo Horizonte is organised by the Wals and Duke n Duke breweries
BrazilSao Paulo, Belo Horizonte5,000
Kíla Live - An Online Virtual World Tour - a one hour long concert that will go out online in November and December to selected festivals and venues in Europe, Asia , Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The concert premiered in the US and we have managed to raise €1800 from festivals towards production costs of €5000 plus VAT.FranceParis4,000
Where: Social Media - Facebook, Instagram, Youtube
When: Spring 2021
Who: Presented by Pittsburgh Irish Festival
What: Live Stream Irish Music Series
United StatesPittsburgh3,000
In January 2021, I will undertake an international tour promoting my latest album ‘The Embers' travelling to the UK & Germany. The tour will take in over twenty venues from January 29th to March 7th. This is my fifth European tour as a solo performer.United Kingdom, GermanyBrigg, Surrey, London, Blyth, Bath, Sheffield, Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, St David's, Newport, Bayreuth, TBC, TBD, Gottingen, Schwäbisch Hall3,000
Tour of the UK by Silverbacks, various venues, United Kingdom, 21 - 30 October 2021United KingdomBristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Southampton, Brighton3,000
This project is Cúig's German tour taking place in January and February 2020. The tour is in support of Cúig’s second album, ‘The Theory of Chaos’, which was released in November 2018. This is the second time the band will embark on a solo tour of this album in Germany after their first successful solo tour of Germany and Switzerland in October 2018. GermanyHeidelberg, Karlsruhe , Leinfelden-Echterdingen , Puchheim , Geislingen/Steige , Aschaffenburg , Heiligenhaus , Syke , Saalfeld , Wernigerode , Gevelsberg , Kellinghusen , Eltville , Bad Reichenhall , Ingolstadt , Sondershausen 2,500
Joshua Burnside - Live Streaming Tour to promote the release of his second Studio Albumn -"Into the Depths of Hell" in the United States to include: Nashville/Georgia/Washington/Philadelphia and New York, commencing 05th March 2021-13th March 2021.United StatesNashville, Atlanta, Decatur, Washington, Philadephia, New York2,000
Joshua Burnside - Live Streaming Tour to promote the release of his 2nd Studio Albumn "Into the Depth of Hell"
In the United Kingdom to include the following cities: Glasgow/Edinburgh/Newcastle/Liverpool/Manchester/Leeds/Sheffield/Bermingham/Bristol/Cardiff/London and Brighton, 19th February to 02nd March 2021.
United KingdomGlasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, London , London, Edinburgh, Newcastle , Sheffield, Leeds, Bermingham, Bristol, Brighton2,000
Live Streaming Tour of Dea Matrona in the United States to include: Nashville/Georgia/Washington/Philadelphia and New York, commencing 22nd February 2021 to 30th March 2021.United States, GeorgiaNashville, Atlanta, Decatur, Washington, Philadelphia, New York1,500
Live Streaming Tour of Dea Matrona in the United Kingdom to include: Glasgow/Edinburgh/Newcastle/Liverpool/Manchester/Leeds/Sheffield/Bermingham/Bristol/Cardiff/London and Brighton, 6th February to 17th February 2021.United KingdomGlasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton 1,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 95,500
ANU Productions and the BBC Symphony Orchestra have been commissioned by Manchester International Festival to create a response to The Peterloo Massacre's upcoming 200 year anniversary to take place on the 7th of July 2018. United KingdomManchester50,000
Live-streamed presentation by Landmark Productions of The Approach by Mark O'Rowe from Project Arts Centre with St Ann’s Warehouse, New York, January 202123,500
New work, in response to COVID-19’s devastating impact on Irish arts sector. Magic, original music and digital technology. Created by Cahoots NI for online presentation to audiences of children and their families throughout USA. Performed by Hugh W. Brown, Caolan Mc Bride, Sean Kearns, Philippa O’Hara and Lata Sharma. Digital media by BNL Prod,. Directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney. Jan-March 2021.United StatesTour schedule to be confirmed10,000
A Bolt From The Blue by David Gilna . March 26th 2020 at The Kansas City Irish Center , Kansas City Missouri . Then touring across America in Boston, New York, Chicago, Florida, Texas, Vegas, LA & Portland until May 31st 2020.
United StatesKansas 7,000
Irish Repertory Theatre in New York City will present a revival of The Aran Islands by John Millington Synge, adapted and directed by Joe O’Byrne, starring Brendan Conroy, as part of our Performance on Screen series in Spring 2021. The production will be filmed and produced in Ireland and distributed worldwide via the Irish Rep’s digital platform.United StatesNew York5,000

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 61,700
'Dubliners' is the invited international section of the 6th Biennial of Painting, which takes place at HDLU (The Croatian Association of Visual Artists), in Zagreb's famous Meštrović Pavilion in Croatia. The exhibition which runs from 14 October – 5 December 2021 looks to survey and evaluate the local painting scene in the context of practices from other cities, regions and countries of Europe.
Exhibition of THE KNITTING MAP at the PHILIP & MURIEL BERMAN MUSEUM OF ART, Pennsylvania, 10th June – 30th Nov 2021.
Curated by Deborah Barkun, Creative Director, Berman Museum of Art.
United StatesPhiladelphia8,000
Irish artist Sean Lynch will present Digging a Hole You Can’t Get Out Of, a new public sculpture and video artwork sited in Edinburgh City
Centre, commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop for the 2021 Festival.
United KingdomEdinburgh 7,000
An exhibition by Dublin based artist Aleana Egan at Kuenstlerhaus Bremen, 24 April – 20 June 2021, curated by Melissa Canbaz. The project includes a presentationGermanyBremen5,000
Green On Red Gallery aims to exhibit at Art Dusseldorf, 8-10 April 2022. Our proposal will include exhibiting new work by John Cronin, Damien Flood, Mark Joyce, Alan Butler, Kirstin Arndt. GermanyDusseldorf 5,000
Catalyst Arts has been invited to the Juxtapose Art Fair in Aarhus, Denmark in June 2021. The Juxtapose Art Fair is a non-commercial showcase for artist-led organisations across Europe. This is a valuable opportunity for Catalyst Arts to exhibit three selected artists from our membership scheme and present Catalyst Arts as an organisation on an international platform.DenmarkAarhus5,000
WHAT: Ormston House will present a solo booth by Niamh Porter at Juxtapose Art Fair
WHO: Ormston House, Niamh Porter, Juxtapose Art Fair, Artist-Run Network Europe
WHERE: Ra Hal, Godbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C
WHEN: 4 - 6 June 2020
Entering the Control Zone is an exhibition of new works by Conor McGrady at the Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia. It will consist of the presentation of a series of large-scale works on paper, and a large wall drawing created in situ in the museum. The exhibition will be held from July 1 - August 21, 2021. CroatiaSplit4,500
Kevin O'Farrell presents a new body of work on Hegarty’s Boatyard, Last Surviving Traditional Wooden Boatyard in Ireland, a photographic documentary/essay Exhibition, to be held in the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, UK, from April-Sept 2021.United KingdomFalmouth2,700
From December 12th 2020 until the 28th of March 2021, exhibition "GIACOMETTI / BECKETT Fail again. Fail better." at the Giacometti Institute, 5 rue Victor Schoelcher 75014 Paris, in France.
A performance lecture by Lisa Dawn March 2021 (exact date to be set)
A pannel discussion: 26th of January 2021 with Gerard Byrne, Marianne Alphant, and Dan Gunn
Tempo Incognito: On Flows, Rhythm, and Movement is an international exhibition that will take place in Depo Istanbul in Turkey between 3 March-18 April 2021. Curated by Rana Öztürk, the show will present works of two Irish artists: Escape Wheel a video opera by Louise Manifold based on the Jaquet Droz Automata from the 17th century and Fiona Reilly's embroideries of The Department of Time Keepers.TurkeyIstanbul1,400
Following invitation from curator Kaspar Groshevs, the second iteration of my collaborative project, Juvenilia II (working title) will be presented in Riga, Latvia at 427 Gallery in 2019. 427 is an artist-run gallery that was opened in 2014. It occupies a vital role in Latvia’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition will incorporate installation, sculpture, drawing, video, sound and performance.LatviaRiga1,100


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 93,000
The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers propose to represent Ireland at the Prague Quadrennial Exhibition 2019. It will be curated by Jo Mangan and derived from our National Exhibition, happening in January of 2019 around Ireland. The PQ exhibition will take place in the Industrial Palace exhibition grounds 6 – 16 June 2019 and be representative of the national ecology of Irish Design.
Czech RepublicPrague40,000
The London Irish Centre (LIC) will deliver a high-quality digital Irish cultural programme through 2021. Continuation of annual funding will empower us to create a digital platform to present and promote Irish artists to London audiences.
The multi-disciplinary programme will be presented through established online platforms and the creation of a new bespoke online venue.
United KingdomLondon25,000
Presentation on ICC DIGITAL by Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith of Music, Literature and Film events, London, UK, 30 January - 30 April 2021

United KingdomLondon16,000
Participation of Irish artists at the Belgrade Irish Festival (Beogradski Irski Festival 2021), Belgrade, Serbia from 12 - 21 March 2021
Craic Fest is a two week festival of the best of New Irish Cinema and Emerging Irish Music. It is held annually in New York City in early March as a lead in to St. Patrick's week in New York City. The fest is presented by Film Fleadh Foundation a non profit that has organized CraicFest for over 22 years since 1999. United StatesNew York4,000

Total for Autumn 2020: €393,050