Outcome Grant April 2022


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 10,000
Grafton Architects exhibiting 'Grafton: Neighbours in Space and Time', curated by Dr Erin McKellar and Louise Stewart, at Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, Britain, 19 October 2022 - 3 January 2023

United KingdomLondon10,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 8,900
Fanzini Productions performing 'Ballet Poulet' at Ashbourne Festival, Britain, Magie el Borgo International Street Arts Festival, Italy and Circaire, Mallorca, Spain, 17 June - 31 October 2022.ItalyAshbourne, Costa Di Mezzate, Alcúdia-Mallorca5,000
Angelique Ross and Michelle Thoburn presenting 'Snatch and Grab', directed by Ken Fanning of Tumble Circus, at CircusBende Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the At.tension Festival, Lärz, Germany, 26 August - 11 September, 2022.Netherlands, GermanyAmsterdam, Lärz2,500
Angelique Ross and Michelle Thoburn presenting 'Snatch and Grab', directed by Ken Fanning of Tumble Circus, at the STAMP Festival, Hamburg, Germany, and the Pohoda Festival, Trencin, Slovakia, 1 - 9 July 2022. Germany, SlovakiaHamburg, Trencin1,400


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 8,000
Screenings of Irish films at the IRISH FILM FESTA 2022, Rome, Italy, and online, 21 May - 24 July 2022.ItalyRome8,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 25,600
British Library and the Cúirt International Festival of Literature present the 'Irish Writers Weekend' at the British Library, London, Britain, 25 – 27 November 2022.United KingdomLondon10,000
Irish authors attending the Salon du Livre Book Festival in Ouessant, Brittany, France 13 - 16 July 2022.FranceOUESSANT5,000
Irish authors participating in the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13 - 29 August 2022.United KingdomEDINBURGH4,000
The Dublin Book Festival presenting Irish writers at the 'Ireland's Emerging Writers in conversation with an established Irish author', Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham, Britain, 9 - 16 October 2022.United KingdomCheltenham2,500
Irish author O.R. Melling undertaking a tour of Canada, including Toronto, Vancouver and the Cross Lake Indian Reserve Manitoba, 1 August - 15 September 2022.
CanadaToronto , Vancouver , Cross Lake Indian Reserve 2,000
Aifric Mac Aodha participating in the Days of Poetry and Wine Festival 2022, in Ptuj, Selce and Križevci pri Ljutomeru, Slovenia, 22 - 27 August 2022. SloveniaPtuj, Slovenia, Prtuj, Slovenia1,000
Patrick Ryan performing 'Listen Up! Storytelling from Ireland' for the Federation for European Storytelling (FEST) Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1 - 4 June 2022.LithuaniaVilnius600
Dermot Bolger participating in the 'Ulysses, James Joyce & Dublin' events organised by the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco, 14 October 2022. MonacoMonaco ville500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 149,350
Dervish performing at festivals including Winnipeg Folk Festival, Canada, Gate to Southwell Festival, UK, Dublin Ohio Irish Festival, USA, Lorient Festival Interceltique, France, and Milwaukee Irish Festival, USA, 8 July - 21 August 2022. Canada, United Kingdom, United States, FranceWinnepeg Manitoba, Southwell, Dublin OH, Milwaukee, Lorient9,000
Altan undertaking a tour of the USA, 19 October - 20 November 2022.United StatesBoothbay Harbor, Manchester, Somerville, Norfolk, New York, Richmond, Vienna, Sellersville, Minneapolis, Chicago, Marguette, Atlanta, Austin, Kirkland, Yachats, Portland, Modesto, Berkeley, Sacramento, Tucson, Scottsdale9,000
Connla undertaking a tour of USA, Italy and Austria, 23 June - 18 September 2022.United States, Italy, AustriaDublin, Tirol, Vienna, ST.GEORGEN am Längsee, BLUDENZ, Randolph, Syracuse, Muskegon8,000
JigJam undertaking a tour of the Britain, Scotland, USA & Canada, including the headlining Montana Irish Festival, and the Bear Creek Folk Festival in Alberta, 25 June - 14 August 2022. United Kingdom, United States, CanadaBasingstoke, UK, Bretforton, Hunmanby, Blackburn, Settle, Glasgow, Stirling, Tiree, Helena, Missoula, Sheboygan, Grand Prairie8,000
I Draw Slow undertaking a tour of the West Coast of North America, including California, Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver, USA and Canada, 17 July - 2 August 2022. United States, CanadaLos Angeles, Corvalis, portland, Seattle, Vancouver7,500
John Francis Flynn undertaking a tour of Britain, 12 - 19 August 2022.United KingdomLeeds, Guildford, Manchester, London, Brighton, Glanusk, Farmouth7,000
Boxing Banjo (Darragh Healy, Micheal Healy, Joseph McNulty and Sean O'Meara) have been invited to perform at a range of prestigious Irish festivals in the USA including Dayton Celtic Festival, Iowa Irish Fest, Irish Fest La Crosse and Milwaukee Irish Fest from 29 July - 21 August 2022.United StatesDayton, Waterloo, La Crosse, Milwaukee7,000
Screaming Orphans undertaking tour of USA and Canada, 18 June - 14 August 2022,United States, CanadaGlen Rock, Scotia, Manheim, PA, Dayton, Kincardine, Waterloo, Sherbrooke7,000
The Karan Casey Band undertaking a tour of the US, including Hopewell, Cumberland, Greensboro and Charlottesville, USA, 1 - 18 September 2022.

United StatesHopewell, Cumberland, Randolph, Vienna, Charlottesville, Greensboro, Sommerville, Frostburg, Charleston7,000
Tulua performing at 3 Festivals in Dublin Ohio, La Crosse, and Milwaukee, USA, 5 - 21 August 2022. United StatesMilwaukee, La Crosse, Dublin (Ohio)7,000
Socks in the Frying Pan undertaking a tour of the USA, including the Dayton Irish Festival, Iowa Irish Festival, Dublin Irish Festival and the La Crosse Irish Festival, USA, 28 July - 14 August 2022.United StatesSioux Falls, Dayton, Waterloo, Dublin, Lacrosse7,000
Aoife Scott undertaking a tour of the USA, including the Iowa Irish Festival, Irish Fair Minnesota and the Milwaukee Irish Festival, USA, 31 July- 21 August 2022.
United StatesLancaster, Frenchville, Philadelphia , Waterloo, Galva, St Paul, Muskegon, Milwaukee7,000
Just Mustard undertaking a tour of Germany, supporting Fontaines DC, and performing at Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, and Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, Britain, 15 - 24 July 2022. Germany, United KingdomCologne, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Oxfordshire, Sheffield7,000
Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill undertaking a tour of North America, including the Calgary Folk Festival, the Edmonton Folk Festival and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Colarado, USA, 20 July - 14 August 2022.
United States, CanadaLos Angeles, Calgary, Edmonton, Lyons6,000
Interference and Ye Vagabonds performing at Irish Day at the Folk Holidays festival, Namest nad Oslavou, Czech Republic, 29 - 30 July 2022.Czech RepublicNamest nad Oslavou5,000
We Banjo3 undertaking a tour of the USA, including Memphis, New York, Ventura and Kansas city, 17 June- 4 September 2022.United StatesDAYTON, Lakeside, Round Hill, Memphis, Owensboro, Oak Hill, Ventura, Crested Butte, DUBLIN, Bethlehem, LaCrosse, St Paul, Milwaukee, Kansas City5,000
Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland presenting films and concerts for 'Ulysses Journey 2022' in partnership with the Centre Culturel Irlandais, in Budapest, Hungary and Paris, France 15 - 18 June 2022.Hungary, FranceBudapest, Paris5,000
Martin Hayes and the Common Ground ensemble performing at the Leith Theatre, and Jennifer Davies performing at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, for the Edinburgh International Festival 2022, Scotland, 10 - 16 August 2022.
United KingdomEdinburgh4,500
Los Paddys undertaking a tour of Germany, including the Festival Maritim in Bremen, 2 - 12 August 2022.GermanyGrevenbroich, Bremen, Vegesack, Gütersloh, Krefeld4,000
Irish musicians performing at Les Celti'Cimes Festival, Albiez-Montrond, France, 23 - 29 July 2022.FranceAlbiez-Montrond, Albiez-Le-Jeune4,000
Dea Matrona performing at Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium, 30 June - 3 July 2022.

Dea Matrona performing at Glastonbury Festival, Britain, 22 - 26 June 2022.United KingdomGlastonbury 4,000
Clare Sands and Brídín undertaking a tour of Germany, including Meppen, Braunschweig, and Malchin, 30 June - 3 July 2022.GermanyMeppen , Braunschweig , Malchin2,000
Clíodhna Ní Aodáin presenting 'Celtic Rituals' Goderich Celtic Roots Festival & Celtic College, Goderich, Ontario, Canada 1 - 7 August 2022.CanadaGoderich, Ontario2,000
Arparla Plus (Maria Christina Cleary-soloist and Davide Monti) performing at the World Harp Congress, Cardiff, Wales, 22 - 28 July 2022.

"18th-century Pasticcio Concertos on the harp": Performance of Maria Christina Cleary (soloist on the Welsh Baroque Tripe harp), with Arparla Plus Baroque orchestra (leader Davide Monti, baroque violin, Kate Hearne, baroque cello) during the 14th World Harp Congress, Cardiff, 22-28 July 2020.
United KingdomCardiff2,000
Gatehouse performing at Catalunya Celta Festival 2022, Baga, Catalunya, Spain, 23 July 2022.
SpainBaga, Barcelona, 1,500
Robocobra Quartet performing at Glastonbury Festival, Britain, 25 June 2022.United KingdomGlastonbury1,500
Composer Dorone Paris attending performance of her work by Karem Ensemble at the Ein Dor’s Archaeology Museum 9 June 2022, and Art Gallery and Jerusalem's SEDEK, Isreal, 16 June 2022.IsraelJerusalem750
Gerry O'Connor performing at the Lovlidens Irish Music Festival, Strömstad,Sweden, 1 - 3 July 2022.



Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 64,500
Fishamble presenting HEAVEN by Eugene O'Brien for the 1st Irish Festival, at 59E59 Theaters in New York, 11 -29 January 2023.United StatesNew York25,000
Branar will present How to Catch a Star at Theatre Hullabaloo Darlington, Durham, England 2-24th December 2022 for 39 performances.United KingdomDarlington Co. Durham12,000
Presentation of 'Walking with Ghosts' written and performed by Gabriel Byrne at the The Apollo Theatre, West End, London, Britain, 5-17 September 2022.United KingdomLondon10,000
Laurence McKeown in Divaldo Inspirace presenting 'Green & Blue' at the Prague Fringe Festival, Czech Republic, 26 Sept. - 1 Oct. 2022, and the, Liverpool Irish Festival, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, Britain, 21 - 22 Oct. 2022.Czech Republic, United KingdomPrague , Liverpool 10,000
Presentation of A Bolt From D' Blue by David Gilna, at various Irish Arts Centres including in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New England, Cincinnati and Arizona, USA, 17 June - 17 July 2022.United StatesBoston , Philadelphia 5,000
Prime Cut Productions presenting 'My Left Nut' by Michael Patrick & Oisin Kearney at STET Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands, 29 - 30 October 2022.NetherlandsThe Hague2,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 1,500
Dumbworld presenting The Scorched Earth Trilogy in co-production with Irish National Opera at O. Festival, Rotterdam,The Netherlands, 20 - 29 May 2022

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 59,200
Michelle Browne and Dominic Thorpe participating in group exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia, 9 June - 7 July 2023.

Exceptional contemporary Irish artists Michelle Browne (Dublin) and Dominic Thorpe (Dublin) have been invited to Tasmania to present innovative, evocative and powerful performances in TWIST, a major exhibition curated by Dr Mary Knights at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), Hobart, Australia, in June 2023.
AustraliaHobart 10,000
Presentation of Aideen Barry's first solo UK Exhibition "for she is always creeping" at the Whitaker Museum, Lancashire, Britain, 20 August - 16 October 2022. It will also include partnerships with Salford University. The exhibition will be sited in a prestigious museum that supports contemporary art programmes alongside historic presentations and public access programmes. United KingdomRossendale, Salford9,000
Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Martin Healy and Caoimhe Kilfeather participating in a group exhibition at CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, 23 July - 24 October 2022.SpainAndratx7,000
Stoney Road Press participating in the Seattle Art Fair, USA, 21 - 24 July 2022.IrelandSeattle6,000
mother's tankstation presenting Uri Aran, Matt Bollinger, Prudence Flint, Atsushi Kaga, Hannah Levy, Yuko Mohri, Noel McKenna, Mairead O’hEocha, and Yuri Pattison at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 16 -19 June 2022.SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Participation by the Kerlin Gallery at the Art Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, 16 June - 19 June 2022.SwitzerlandBASEL5,000
Georgia 15/06/22 – 20/06/22 Artisterium 15, Linked Objects 9DH National Museum of Georgia Touching Time Film.
Sweden 20/06/22 -20/08/22 Lithologies: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Hybrid Gallery BKN.
Japan 4/09/22 – 1/10/22 Nov woodcuts: Active Forgetting. Mokuhanga 2022 CfSHE Gallery Tokyo .
Korea 6/10/22 – 6/11/22 SIAEF Festival Gokseong , Suwon and Busan Museum's of Art South Korea.
Georgia, Sweden, Japan, Korea, Republic ofTbilisi, BJÖRKÖ , Tokyo, Gokseong, Suwon and Busan4,000
Retrospective exhibition of Jeanette Doyle's work at The Empty Circle, New York, USA, 1 - 31 July 2022.United StatesNew York City3,500
Damien Flood participating in the group exhibition‘Figuratively Speaking’, presented by Liminal Gallery, Waverley House Margate, Britain, 3 - 6 February 2023.

United KingdomMargate2,500
Kate McDonagh participating in a group exhibition of Mokuhanga Prints Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, USA 17 June - 31 July 2022.United StatesNew York2,000
Brian Harte exhibiting "Return of the Hawthorn", at MAKI Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 26 November 2022 - 16 January 2023.
Jane Hackett exhibiting the interactive installation 'What is Crowding Your Mind?' at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria, 20 June - 3 September 2022.
Paul Regan performing at Overlaps Kassel at Documenta, Kassel Germany, 16 - 22 June 2022.GermanyKassel1,200


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 41,500
Presentation of the Irish Cultural Centre's summer programme, 16 June - 31 August 2022. United KingdomLondon10,000
Irish artists participating in the Return to London Town Festival, presented by Irish Music and Dance London, Britain, 28 - 31 October 2022.United KingdomLondon8,000
Irish artists participating in Catskills Irish Arts Week at the M.J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre Inc., East Durham, New York, USA, 10 - 16 July 2022. United StatesEast Durham7,000
Group exhibition of 'The Space We Occupy', featuring Neil Carroll, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Colin Crotty, Katie Holten, Fiona Kelly and George Bolster at Solas Nua, in partnership with the Irish Arts Center, Washington D.C., USA, 7 - 12 July 2022.United StatesWashington6,500
Paul Muldoon, Martin Hayes, and the Horslips participating in 'Muldoon's Picnic; at Irish Wings, Paxos Music Festival, Greece, 8 July 2022.
Red Cow Lane participating in the Bratislava Culture Summer Festival, and Festival Rozhybkosti 2022, Vychodna, Slovakia, 13 - 17 July 2022.
SlovakiaBratislava, Vychodna4,000

Total for April 2022: €368,550