Outcome Grant April 2023


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 20,900

Tour of Fanzini Productions' street arts circus show Ballet Poulet to the USA, August/September 2023

United StatesLewiston, Ithaca and Rochester15,000
Aisling Ní Cheallaigh presenting Aerial Hoop solo at Pride Circus Cabaret at Le Monastére in Montreal, Canada, 31 July - 19 August 2023.CanadaMontreal 3,000
Hands Down Circus performing 'Tape That' at Festival Esbaiola't, Catalonia, Spain, 14 - 16 July 2023.SpainEsterri d'Àneu2,000
Hands Down Circus performing 'Tape That' at Stockton International Riverside Festival, Stockton on Tees, Britain, 3 - 6 August 2023United KingdomStockton-on-Tees900


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 76,000
Presentation of MÁM by Teaċ Daṁsa at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London between 3-8 October and at The Quick Centre for the Arts, Connecticut between 14-18 November. The Quick Centre is programming MÁM in partnership with Fairfield University as part of Michael Keegan-Dolan's Fellowship at the university.United Kingdom, United StatesLondon, Fairfield50,000
Presentation of Navy Blue by Oona Doherty, including at Jacob's Pillow, Becket, USA, Orion Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway, Archa Theatre, Prague, Czechia, Fonderie Limone, Torino, Italy, 22 June - 18 October 2023.United States, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, ItalyBecket, Stockholm, Oslo, Prague, Torino26,000


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 20,500
aemi's 2023 Tour 'Súitú' to four venues/ cities (two separate trips):

single cinema screening event at WORM, Rotterdam, NL, September 13th 2023

single cinema screening event at Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam, NL, September 15th 2023

single gallery screening event at Galleri Format, Malmö, SE, October 4th 2023

single screening event at Filmform, Stockholm, SE, October 6th 2023
Netherlands, SwedenRotterdam, Amsterdam, Malmö, Stockholm10,000
Presentation of 'Somewhere in the Body' - a solo film installation by Áine Stapleton at Château Hornegg au Lac in Seefeld, Zurich, CH, curated by Kunsthaus Aussersihl, 6 1/2, and LOKAL 14. June 19th to June 21st (get-in with Stapleton and Kramer), opening June 22nd and running to July 2nd, July 3rd (get-out with Stapleton), 2023.

SwitzerlandZurich 6,000
Screening of Irish films at the British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg (BIFFL) 2023, 19-24 March and 18-22 September 2023.LuxembourgLuxembourg4,500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 22,700
Irish Writers at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. 12 - 29 August 2023United KingdomEdinburgh9,000
Irish writers Patricia Forde, Deirdre Sullivan, and Sam Thompson, presented by Little Island Books, in public readings and engagement with their US readership, New York and Boston, USA. 25 Sept - 3 Oct 2023 United StatesNew York, Boston, Framingham, New York City7,500
Presentation of Irish writers at 25th Trieste Joyce School, Trieste, Italy, 25 - 30 June 2023.ItalyTrieste1,500
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh participating in the "Poetry is an island" event at Babel Festival 2023 edition (titled Babel/Islands), Bellinzona, Switzerland, 14 - 17 September 2023.SwitzerlandBellinzona, Monte Carasso1,200
Theo Dorgan participating in the 6th International Literary Festival, Cyprus, 2023CyprusNicosia, Lemithou village, Troodos Mountains1,000
Nuala Hayes presenting 'Peig Sayers , The Queen of Irish Storytelling' at The FEST Storytelling Festival, Veszprem, Hungary 14 -18 June 2023.HungaryVeszprém 1,000
Readings in Spanish and in Brazilian Portuguese of selected translated work by Mary O'Donnell in Brazil & Argentina. October 2023BrazilSao Paolo, Ouro Preto, Also in Buenos Aires and La Pampa1,000
Performance of Watershed by Jessica Brown, at Kulturkirche and Vegesack, Bremen, Germany, 22 - 25 June 2023.GermanyBremen500


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 252,400
Chamber Choir Ireland, the country's national chamber choir and flagship choral ensemble, brings Handel's Messiah to Spain for two performances led by conductor Eamonn Dougan at Auditorio Nacional, Madrid.SpainMadrid12,500
Aoife Scott undertaking a tour of the Britain and the USA, including festivals in Iowa, Kansas City and Beaver Island.15 June - 14 September 2023. United Kingdom, United StatesHalifax , London, Luton, Leamington Spa, Bury, Otley , Corsham, Galva, Williamsburg, Waterloo, St Louis, Columbus , Bitterroot, Kansas City, Traverse, Beaver Island, Cheboygan12,000
Screaming Orphans undertaking a tour of USA and Canada, 17 June - 17 September 2023.United States, CanadaGlen Rock, Scotia, Manheim, Kincardine, Westampton, Florence (Northampton), Lansing, Waterloo, La Crosse, St. Paul, Brunswick, Manchaster, Kansas City, Front Royal, Pittsburgh, Woodbridge, Erie, Lockport10,000
Dervish performing at Priddy Folk Festival, Isle of Man, the Beautiful Days Festival, Devon, Britain, the Dublin Irish Festival Ohio, USA, and the Edmonton Folk Festival Canada, 9 July - 19 August 2023. United Kingdom, United States, CanadaPriddy, Wells UK, Dublin, Edmonton, Isle of Man, Devon10,000
Téada undertaking a tour in the US and France, 14 July - 10 August 2023

United States, FranceButte, Phoenix, Ashland, Pacific Grove, Auburn, Lorient10,000
Just Mustard undertaking a tour of the EU & UK 23 June - 2 September 2023Italy, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Germany, SwitzerlandLido di Camaiore, Werchter, Clermont-Ferrand, London, Rees-Haldern, Sicily, La Tour-de-Peilz, Manchester10,000
Irish artists participating in the Cåceres Irish Fleadh, Cåceres, Spain, September 16 - 24 2023.SpainCáceres, Cazar De Cáceres, Caceres, Trujillo9,000
Tommy Fleming undertaking a tour of Australia, 8 October - 18 November 2023. AustraliaSydney, Wollongong, Hornsby, Wyong, Blacktown, Bendigo, Geelong, Ballarat, Sale, Melbourne, Frankston, Gippsland, Caloundra, Twin Towns , Toowoomba, Adelaide, Newcastle8,000
Boxing Banjo undertaking a tour of the USA including Dayton Celtic Festival, Irish Fest La Crosse, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Irish Hooley and Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival, USA, 28 July - 27 August 2023United StatesDayton, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Dubuque, Chicago8,000
JigJam undertaking a tour of the USA Summer Tour, 17 June - 17 September 2023.United States, CanadaBoston, Saint Paul, Dublin, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Dubuque, Winfield, Milwaukee, Chicago, Rochester8,000
Susan O'Neill undertaking a tour of Canada and the US, 4 - 17 July 2023
Canada, United StatesWinnipeg, Portland, Tacoma, Bellingham, Vancouver7,500
Irish musicians participating in Boxwood Festival Canada workshop and tour in Nova Scotia, Canada, 23 - 28 July 2023. CanadaLunenburg, various6,000
Hilary Woods presenting 'Acts of Light' by in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, 22 September - 19 December 2023.Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, EstoniaPorto, Liverpool, Brighton , London, Bristol, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Utrecht, Lyon, Geneva, Ravenna , Busto Arsizio, Torino, Cornuda, Munich, Berlin, Jena, Dresden, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn6,000
Daoirí Farrell undertaking a tour of Australia, 8 - 18 June 2023.AustraliaPortarlington, Cronulla, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Sydney, Woy Woy6,000
Gatehouse In Concert on tour in England and Scotland, Great Britain, 24 - 29 June 2023.

United Kingdom, Norway, BelgiumIrvine, Kilbarchan, Edinburgh, London, Salisbury, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, Matlock, Förde, Ham6,000
Shane Hennessy undertaking a tour of USA, including the Iowa Irish Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest, and the Kansas City Irish Fest, USA, 3 August - 18 September 2023.United StatesWaterloo, La Crosse, Minneapolis St. Paul, Milwaukee, Peoria, Kansas City, Syracuse, Winfield5,000
Kevin O’Loughlin performing with the European Union Youth Orchestra in Austria, the Netherlands and Germany, 29 July - 17 August 2023.Austria, Netherlands, Germany, ItalyGRAFENEGG, AMSTERDAM, WIESBADEN, BOLZANO, BERLIN, HAMBURG5,000
Sliabh Notes performing at the t Dublin Irish Festival Ohio and other concerts in USA, 4 - 11 August 2023.

United StatesDublin, San Antonio, Houston5,000
Nathan Carter on tour in the US, including the Boston Irish Festival of Music, 17 - 18 June 2023.
United StatesBoston, New York5,000
TOUCAN to perform live at London's Omeara on June 30th and at Love Supreme Jazz Festival on July 2nd. IrelandLondon, Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex, BN8 6SX5,000
Name: Athens Irish Festival 2023
Location: Vyronas Social and Cultural Center, in Athens, Greece
Dates: 23-25 of June
Presenter: Inis
Inis is a collective of musicians, educators and more, aiming to bring together diverse communities through Irish and Celtic music and culture. We formed through AIF 2022, and are currently completing our legal registration as a Cultural Association in Greece.
Presenting Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne in concert, USA, 6 - 9 October 2023

United StatesVoorheesville, NY 12186, Cumberland, Stone Ridge, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Frostburg, Wilmington, Holyoke,5,000
Pauline Scanlon tour of Northland, Aotearoa, New Zealand, 14 - 16 September 2023
New ZealandKerikeri, Whangarei, Te Tii5,000
Live performances by Myles Manley and band in France, June 15-23 2023FranceBinic (Brittany), Nancy, Troyes, Biarritz4,500
Adrian Mantu/cello, Marco Ramelli/guitar and Andreea Banciu/viola performing as part of the Muisc Day, Palazzo Correr, Venice, and at Centro Astoriac, Milan, Italy, 20 - 24 June 2023 ItalyVenice, Milano4,000
Alexandra Potinga and band undertaking a tour of Romania, including the Jazz Cave Festival in Pestera Ialomitei, Jazz Up Peak Festival in Brasov, Botanica, Constanta, and Jazz on the Rooftop, Ploiesti, Romania, 16 - 27 August 2023RomaniaMoroeni (Pestera Ialomitei), Brasov, Constanta, Ploiesti4,000
Tour of "Traditional Irish Music and Songs of the Irish in Argentina" by Charlie O'Brien & Aidan Connolly at various venues, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28 July - 3 August 2023.ArgentinaBuenos Aires, Capilla del Señor, General Las Heras 4,000
Performance of Multi-Media Music-Storytelling Show in the UK (*and Ireland) by Jo Beth Young and Special Guest Serious Child.
In various venues across the UK (and Ireland)

*No events in Ireland are included in this application

United KingdomTotnes, Glastonbury UK , Oundle , London, Alfriston , Petworth , Cardiff , Halstead, Hastings , Dunbar, Ayr4,000
Festival of Irish Music by Celticimes Association in the Village of Albiez-Montrond, France, 22-28 July 2023FranceAlbiez-Montrond, Albiez-Le-Jeune4,000
The Jeremiahs undertaking a tour of the US, 13-16 July 2023

United StatesFarmington, Manchester, Dover, Sommerville4,000
12th Annual Feile Seamus Creagh in Newfoundland, Canada 6-10 Sept 2023
CanadaSt. John's, Freshwater, Ferryland4,000
Miceal O'Rourke performing three classical concerts in Buenos Aries, Argentina, 26 June - 8 July 2023.ArgentinaBuenos Aires4,000
Grainne Duffy performing in in venues in Illinois and Indiana, USA, 26 - 31 July. United StatesChicago, Normal, Evansville, Indianapolis3,600
Performance of A Mother's Voice by Musici Ireland at the Rainy Days Festival, Luxembourg, 18 November 2023LuxembourgLuxembourg3,400
Lewis Barfoot on tour to Anteros Arts, Norwich, Folklore Rooms, Brighton, St Pancras Old Church, London, Prince Albert, Stroud, Bell Inn Bath & Silk Mill, Frome, 7 - 19 September 2023.
United KingdomNorwich, London, Brighton, Bath, Frome, Stroud3,000
Eimear Arkins, Album Release Tour, Midwest & East Coast of USA from June 15 - Sep 16. Dates include concerts, festival appearances and workshops. United StatesSt. Louis , Columbus, Cleveland , Cincinnati, St. Louis, Joplin, Moberly, East Durham3,000
Steph Geremia will perform in duo with Aaron Jones at various venues and house concerts in Colorado and New Mexico from Sept 13th - 18th, 2023 in addition to performing and teaching at Portal Irish Music Week from Sept 20- 25th, 2023. The tour is presented by Portal Irish Music Week founding member, Pete Strickler. United StatesColorado Springs, Denver, La Veta, Albequerque, Las Cruces, Kingston3,000
The Rapparees undertaking a tour of Germany, 15 - 17 July 2023. GermanyWeilburg, Neuhausel, Hanau3,000
Summer Tour by Clare Sands, various venues, North America/Canada, August 2023

United States, CanadaDes Moines, Iowa, St Paul, Chicago, Milwaukee, Toronto2,600
Performance of Celaviedmai, Saoirse and E The Artist at CRAVE, music event, Prague, Czechia, 14 October 2023.Czech RepublicPrague2,500
The Remedy Club / 'Back To You' album tour, UK September 7 - 14 2023
BritainBeverley, Liverpool, Filey, London, Stoke On Trent, Glasgow2,500
Clare Sands performing at Glastonbury, Somerset, and at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, Britain, 24 June - 30 July 2023.United Kingdom2,400
A.S. Fanning Summer UK Tour dates, 14 - 19 June 2023

United KingdomLondon/Brighton/Southampton/Hull/Liverpool, Hull , Southampton, Brighton, Blackpool, Liverpool2,400
Performance by Lankum as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland, 17 August 2023. United KingdomEdinburgh2,200
Oisin Mac Diarmada Quartet performs at 9th edition of Abruzzo Irish Festival in Italy, September 1 - 3 2023ItalyNotaresco2,200
Abruzzo Irish Festival
Billy Treacy & The Scope, consisting of
Billy Treacy Guitar, Vocals & Songwriter.
Eoin Dillon, Uilleann Pipes, Whistles & Composer.
Dave McNevin, Banjo, Anna Mary Donaghy, Fiddle
Piazza San Pietro (Square) Notaresco (City) Teramo (Province) Italy Sept 1st - 3rd 2023
The performance of the Gerry O’Connor Trio will focus on the rich music and song tradition of their home area; Louth and Monaghan, known as the Oriel region in South East Ulster.
Performance by Fidelio Trio - Ailis Ni Riain/Simon Mawhinney at Dark Music Days, Reykjavik, Iceland, 25 January 2024

Tour of TULUA Live by Tulua at CastleFest, Castle Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands, 2 - 7 August 2023 NetherlandsLisse, Enschede, Aalten1,600
Performance of Irish traditional music by three artists at Gaitafolia festival, Palmela, Portugal, 7 - 9 July 2023PortugalPalmela1,200
Gráinne Hunt Live Concerts in Malta at various venues, 6 - 9 October 2023

Trick Mist in-store performance at Rough Trade West, London, UK, 16 June 2023United KingdomLondon700
Presentation of Great Women by Gráinne Mulvey, Refuse to be wrecked by Ailís Ní Ríain, Sleepsong by Siobhán Cleary, performed by Elizabeth Hilliard at soundfestival, Aberdeen, Scotland, 28 October 2023United KingdomAberdeen600


Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 328,500
Presentation of DruidO'Casey: Sean O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy by Druid Theatre Company in New York and Ann Arbor, Michigan, 4 - 21 October 2023United StatesNew York, Ann Arbor180,000
West Coast North America Tour of 'Arán & Im', created and performed by Manchán Magan: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Montana & Vancouver, USA and Canada, 18 Sep - 22 Oct 2023.

United States, CanadaSan Francisco, Los Angeles , Seattle, Missoula, Vancouver52,000
Two Fingers Up and Scaredy Fat at Sydney and Melbourne Fringe 2023, with possibility for a larger Australian tour.AustraliaMelbourne, Sydney26,000
Pan Pan will present THE FIRST BAD MAN at National Theatre Studio, London, 3rd November and Theater Neben Dem Turm in Marburg, Germany from 9th - 11th November 2023. United Kingdom, GermanyLondon, Marburg20,000
Brokentalkers will present our award-winning production Masterclass, at Istanbul Theatre Festival, Turkey, for a total of 2 performances on Nov 24th & 25th 2023. TurkeyIstanbul18,000
Irish Artists participating in the Intercity Festival 2023: Dublin, Florence, Italy, 15 September - 8 October 2023. ItalySesto Fiorentino - Firenze15,500
'One Moment Now' by Murmuration. Presented by Solas Nua at Eaton Hotel Café, Washington D.C. July 21 - Sept 1 2023.United StatesWashington7,500
Live theatre performance of Samuel Beckett's play Pas moi/ Not l, with Clara Simpson, at the Alliance Française in Cartagena, Colombia 26-28 JulyColombiaCartagena5,000
Presentation of 'harvest' by Gift Horse Theatre at The Greenhouse Theatre, London, GB 19 - 25 June 2023United KingdomLondon4,500

Visual Art

Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 74,700
Oliver Sears Gallery presenting group exhibition 'In Residence III' at the Pavilion Gallery, Cromwell Place, London 19 June - 2 July 2023. United KingdomLondon14,000
Exhibition by Aideen Barry at the Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, 15th of July - 24th of September 2023AustriaSalzburg14,000
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain exhibiting 'Interval One' at Domobaal Gallery, London, Britain, 16 June - 5 August 2023.

A solo exhibition by artist Ailbhe Ní Bhriain entitled Interval One, taking place at Domobaal Gallery, London between 16.06.23 and 05.08.23
United KingdomLondon10,000
Mantas Poderys participating in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition, London, Britain, and the NordArt 2023 International Art Exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany, 4 May - 8 October 2023.
Germany, United KingdomBüdelsdorf, London 5,000
Kerlin Gallery exhibiting at ART BASEL, Switzerland, 15 - 18 June 2023.SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Presentation of visual artists; Uri Aran, Matt Bollinger, Alan Doyle, Prudence Flint, Atsushi Kaga, Lee Kit, Hannah Levy, Yuko Mohri, Noel McKenna, Mairead O’hEocha, Yuri Pattison, Peter Stichbury by mother’s tankstation at Art Basel, Basel, 15 -18 June 2023SwitzerlandBasel5,000
Paul Hallahan exhibiting at Volta Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, 12 - 18 June 2023
Elaine Grainger exhibiting at Juxtapose Artfair Aarhus, Denmark, 29 August - 4 September 2023.

Presentation of 'Costal Paradox' by Andrew Duggan at Eye's Walk Digital Festival, Syros, Greece, 26 - 29 July 2023
Paul Regan performing at "Immersive" Live Art Tour 8 in New York, Grace Exhibition Space, NYC, USA, 10 - 17 September 2023..United StatesNew York2,200
Presentation of Redfoxpress at MoCa Los Angeles, USA, 10 - 13 August 2023
United StatesLos Angeles2,000
Presentation of 'Constructions' by Jan McCullough as part of ‘At the Farthest Edge: Rebuilding Photography’ at NŌUA Gallery for Contemporary Art, Bodø, Norway, 3 June - 30 July 2023NorwayBodø2,000
Enda Bowe participation in group exhibition at the Museum Hilversum, the Netherlands, 1 July - 10 September 2023.NetherlandsHilversum1,800
Exhibition of THE KNITTING MAP at WRISTON ART GALLERIES, Wisconsin US, 22 Sept - 17 Nov 2023; hosted by Beth Zinsli, Director & Curator of Wriston Art Galleries. United StatesAppleton1,500
Presentation of multi-screen installation ´Unsettling Stone´ by Gráinne O´Carroll at ´Verteilungsstelle Kunst´, Wuppertal, and ´Machbarschaft Petershof Summer Festival´, Cologne, Germany, 23 August - 3 September 2023GermanyWuppertal, Cologne1,200
Áine Byrne's solo exhibition 'ThaIreland' at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. 25 - 31 Aug 2023



Summary DescriptionCountriesCitiesAmount Approved (€)
   Total: 76,000
Irish artists participating in the Lorient Interceltic Festival for the Year of Ireland, Lorient, France, 4 - 13 August 2023. FranceLorient40,000
Presentation of the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith Summer Programme, London, Britain, 16 June - 14 September 2023.United KingdomLondon18,000
Irish artists participating in the 32nd Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark, Pittsburgh, USA, 8 - 10 September 2023.United StatesPittsburgh10,000
Tom Mooney attending 'Borderless and Bold', presented by Wex-Art at West Wales Arts Centre, Wales, 24-31 August. 2023.United KingdomFishguard6,000
Acid Granny, Performance Art Collective, performing at the Underground Piano Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, GB. 21 - 26 June 2023
United KingdomPilton2,000

Total for April 2023: €871,700