Imagine Ireland awards

As the Imagine Ireland Initiative is still in progress, the following list is subject to amendment and updating as projects are completed, outcomes finalised and records are uploaded.


EventAmount Approved (€)
 Total: 45,000
Irish Architecture Foundation leading an Irish Architecture Symposia across US. with Grafton Architects, McCullough Mulvin Architects and O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects presenting key aspects of their work at The Cooper Union, New York, Department of Architecture,Un.of California, UC Berkeley, Wurster Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design American Institute of Architects in partnership with Los Angeles Museum of Art, Heinz Architectural Center,Carnegie Museum of Art between September - November, 2011


EventAmount Approved (€)
 Total: 221,420
NOĊTÚ a dance show created by Breandán de Gallaí at the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York in being presented from September 6 to October 2.70,000
Irish Modern Dance Theatre presenting "Fall and Recover" a twelve dancer piece with music by Rossa O'Snodaigh from Kila at the LaMaMa Experimental Club, New York from the 17th March - 3rd April 2011 65,000
Dance Theatre of Ireland performing 'Every little step...the rhythm of hope' in Joyce Soho, NYC 25th April - 22 May 2011. 40,000
IMG Artists presenting "Out of Time" by Colin Dunne in Sarasota, New York, Ottowa and Irvine, California from 12th October to 1st November, 2011 26,370
Fitzgerald & Stapleton performing "The Smell of Want" at the Abrons Arts Center, New York from the 25th September - 2nd October 2011 9,000
"Never Look in the Mirror When You're Dancing" presented at the 15th New York International Fringe Festival betweeen August 21st to 27th 2011.

Croi Glan Integrated Dance performing "In My Body Are These Islands" at the Courage Centre Minneapolis. on 15th October, 2011.2,850
Legitimate Bodies Dance Company performing at the University Theatre,Purdue University, Indiana, USA and UDLA Theatre, Mexico from the 18th April - 1st May 2011 2,000
Night Star Dance Company presenting a solo dance 'Who am I?' by Ingrid Nachstern as part of Movement Research's Open performance Series in DTW Studio,New York on 23rd February 2011.1,200


EventAmount Approved (€)
 Total: 140,090
Irish Film Institute, RTE and National Concert Hall presenting "Guests of the Nation" at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre, NYC on 22 September, 201134,000
The Capital Irish Film Festival, an annual film festival produced by Solas Nua in Washington DC from 1-10 December, 2011. 12,000
San Francisco Irish Film Festival presenting the Top Ten Irish Indie Films at the Roxie Theatre, San Francisco in September 2011 10,000
Boston Irish Film Festival showcasing the best of contemporary Irish feature films,shorts and documentaries to Boston audiences as part of 12th Annual Irish Film Festival in Somerville Theater, Boston, USA from March 24th - 27th 2011.10,000
Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People New York 2011 conducting a series of festivals in New York and Boston in September /October 2011. 10,000
presenting four Irish musicians to perform as an accompaniment to a programme of silent films in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, 25 September 20119,190
Element Pictures presenting 'The Guard' at the Sundance Film Festival 21st-28th January 20119,000
Seafield Films Ltd attending Sundance Film Festival with film 'Knuckle' from 20th-30th January 2011.4,500
Fastnet Films/Macdara Kelleher presenting The Runway at Palm Springs Film Festival 6-17 January 20114,000
The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, in association with the Directors Guild of America, hosting the 7th annual Directors Finders screening selected Irish film at DGA Theatre, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angelos, 23rd September 2011. 4,000
Clona N Bhuachalla, Iceboxfilms presenting the Film "Out of Marvellous - Seamus Heaney" as part of the 7th Annual World Voice Festival of International Literature at the Instituto Cervantes, New York,28th April 2011 3,200
Rubicon Films presenting "Crossword" at Aspen Shortsfest International Festival at the Wheeler Opera House on 5 April and The Crystal Theatre on 10th April 20113,000
Cathy Brady attending Sundance Film Festival with film 'Small Change'2,500
Ripple World Pictures presenting screening of "Parked" at the Irish Film Festival Boston and the Dallas International Film Festival, 24th March - 2nd April 2011 2,500
Irish film in the European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel film Center from 1 - 30 March 20112,000
Paul Howard, Imagine Films attending the Philosophy conference titled "The Revolution of Time and the Time of Revolution" at the State University New York from the 25th - 26th March 20112,000
Eimear O'Kane & Peter McDonald attending screening of Pentecost at the Tribeca Film Festival, 20 April - 1 May, New York, 20112,000
screening 'Noreen' at the Tribeca Film Festival, 20 April - 1 May, New York 20112,000
Rachel Lysaght, Underground Films attending screening of The Pipe, feature documentary film at the LA Irish Film Festival in LA from 29th September to 2nd October 2011. 1,700
Liam Clarke,2 Tonne Hands, attending the showing of the short film '2 TONNE HANDS' at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in the US between August 9th and 14th 2011.1,500
Blinder Films feature film Sensation, receiving its US premiere at Newport Beach International Film Festival,California,May 2011. 1,500
Jeremiah Cullinane, Planet Korda, towards the cost of attending the Chicago Film Festival for the US world premiere of their feature documentary film " Book Smugglers".1,450
Katie Holly, Blinder Films presenting "One Hundard Mornings" at the ReRun Theatre, New York from the 25th - 31st March 2011 1,400
Alex Fegan Man Made Men films, attending Man Made Men,a feature film receiving its US premiere at Arizona International Film Festival on 2nd April 2011. 1,250
Conor Finnegan attending screening "Fluffy McCloud" at the Scholastic Theater as part of the New York International Childrens Film Festival from the 4th - 27th March 20111,200
Oonagh Kearney attending the US premiere screening of her film Her Mother's Daughters from Jan 25th-Feb 1st 20111,000
screening 'Switch' and asswociated events at the Tribeca Film Festival, 20 April - 1 May, New York 20111,000
Alex Synge, cinematographer, presenting at8mm film piece at the Chicago 8 Film Festival on 21st – 23rd October 2011.800
screening 'Dead Load' and networking at the Cleveland International Film Festival, 1 April 2011800
Kevin Glynn, Bigideafilms attending New York City Filmmakers Festival at Anthology Film Archives,Manhatten, New York, 8th and 9th October. Films being screened are: Cairdeas, My Cardboard Spaceship, Ticket to ride & Johnny Elliot. 600


EventAmount Approved (€)
 Total: 217,705
Solas Nua presenting "The DC Irish Writers Festival" including Julian Gough, Leontia Flyunn and Leanne O'Sullivan, 3-7 March, 2011 and "Irish Book Day" in Washington and New York, 17th March, 2011 as part of Solas Nua 2011 Irish programme37,500
Jackie Clarke Collection to present a multi-media showcase and cultural evening with Irish performers at the American Irish Historical Society, New York, 19 February - 14 March 201116,800
The Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago and Irish American News presents iBAM!, a 2 day Irish broad cultural program comprising readings, performances and events and bringing together Irish and Irish American authors, artists, and musicians from North America and Ireland on November 12th-13th, 2011 13,000
LA Times Festival 20119,901
The American tour of the Cork Literary Review Vol. XIV between the 8-18th of November, launching at the IBAM poetry Festival in Boston, at the New York Irish Arts Centre, and Moe’s Books, Berkeley. Editor Eugene O’Connell and Poetry Ireland Director, Joseph Woods and poet Brian Turner.9,000
Presentations by The Stinging Fly magazine of a special New York issue in New York in The Center for Fiction on 25 October, Columbia University on 26 October,Swifts Hibernian Lounge 27 October 2011, event to include writers, Aifric Mac Aodha, Emer Martin, Sean O’Reilly and Keith Ridgway.9,000
Spool Communications presenting "Songs of Joyce" a musical journey celebrating works of Ireland's writer James Joyce at Peterborough Town Library, New Hampshire, 3rd - 8th June 2011 9,000
Glucksman Ireland House, New York University presents Down These Green Streets:Irish Crime Fiction - a public symposium on 24 September, 2011 focusing on Irish crime fiction with participation including writers John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Tana French, Stuart Neville, Declan Burke, Arlene Hunt, Brian McGilloway, and Ian Ross.8,500
PoetryFest is an annual event that provides a platform for Irish poets to share their work with New York audiences and to interact with their literary peers. Presented in association with Poetry Society of America, and curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods, PoetryFest 2011 will expand yet again with events spanning three days. 8,197
Libros Schmibros presenting the 2011 North American James Joyce ConferenceThe XXII North American James Joyce Conference, themed “Joyce in Science and Art,” at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California between June 12-16, 2011 7,500
presenting "Young Ireland: A night of readings and conversation with authors Clarie Kilroy, Lucy Caldwell, Chris Binchy, John Butler and Belinda McKeon" at the Litquake Festival 2011 in San Francisco on 11th May 2011.6,750
LA Times Festival 20116,395
Fighting Words at NYPL in Manhattan and the Bronx in NY from 24-26 May 20115,300
Bloomsday celebration, James Joyce’s masterwork, and his contribution to First Amendment jurisprudence in the United States at Supreme Court in June, 2011. 5,000
Irish writers attending the Pen World Voices Festival of International Literature at Pen American Centre, New York 25th April - 1st May 20113,750
A reading by Seamus Heaney at Kaufmann Concert Hall on 26th September, 2011. Event organised by the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y.3,558
Ireland: Alphabet Series an exhibition of 26 artists work arranged by Cork Printmakers in the Irish Arts Center, 4th April - 26th August 2011.3,200
readings by Anne O'Reilly at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, 18 - 25 June 2011.3,000
Sarah Jane Scaife, Company SJ performing Act Without Words 11 by Samuel Beckett as part of the River to River Festival, New York from the 5th - 8th July 2011 3,000
presenting Irish novelists at "Dublin Writer's Panel" as part of the Words & Ideas program at Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival - 2 - 6 September 20112,900
Poetry Society of America presenting "Cross-Currents a transatlantic conversation in verse" featuring writers Greg Delanty, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Galway Kinnell, Heather McHugh, Dennis O’Driscoll, & Jean Valentine including a premier performance of a 19th C. song in honor of St. Patrick, commissioned by Paul Muldoon on 18 April, 2011.2,750
A public performance by Laureate na nOg, Siobhan Parkinson at New York Public Library's Children's Center as part of NYPL's Saturday Salon on 10 December 2011.2,550
Edna O Brien promoting short story collection, Symphone Space, Glucksman Ireland House,New York 25 - 31 May 2011.2,500
Poetry readings and talks by Peter Fallon in a number of venues in the US on 2-10 November 2011.
Contemporary Irish poets Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan reading their work at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. on September 19th, 2011. 2,200
Gerard O'Donovan performing readings at The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and New York Public Library Author Event March 2011 2,158
Jessie Lendennie promoting her poetry collection "Walking Here" and Salmon Poetry's 30th Anniversary in San Francesco Los Angelos and SAnta Cruz between September 10th - 17th. 2,000
presenting colm Tobin, Alice McDermott and Dennis Lehane at the Virginia Festival of Books in March 2011.2,000
Julian Gough attending the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 18, 2011. The outdoor Literary Marketplace is presented by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism on 18 September, 2011.
The Morgan Library event with Barry McGovern and Paul Auster, September 20111,944
towards Jamie O Neill performing as part of the rosenbach Museum and Library's Bloomsday Week activities in Philadelphia on the 13 June 20111,800
Talks by Danis Rose on a critical edition of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake as part of the Boston Joyce Forum and at Boston College, 16 -17 April 2011 1,800
The 9th Annual Crossroads Irish-American Festival at Jewish Community Centre in San Francisco presents Mick Moloney giving illustrated and multi-media talks on Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley and American Musical Theater on March 3rd and 4th, 2011. 1,500
presenting 'Winter Words'author reading and talk with Emma Donoghue at the Paepcke Auditorium on February 23, 2011 and Winter Words author reading and talk with Paul Muldoon at the Little Nell in Apen on January 27, 20111,500
Kate Kerrigan readings and presentations from her novel Ellis Island in five venues in the U.S., during October 2011.
Richard Tillinghast on a poetry reading tour in Indiana, Mississippi, Oregon and California late March-early April 2011. 1,500
The Limerick Writers' Centre presenting a bi-lingual reading from there new publication Luaithreach Angela, a Gaelic edition of Frank McCourts Angela's Ashes in New York in Oct/Nov., 2011.1,500
Chicago Tribune presenting the 27th Annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, at the Harold Washington Public Library Center featuring author Colm Toibin,June 4th.1,500
Poetry readings by Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars at the 2011 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference in Washingto DC, 2 - 5 February and including a poetry reading at Marshall University, Huntingdon West Virginia, 7 February 2011 1,500
Perfroming readings at the Rubin Museum of Art New York 1,450
Dermot Bolger's participation in "Reading the World" series at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, USA 16 July 2011.1,400
University of Hawaii presenting Niall De Búrca, storyteller as part of their cultural extension programme showcasing diverse cultures, performing in the University Theatre and at the Hawaii State Library and other branches from 23rd June - 4th July, 2011.1,300
Writer Emma Donoghue as featured reader in PEN/Faulkner's annual reading series at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC on November 7, 2011. 1,300
Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman,Glenstal Abbey in Ireland, talking on religion and culture at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, public programme on Irish writers and thinkers on June, 22, 2011. 1,250
Poetry Readings in St.Mary's College, Indiana, 22 March, University of California, Berkeley, 6th April and Poetry Santa Cruz, California, 12 April 2011.1,200
presentation at the rubin Museum of Art 8 June 2011680
Eileen Casey attending the Eastern Kentucky University's Winter Programme from January 3rd-8th 2011.500
presenting Julian Gough at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco, 8th March 2011500
performance in Pen, Paper, Palete at the Half King in Manhattan, New York, 24 May 2011200
attending Virginia Festival of Books, Charlottesville, Virginia on 19 March 201172


EventAmount Approved (€)
 Total: 1,004,841
South Wind Blows commissioned to co-curate, present and film two live concerts "Other Voices NYC" in Le Poisson Rouge, New York on 27th and 28th October, 2011 250,000
Irish Chamber Orchestra US tour - Carnegie Hall,
Chermerhorn Symphony Center,Nashville, Shryrock Auditorium,
Carbondale, The Center for the Performing Arts, The Palladium
Carmel,The Performing Arts Center, Dominican University, Chicago
5th - 12th March, 2011
National Chamber Choir of Ireland performing a USA tour in various venues in October 2011 80,000
Camerata Ireland performing a tour of the US, March 201175,000
The RIAM Chamber Orchestra to perform a series of concerts in New York and Washington DC in November 2011. 38,500
Derry Donegal Cultural Showcase 'Atlantic Gateways' at the 2011 Milwaukee Irish Festival USA

Dervish touring "Irish Heartbeat" thoughout USA, October - November 201125,000
Julie Feeney 2011 US Tour in 15 States, 11th January - 30th March, 201125,000
The Chieftains on US tour to include New Brunswick, Seattle, Olympia, Austin Dallas, Fayetteville, Bloomington, Madison, Chicago, Rockford, Dayton, Morgantouw, Greenville, Atlanta, Raleigh Princeton, Newark, Troy and York, 17th February to 16th March, 2011.15,000
The Craic Festival at the Tribeca Cinema and Mercury Lounge, New York, March 9 - 12, 201112,000
Oisín Mac Diarmada (Téada) produced tour of 'Irish Christmas in America - The Show' in the United States during November/December 2011 featuring Lumiere artist, Eilis Kennedy and Pauline Scanlon.12,000
performance of 'mimic' written by Raymond Scannell, New York, 2-20 March 201111,500
Fidelio Trio performing a at the Symphony Space, New York and other US venues from the 21st - 28th February 201110,000
Beoga performing concerts in the USAbetween August 5th and October 22nd, 2011. 10,000
US tour by Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh/Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich10,000
Kíla playing a series of concerts in the U.S. between 16-19 June,28 July-6 August,3-6 September, 2011.10,000
a U.S. Concert tour, involving 6 recitals by Trio Festivale in venues in Texas, North Carolina, Florida and New York including Carnegie Hall and the American Irish Historical Society during February 2011.10,000
The Coronas tour of North America consisting of 18 dates in major cities from 15th February - 20th March 2011.10,000
McPeake, Liam Ó Maonlaí, rankie Gavin & De Dannan in a free performance at the Celebrat Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival.
Seisiun an Sciobairina in Concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall, St Louis Irish Arts, 27th June - 1st July, 2011.10,000
The McPeake Band performing at leading Irish Festivals, Performing Arts Centres and theatres throughout North America, June – September 2011.

3epkano performing a musical accompaniment to the G.W. Pabst silent movie "Diary of a Lost Girl" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington on the 2nd January 20118,500
Brock Mc Guire Band performing a US toru including San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Wichita Falls, Dallas, Abilene, Lubbock, Clovis, El Dorado and Midlothian from 1st - 11th March 20118,000
Goitse tour performing and promoting traditional Irish music at various festivals in the US, 8,000
Lennon Family Group performing 'Island Wedding' in Littleton High School in Boston USA on 12th March 2011.7,250
US concert tour by Brock McGuire Band from 7th to 22nd September with concerts in Maine, Massachusetts,
North Carolina,Tennessee,Missouri,Wisconsin,Minnesota and Illinois.
The Outside Track US and Canada tour at major folk festivals betweeen June 24th-August 21st
Irish piano trio Ensemble Avalon in a series of concerts in the USA to present works by leading contemporary Irish and American composers at Washington Conservatory, Princeton University, New York Glucksman Ireland, from Nov 12-17.6,500
Therese Fahy performance in Boston, Washington, Winchester, New York April - May 20116,000
Judith Mok Hamsa Ensemble Judith Mok and Dearbhla Collins performing "Molly Says No!" by Michael O'Loughlin in NY, Boston, Atlanta, Bennington, Princeton, Berkeley from the 5th - 20th June 20116,000
U.S. tour in December 2011 by concert pianist Cathal Breslin in Akron Ohio, Ann Arbor Michigan, Tampa Florida, and New York city. 6,000
Irish musicians and singers to to perform concerts in Butte and Missoula, USA between 17 February and 22 April 2011.5,800
MaSamba Samba School performing at the Chicago Brazilian Music Festival and the Irish American Heritage Centre between October,8-17.

George Higgs presenting a musical/art installation at the Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, USA from October 2010 - March 20115,000
Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg performing Saints and Tzadiks, a combination of Irish and Yiddish traditional music and song in the US and Europe during February, March and April 2011.5,000
Irish Cultural Festival, Bowers Museum, Orange County,California.
on 11th December, 2011 led by Kerry Records performance artists.
Munnelly Band tour of the United States including venues in New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsilvania, Virginia and Tennesse during March 2011.5,000
Tryst' (Michelle O'Rourke) presents 'Everyone's Songs' at The Tank, NYC February 7th - 9th, Douglas Street Music Collective NYC February 10th and The Loft, San Diego February 11th - 13th 2011.5,000
Maitin O'Connor with traditonal music band "Support Buffalo in the Castle", attending Frostburg State University Appalachian Festival in Frostburg, Maryland, 17 September, 2011.5,000
In October 2011 we will be bringing back Grammy-winning Riverdance composer and pianist Bill Whelan to perform again with world-renowned Irish fiddler Athena Tergis in the Donaghy Theatre. The pair participated in Masters in Collaboration IV in November of 2010. 4,843
The CTMS Fall Equinox Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival presenting the Mulcahys this year being held at Rancho Cordillera del Norte Los Angeles from September 9-11 2011. 4,500
Masters in Collaboration: Joannie Madden meets Seamus Begley, New York 10 April - 17 April 20113,500
Henry Girls performing a US tour in 20113,500
US world premiere of Gerald Barry's opera "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California, 7th - 8th June 20113,000
Pat O Connor and Eoghan O Sullivan to tour US in summer of 2011. 3,000
an Irish cultural week-end to include activities in literature, music, dance and folklore at O'More College of Design, Tennessee, USA from 4th - 6th March 20113,000
'Craobh Rua' performing at various locations in USA between April 1st and April 10th 20113,000
Nuala Kennedy attending 2011 International Folk Alliance Showcase in Memphis, Tennessee from February 16th - 20th 2011.3,000
The annual Irish Fair of Minnesota 2011, St. Paul, presenting Irish music, dance, storytelling, lectures, exhibitions, between 12th to 14th August, 2011.

The Neff Brothers performing score to "The Eagle" at the L.A. Composers' Salon on 8 May 20113,000
Cappella Caeciliana, a 20-person choir, performing in Philadelphia and Washington DC 27-29 April 20112,900
Concert performances of Irish traditional music in the U.S. by Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch and Paul De Grae at t. Paul MN, Madison WI and Chicago IL on 4th to 13th November.
In the sixth installment of our MIC series, Iarla Ó Lionáird will join Ivan Goff for a week of music-making as IAC artists-in-residence, culminating with two exclusive performances in the Donaghy Theatre. 2,500
Professor Frank Corcoran performing "Songs of Terror and Love" at the Christ & St Stephen's Church, New York on the 12th March 20112,000
An Irish Christmas Tour by David and Kieran Munnelly in November and December, 2011 in theatres in California.2,000
Solas Nua presents Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh at the Gibson Guitar Room in Washington, 24th and 25th March, 2011 as part of Solas Nua 2011 Irish programme 2,000
Jennifer Walshe participating in production of Bent Frequency presentation of the Opera "XXX Live Nude Girls" and the "Church of Frequency and Protein" at the Center for Puppertry Arts, Georgina in November - December 2011 2,000
James Kelly, Turlach Boylan and Patsy O'Brien performing as part of the SC Irish Arts Weekend at the Columbia Museum of Art, USA from the 17th - 19th June 20111,750
Incubator Arts Project (Jennifer Walshe) presenting a solo concert at the Incubator Arts Project, New York in November - December 2011 1,500
The Washington Conservatory presenting solo piano concert by pianist, John O'Conor on October 1 at the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ,Maryland.

'House of Bees' 7,000km book and cycle tour around the USA from June 3rd - September 2nd 2011.1,500
Summer 2011 Festival Tour by traditional group Téada at major US festivals. with guest sean-nós dancer Brian Cunningham between August 02nd 2011 - September 13th 20111,500
Fiachra O'Regan supplying Tuition at the North east Uilleann - Pipe Tionl, at Gavins resort, East Durham, New York from the 21st - 24th October 2011 1,500
Irish artists participating in the St Particks Day Festival, 17th March 20111,500
Raymond Deane to attend performance of his composition 'Marche Oublie' by the Fidelio Trio (Darragh Morgan, Robin Michael, Mary Dullea) on February 24th 2011 at Symphony Space, New York City1,000
Celtic Celebrations' the Inaugural St Partrick's Day concert at the Manship theatre in Baton rouge Louisiana on 13 March 20111,000
Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society presenting three traditional Irish music concerts in Newtown and Fairfield, Connecticut on Feb 18th, Feb 26th and March 13th with performances by Cillian and Niall Vallely, Antoin MacGahnann from Brock McGuire Band.900
Enda Bates performing works for hexaphonic guitar and electronics in the ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, USA on 13th April 2011.800
Performances by Susan McKeown in New Mexico and Arizona, December 2 - 4 2011, with Ryan McGiver (guitar), and Jason Sypher (bass).600
"Songs of myself" - Tryst vocal duo live at the Douglass Street Music Collective. Tryst vocal duo (Michelle O'Rourke and Nora Ryan) hosting a commissioned concert being premiered at the Douglass Street Music Collective in Brooklyn New York in week the 26th September 2011. 550
Fiach O Muircheartaigh performing at the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 19th, 20th, 21st August and in Rockwood Music Hall, New York, 30th August.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago, conducted by Cliff Colnot, concert performance of 'Axolotl' at Symphony Center of Chicago on November 20, 2011. 500
Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society presents Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Craobh rua at the Pequot Library and a house concert, Fairfield from the 25th March - 11th June 2011500
Eilin O'Dea performing "Bloomsday" on Broadway at Symphony Space, New York May 25th - June 16th 2011 and "Molly Bloom", at Symphony Space, New York, June 9th 2011.398
Mairtin de Cogain to perform at the Savannah Irish Festival, 18-20 February 2011.350


EventAmount Approved (€)
 Total: 1,157,830
Druid Theatre Company on a 17 week tour of North America with The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh. Venues include Paramount Theatre, Boston, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Ann Arbor Michigan, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Center Theatre Group, Los Angelous, Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA, Annenberg Center Philadelphia, Spoleto Festival Carolina,, New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas. From 2nd February to 19th June, 2011.158,000
The Abbey Theatre presenting "Terminus" by Mark O'Rowe at Emerson College, Boston; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia;Duke University, Durham;Museum of Contemporary, Chicago; Wexner Center, Columbus; Middlebury, Vermont;Clarice Smith Center, University of Maryland, during February - March 2011130,000
Gate Theatre US tour "Watt" and "Endgame" by Samuel Beckett from 10th October - 20th November 2011. 110,000
Pan Pan presenting The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane (based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet) at the Skirball Center, New York and the Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio in November 2011. 104,000
Lincoln Center Festival presenting Druid's "The Silver Tassie" by Sean O'Casey at John Jay Theatre, New York from 24th July to 31st July, 2011.100,000
Solas Nua presenting "Project Brand New" curated by Louise Lowe and Lynnette Moran in Washington and New York, 17th February - 19th June, 201184,065
Performance Corporation presenting site specific work 'Swampoodle' in association with Solas Nua, Washington DC from May 16th-June 5th 2011 in the U LIne Building, 3rd and M Street, North East,Washington.60,000
St Ann's Warehouse with Landmark Productions and Galway Arts Festival to present Misterman by Enda Walsh for 21 performances from 30 November - 21 December, 2011 at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. 55,000
Tall Tales Theatre Company presenting BOGBOY by Deirdre Kinahan at 59E59 New York with First Irish Festival from September 5 to October 2, 2011. 48,000
Fishamble:The New Play Company presenting Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean McLoughlin for four weeks as part of The First Irish Festival for four weeks between 5 September to 2nd October.

Abbey Theatre presenting Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman in a new version by Frank McGuinness as part of Brooklyn Academy of Arts(BAM) 2011 Spring Season, between 7th January to 6th February, 2011.46,000
Gate Theatre presenting Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett with John Hurt at Lansburgh Theatre Washington D.C and in BAM, New York from November 28th-December, 18th 2011.40,000
Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland - Conor Lovett with "A Season of First Love" and "The End" by Samuel kett at St. Benedicts College, Minnesota, USA, and the Irish Arts Centre, New York, 2011 and touring "Moby Dick" in New England. September, 28th to 12th November, 2011. 36,000
Fishamble: The New Play Company's FORGOTTEN, written and performed by Pat Kinevane at Odyssey Theater in Hollywood, California, October-December, 2011. Directed by Jim Culleton.27,650
Druid Theatre Company presenting "Penelope" by Enda Walsh at the Studio Theatre, Washington DC, USA from the 15th March - 3rd April 201124,475
Ballymun Arts and community Resource Centre presenting Dermot Bolger's play "The Parting Glass" at the Barrow Street Theatre, New York from the 12th June - 2nd July 2011 18,000
The Company presenting As you are now so once were we” at RADAR LA Festival from 13th to 19th June 2011. 13,500
"Cirque de Légume" at 59E59 Theatre as part of the New York First Irish Theatre Festival. Show runs from September 5 to October 2 2011.13,000
The Studio Theatre presenting "The Walworth Farce" and "The New Electric Ballroom" at the Studio Theatre, Washington DC, USA from the 16th March - 1st May 201110,000
The Irish Repertory Theatre presenting "My Scandalous Life" by Tom Kilroy featuring Des Keogh at the Irish Repertory Theatre Company from the 24th January - 13th March 20119,000
Brassneck's A Night with George’ at The First Irish Theatre Festival in September 2011 in New York City, USA. Our smash hit ‘A Night with George’ which played to packed houses in week long run Grand Opera House, Belfast and a 3 week run at the Waterfront.Actor Donna McGarry Director Tony Devlin

An Grianán Theatre's production The Derry Boat by Little John Nee at The Milwaukee Irish Festival from 18 - 21 August 2011. 7,500
Solas Nua presenting new theatre show "Adrenalin" in Meridian HIll Park, Washington, August, 2011 as part of Solas Nua 2011 Irish programme 6,640
Daniel Student with Plays and Players presenting Gibraltar, an adaptation from James Joyce's Ulysses at the Plays and Players Theatre, Philadelphia from the 15th - 18th June 2011 2,000

Visual Art

EventAmount Approved (€)
 Total: 392,493
Joseph Walsh Studio presenting Angela OKelly, Liam Flynn, Eily OConnell, Yaffe Mays, Nest Design, Karl Harron, Joseph Walsh, ODonnell + Tuomey, Design Partners, Sara Flynn as part of a group exhibition titled "dubh/black" at the American Irish Historical Society, New York in October - November 201160,000
MART presenting an exhibition of thirteen artists entitled "Invite or Reject" to be presented in NY Studio Gallery, New York, Chicago Loop Alliance and C4 Contemporary Art, Los Angelos, May and September 2011.28,000
Rubicon Gallery and Catharine Clark Gallery co - curating a group exhibition at the Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisico from 23rd July - 27th August 201120,000
Mother's Tankstation participating in the Armory Show, New York from March 3rd - 7th and Hong Kong International Art Fair 26th - 29th May 201115,000
The Mattress Factory Art Museum presents Sarah Pierce, Seamus Nolan, Glenn Loughran taking part in a residency from 15th March - 13th May and presenting work as part of a group exhibition titled "Neighbourhood" from 13th May - 28th August 2011 12,000
Performa 11 to present works by Irish artists - Gerard Byrne from November 2nd to November 14th at the Abrons Art Center and Dennis McNulty "The Eyes of Ayn Rand" from November 16th to Friday, November 17th at the Performa Hub, New York.11,000
Maud Cotter, Laura Gannon and Linda Quinlan presenting their work in a group exhibition at the Lab, San Francisco, from the 6th January - 5th February 201110,908
Nevan Lahart presenting a solo exhibition at the Street Art Center, Los Angeles from the 17th September - 15th October and the Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles from the 15th October - 12th November 2011 10,000
Ronnie Hughes presenting a solo exhibition at the Next Art Fair, Chicago from 29th April - 2nd May and at the Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles 19th November - 17th December 2011.9,000
James Diarmaid Horkan, Chris Hankins, and the International Arts Megacrew creating an interactive architectural installation entitled "Temple of Transition" at the Burning Man festival, Nevada from 27th August to 4th September.

Cill Rialaig Project presenting a group exhibition titled "A Desert in the Ocean: The View from Cill Rialaig" at the Lesley Heller Workspace, New York from the 29th June - 12th August 2011 9,000
Nick Miller presenting Tree House 360' a solo exhibition at the Concord Arts Association from the 16th June - 19th August 2011 9,000
Otis College of Art and Design presenting 'Froebel Eames Studio' by artist Eamon O'Kane from April 30th - June 11, 2011 and 'Wake Amusements' curated by Matt Packer from March 1st - 30th, 2011 at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.8,500
Mark Cullen, Gillian Lawler, Gordon Cheung, Jessica Foley and Wendy Judge presenting a group exhibition titled "Difference Engine" at the Former Convent of Saint Cecilia, Brooklyn, New York from the 13th - 21st May 2011 8,000
Mother's Tankstation at The New Art Dealer's Alliance (NADA) Art Fair, Miami presenting artists Ian Burn and Kevin Cosgrove. From 1-4 December.
California Institute of the Arts on behalf of REDCAT presenting the work of artist Jesse Jones from June 30 - August 28th 2011. 7,500
Jim Ricks curating Not Apropos", a group show of contemporary Irish visual art featuring the work of Nina Amazing, Roisin Byrne, Alan Butler, Benji DeBurca, Breda Lynch, Leo McCann, Ian McInerney, Tom Molloy, Alan Phelan at the Triple Base in San Francisco, California in October and November 2011.

Stoney Road Press attending the IFPDA Print Fair, New York from the 2nd - 6th November 20117,500
Kerlin Gallery participating in 'The Armory Show Art Fair' , New York from March 3rd - 6th 2011 and VIP Art Fair 22-40 January 20117,500
The Molesworth Gallery presenting work at the Next/ Art Fair Chicago from the 1st - 3rd May 2011 7,500
Gallery of Photography presenting a group exhibition with work by Anthony Haughey and Jackie Nickerson at the New York Photo Festival from the 11th - 15th May 2011 7,500
Andrew Duggan, funding towards exhibitions in US 2011 programme6,500
Meridian Gallery presenting a major exhibition of works by artist Patrick Graham at its gallery in San Francisco. Curated by Peter Selz from among key works held at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles. The show runs from December 3, 2011 through February 25, 2012.6,000
BlueLeaf Gallery presents Marty Kelly, Suzy O'Mullane and Tom Climent at the Art Chicago 2011 from the 29th April - 2nd May 2011 6,000
Mark Clare presenting a solo exhibition titled "DemocraCity" at the Flux Factory, New York fromthe 16th June - 3rd July 2011 and presenting work at the Lumen Festival from the 25th - 27th June 2011 6,000
Eamon O´Kane solo exhibition "There is another world, but it is in this one." At RARE gallery,New York city during Nov 17 – Dec 22, 2011.5,000
Jeannette Doyle's solo exhibition called 'Fifteen Days' and a group exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh called 'Factory Direct: Pittsburgh' November 2011 and June through to September 20125,000
BlueLeaf Gallery will present an exhibition of works by Irish artists Marty Kelly, Suzy O’Mullane, Tom Climent at Art Miami 2011,The Art Miami Pavilion, Midtown Miami, Wynwood, 3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, Florida, USA from November 29th to Dec 4th 2011.
Stoney Road Press presents at INK MIami, a contemporary art fair held during Art Basel Miami Beach "Suites of Dorchester" between
November 30th - December 4th 2011.
John Nicholas Brown Centre presenting a public art commission following Denis McNulty residency at John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island from the 7th February - 29th April 20115,000
Joe Walker for Walket and Walker present an exhibition of video art in Los Angeles and representing Dublin at The Christopher Grimes Gallery in LA during August 30th - September 3, 2011 4,500
Presentation of Four Times Ten, a site specific installation to be installed at 55 Nassau Street, Lower Manhattan, New York, in November 2011. 4,000
"Surfaces" a solo exhibition by Mark Garry hosted by Cave, Detroit in the USA from 6th August,2011. 4,000
Katie Holten presenting new work at the Van Horn Booth at the Armory Show, New York City from March 3rd - 6th and creating new work to present at the Streams of Consciousness exhibition, Salina Art Center, Kansas from July 8th - October 23 2011.4,000
James L Hayes solo Contemporary Visual Art exhibition 'Darks lights continued' by James L. Hayes at The Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, from February 12th - March 12th 2011.4,000
A retrospective of Elizabeth Cope's paintings from 1980-2010 held at the National Arts Club, New York,from March 28th - April 9th 2010.4,000
Caoimhghin Fraithile presenting "Six by Seven" a solo exhibition at the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York in March - April 20114,000
Jackie Nickerson presenting a solo exhibition "Farm" at the Margulies Collection at the Warhouse, Miami from the December 2010 - May 2011 3,995
"Arrangements" a solo exhibition of new work by Irish artist Caroline McCarthy at Parker’s Box Gallery in New York between 11th November and closes 24th December 2011.3,500
Liam O'Callaghan exhibition "Listen with your Eyes" will be presented by and at the Morono Kiang Gallery in Los Angeles. Runs from September 10 - November 12, 2011.

Amelia Ramsden for The Renaissance Society,University of Chicago presenting Gerard Byrne's film installation "A thing is a hole in a thing it is not" in January 20113,000
Amanda Coogan presenting A Live Performance/ LIving installation at
the Museum of Fine Art, Boston on 17/18 September 2011.
Alice Maher presenting "Godchildren" at the David Nolan Gallery, New York from the 10th February - March 2011 3,000
Damien Flood, Greenonred at the Theodore:Art Gallery, New York presenting Three: Damien Flood (Ireland)/Joy Garnett (USA/Ireland)/Andrew Seto (UK) in May-June, 2011

Noel Brennan and Ross McDonnell participating in group exhibition at the Leubsdorf Gallery, Lexington Avenue, New York from the 25th January - 30th April 2011 2,000
Mark Clare presenting a solo exhibition of new work consisting of photography, sculpture and video to take place Jan 11 - Feb 26 2011 in Gallery in Columbus State University, Georgia, USA. 2,000
Erin Quinn Exhibition in Agallery, Cheslsea, New York, 3-19 May 20112,000
Ross McDonnell artist participating in Project Isolation Room, a curatorial project led by curators Daniel John McGragh and Danan Turkovik. Based in St Loius. Exhibition cycle runs during September, 20111,600
Bureau for Open Culture, Massachusetts Museum, presenting 'I am searching for Field Character' an exhibition series of performance, installation, screening and conversation from May 28th to September 30th 2011. 1,500
Charlie Whisker performing "Anamnesis" a solo exhibition at the Halcycon Gallery, New Jersey in July 2011.1,500
Benjamin Gaulon presenting works at the New York electronic Art Festival at Harvestworks N.Y.C. on 1st June, 20111,500
Martin Healy artist participating in group exhibition entitled ‘It’s all true’ at the MoronoKiang Gallery in Los Angeles. May- July, 2011 1,500
Neal Greig exhibiting new paintings at the Lydon Fine Art Gallery, Chicago in September, 20111,400
Dragana Jurisic presenting work at the 5th International Rebecca West in Baruch college, New York, 16 - 17 of September.

Paul O'Donoghue presenting a solo audio visual installation "Chasing Waves" at El Museo Cultural DE Santa Fe, USA from the 10th - 19th June 2011 1,200
James Fraher presenting "Texas Zydeco" an exhibition of 40 black and white photographs at the Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas1,000
screening 'Message to Salinas' at Artprojx cinema, in association with Armory and VOLTA NY art fairs, New York, 1 - 6 March 20111,000
Katie Holten presenting work at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in October 2011.

Clive Murphy presenting visual artist exhibition in Art Jail Gallery, New York from November 10th to December 3rd on November 10th 2011. 290
Martina McAteer - Whelan presenting a solo exhibition at the Agora Gallery, New York in July 2011  


EventAmount Approved (€)
 Total: 315,100
New York Public Library presenting an exhibition "Ireland America - The Ties That Bind" in the Donald Oenslager Gallery, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, from 17 March to 13 August, 2011.200,000
Science Gallery presents "Biorhythm" Music and the Body Exhibition at the World Science Festival in New York, June 2011.67,000
Archaeological Institute of America highlighting Ireland in 2011 through presentation by the National Museum of Ireland in New York, on 27th April, 201135,000
Presentation of James X and the associated installations and events at the Bleeker Theatre, Bleeker St, New York form 6 – 18 December 2011.12,600
Elaine Brennan, Irish pianist playing accompaniment to presentation of silent films named "Alpine Desire" being shown as part of an Austrian Cultural Forum film retrospective March 9 & 10 2011, 500

Total for Imagine Ireland awards: €3,494,479