Archive for June 3rd, 2009

NI Funding Arts and Sports

3rd June 2009 by Maura McHugh

Six Northern Ireland projects, which bring together arts and sports, have been selected by Legacy Trust UK (LTUK) to receive funding of £1.31million in the lead up the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI), will be responsible for the delivery of the funding to the project lead partners, coordinating the programme and ensuring that it provides a legacy beyond the Games in 2012.

The following six organisations have been selected to become project lead partners and coordinate each project:

  • Dance and Sport – Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company
  • Physical Theatre/Circus and Gymnastics – The BEAT Initiative
  • Music /Poetry and Sport – Ulster Orchestra
  • Children’s Theatre and Children’s Sport – Bardic Educational Arts & Media
  • Visual Arts/Film and Sport – Northern Ireland Screen
  • Disability Arts and Sport – Open Arts

Fleadh Pitching Award

3rd June 2009 by Maura McHugh


The deadline for entries for the Galway Film Fleadh’s Pitching Award is Friday 19th June.

Each pitch must compose of a one page (500 word) story idea for screen, and must be accompanied by the €30 entry free. The application form can be downloaded from the web site.

Entries will be read by a designated panel and the five best will be selected to be pitched by the writer in front of an audience at the Galway Film Fleadh on Sunday 12th July. A Panel of judges will select the winner and the award will be presented that evening during the Awards Ceremony.