Posts Tagged ‘arts council’

Arts Advisers Needed

13th April 2011

The Arts Council has issued a series of requests for proposals from experienced practitioners wishing to provide services as Arts Advisers in a broad range of artforms and arts practice areas.

While the specification of each role is unique, many include assisting in the appraisal and assessment of funding applications and provision of critical advice on artistic work. The call has been issued via and potential applicants are advised to check this site for full information on the roles and how to tender.

The deadline for receipt of completed proposals will be Monday 18 April 2011.

The full list of Arts Adviser services being sought are:

  • Film Adviser
  • Architecture Adviser
  • Arts and Health Adviser
  • Circus Adviser
  • Dance Adviser
  • Irish Language Arts Adviser
  • Literature Adviser (English Language)
  • Music Adviser
  • Opera Adviser
  • Public Art Adviser
  • Street Arts and Spectacle Adviser
  • Theatre Adviser
  • Traditional Arts Adviser
  • Visual Arts Adviser
  • Young People, Children and Education Adviser

Frameworks 2011

21st February 2011

FrameworksBord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced the deadline for its short animation scheme Frameworks. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 25th.

Frameworks is an established scheme for the making of animated short films which has been incredibly successful in stimulating ground-breaking new work from Irish animators. Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a broad audience.

The Frameworks scheme is co-funded by BSÉ/IFB, the Arts Council and RTÉ.

Films may be made in Irish or English with Irish applications being actively encouraged.

For more information on making an application and to download an application form visit the Funding Programmes section of the website

Six in the Attic

15th November 2010

Irish Theatre InstituteThe Irish Theatre Institute would like to invite applications from emerging theatre artists and companies to take up residence in their building on Eustace Street for one year as part of a new initiative called Six in the Attic, funded by the Arts Council’s Theatre Resource Sharing Scheme.

Under this scheme the top floor of ITI’s offices at 17 Eustace Street will be reconfigured to create a designated resource space accommodating six company ‘pods’. Each individual artist/company will have access to a range of administrative resources as well as a depth of in-house expertise to help them engage, explore, develop, debate and collaborate on their projects. Administrative resources for each ‘pod’ will include a desk with free WiFi access, a monthly allocation of photocopying, printing facilities, a twice monthly slot in a large meeting room (an ideal creative space suitable for workshops, castings, production meetings and artistic planning) and access to a projector and screen (on request).

In addition to the physical resources companies will have access to, ITI will provide a framework of ongoing support and mentoring including expert advice on a range of topics from, artistic planning to networking, touring, application processes, funding schemes and payroll and budget management.


  • Each individual artist/company will have to submit a brief written proposal detailing their aims and ambitions for the period from December 2010 to November 2011 during which they will receive support (500 words) along with a CV outlining their recent activities.
  • Please indicate in your application if you are already associated with another resource sharing scheme such as Project Catalyst or Rough Magic SEEDS.
  • Applications should be addressed to Claire O’Neill, General Manager and sent by email to

Application Deadline

  • 5pm on Friday 19th November, 2010

More details are available on the application .pdf.

Reel Art 2010

14th September 2010

Reel ArtThe deadline for the 2010 Reel Art Award has been announced as 17:00 on Monday, 18 October 2010.

Reel Art is an Arts Council scheme designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme. Operated in association with Filmbase and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will support three films with a grant of €70-80,000 per project. Reel Art films will be premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2012.

The treatment of subjects for Reel Art must be original, imaginative and aesthetically-driven as outlined in the Purpose and Priorities of the award. Subjects and treatments that are televisual rather than filmic will not be considered. Proposals for biographic treatments of artists will only be considered in exceptional cases where the proposed approach is particularly unique. Films may be in Irish, English or bilingual. Applicants must be in a position to make their proposed film for a total maximum budget in the region of €70-80,000 and to deliver the completed project on or before 1 December 2011.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the scheme Guidelines and Additional Information in detail before applying.

Assessment Criteria
Applications will be assessed in a competitive context according to the following criteria:

  • The extent to which the proposal meets the purpose and priorities of the Reel Art scheme;
  • The creativity and quality of the project proposal;
  • The track record of the creative team;
  • The provision of equitable conditions and remuneration for artists involved in the project;
  • The demonstrable ability of the team to complete and deliver the project with the available funds (within a total maximum budget of €70-80,000) and within the time-frame allowed (on/before 1 December 2011);
  • The completeness of the application.

Details about the application process, and the entry forms, are available on the web site.

Theatre Artist Residency Scheme

28th July 2010

The deadline for applications for the Arts Council’s Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is 5.30pm Thursday 12 August 2010.

The purpose of this scheme is to offer theatre artists the opportunity to create a year-long work programme in partnership with venues and local authorities. The specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the theatre artist in collaboration with the local authority and/or venue.

The aims of this scheme are:

  • to offer opportunities to theatre artists across the country to engage in a programme of artistic work relevant to their own practice;
  • to offer opportunities to venues and local authorities to develop theatre practice in their area;
  • to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent theatre activities;
  • to encourage a co-ordinated approach between key arts providers at local/regional level.

Priority will be given to proposals based on:

  • the relevance of the theatre artist’s track-record/experience to the content of the residency;
  • the clarity of the proposed activities as part of a coherent artistic programme;
  • the extent and quality of engagement with local communities where relevant;
  • the suitability of the artistic and administrative resources available to the residency;
  • the positive level of engagement and reciprocal support between all parties involved in the residency.

This scheme requires the committed support of local authorities and venues to the proposal.

Priority will be given to those applications where Arts Council funding is matched by venues/local authorities.

The maximum amount awarded to each successful application will be €20,000.

Applications must be submitted using the Arts Council’s online services website. More information on guidelines and the submission process are available on the web site.