The projects covering circus, dance, film, literature, music, theatre and the visual arts will take place across 35 countries in 2016. Included in the funding is annual support for key partner organisations, The Irish Arts Center New York and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris for their programmes presenting Irish artists in these key venues. The grant funding will facilitate Irish arts events in priority countries such as Brazil, Russia, China, India in addition to various European countries, the United States and Canada. A significant number of the events will take place over the St Patrick’s Day period which offers a special opportunity to highlight the strength of Irish artists at a time when there is a global focus on Ireland. These events span Irish traditional bands touring the US to Irish film, music and theatre festival in Moscow.
Many Irish visual artists will be presented at key international art fairs throughout 2016 including fairs in Hong Kong, New York, Brussels and London. The support awarded by Culture Ireland helps to ensure that Irish artists continue to reach international audiences and foster new connections worldwide, maintaining Ireland’s reputation as a country of strong creativity.
For the full list of projects funded see:
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